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    Sep-04-2017, 9:40pm
    FredK replied to a discussion new to mando and super excited in group Newbies
    Welcome aboard, Jim 1966! Looking forward to hearing more about your story.
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    Sep-03-2017, 7:42pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Intervals: I'll try to be brief! in group Newbies
    Louise, this is a great explanation. I had theory when I was young and playing the organ; then later off and on with other instruments. It helps to...
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    Sep-02-2017, 11:29pm
    FredK replied to a discussion September 2017 Tune Project in group Newbies
    Sherry, I listened to the Mandolessons version multiple times, focusing each time on a different aspect: melody, rhythm, counting. Once I learned the...
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    Sep-02-2017, 4:19pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Finger Issue in group Newbies
    Yes, Don's the luthier there and I was happy with his work on my guitar. Are you going to use him or did you find someone else? It's slim pickin's in...
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    Sep-02-2017, 4:12pm
    FredK replied to a discussion September 2017 Tune Project in group Newbies
    I wasn't looking for any new tunes until I nailed the ones I was working on, but Harvest Home is just too good to pass up. And, the triplets will be...
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    Sep-02-2017, 3:56pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Chop Chords in group Newbies
    I am no expert on chop chords by any means but you can play them with 2 or 3 finger chords. You just need to use your 4th finger (pinky) to quickly...
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    Sep-02-2017, 3:52pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Finger Issue in group Newbies
    Sherry, if you get your action checked, make sure the luthier knows how to work on a mandolin. I had the luthier at Murphy's Music reset the neck on...
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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

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