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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    I do agree with the central point you made!

    > For me it isn't the speed which is the issue, but lack of pulse or groove

    But I think if one were to take the the rest of the band and have them...
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    Isn't it worse than that in reality? My experience has been that when a Bluegrass player says "120 bpm", they mean to play 2 downs and 2 ups in a single beat, which is what (before I started learning...
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    This is played with a Bluegrass interpretation (no claw hammer banjo, mandolin chops, etc.), but this is an old time tune, which I think explains the pulse. Old time songs are often constructed to be...
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    Re: Thile material on woodsongs

    I know this thread is ancient and this is a long shot, but does anyone have a copy of the video for the full show? Part of the show can be found on Youtube, but unfortunately Woodsong's website no...
  5. Re: Waiting for a Northfield Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce)

    Tell me more about this special stash of wood :-). I just bought a recent build, so you've piqued my interest!
  6. Thread: Hamlett Pick-Off!

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    Re: Hamlett Pick-Off!

    Pro Plec and Blue chip are my favorites :-).
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    Re: Right arm placement

    FWIW all of the (bluegrass) mandolin instructional videos I've watched recommend the opposite positioning. i.e. the arm coming in above the tailpiece and holding the headstock at an angle in order to...
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    Re: The Brilliance of Dawg

    Do you have a link? :D I'm not sure who "Kian" is and googling "Kian instagram mandolin" doesn't yield anything..
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    Re: Can I get more JazzMando picks?

    Same here - I've ordered two batches of Pro Plecs from different retailers and both came with a fair share of warped picks. Luckily not all were warped and they are cheap enough it wasn't too big a...
  10. The first sentence of the press release says "...

    The first sentence of the press release says " ArtistWorks announced today that it has been acquired by Growth Catalyst Partners' portfolio company TrueFire Studios, a consortium of major online...
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    New website is nicely done! Congrats on the launch!
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    Re: Your favorite Patreons?

    I enjoy Ethan Setiawan's Patreon - especially the transcriptions he posts.
    https://www.patreon.com/ethansetiawan
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    Re: Pick orientation to strings

    For my own understanding... does a downward angle mean the picking hand's palm rotates towards the ground whereas an upward angle means the palm rotates to face the sky?
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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    Interlude..
    Wow, never thought I'd run across someone from Honeoye, NY on a popular Internet forum like mandolincafe! Hello from a Naples, NY native (but current California resident..) :-)
  15. Re: Learning The Basics -vs- Being A Slave To The Basics

    In any skill that takes an extended period of time to master, "the basics" are simplifications of good technique (whatever "technique" means for the skills at hand). Rarely is something absolutely...
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    Re: Does my mandolin sound cheap???

    I also associate Joe's tone with heavier picks as well, such as a Pro Plec 1.5mm.
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    Re: Artistworks question

    Like Sue, I've been a member since January. I have almost no formal music background and no experience with string instruments, so was in need of structure.

    Mike Marshall's course is laid out in a...
  18. Thread: Jazz Players

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    Re: Jazz Players

    I recently learned Don Stiernberg has some prerecorded online Jazz lessons: https://donstiernberg.com/instructional-materials/. Worth checking out!
  19. Re: Keeping an A Mandolin in place with rug underlayment

    I am taking Mike Marshall's course and, like Sue, had been struggling with keeping my A-style mandolin secure in my lap despite using a foot rest and the non-slip carpet underlay on my left leg.
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I store my picks in a Moscow Mule copper mug.
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    Re: Theory for beginners videos

    Thanks, Pete! I recently purchased your similarly titled book and it's great to have some videos to go along with it now!
  22. Re: Nickel Creek - When You Come Back Down (posted 2 days ago)

    https://help.mandolin.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054647712-How-do-I-watch-my-show-on-TV-

    I watched the show last week on my AppleTV using AirPlay from Safari and it worked like a charm.
  23. Re: chop or other rhythm techniques for octave mandolin?

    On the Mandolin and Beer podcast I heard Mike Marshall say that chop chords shouldn't be played on Octave Mandolins. He mentioned this when giving an example of the type of mistakes he may see one of...
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    Re: Chris Thile Event with UCSB Arts & Lectures

    Thank you putting this on. Sounds like this will be $10 well spent!
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    Re: Changing Left-Hand positions on the mandolin

    Makes a lot sense for the F-styles or A-styles with points. I'm curious about A-styles without points (since, selfishly, that's what I have and am having issues with >.<).

    Using the right forearm...
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