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    Re: Finger style mandolin

    It makes my fingers hurt just thinking about it. I play banjer bare fingered, same for guitar. They won't let me near fingerpicks. Not after the nosebleed incident. :)
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    Re: Tell me about Wernick Method Jam Camp

    I can't state this enough: Don't wait until you're good enough. You grow and get better by playing with others.
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    I think Bill Monroe's way of playing, is due to his physical size, and dexterity. Shucks, this is the foundation of each of our playing. Mike Compton is so studied in mandolin, he can play and teach...
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    I've got the homespun dvds, but I'd reiterate, Mike Compton is thee Monroe style guy.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I never practice, I just play. Lotsa times when I play by myself I'll goof around with changing keys, or voicing. :mandosmiley:
  6. Re: Tell me your experiences with rechargeable tuners

    Gobs of tuner apps for rechargeable smart phones. Now, is there a clamp to stick a phone to a headstock?
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    Has this class happened yet?
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    Re: Jam Etiquette re: Playing Mandolin Chords

    I think somebody at one time called them Doo Wacka, Doo, chords. I'll say that when it's my turn to call the tune, I play just this way. It's loud, simple, I can sing to it, and it seems easier to...
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    Re: How to “woodshed”

    Woodshedding is a fiddlers term. Novice fiddlers, before gaining good intonation, produce sounds that can be unpleasant. The mandolin with it's frets, save the novice from such things.
    This being...
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    Sir Paul McCartney said something like, "I knew it was good enough if I could remember it enough to bring it to the others."
    Not necessarily a complete song but a kernel. This really stuck in my...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    An old, OLD, intellitouch tuner. Uses big watch batteries.
    Also got an app on the phone. But for noisey stages, it's tuff to beat the Intellitouch.
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    I once lurcked in a songwriters forum. The answer is to not hangout in songwriters forums. The answer is to demystify the mystery. To treat a song like a box. A thing. There's very little difference...
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    Re: Microphones for home recording

    Well, I got an MXR 990 before they went up in price. That said, there's no comparison. I use SM57s for stage work, but not in the studio. True, sm57s are tough and adequate freq. response.
  14. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    NFN: a less expensive guitar runs a risk of having a not-so-straight neck. A mandolin has a much shorter neck, and poses less risk of getting a bad one. Tailpiece on the other hand, can be junk. One...
  15. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Did someone say, Rogue!? I've had a couple forever. Maybe fifty bucks for one. The other was like thirty. It was a blem. Sure I've got a couple other better mandolins, but it's amazing how...
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    Laughed out loud on the bassist joke!
    Because I just learned to play the bass (the instrument not the fish) recently.
    It's no picnic.
    It was a solid weekend of hard work.
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    I don't know any musician jokes, just drummer jokes.
  18. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    https://youtu.be/uIgO4LqvU-0

    Not as rare as one would think.
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    I claim to be left handed but not severely so. It saves battles with people that think I'm denying some inner predestination. In fact the more instruments I play the less dominant either hand...
  20. Re: Remember that $199 MK mandolin from years ago?

    What an enigma. I just enjoyed reading most of that thread. I think i just figured something out. I feel much less guilty not playing my MK, than if I had an F5G.
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    Yes. I thank Mike Edgerton for that one! If it's the one I'm thinking about. I think they came with gold tuning machines. Does the one pictured?
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Just for the sake of clarification I think there's two different things in play in my musical life: When a sideman, I never know the key, nor what's coming next. That requires my melodic break or...
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    Naw. They're just tools. Mind you, I don't spend much on my tools. (Craftsman not Snap-on)
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    Re: Warm up song

    Bonapart's Retreat and or St. Anne's Reel. Why? It's an automatic thing. Or an idiomatic thing. Anyway, it gets my fingers moving.
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    "Should I kick this one off, or do you want me to?":)
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