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    I recently ran across a web-site that was helpful for someone, as myself who is a beginning mandolin player, and found a few things that were helpful.

    The author included "A Walk-In Run" that "Can be used in about every song...."

    It was a nice little "lick/riff" whatever you wanna call it, but it is one of those little things, that is basically a confidence booster...Like "Wow" that sounded great...and encourages you to work a little harder.

    Is anyone aware of an internet site or posting that may offer more of these easy to pick-up filler licks??

    Thanks, Sanchan

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    "A Walk-In Run" that "Can be used in about every song...."
    Sanchan -- Could you let me know where you found that one?

    Thanks.
    Jean M.

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    www.projectsandhobbies.com is the site I beleive.

    sanchan

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    Sanchan,
    'A Walk-In Run that "Can be used in about every song...."'

    Just remember that that depends on the key and the time signature. Happy pickin

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    Sanchan, I know this is not standardized by any means, but in the guitar world, a riff if usually a short pattern, often on the bass strings, which is actually the "basis" of the tune, whereas a lick is a pattern of notes and techniques such as bends, slides, etc., which are generally played in an ad-lib, or soloing situation. An example of a riff might be the opening notes of "Day Tripper" by the Beatles, or the power chord intro for "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath. Bill Monroe's intro for "Muleskinner Blues" would be considered a lick.
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    Hey guys. I been playin for quite awhile now, and Im still having problems with walk ins.
    Id like to incorperate a few noticable walk ins into our next band night. First of all, I have a hard time starting on the 3 or 4 beet w/e one to start the walk in.
    Also, is there an essence to a walk in? Is it 1st 3rd 5th note in the scale? Is there anything that works best (ofcourse also to move it around a little. Im just looking for a good starter walk in.
    Thanx

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    My "routine" lead-in is the 5 - 5 - 6 notes of the scale leading to the 1.
    Phil

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