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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    All I can say what has worked for me over the years.

    As people have said, listening to tunes will help you remember them. Very important.
    Try to learn to "sing" the melodies with nonsense...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Forever is a long, long time.
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Was that 5 bucks a piece for 20 gigs or do y'all usually split it ?
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    Re: Informal Poll

    David, Love the Whimpy reference from the Pop Eye cartoons! Dan
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    From a purely economic and marketing perspective, isn't it extremely useful to believe that instruments, all instruments, must only get better, and never worse, with more playing and age? And isn't...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    “Mutability”
    BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

    We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
    How restlessly they speed and gleam and quiver,
    Streaking the...
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    Re: These trying times

    No way to stay!
    RV camps/resorts are closing to all excepting permanent residents. We are practicing 6 foot social isolation and taking all other precautions as serious as we can. No sharing of any...
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    Just going to point out that while conference calls by anything other than ISDN won't work, good old fashioned multitrack recording still works fine!
    - Lay down a click track and backing
    -Layer up...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Statements of fact about the future are never wise IME, especially when the data is far from settled.

    I'd rather be careful and wrong than ignore it and be wrong.

    Given it's about to be spring...
  10. Re: Jesse Brock, "Kickin' Grass" Thumbs up!

    He is a 2 time IBMA player of the year, probably not underrated.
  11. My Thoughts Are With Nashville

    Just woke up to read about the horrible tornado devastation in Nashville... crazy...

    My thoughts are with all our friends in that wonderful city... hang tough and may you all recover quickly.
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    Re: $199.00 solid F style mandolin

    It's been about 3 1/2 years since this thread opened with a bang...

    I pulled my MK out today, mostly just to look it over and make sure it's doing ok. It had been between 6 and 9 months since I...
  13. Re: Resonance of a fiddle vs mandolins (wow)

    I see your oil can and raise you one pie plate.
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    NMC, a great experience today

    Sorry for the lack of mando content here, but I had to share about a great experience I had today with those of you who are also fiddle/violin players.

    I had the pleasure today of meeting my wife,...
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    Re: Professional Mando Names

    Let's see: over there is Sid "Swingline" Stapler. And there is Bachelor the Spatula. And Fred the Fire Extinguisher. And, of course, Porky the Porcelain Throne™.
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    Re: Letter to the Editor (NMC)

    What's the best pickup to put on a banjo?

    An F-150.
  17. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    Yeah, but which sea?
  18. Re: Book/s on how to improvise on Old Time tunes???

    I’m about a 12-year beginner at old-time fiddle, and I still can’t “improvise” very well, but here are some of the things I do to try to play a tune “my way.”
    1. I try to listen to tons of...
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    Re: Storage box for sheet music

    I really like that idea, David!
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Gelsenbury, First of all, great job! Secondly, so wonderful a gift. It touched my heart to be covered by you, my friend. Update: After they brought me back on a ventelator and with the trach and...
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    Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    A few days ago I had a pleasant email exchange with Mike Compton over a CD of his ("Gallop to Georgia") that I ordered but that for some reason got sent back. it sent me to his website, where I...
  22. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    Well David, I don't believe the results of that study... I don't think so anyway. Lots of big words there and I didn't understand most of them.
  23. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    And using the associative property, mandolinists are better than guitarists. We deserve more expensive instruments. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    @OldSausage :))
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    What should I say to people who when I tell them I play the mandolin say, "Oh is that like a ukulele?" It makes me homicidal. This has happened three or four times. Certain "friends" like to bait me...
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