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    Guide Fingers - Mandolin Techniques

    Hey all, I posted a lesson on Guide Fingers for chord changes yesterday on my site but was camping so it's a bit late haha ;)

    The lesson is perfect for beginners having some trouble changing...
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    Re: Question about pinky use...

    coming from guitar to mando, i just use the pinky. Once i assimilated the 2 frets per finger thing I never had a problem.
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    Mark - absolutely superb. Thank you for all of this.
  4. Mandolin Technique: Strumming Patterns (Boom Chuck etc)

    Hey all - I just posted today's Mandolin Technique Monday focusing on some basic strumming patterns - starting with basic 1/4 note strums moving up to the "Boom Chuck" and "Just Chuck" patterns.
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Hehe. Everything is heavy if you have enough of it :-)

    How much does one layer of shellac weigh?
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    Re: bowl back mandolin

    OK let's think this through: on a guitar if the frets are level with top of the bridge, then the saddle will be double the height of the 12th fret action, so 3-4mm which is spot on. Given that the...
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    I came up through classical pedagogy - wherein working on tone production is primary and foremost pursuit in everything we do with the instrument. In classical pedagogy, learning to play begins with...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    That’s too hard to say and spell:grin:
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    It's basically just tab, but written horizontally instead of how it really should be vertically.
    Perpendicular tab? Chord tab?
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    If you're looking for the name of the chord produced by 0-3-2-0, with the first 0 being your open G string, it is a G13 chord.
    A 13th is a jazzed up 7th chord.
    It's composed of a 7th chord with an...
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    Re: Just changed up my strap

    Iíve attached a strap differently over the years, my current mandolin doesnít have a strap button on its neck heel and I donít plan on adding one. I just use a leather loop and leather button that I...
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    How about just learning some guitar chords? It's the perfect excuse for getting a guitar.
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    To greatly simplify guitar chords, there are five basic major chords with open strings, what are commonly called the cowboy chords. Those are C, A, G, E and D. There are three basic minor chord...
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    There are karaoke style youtube videos that teach how to play rhythm guitar for lots and lots of songs. You could watch a video like the one below and follow along with your mandolin.

    My advice is...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Trigger has been repaired, reinforced and worn through again.
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    Re: Cannot Name This Chord

    That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. ;)
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    First ever tremolo

    So even though I am still very much a beginner, this weekend I've been attending a Wernick Method Jam Camp. Two things have come out of it:

    First, I've been playing double stops all over the neck...
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    Poll: Re: Solid Wood Acoustic Environment/Storage

    I have played outdoors in a snow storm in temps in the 30's and played on a river cruise with temps in the 90's and humid. As long as you don't open your case that is below freezing in a 90 degree...
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    Poll: Re: Solid Wood Acoustic Environment/Storage

    Unless the temperature goes from freezing to 90 the same day, I wouldn't sweat it. You're not the first mandolin player to live in Tennessee.
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    I agree with your choice to leave the nut out of the graphics. I think it would just cause more confusion, especially for beginners.

    I see why others suggest making the fingering charts vertical,...
  21. Re: A Few More Enharmonic Movable Chord Shapes

    Mark: That shape is very useful in yet another context: Emaj7-9. I often use the bottom 3 strings of this shape in a variety of ways. Move it up to 4-4-5-X and you have B Minor (Root - 5th -...
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    Re: Mandolin Chord Series: Enharmonic Chords

    I liked the idea of adding "close chords" where you move one note to create a new chord - so I updated the post to include some examples :)
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    Re: Mandolin Chord Series: Enharmonic Chords

    Yup! Plus, it's so close to so many other chords.
    + If you move the D back a fret to C#, you get C#7
    + If you move the D up a fret to D#, you get C#9
    + If you move the B up a fret, you get...
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    I had the same trouble. The graphic is aligned with the photo, but I couldn't figure out where the nut was either.

    A suggestion: the fretboard graphic looks like it's presented as if the viewer is...
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    This is a wonderful resource. Thank you for what must be many, many hours of work.
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