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  1. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    I think it depends on context, but I always err on the side of readability.

    Any of them would be fine if I was given the music in advance and had time to work it out. If the expectation was to...
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    Re: John McGann's web site

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    Re: Boston-area repair people and luthiers

    For T accessible, Yukon Stubblebine in Somerville does really good work, however, he is exceptionally slow and not communicative. You can talk to him before dropping the mandolin off but there is a...
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    Re: Bach Cello Suites

    Thank you both for the responses.

    I started working on the suites by detuning the bottom 4 strings on the guitar, and just stayed in that thinking once I got an octave mandolin. I'm reasonably...
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    Re: Bach Cello Suites

    Actually working from the cello scores on an octave mandolin and transposing on the fly. Or more appropriately pretending it's a mandocello, CGDA.

    I'll take a look at the 3rd suite, thanks for...
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    Bach Cello Suites

    I've been working on the first Cello suite and have finally gotten it to a place where I'm at least comfortable moving on. While I doubt I'll ever be done polishing it, I'm curious if anyone has any...
  7. Thread: Banjo Help

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    Re: Banjo Help

    Thank you all for the suggestions, it looks like I may have to do some more leg work if I want to keep this a surprise. Or more prudently tell her I'm getting for her and have her do the picking.
  8. Thread: Banjo Help

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    Banjo Help

    Please let me know if there is a better place to ask this.

    My wife is really looking for an open-backed, clawhammer style banjo, and I was hoping to get one for her. She plays three finger style...
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    Re: Transcribing/ Getting Started

    Thanks for the website and the tips- looks like I need to spend some more time in the woodshed to play at 240 bpm cleanly. Thanks!
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    Transcribing/ Getting Started

    Iíve been playing guitar for about 12 years, and always wanted to play the mandolin. Last summer I decided it was time to get started in earnest and signed up for lessons. Things started out well,...
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