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  1. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    This is a fight with a straw man. The virtuoso said that technique comes before expression, he didn't say technique guarantees expression.
  2. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    What matters is developing a process to learn and play a tune that inspires you. What that process actually is doesn't matter.
  3. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    I rejoice for every person who finds the mossy overgrown path that leads to the purchase of a mandolin.
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    This depresses me when I think how bad my fiddle sounds :(
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    I've had more than 20 bluegrass gigs cancelled, so I'm out nearly $5
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a mandolin today.
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    If you can make yourself get older, you will lose the ability to hear high frequencies, and this will make your mandolin sound much less tinny, and give it way more bass. I've been trying this for 20...
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    Re: These trying times

    If there's any way you can avoid this travel right now, dear Bill, please stay right where you are. I know none of us are used to living in such a situation, but it's a fact that the choices each of...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    Despite my fondness for mandolins, I would be more excited about this happening in the supermarket and the pharmacy, TBH.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    They not only cancelled St Patrick's day, they also closed every school and college, banned all mass gatherings and basically put the country on lockdown for at least 2 weeks. Excellent choices from...
  11. Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    There's no mystery: your brain does the job of making the mandolin sound how you want it to, and often needs time to learn or re-learn how. Because you don't have conscious access to how it does that...
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    Re: Play better when alone

    One great way to get ready for performance is to record yourself and listen back to what you play critically. You will learn (and fix) many things that way.

    Even better, join the Song A Week...
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    Re: not counting but

    Frankly you need more mandolins, you have barely started.
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    Re: True Bluegrass Mandolin

    I'd play that F4 in a bluegrass band any ole day of the week.
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    I really meant it. I should have DM'd you, sorry. I'm very happy to hear all is well.
  16. Re: Excessive ringing on D-strings after fretting, like a pull-of

    Weird. My best guess would be something is going on with the grooves of the bridge or the nut, like maybe the string is catching on and pinging off a tiny shelf or double groove causing the extra...
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    Are you okay? Happy to talk if something is upsetting you.
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    The point is that he's playing with one finger fewer than before. The injured finger is not of lesser value to the poor OP I'm sure, it is just (temporarily, we hope) less healthy than it was.
  19. Re: Excessive ringing on D-strings after fretting, like a pull-of

    Sometimes when you play notes on the D string, the G string will resonate in sympathy, might be worth checking.

    If you want the note to choke off when you take off your finger, then you need to...
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    The quickest way to make a mandolin sound better is to put it up for sale.
  21. Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    Oh, that's why I couldn't book a restaurant anywhere last night.
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    There are no bad mandolins.
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    I just rummaged in my drawer and somehow pieced together a full set of J74s for a mandolin that had been wearing the same set for about 5 years. They sound so much better. Don't be like me, people:...
  24. Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    Not every city. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_tree_canopy
  25. Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    I've planted 4 or 5 trees over the last 15 years, mostly just to keep up with ones that had to be taken out or died. For anyone whose plan is to offset their carbon footprint, they will need to plant...
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