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    Re: Chords and double stops in Trad

    Very true. The only way to learn, but I hate it when I suddenly discover that the "DO NOT CROSS" line is right there behind me. :)
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    Re: Michael Kelly LFS-E

    I think it would be a cool feature that pages, or posts, gradually turned a darker shade of yellow/brown, based on the year of the post. Well in my fantasy world of what forums should do, without a...
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    Re: Major scales? why different ways?

    Yes!

    It is the first thing I noticed when I "transitioned" from woodwind to mandolin. My conclusions were that woodwinds are built around a major scale, because one scale is usually and by far...
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    Re: New Player at age 63

    Many folks have a wider necked mandolin, and many folks do not. Both groups contain players with large hands, and small hands, and thin and not so thin fingers. Some find the wider neck essential,...
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    Re: Mandolin As A New Direction

    Those two are not the same thing. I started out not being able to keep up with the talent around me, and that has never changed. But I have not yet maxed out own potential.

    I know that in sports...
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    Re: Mandolin As A New Direction

    While I know what you mean, deep down I really do, the fact is that this is true to some extent, for every musician I have ever met, and I believe, with the possible exception of youngsters just...
  7. Re: New year goals - advice for getting better at practice

    So I have three things that may be of some interest.

    One is to keep your practice do-able. Lots of folks can offer practice routines and practice content, and it is all good, but practicing is one...
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    Like the earth itself, the mandolin is small but infinite.
  9. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    I think you should stick to single instrument, so that when you are avoiding practicing you know which instrument you are avoiding practicing.
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    Re: Learning by ear mental mapping note names

    I think it is important to know the note names, whether playing from memory or playing from the sheet music. In rehearsals the note name is often referred to, as it, "more tremolo on that C" or, "can...
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    Re: Payment for Mandolins on Mandolin Cafe

    Absolutely.
  12. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    Let joy be your guide.

    I found, in trying to learn guitar, that switching from diatonic fingering (one finger two frets) to chromatic fingering (one finger one fret) is not a trivial problem. As...
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    Re: Just A Nice Journey Back In Time

    Wonderful wonderful :)
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    Re: Payment for Mandolins on Mandolin Cafe

    I have purchased a few mandolins through the cafe classifieds, and I paid with a mailed bank check in every case. My feeling was if I got the feeling I needed a more protected form of payment, I...
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    Re: Help identify old mahogany mandolin

    I love the unique shape. It is almost like the body is dynamic and is in the first steps of developing gradually into an F style body. A scroll and a point are maybe someday going to sprout from the...
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    Re: Building the carved top Army Navy AN

    It is not a flat top, it is a carved top, inspired by the shape of the Army Navy. Cool project.
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    It is tricky. When you call it a work of art, it somehow transcends mere usefulness. A chair that is a work of art may not even be comfortable to sit in.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I am going to have to respectfully, but entirely disagree. There is music I have no intention of ever playing with the sheet in front of me. And I know the tune in that I can play it very well with...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    COVID has showed me that there are many things more important than not having this or that particular mandolin. :)
  20. Thread: Cafe Classified

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    Re: Cafe Classified

    I guess I am not sure why I would care, as long as I knew which was which. If the mandolin i want is being sold, at a price i am willing to pay, who cares if it is being sold by a private seller, or...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    While I don't disagree with anything being said here, I think the discussion has limited itself too narrowly. The mandolin can just about do anything, and chopping isn't most of it. Chopping is just...
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    Re: I have MAS and check the classified hourly…

    Every mandolin I have acquired I intended to keep forever. And I have only deaquisitioned two. Over many many years.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    :))
  24. Re: Do you take your best or most valuable mandolin to gigs?

    I have a criteria for which mandolin I might take to a particular jam or open mic, but it is not based on the quality of the instrument. Its based kind of music or the venue. I always take my best.
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    And FWIW from a thousand miles away, a mandolin usually costs twice a comparable guitar. So how much guitar can you get for $100.00?

    Second, for the most part, acoustic electric mandolins are...
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