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  1. Re: Rest Strokes - a means to an end, or part of regular techniqu

    John Moore told me in a workshop that he uses them whenever possible. Pretty amazing to watch him play like that.
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    Many people like 1-1.5mm. But some like real thin, and some 2 mm or thicker.

    As you can see, mileage varies.
  3. Re: Who is this singer/mando player? Nashville Jam/Goodnight Iren

    Not sure, but maybe Annie Lawrence, judging by the Weber Artist page.
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    Re: Looking for some new tunes

    Paul Glasse, but very hard to find. Tim Connell’s Stumptown Swing album.

    Aaron Weinstein has some great YouTube videos doing chord melody.

    And there’s plenty of mp3s under the ‘learn/listen’...
  5. Re: Anybody fixed this kind of left thumb aggravation?

    That’s why you take lessons as a beginner. I spent 6 months on the wrong path before I got good instruction. Easier to start right than to fix basic things later.
  6. Re: Article: Acoustic Disc Launches New Web Presence

    It’s a wonderful site with otherwise unobtainable musical treasures.

    And even nicer now:)
  7. Re: Clean fretting where there's more finger than board?

    Fret precisely, short fingernails. Practice slowly, it is harder to get a cleaner tone with the small frets. No magic there, for me anyway.
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    Re: Adieu to a friend

    Well, we are only caretakers, and we all make our choices, but ...........

    I’m sure you’ll be happy with your new love.
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    Re: Old mandolins versus new a conclusion

    But playing in the dark evens out the tone in my septuagenarian ears:)
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    My way would be Stan Rogers Road:)
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    You can build a 7 chord by either dropping the root or raising the 5. So 243x is pretty simple, so is 545x. You need the 3 and the b7, the 1 and 5 are optional. I wouldn’t bother with all 4...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    I’m fond of the 346 shape Primetone, but they’re more slippery to hold than a BC. But the Radex, same shape in the 1 mm, is very suitable. Wears a bit more quickly than a Primetone. BCs as fairly...
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    When I was younger, I felt as the OP and accumulated many guitars. But now that I am older and wiser:mandosmiley: I’ve forsaken that pursuit and accepted the true pursuit of happiness is found in...
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Satan is Real is a great book, story of the Louvin brothers.
  15. Re: MP3 of the Day - Ave Maria by Evan Marshall from the album Mr

    Wonderful player, beautiful interpretation.

    Thanks
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Just to be sure, the tune is “for what it’s worth”, originally by Buffalo Springfield.
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    Re: String shortage!?

    Suggesting that there have been other periods of shortage provides no information or insight into the current situation except to say ‘it occurs sometimes’.

    That’s not particularly helpful to...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    I’d learn G chords:
    455x for G
    523x for C or 023x
    745 for D or 245x
    022x for Em or 457x

    But play for fun. Learn lots of melodies, there’s plenty of tunes to enjoy in all genres.

    Horn...
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    Re: String shortage!?

    Really, how relevant is that question? Would ‘better than the 1750’s’ be a good answer?
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    Re: String shortage!?

    Juststrings seems to have them now, at least the nanoweb ones. But I couldn't find them a few weeks ago and ended up buying something else.
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    I wasn’t aware that Matt authorized sharing his written material to those who hadn’t taken his classes. He hadn’t done so in the classes I have taken.

    There are plenty of other sources for those...
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    Re: Tremolo Tips

    That lesson site is very interesting. Thanks
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Watching Nathan Livers play at that pace is awesome too. Not to mention their Mando duets.
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    Re: Inexpensive solid body electrics

    They’ve been out there a while. I especially like ‘Johnny Cash black’.:)

    Never heard one.
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    When bands play at the ‘show off speed’, as Jethro called it, sometimes there’s some meaningful ideas conveyed. But often, it’s just a spewing of notes with nothing interesting being said. The fact...
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