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    Today, 12:08am
    FredK replied to a discussion Sitting while playing in group Newbies
    Bunnyf, I think for some there is a tendency to hunch to look at the fretboard while others compromise their hand position to see their fretting....
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    Feb-18-2018, 10:40pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Sitting while playing in group Newbies
    It's interesting to hear your thoughts on seating. I've practiced standing, too, but sitting is my preference. Normally, I have my sheet music,...
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    Feb-18-2018, 1:37am
    FredK started a discussion Sitting while playing in group Newbies
    When I first got my mandolin last year, I played from my rocking recliner. Itís comfortable, plush and wide; easy on the butt. During a video review...
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    Feb-15-2018, 12:36pm
    FredK replied to a discussion When to move on to next lesson? in group Newbies
    Bunnyf, I'm like you in that we were trained to read the notes on the paper just like we learned to read the words in a book. Unfortunately, many...
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    Feb-14-2018, 9:52pm
    FredK replied to a discussion When to move on to next lesson? in group Newbies
    ​I, too, read music and work from the printed page. That was how I was trained. But, I also learn and play some music by ear. Sheet music is good...
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    Feb-14-2018, 9:32pm
    FredK replied to a discussion welcome! in group Newbies
    Hello, mwillis. Welcome to the group. You've come to the right place.
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    Jan-31-2018, 9:32pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Mike Marshall's Artist Works in group Newbies
    I know I did. However, I started ArtistWorks shortly after purchasing my mandolin. Though I've played other instruments, this was a first for the...
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    Jan-30-2018, 5:44pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Mike Marshall's Artist Works in group Newbies
    Zeb, I signed up with Mike Marshall's instruction on ArtistWorks last year. It was a toss up between it and PegHead Nation. Mike's skills and mastery...
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About FredK
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Happily married with 3 adult kids and a grandson. Played guitar and organ in my younger years but didn't keep it up. Always wanted to play mandolin so, in my late 50's, I decided to go for it. A whole new world has opend up and couldn't be happier.
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Irving, TX
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Mandolin, acoustic guitar, baseball, golf and family
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Production manager for a national title insurance company: and, lifetime aspiring musician

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