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  1. Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Sage advice by Jeff and I want to underscore that you need not waste time worrying about having to continue learning, continue stretching, continue correcting and continue relearning as a lifelong...
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    Well, this old thread seems like a good excuse for me to embarrass myself by posting a recent video of me strumming a mandolin (sort of) like a guitar while signing. We've seen the examples by the...
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    Re: Triplets Pick Direction

    Another resurrected thread soliciting opinions (since there is no one, universal, "correct" answer). I'm subject to doing it any way that suits me, but my "default" is to use HO/PO as that interferes...
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    I remember when mobi was here posting a bunch of questions (and in this case, sort of a rambling non-question question)

    lol funny thing is, it has harvested two pages of comments this month, and...
  5. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin

    This thread title reminds me of the words of Bill Monroe, "Well ... it ain't the mandolin"

    https://youtu.be/yG9PllY1TG8
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    I agree, "strum like a guitar" in the context of this thread is undefined ... and I went back to the OP to get the gist of his meaning, I thought maybe he was asking whether it is okay to strum...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    It’s a pac-rim from the eighties, Ibanez
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Here's an attempt at New Brick Road, I know this isn't quite right yet, but it's a start. Thanks to Mike Black for a transcription that helped a lot to get started on it.
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    Re: Small amplifier

    I had one for a few years. Great amp, lots of features, but so freakin' heavy.
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    Re: Not your Bill Monroe's "Rawhide"

    Well, kind sir, you call it as you see it ... IMO if it's a non sequitur then okay, it is a fitting one, which makes for an oxymoron: A fitting non sequitur ... and we find ourselves in the Land of...
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    Re: Not your Bill Monroe's "Rawhide"

    No part of nothing? (Buzzer sounds)

    This was the theme song to that TV show which is surely the only reason most people of my generation (including Elwood) knew of the song :)
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    Re: NMD and a little story

    That’s a really cool story & memory, pops
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    Re: Good tone on long chords?

    The tips are pretty basic.

    1. Keep your arm, shoulder, hand, wrist & fingers as relaxed as possible.
    2. Place your fingertips very near the active fret - not in the middle between two frets, but...
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    My right hand got numb from reading this
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    Re: The Irish Washerwoman - Mandolin

    One of my favorite up-to-speed versions of this tune is the video from Jonathan Jeffries, he adds some harmonizations

    https://youtu.be/Y-tJ1dY2jEE
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    Re: NMD and a little story

    Great story Sheila! I know the back story on your grandson, that he wanted to go back to learning guitar in his down time, how is that going?

    I believe in letting children “feel” my musical...
  17. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    "What price level and up ..."

    That could be anywhere from free to sky is the limit. Price paid has less to do with an instrument being a "lifelong keeper" than nearly any other factor, IMO.
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    I’ve played rhythm guitar all my life, never lead solos, and when I picked up mandolin I began playing melodies as a beginner and have experimented with “faking it” for solo work in gigs with my...
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    Re: Small amplifier

    That looks really good ... I played through one on last Friday night gig and it worked out great. I normally use my loudbox mini and I’m happy with it, but my guitar buddy has one of these and I used...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Ha should have refreshed the page, John beat me to the suggestions
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Tiny Moore. Johnny Gimble.

    Technique for 4 string electric mandolin not much different than electric guitar IMO
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    Re: Best Wall Hanger For Mandolin

    No problem! Actually this comes up here from time to time. There have been lengthy threads about how we choose to store instruments, etc. I’m in the same camp as you, when I lived in a large house, I...
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    Re: Beatles tunes

    Your ready list is a lot more impressive than mine, Trip. I agree with an earlier suggestion, add Eleanor Rigby, it’s fun on mandolin.

    Check out what Tom Wright did with Sun King on his 10 string:...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    If he had written, "Studying music theory, scales, modes etc etc will not [necessarily] make you a good player" - then yeah, maybe there's a point in there. It may be that nothing could make Joe...
  25. Re: recorded tunes for turlough O'carloan music posted on the for

    He was the great harpist who left much wonderful music behind. Yes, there are loads of O’Carolan tunes done here, on video and usually with ABC and/or TAB as well as SN. You’ll find them in the Song...
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