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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    These definitions are all over the place. I kind of like the skill level categories of the Music Camps North

    Novices (N) are absolute beginners who are just starting out. They may have only...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Maybe it is all differences in wording. I am 100% behind this. I know how a tune makes me feel, and i do everything in my powers, volume, speed, harmony, alter the melody, to bring out what I think...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Ummm... yea. I mean, yea. It is a bigger problem than just music. Why do we groom ourselves, shower, clean up, care about what we wear. If I wear my nice formal suit to a wedding, I don't tell people...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    There you go. And I thank you for it. :))
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Hmmmm. Well hmmmm. You got me thinking.

    Don't you think all music is a performance? I mean unless you are playing entirely alone, or if you are composing your own song/tune.

    But with friends...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    I totally disagree with this. With all due respect.

    A bunch of things. First of all:

    In classical music, composed music, and even a pre-existing song or tune, I don't want to hear what the...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    There is a way that "faking" an improvisation has a real concrete, and in my mind negative, meaning.

    That is folks who work out an improvisation, note by note, beforehand, and then, during the...
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    Re: How high do you go

    I play often times above the 15th fret, very rarely required to play 20 or above. I routinely practice up there however. Scales, arpeggios, and general messing around. Mandolins are not cheap, I want...
  9. Re: A small bowlback - travel mandolin? piccolo mandolin?

    I have a Weber Sopranino Gallatin. I do play it a lot at home or in jams where particular friends are known to show up. It is great fun.

    Actually I have the second one made, and Eva Holbrook has...
  10. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Ummm. A LOT not ALOT, and TOO. not TO.

    Sorry. :redface:
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    Re: Cleaning a fretboard

    I don't like to take all my strings off the mandolin at once. I like to keep the instrument under tension, and keep the bridge where it was when I last got it set up.

    Most of the time I think this...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    :disbelief: Wait wait, this is news to me. There is a public perception of the mandolin? More of the public can identify the mandolin (slicer) on a cooking show, than identify the mandolin in a band...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    I forgot. Yes. Or Rod Stewart's Maggie May at the end.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    It has been my experience that non-players by and large do not view the mandolin particularly as anything. If a mandolin is recognizable as such by the general non-playing public, it is likely to be...
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    Re: Sharing a tool I use for practice

    Looks like a fantastic tool, actually. And it appeals to a nerd like me.

    In my mind it is important, when using such a tool, to be really sure the tasks are right and support the mission. You want...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    Just for info. I don't barre at all. All my moveable chord shapes are done with my finger tips.

    To me barring is an easy way to understand how to move a chord up the neck, but in practice I find...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    Well all our experiences are different. I recall when I first described a fifth down as a fourth up, someone on the site commented on how that was improper. That all intervals are described as up,...
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    Re: Tonegards

    And it is trivially easy to determine if it would be of any advantage to you. Do you play with the back of the instrument against your body? If yes, then yes. If not, then no.
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    Re: A new Art Deco inspired mandolin

    Wow. Really a great project. A great idea.

    I am struck by that peg head. I don't think there is a mandolin, or guitar, with anything like that. I could be wrong, as I am hardly a thorough follower...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    Here is something fun, and very useful. If you know the four finger bluegrass chords, it isn't hard to break them apart into three finger chords, with the top or the bottom course not strum.

    So it...
  21. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    Well as a general statement, it is best to listen, and figure out how orthodox the session is. And then always abide the local rules.

    Or not. Just keep walking. Mandolin is probably too outsider...
  22. Thread: Being pick-y

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    Re: Being pick-y

    I have settled on about four picks for folkie playing: Wegen 1F 140, Primetone 1.4, Blue Chip TAD60, Red Bear C-HVY with speed bevel.

    And two picks for classical playing Pickboy mandolin pick...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Yes. Horsefeathers.
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    Re: Is this a serious concern?

    Yea I would consider it an issue. The tension of the strings, which is cumulatively immense, is only checked by that neck joint. The neck joint has to prevent the strings from folding the mandolin in...
  25. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    I think there is a real point to authenticity - so that we can hear what is distinctive and uniquely beautiful about each genre. So we can develop an ear. Absolutely.

    And I will go even a little...
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