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  1. Thread: Roanoke

    by Tom Morse
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    Re: Roanoke

    Nice job. A little more syncopated shuffle in the B part, I think. This old video has it played very fast, but Sierra schools it on the B part rhythm.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpGQ7gDrWtE
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    Or.....put $10 a week in a jar (or $1.43 every day you practice) and in a year sell your two mandolins, add the $500 you've saved and upgrade to one, much better mandolin. And Mr. Packard is...
  3. Thread: Fake Book

    by Tom Morse
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    Re: Fake Book

    I've used the iReal app on my iPhone for years now. It's an amazing tool. Did you know you can isolate several bars of a song and have them loop (play) over and over so you can focus on that section?...
  4. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    There are, of course, so many to choose from. But what came first to mind for me are:

    1. David Grisman Quintet - I bought my first mandolin immediately after hearing this debut classic.
    2. Back...
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    Re: Japanese Folk Songs

    Subarashii!
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    Re: Chris Thile's first mandolin

    Photos in 1970 were pre-digital age. Film and Poloroid only, which did not date/time stamp. So who knows?
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    Re: Tips on reaching the F Chord

    Try 230x. Two fingers. And with that form you can play the three most popular chords in the key of C this way:

    C: 0230
    F: 230x
    G: 0023

    As simple as it gets. More sophisticated voicings can...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Lots of good advice here from some of the most seasoned cats at the Café. Kudos.

    Let me weigh in on the importance of listening, which some say you should do three times as much as you practice. ...
  9. Thread: Manzanita

    by Tom Morse
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    Re: Manzanita

    Manzanita was the album that proved that you don't need a banjo to play bluegrass.
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    Re: Newbie "break" question

    Just be sure you get the cods right!
  11. Re: Why did you gravitate toward the electric side?

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    Man, when I heard Tiny Moore on 5-string solid body with Jethro Burns on acoustic-8 playing on the David Grisman-produced vinyl album Back To Back I was sold on that electric mando sound,...
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    Re: Shoulder surgery

    J...i had the rotator cuff surgery, right shoulder at age 62, which did not involve any bone spur reduction (subacromial decompression) work, which could prolong your recovery. (Sometimes there are...
  13. Re: Interesting perspective on Dawg's playing...

    Quot homines tot sententiae
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    Re: Jazz tune of the month anyone?

    Yes please.
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    Re: Cast tailpiece

    That's a great point, Mike. I hadn't thought of that angle. I tried the web to see if I could find out where the Ashton Bailey tailpieces are made but no luck.
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    Re: Cast tailpiece

    Hmmm. Could this be a Chinese-made knockoff of the Ashton Bailey $54.95 tailpiece?

    http://bit.ly/2fnBTgw

    Sure looks like it.
  17. Re: Blue Chip Picks - Help Understanding Different Types

    You don't lose expensive sunglasses. You wind up sitting on them. As regards the geez Louise thread herein, when I practice at home on my old Washburn M4S, I use a Wegan or a Golden Gate. When I play...
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    Re: Is it worth it

    More.

    I have a circa 1984 Washburn "Jethro Burns" M4S, F style. Year's ago, Maine mandolin maker Steve Ryder installed a Fishman bridge pick up. Then I was lucky enough to have Maine luthier...
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    Re: Sierra Hull tabs?

    Tennessee Waltz - right on this here Mandolin Cafe page: http://bit.ly/2oCoUdX
  20. Re: When you started and why and where you end up?

    My father played tenor banjo, and he taught me how to play the C, F, and G chords when I was about 5 years old. Then the Beatles arrived and it was guitar from then on out. In the 70s I was at a...
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    Re: Nitro laquer or alkyd varnish?

    I know that a lot of instrument makers use Epifanes varnish, a marine varnish from Holland. I can't weigh in on what the microscopically thin layer of varnish or lacquer does to affect the sound of...
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    Re: Don Julin's beat-up Nugget for sale

    I have a Collings MF5, and I've worn a comparable amount of finish off the soundboard. Just this week I had some minor maintenance done at Buckdancer's Choice in Portland, ME. I asked owner Phin...
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    Re: Tailpiece Question

    149889 In Ivan's post, I'm pretty sure the photo on the left is the Allen TR-2 bronze or gold (it comes in several finishes). Here's a photo of the TR-2 I put on my early 80s Washburn "Jethro Burns"...
  24. Re: A Relic'd Collings MF-5: Beauty or Blasphemy?

    I've religiously kept my fingernails short and tried to be ever conscious of pinky planting and other unwanted advances. But I've self-relic'd my Collings MF-5 rather noticeably. Now, based on...
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    Re: Working on Jerusalm Ridge, Any Tips?

    I'm working on JR, too. I've been trying to add what jazz players call a "qoute" by playing the first four bars of "In The Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg over the first four bars of JR's...
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