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  1. Re: New guy looking for advice on travel with mandolin

    FWIW, I don't worry about it with my "travel" mandolin. It's in a basic padded gig bag and that seems fine. The risk is low.

    Based on my question about this in the thread below, if I were to...
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    Re: Beginner info

    I stumbled in MandoMike.com and DavidBenedict's YouTube recently after using (and supporting) MandoLessons.com for quite a while...
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    Re: Looking for instruction

    Since no one has responded, a good source for private lessons is probably the MC lessons classifieds:...
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    To follow up on this, I ended up buying a used, mint Eastman 504 w/ hardshell case for $525 delivered, which I thought was a good price since it's basically new.

    It's not an American, handmade...
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    Re: Measuring Humidity... What's a Guy To Do?

    What do you do if you're flying from the desert west to the humid southeast in summer? I'd like to take my nicer mandolin but not if it creates a problem.
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    Re: Measuring Humidity... What's a Guy To Do?

    Is my nest thermostat good enough? It always reads around 40-50 no matter the time of year (Utah).
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    Thank you to everyone who responded. It was really helpful. A couple of follow-up responses...

    * I didn't see that Pomeroy in time, but it looked like a great option.

    * Someone pointed out to...
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    A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    Trying to make a list of my options for a new or used A-Model Archtop Oval Hole in the $500-1000 range thatís the best quality I can get for the money. Iím specific to this style, ie not F hole or...
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    Re: Spiderwalk for Mandolin

    Thanks. That's the same first exercise on the website I linked. The have an interesting variation called "single string spiderwalk" that isolates individual fingers in different orders that's...
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    Spiderwalk for Mandolin

    Sometimes my YouTube mandolin searches take me into guitar videos and I found various videos promoting the "spider walk" as a miracle exercise.
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    I thought about and played a used Collings before I bought my Pava. Iím happy I waited - it cured MAS. Iím continually amazed at how much easier it is to play than the entry level mandolins I...
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    Lesson Structure / Approach

    I've taken lessons from two teachers.

    With the first, it was in person and we were basically working through Greg Horne's "The Complete Mandolin Method" week by week with a song here and there...
  13. Re: Sierra Hull's Turkey In The Straw Theme and others...

    Roland - Thanks! That was too kind! I was out of cell and internet for the long weekend. I'll definitely try using Audacity in the future. I'm sure the transcribing will help with training my...
  14. Re: Sierra Hull's Turkey In The Straw Theme and others...

    Sorry. This Turkey in the Straw from Grey Fox. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aQonnNSATk
  15. Re: Sierra Hull's Turkey In The Straw Theme and others...

    I really like her version from 3:00-3:30, particularly 3:10-3:18, but I can't figure it out. Is transcribing it a matter of slowing it down to 0.25 speed and unpause-pause, back up, over and and...
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    Re: Online Mandolin Lesson suggestions

    I find Iím more accountable to a live instructor for practicing than to a recorded video series.
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    Re: Chop Chords

    Why not?

    A 2245 (bar 22 pointer, ring 4, pinky 5)
    Am 2235 (bar 22 pointer, middle 3, pinky 5)
    A7 2243 (bar 22 pointer, middle 4, ring 3)

    Your pointer never moves.

    or
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    Re: Notation/Tab Softwares

    Does anyone know whether Musescore or Tabledit (or others) can input notes on the string rather than number of the fret, ala Wayne Erbsen style?

    Example:...
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    Thanks for the feedback!
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    My wife's enthusiasm for something is inversely correlated with the distance from her normal bedtime...

    I'd drink a coke to stay awake over the two mountain passes, which means I probably won't...
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    Sierra Hull tour

    Hi,

    Sierra Hull starts a tour next week and is coming to my area. It's about a 2 hour drive to the venue and might require an overnight stay if it lets out really late - a bit of a commitment...
  22. Re: First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    PayPal changed the fee refund recently.
    https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/is-there-a-fee-for-issuing-a-refund-when-using-paypal-payments-advanced-faq3108
  23. First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    I'm going to be listing my Kentucky 950 soon and had some questions about selling on the Cafe...

    I'm planning to offer free insured shipping with 48 hour approval (and a Cafe donation).

    On...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    The book "The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle would argue there is no natural talent and it's all based on "deep practice". Child prodigies are amazing by 15 because they've been playing for 10 years. ...
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    Re: Tab writing apps

    I've used the Flat.io website to transcribe a song or two for free and it worked fine once you figure out their system.
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