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    Jun-18-2018, 8:04pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Chord Bible in group Newbies
    Mark, I can already envision you creating a workbook to go along with a video series. You explain concepts well. Keep on!
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    Jun-18-2018, 3:48pm
    +1 on Mark's suggestions. There's also ArtistWorks which is fee based. Classical would be with Caterina Lichtenberg and Bluegrass with Mike Marshall....
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    Jun-15-2018, 8:19pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Chord Bible in group Newbies
    I like the idea of a ring binder over paperback. This book would get a lot of use and that would save wear and tear on regular book binding. Not a...
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    Jun-15-2018, 6:18pm
    FredK replied to a discussion Chord Bible in group Newbies
    Mark, I admire your gumption in tackling the massive project. The diagrams are great. You can never have enough chord charts and your blend of...
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    Jun-12-2018, 9:11am
    FredK replied to a discussion welcome! in group Newbies
    Hi, Sue, and welcome to the group. Yep, those guitar callouses aren't transferable to the mandolin. Make sure your action is not too high. I lived...
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    Jun-09-2018, 2:10pm
    Yes, very sad. Very well played. Thank you for sharing.
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    Jun-06-2018, 8:53am
    FredK replied to a discussion String crossing exercises in group Newbies
    Yes, Dacnis. Marilyn has it in her The Complete Mandolinist's book, too. I purchased that with her 100 Techniques & Exercises. Good stuff in there to...
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    Jun-05-2018, 11:36am
    FredK replied to a discussion String crossing exercises in group Newbies
    Sherry's comment to play slower is a good, hard workout. I saw a video with Sierra Hull about practicing and she took the metronome down ridiculously...
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    Jun-05-2018, 11:33am
    FredK replied to a discussion String crossing exercises in group Newbies
    +1 on the Mike Marshall exercise for crossing over. It helps develop the spatial skills between the strings. Last month, I purchased Marilyn Mair's...
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    Jun-02-2018, 7:35pm
    FredK replied to a discussion welcome! in group Newbies
    Hello Tony and welcome to the group. It's a good friendly group here. I bought The Loar LM520 from TMS a year ago for my first mandolin. They do a...
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    Jun-02-2018, 2:53pm
    Just about a year ago, I bought a Loar LM520 from TMS - sight unseen. There are hardly any local stores in the Dallas area with a good selection to...
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    May-31-2018, 11:10am
    FredK replied to a discussion "Buffing" a pick in group Newbies
    Liadan, I just received my notice that the Travelling Pick Sampler is heading my way. You might want to check into getting on that list if you...
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    May-30-2018, 4:16pm
    FredK replied to a discussion "Buffing" a pick in group Newbies
    I have several picks but my go-to is the Dunlop Primetone 1.3mm semi-sculpted. Sometimes I go to the 1.5 mm triangle for certain moods but not a big...
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    May-26-2018, 6:05pm
    An oval hole at that. Must stop looking at it. :cool:
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    May-24-2018, 11:03am
    After reading everyone else's scores, I did better than anticipated at -20.
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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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