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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    I’ve been happy with Shure SM-57 and -58 mikes since forever, especially in live performance. Here’s something from a bass forum that seems relevant:
    “Bassist Anthony Wellington put on a clinic in a...
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    Re: Eastman Octave Mando...

    My Eastman MDO-305, bought just weeks ago through the classifieds here, is my first mandolin of any stripe so I’m far from an authority on them. OTOH I can say that it feels good to play it, the...
  3. Thread: Yank and Sleepy

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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    What I’ve found of Jo Ann Kelly so far is beyond impressive. She should’ve lived forever instead of passing on at just 46 years old. There’s an old soul in that woman’s talent and I’m heartbroken...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Great stuff there. I love seeing/hearing Yank. A tip of my hat to a lot of performers I haven’t heard anyone calling out in years like Lum Guffin and Piano Red.
    Jo Ann Kelly is new to me and wow!...
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    Re: Mia Mandolins in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

    When I go visit my granddaughter in Arkansas I’ll contact Clarissa for a meetup and tryout. The sound and sustain that I hear online definitely has my ear and my curiosity on full alert.
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    Re: New bluegrass fiddle tune jam along podcast

    Thank you much, Matt for this series of podcasts. Although Iíve played various instruments for decades Iím an utter tyro on mandolin and the tuning in fifths is challenging my ability to adapt. In...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin | Technique Nightmare

    Iíve never played a mandolin and I picked up an octave mandolin just a month ago. My background is electric bass (mostly) and woodwinds. My mandolin expertise is not open to question, there simply is...
  8. Thread: MandoScales

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    Re: MandoScales

    I’m just two weeks into my mandolin life (I’ve played a number of instruments over my 70 years) and I’ll say thank you much for what I’ve downloaded today. As I practice and absorb these lessons I’ll...
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    Re: Ear training apps

    Jamey Aebersold ( jazzbooks.com ) has pretty much all their ear training stuff on sale right now. Just type “ear training” in the search box.
  10. Thread: Nomd

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    Re: Nomd

    What I’m finding and hearing is that an octave mandolin is not simply a scaled up mandolin. I’ve been doing a boatload of browsing and so forth and after a referral by Brian Oberlin I’m signing up...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Iím a mandolin novice (just 1-1/2 weeks, now) but Iím 70 and through the years Iíve played many and varied instruments and thereís a lot of common ground among them for beginners. In no special...
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    Re: Nomd

    Iíve been reading in the local news about Brian Oberlinís River of the West Mandolin Camp for a couple years. He holds it at a place less than an hour from home. I would, at least, like to have some...
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    Nomd

    New octave mandolin day!
    Last week I bought an Eastman MDO305 from another MC member and aside from being utterly lost in how to properly play it, I have to say that Iím pleased with my purchase. I...
  14. Thread: Newb's first day

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    Re: Newb's first day

    Iím barely in a position to give mandolin advice, having owned/played an octave mandolin for one week and a regular mandolin never. What CarlM just said fits neatly with what I was taught by a...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    If youíre a beginner at music or at an instrument, donít build a barricade with music theory. The genres you name donít demand knowledge of music theory in order to play them. Indeed, no genre...
  16. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    A week further on, does anyone have newer info on Dennis’ progress?
  17. Re: Kindle edition of getting into jazz mandolin by Ted Eschliman

    I see that it is available in a Kindle edition on amazon.com. I don't know if you have access to that in India. Good luck to you!
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    Re: California Music Stores - absolute must visits?

    If you find yourself anywhere near Covina (an east suburb of L.A.) stop in at The Fret House. It began in 1969 as a folkie instrument shop and hangout and despite their having expanded into electric...
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