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  1. Re: Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    I used to think that etude meant pain, suffering and anguish, sometimes leading to frustration and despair. In some ways, it still does. But, I've come to recognize that the agony of it all is worth...
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    Re: BLACK Mandolin Cafe hats! Woohoo!

    My black Cafe hat is my favorite, especially this time of year.
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    Re: 2019 Satin Silverangel A

    Sorry to hear you've not been well, Ken. Hope you're on the mend. That is a beautiful mandolin.
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    Re: Eastman Bag - The Mandolin Store

    Got mine yesterday. Beats the one I have by a wide margin. Very pleased.

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    Got mine yesterday. Beats the one I have by a wide margin. Very pleased.
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    Re: Eastman Bag - The Mandolin Store

    I waited too long that past few times they've had these at $15, but not this time. I jumped on it immediately. This will make my 2nd bag (1st is from Amazon with little padding) so now I have more...
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    Re: Magnus Zetterlund

    I, too, watch him on occasion when he has a video that piques my interest. He's a good resource and easy to follow.
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    Re: My New Hinde Mandolin!

    The top is an eye catcher,especially with the contrasting sides and back. The back is a beauty by itself. Enjoy!
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    Re: August 2019 - Mass Street Staff Picks

    I've switched over to purely mandolin the past few years but I sure wouldn't mind giving that 1941 Martin a go.
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    Re: Some days are like that . . .

    Mike, besides thinking about it, I can't even listen to music anymore without hearing how my mandolin could and should sound playing along with it. Tristan Scroggins' cross-picking videos opened up a...
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    Some days are like that . . .

    Itís been a tough week at work with frustrations affecting my operations production. Those frustrations are outside of my direct control which compounded the problem. Normally, Iím even-keel but this...
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    Re: This is not a brag...

    Good for you! That's a noteworthy accomplishment. Now you can put your own spin to it if you choose.
  12. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    I was 11 at the time so it was a definite no-go. But, man, I sure would have loved to hear Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young live performance.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Oh yes!
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Your SA sounds great. Definitely have mando envy. I may have to break down and give Ken a call.
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    Re: Printing TablEdit Chord Diagrams

    Rickker, you also have the Snipping Tool which is a part of the Windows package. I pin it to the taskbar and use it all the time at home and at work. Much easier than screen shots since you don't...
  16. Thread: Peghead Nation

    by FredK
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    Re: Peghead Nation

    If I hung out on a lesson until perfection, I would never advance and would, ultimately, get discouraged. Too, it depends on the lesson. Perfection is elusive. I watch a lesson, then go back and take...
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    Re: Peghead Nation Instructors

    +1 on Sharon Gilchrist. She has a very comfortable teaching style. Another nice thing about Peghead Nation is that you can switch courses during the month. Of course, there is a limit to the number...
  18. Thread: Used A Style

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    Re: Used A Style

    Any of the Cafe sponsors would be a good, safe source for online purchasing. Both The Mandolin Store and Elderly have the KM272 on their sites and they both offer setup in the purchase. I mention...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Definitely not a signed Loar. Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. I'm neither that good or that wealthy. It's simply The Loar 520VS from TMS. EJ74s sound good and are my go to strings if I don't...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I've been contemplating Monel strings for my Loar. Read many of the threads here on MC but your response on the other Monel thread this morning satisfied my questions about the string composition,...
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    Re: Visit to Fiddler's Green in Austin

    Wow, this post is timely. My wife and I are planning to visit Austin around May for our wedding anniversary. Her idea was to give me some time to go to Fiddler's Green and check out the mandolins....
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    Re: Music shops in DFW

    Every time I've gone into Murphy's, they have the same 2 mandolins on the wall. Think they now have a 3rd. It's not the place to mando shop. However, they have a great selection of acoustic and...
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    Re: Double-Stops Lessons

    I believe I've improved more under Sharon Gilchrist's teaching on Peghead Nation more than any other online lessons. She doesn't get into double-stops until her intermediate lessons. You don't have...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, I'm sorry to hear about this news and, especially, the impact it is having on your wife. It was good to see your response earlier today, though, and know you're still in the forums. We're...
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    Re: Best Online Instruction - Subscription or Free

    +1 on Sharon Gilchrist with Peghead Nation. She's a great teacher and her lessons build on each other. I've also taken lessons from Mike Marshall at ArtistWorks - and he is a fantastic mando artist....
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