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  1. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Those names came from the english alphabet. Youíre welcome.
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    Re: What is a C2 chord?

    I don't think I've ever seen a C2 in a chart. If I did, unless something about the context told me different, I would treat it just like an add2 or add9. A sus chord should be notated as such.
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    Hmmm. So, what do you think about a solid body electric guitar selling for $20000. That is an art object.
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    OP says he's playing fiddle tunes with a guitarist...is a chop the best way to play rhythm in that situation? I think it is not.

    Mike Compton doesn't chop much in that situation, and neither does...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Looks like one of the New Standard Clevelands, or maybe a pristine American Standard. Got some burly shoulders on it.
  6. Re: Do you take your best or most valuable mandolin to gigs?

    This question was asked on talkbass either today or yesterday. I donít play mandolin well enough to gig on the instrument, but I see all my instruments as tools. I donít think I would buy anything...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    i still think of the real bass as my real instrument, but don't have a gig on it anymore. Things have completely turned around, and now I get more calls for sax (not many) than bass. Mandolin is too...
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    Re: The newest hot mandolin accessory!

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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    I'll get my wife to make a list.
  10. John Reischman new Peghead Nation Old Time track.

    Great stuff on Peghead Nation. John's old time arrangements ( or whatever) are killer and it's worth the cost of the course just to hear him play.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Sorry. Tell me what would be appropriate and i will perform my own punishment.
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    Re: Single Note Melody - Is mandolin "easier?"

    Tune your guitar's top strings up a semitone each to C and F. Symmetry! The only thing lost is the ability to play first position cowboy chords.

    As for saxophone players, in my case I practice...
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    Re: Single Note Melody - Is mandolin "easier?"

    Exactly! Right hand technique for mandolin is much harder than guitar ( to do well).
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Yes! I try to play bluegrass along with all the other stuff I try to play. I love the instrument in many settings but it works far better in bg than anything else per me.
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    Re: Curt Mangan Strings - Wonderful

    I settled on Elixirs on my mandolin long ago. I like them a lot. So, because they are unavailable right now, i have been trying other coated strings. None hit the spot until I put on a set of Curt...
  16. Re: So I guess I'll practice scales some more....

    Right. It is, for me, much harder to play cleanly than guitar. What has kind of helped, for me, is doing right hand exercises separately, so that when I practice scales and arpeggios etc I can...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Wow, that story gave me a headache. They do it because SRV did it?

    Yes, the Snark tuner will adjust from 430 to 450 I think. It will definitely go to 442, and don't ask me how I know.
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Tune it, play it for a couple of minutes, maybe chop chords, then tune it again, and repeat. Everything changes when the strings warm up.
  19. Re: The Sam Bush school of right hand mandolin technique

    Wooo, yes. She is getting it done!

    And what a band! What other bass player doubles on clawhammer? I mean, besides Mark Schatz?
  20. Re: Recommendations for a great Jazz tenor guitar?

    Tiny Grimes, too. Although Tiny played in the chicago tuning.
  21. Re: Unwanted string noises with mandolin and mandola

    Sympathetic vibration is a much bigger problem on electric than acoustic instruments. I don't think you need to worry much about it for mandolin, until you plug it in.
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    The Godin is an electric mandolin that sounds OK played unplugged, and great plugged. Every Godin iíve owned, three so far, has been of excellent quality. I still own a hollow body electric guitar...
  23. Re: 4-String, Solid Body Electric Mandolin Options

    I bought one of the mandocasters that Fender reissued a few years ago. Itís entirely satisfactory and you can probably find a used one. They were built in Asia and pretty cheap.
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    Re: Best Resources for Chord Sheets?

    It's worth spending some time with. Among its other functions, you can print chord charts out of it.
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    Re: Best Resources for Chord Sheets?

    iReal Pro
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