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    Re: New Alex Heflin CD

    Hi Alex,

    I just checked out a few songs and really dug it! I really loved the BoJack song even though I have never really watched the show. Just a good tune. I guess I'll have to check out the...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    I realize that this thread has some age to it, but I wanted to chip in with a recommendation to listen to the 'learnjazzstandards.com' podcast. I'm just at the beginning of learning to play jazz but...
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    I just finished the second episode and I loved it. Tristan is amazing; I had the chance to hear him live a couple years ago. But that's not what I logged in to post. I just played the Spotify...
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    Re: Songs for a wedding

    I think "A Prairie Jewel" by John Reischman would be a good wedding song. Maybe not as hard to play as it sounds either.
  5. Re: Using "Crafting Jazzier Solo lines on the Mandolin"

    Wow, that was more of a response than I expected. Gotta love Mandolin Cafe. Thanks Don for the encouraging words. It didn't occur to me that the songs could kind of 'be the excercises'. I was...
  6. Re: Using "Crafting Jazzier Solo lines on the Mandolin"

    One of the things I wonder is how much to change keys and run through the same segment before moving on. There is something to be said for not losing momentum...
  7. Using "Crafting Jazzier Solo lines on the Mandolin"

    Hi,

    I just payed for Don Stiernberg's "Crafting Jazzier Solo lines on the Mandolin". For those who have gone through this course, I'm hoping you could share how you approached it. After going...
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    Re: Variation in spruce

    I am not a mandolin builder either, but I did read a post by Sunburst (?) suggesting that stiffness for spruce varies fairly predictably with density. So when I do build my first (might be a while,...
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    Re: Most popular trad tunes?

    Up here (Calgary, Alberta) I hear Cherokee Shuffle a lot for some reason. It's nice because I love that one and can actually play it a bit. Also Red Haired boy, Blackberry Blossom, Whiskey Before...
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    Re: Develping good tone

    Sometimes I'm playing and I think, "Why does my tone suck today?" and then I realize I'm in a different room, or turned away from the wall or near the ceiling fan or any of a large number of...
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    Re: Alternating Melody and drone notes

    I think John Reischman kind of does this. Check out Salt Spring:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtEFXm7eobg

    Beautiful song too by the way. I think he is somewhat emulating the sound of a...
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    Re: Sweet mandolin waltzes

    "A Prairie Jewel" by John Reischman. I can't stop playing it!! It's pretty easy to make it sound nice too.
  13. Re: Bluegrass songs to have down before my first parking lot jam?

    Up here (Calgary, Alberta admittedly not the heart of bluegrass country) the jams I go to are dominated by vocal bluegrass and old country. There are players who call fiddle tunes, but usually only...
  14. Thread: 1924 Fern

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    Re: 1924 Fern

    I'm sure many of the folks here have seen this, but it was a first for me. Awesome! He seemed like he was trying to contain his excitement. Instead of saying "HOLY CRAP LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE!!!!!" ...
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    Re: First Gibson rebuild

    Love all the detailed pictures. Thank you!
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    Mike Marshall mandolin method

    I am looking at buying this book, and have read a bunch on this forum recommending it, but I have a specific question for those who own it. Is it the kind of book where you can progress through it...
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    Re: remove tail pin when shipping?

    I think it is fairly common for guitars. I've never shipped a guitar or a mandolin though so..
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    Re: Beginner Builder Blog

    I checked it out. It'll be cool once you start getting more into it. I am very jealous of the workbench, it looks cool!
  19. Thread: Thile lesson

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    Re: Thile lesson

    How many of you guys worry about the "pinky flying up" thing? I had a guitar teacher who was all about that. It tenses up my hand terribly to try to keep the pinky close to the frets, and I...
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    Re: Nice video from Sam Bush

    His right hand is so smooth and steady! I like the look of that mando too.
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    Calgary mando teacher reccomendation

    Looking for someone in Calgary who specializes in mandolin. There are too many names and not many reviews. Any advice?
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    Re: After a year...

    Hi there. I too am new to all this, and I am also at my one year anniversary and if you'd asked me two months ago I'd have said that I wasn't as far along as expected. But not long ago I got...
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