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  1. Re: I registered for a group class and am getting nervous

    Go, have fun, don’t worry about it. I’d only been playing mando about a year when I realized I needed to put myself in classes at least one level above my current skill...I too did not need to hear...
  2. Re: Article: Tristan Scroggins Launches Subscription Based Educat

    I’ve learned a few new tunes and breaks to old ones from his YouTube postings, the Scroggs style x-picking is interesting...I've worked out a few tunes and it’s helped me learn the fretboard. I read...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    I have always admired how the fiddle players shift and use their 4th finger so well, it’s a good skill to have.
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    Well, since you asked I have been hearing from pros that while the pinky and playing up the neck is an option they prefer to shift and hit the notes with the stronger fingers...I know, someone will...
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    Re: Light vs. Medium vs. Heavy Picks

    I find I have about 6-8 picks I cycle thru depending on instrument, strings, mood, time of day...they range from the BC40 to 80, a Red Bear, and some Dunlop’s. The shapes are mostly large triangle. ...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    Well that is good news indeed, an affordable Schmergel is way overdue but it think he’s talking about this...”bluegrass icons embrace mandolin capo, says its all part of everything after all”
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    Congrats Johnny, I’ve had my Northfield F5M - master model - for going on 5 years now with no problems whatsoever. It looks and sounds great, everyone that sees, hears, plays it says so as well. ...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Jesse Cobb has an album called Solitude

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/news/publish/mandolins_001588.shtml
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    Although this is in the classical section i wanted to post that Chris Henry talks about the way Monroe used tremolo on tunes. He did a lesson on Watson’s Blues and discussed it. I’m sure there’s a...
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    Re: NMD....Eastman MD305

    Nice, I have a 315 from when I first starred out, it’s a great mando. Congrats and enjoy!
  11. Re: Article: Registration Opens for 7th Annual Monroe Mandolin Ca

    Dang, I have got to find a way to fit this camp in my calendar! It sounds great!
  12. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Check out Jerry’s Lefty Guitars, just go to the guitars for sale page and scroll down there are lots of mandos there.
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    Re: Holiday music

    I like Cafe member Old Sausage’s rendition of Jingle Bells from a few years ago, Silas Powell did a Monroe style Rudolph on FaceBook. I’ve been working on Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Here’s one...https://www.jerrysleftyguitars.com/index.html

    And a whole bunch on this list... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musicians_who_play_left-handed

    Interesting how there are so...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    I think there are some people who are so lefty they could not play righty. If you’re a lefty who has never played a stringed instrument before get a lefty and try it. I’m sure there are righties...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Ha! When I was in basic training in the Army I always got in trouble because my clothes faced the “wrong” direction which was not the Army direction...I chuckle to this day when I am in my...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    I’ve been thinking about switching to lefty for sometime now. I grew up playing golf, guitar, drumming, opening cans, etc right handed...I write and throw/kick do things that require dexterity...
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    Re: Chord drones?

    I think there may be some things on YouTube but I’d say why not record yourself then loop it? Loopy is a good app, iRealpro is a good suggestion, I’m sure there are others even get yourself a loop...
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    Re: James Mandolin Tailpiece

    Mine has become very tarnished as well, having been in the US Army I have decided to not polish in any way as I had my fill of that years ago...maybe they sell one coated like the sta-brite brass...
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    Not sure this will help with that big ol’ chop chord...I think that just takes some time and practice...and patience. But one thing I did to get the fingers on my left hand to move faster and more...
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    Re: Bluegrass Stomp

    Nice job, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Repertoire suggestions?

    Check out Mel Bay books - 40% off today. I saw a few Brazilian and jazz type things as I was browsing earlier.
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    Re: Advice on how to learn sheet music?

    I would get yourself a method book, 40% off at Mel Bay today.
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    Re: Subscription Tutorial Sites

    My reply doesn't really address your specific questions because I think its all different for all of us - just depends on how you learn. Me personally, I like individual one on one time with the...
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    Re: Fun holiday mandolin tunes

    Wanted to correct that Silas is playing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer not Jingle Bells...sorry about that.
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