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About belbein
Biography:
Born. Wrote. Studied. Married. Practiced law. Raised children. Wrote & practiced some more. Found banjo. Found mandolin. Wrote some more. Played some more. Will eventually shuffle off this mortal coil, probably in 6/8 time and in the key of D.
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Interests:
Playing, building & writing
Occupation:
Attorney, writer

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belbein

“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”

See my latest blog post: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/en...lay-for-People

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Why I Refuse to Play for People

by belbein on Nov-07-2016 at 1:18pm
"Hey, will you play something for us?" That's often what people say when they walk into my house and see the mandolins and banjos hanging on the wall, the guitars leaning up against a bookshelf, the shelves of music ...

My answer is always the same: a resounding "NO."

With a follow up: "I'll play if you play, too." And I point out that I have stringed instruments, recorders, kazoos, drums, and even soup pots and wooden spoons. They

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Kits vs. Scratch Builds--to start?

by belbein on May-31-2015 at 9:49am
There's a continuum that runs from buying a mandolin someone else built, through kits, and over to cutting down a tree. And kits are along the near-buying-ready-made end of the spectrum. All that's true.

And it's certainly true that people who cut down the trees and mill the lumber and then cut and plane the lumber and then get out their fingerplanes to further plane down the wood etc ... you guys are pretty damn impressive woodworkers.

But it's also true that

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