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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Congrats! I (and many on this board) came from the guitar/bass world and started with a 315. They are solid entry instruments, and a gateway drug...

    Be sure to experiment with different strings...
  2. Re: Old Time Mandolin Workshop with Caleb Klauder

    Finally had a chance to watch the recording. Really great stuff, just what I needed. Caleb is excellent at walking you through what he's doing.

    It was perfect for where my playing is at right...
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    Re: Easiest Jam Tunes to Memorize

    This is a mighty good version, too...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnnJNxQB074
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    Re: Decent preamps for Mando pickup

    Red Eye. Done.
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    Re: Easiest Jam Tunes to Memorize

    Definitely. You can get a feel for the general tempos of the group by the first few songs, and decide whether you feel comfortable with the typical speed. When it's your turn to call a tune, you...
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    Re: Easiest Jam Tunes to Memorize

    It depends a lot on how you best learn a new tune. As some have stated above, getting the tune firmly in your head is a big part of it, but also whether you learn best by watching or reading.

    You...
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    Re: What are you looking forward to?

    Not having the first thing I think of when I open the door to leave the house be "do I have my mask?"

    And shaking hands again...
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    Re: Learning to Jam A Primer?

    I would add being an active listener to the list. Lots of times I see folks that get entrenched in their own head/instrument and miss a lot of what's going on. One of the wonderful things about...
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    Re: Joachim & Ry Cooder video

    Fair point.

    His son isn't too bad, either. Does a fine job on that...whatever the h*ll that thing is....

    Love that last piece they did with the loops.
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    Re: Joachim & Ry Cooder video

    Ry Cooder is a national treasure...
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    Re: New player - Mandolin

    Heh.

    You learn really quickly that all those riffs you have internalized in your fingers from guitar playing sound dreadful on a mando...
  12. Re: Old Time Mandolin Workshop with Caleb Klauder

    Thanks Jim!

    Worth it just to listen to Caleb play that Sullivan...
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    Re: Plans for mandolin etc

    Siminoff has a bunch: https://straightupstrings.com/collections/books-and-drawings
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    I just ordered Pete Martin's Double Stops book.

    I love the feature of Amazon that lets you look inside the book. Looks like it's geared for a player who is just stepping into the double stop...
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    Re: NMD Northfield F5S

    That's a beauty!

    Welcome to the F5S Appreciation Club!
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    Re: Tips for moving up the neck needed

    I'm in need of the same help. Feels like staying is first position is getting stale.

    Good stuff here, folks! Thanks for all the tips!
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    In the process of hand-writing out the tab and learning 'Woodland Star' off Andrew Marlin's latest album.

    It's been a great exercise in patience, and thank gawd for the Amazing Slow Downer. ...
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    Re: Joe K Walsh, Darol Anger and Mike Barnett

    I had to watch this three times to get past the phenomenal fiddle playing before I was able to focus on Joe's incredible right hand.

    Good stuff, there...
  19. Re: S1E80 - The Mandolins and Beer Podcast Episode #80 Andrew Mar

    Worth a listen, if only to learn the nicknames Andrew has for his mandolins...
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    Re: New Andrew Marlin Album

    I'm another for whom Andrew's playing lit the fire in me to take up the mandolin. Nobody better, IMO.

    And the new albums are fantastic...
  21. Re: Article: Andrew Marlin Set to Release Two All-Original Acoust

    Gonna take a while to fully absorb all these...in a good, savoring way...
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    You have chosen wisely, on all fronts....
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    https://www.amazon.com/Mandolin-Exercises-Dummies-Don-Julin/dp/1118769538

    The internet is your friend
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    'Mandolin For Dummies' and especially the accompanying 'Mandolin Exercises For Dummies' by Don Julin

    MandoLessons.com for staple fiddle tunes
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    Re: Northfield Mandolins

    I got mine used, and it had a few dings in the top; I have added a couple through various mishaps, but that's not really too much of a concern with me. I also recall watching the YT vid that Aaron...
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