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    Re: Another Original Tune

    Awesome and standard notation, even better since I'm learning to read. Thanks!
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    Re: Another Original Tune

    I've got the opening riff but I'm not familiar with this format of tab. Is there an explanation somewhere?

    ...and really cool tune Don.
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    Re: Redbird River - how to play

    The first run up is basically an A minor arpeggio (low to high) - A - C - E - A - C - E - G - A.

    I think the bluesy lick right before she sings is: A string (Eb - E - C) - (D string) G - Eb - E -...
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    Some of the material in the two books overlap. A lot of timed, sense-bound "Object" writing exercises.

    Example: Write for 5 minutes using an object (let's use 'Soft Bed' as an example) to get you...
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    I have no experience with songwriting workshops. I bought a couple songwriting books, Songwriting Without Boundaries and Writing Better Lyrics, both by Pat Pattison, who is a professor at Berklee...
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    Re: Golden Gate "Clown Barf" Extra Stiff Pick

    Sold by the dozen on Golden Gate's Amazon store.

    https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/B57F6F00-7CAB-454C-8BB3-ED486D94F1D5?ingress=2&visitId=c6bf9a20-d544-4af7-ad6e-7333b9d63c7e&ref_=ast_bln
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    Re: Gone Away - a little ditty I wrote

    Thanks Dave! I'm currently rehearsing other songs I've written (with lyrics) with friends with the plan to record an album. I'll try and squeeze this one in at a rehearsal and have the lead guitarist...
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    Re: Austin Texas - live music

    I haven't been downtown in a while but I used to go to the Saxon Pub a lot.
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    Re: Gone Away - a little ditty I wrote

    Thank you!
  10. Thread: Worth repair?

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    Re: Worth repair?

    In for the story.
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    Re: Gone Away - a little ditty I wrote

    iMac desktop. I posted it and when I clicked to play it acted like it wanted to save to my computer.

    I uploaded it again and it let's the listener download the song. I just want it to play/stream....
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    Gone Away - a little ditty I wrote

    Came up with this yesterday. Recorded in GarageBand with my Taylor 214ce plus and my month old Eastman MD315. The stand up bass is a GarageBand software instrument.

    EDIT: I guess an mp3 doesn't...
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm - Mandolin by Jeff Trott on "King of the Jailhouse" and "Video"
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    Hootie & The Blowfish with Nanci Griffith cover Vic Chesnutt's Gravity of the Situation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvu4-BIg5qQ

    Chris Cornell's Follow My Way from his first solo record...
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    Re: The complete mandolininist

    Is anyone currently working through this book? I've been working on pages 13-19 (Open Strings / Notes in First Position - Developing Coordination & Reading Skills). Is anyone familiar with the...
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    Re: Best Beginner Book

    Yes, Marilynn Mair's book is great. It's The Complete Mandolinist. I just started playing mandolin and just got this book and I'm enjoying it. I had it spiraled at FedEx Office so it'll stay open....
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    Re: Austin area teachers

    Thanks everyone. I’ve sent Paul messages. While I wait for a reply I’m going through The Complete Mandolinist.
  18. Thread: First Mandolin

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    Re: First Mandolin

    I just recently (2 weeks/guitar and bass background) started playing mandolin. I bought an Eastman MDA 315 Mandola and but I decided to swap it for the same make/model Eastman MD 315 mandolin. I...
  19. Re: From Tablature to Standard Music notation OH My

    I've tinkered with reading bass and treble on and off for years. I just got The Complete Mandolinist and had a spiral put in it so I can really dig in to reading.
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    Well that didn't last long...

    Just two weeks and I've swapped the mandola for the same Eastman 315 mandolin. There's just so much more info for learning and the fact that I want to learn to read treble clef and not alto. A quick...
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    Re: Austin area teachers

    Thanks, I found his name on another thread. I will keep him in mind.
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    Re: Austin area teachers

    I dropped them an email, Thanks Bob!
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    Austin area teachers

    Any recommendations for a teacher in Austin?
    Someone in the north Austin/Round Rock area would be great.

    Thanks.
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    Re: How My Life Was Changed

    What a great thread. I don't recall having ever heard of John until now. I've just ordered his book Beyond Bluegrass Mandolin, I hope it can help me on the mandola.
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    Re: Just got my first mandolin!

    Welcome, I just joined too. I'm coming from bass too, and guitar. Really trying to push my songwriting and add mandola to it, when it fits.
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