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    Default How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    What a treat; I got to visit with Sharon Gilchrist at Ucross, Wyoming last weekend. She, Darol Anger, and Laurie Lewis were there as artists in residence, and gave a really nice show before they left for other parts.

    She is a super nice person, and it was so much fun to chat with her about mandos. I've got old ears, and she graciously checked mine out for buzzes, rattles or weird notes that I couldn't hear. She said "all is good".

    For those of that you that don't know, Sharon teaches mandolin on line through Peghead Nation. Hah hah I'm biased. NFI, but I've improved as a player through her intermediate lessons. Specifically for me; better left and right hand technique, fluidity, speed, and some really cool licks! I love the second part of Ashland Breakdown that she shows! She really does make the seemingly hard stuff doable.

    I'm an old guy, and she proves we can learn some new stuff.

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    Default Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    Darnit. meant to post this picture.

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    Oops. poorly worded. She checked out my mandolin, not my ears

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    Default Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Bradshaw View Post
    Oops. poorly worded. She checked out my mandolin, not my ears
    I was enjoying the thought of her checking out your ears...
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    Default Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    Could she fix the rattle in my ears too?

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    Default Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Bradshaw View Post
    Oops. poorly worded. She checked out my mandolin, not my ears


    Nice story and pic. Nice mandolin too!

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    Default Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    Back in 2009, my wife and I stopped in Santa Fe for a couple of days on a cross country drive. One day, I found my way to a bluegrass jam session that Sharon was leading. She was very nice and welcoming to me, and I've never forgotten her graciousness.
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    Default Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    neat story and picture. i also take her mandolin classes at PegHead and she just has a way to easily reach you with understanding, keeps it fun, and smooth progression. i love Peghead classes, they have some great teachers(taking clawhammer and resonator also)
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    Default Re: How fun, I met my mandolin instructor - Sharon Gilchrist

    Really cool! I’ve done some of her Peghead lessons and they’re great

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