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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    they are one of my new favorites.
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    Dave has it right...consistently spending time practicing/playing will improve your skills. I always tell new students to commit at least 15-20 minutes per day at least 4-5 times per week and you...
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    A big thank you to all who have served our country and made it possible for us to spend time learning to play the mandolin.
  4. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    That is why I play mandolin when I go to a jam...
  5. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    I played guitar for over 25 years before taking up piano and then bass and mandolin all around 20 years ago. I love the journey of learning about music and getting better at playing it, so having...
  6. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Guitar is my main instrument having played it over 40 years. Mandolin, bass and piano all come in second.
  7. Thread: Beginner

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    Re: Beginner

    Welcome to the world of Mandolin...like everything, you will get out of it, what you put into it...
  8. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    This is a good piece and it puts a face with the name, giving you a better idea of who you are doing business with...makes me want to buy another mando.
  9. I really enjoyed that and congratulations as well!

    I really enjoyed that and congratulations as well!
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    Re: Mandolins in the Martin Museum.

    That is a good photo, Caleb. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Bass playing helping Mando playing

    I play Guitar, Mandolin, Bass and Piano and find that anytime I focus on one for a while, it improves my playing on the others.
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    Re: Year old mandolin

    I put together a very nice partscaster where I stripped the paint off of the body and repainted it an aqua green. I made a stupid move when putting the tremolo springs back in resulting in a scratch...
  13. Re: No mando content: Remembering Ginger Baker

    His playing and the feeling he put into it made a huge impact on my ears.
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    The smile on your face in the first video posted says it all...enjoy.
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    Re: Mandolin Lessons for Beginners

    I agree with Randi. When I was teaching guitar lessons, most if it came from word of mouth, but it started with putting a notice up on a bulletin board. I also played instrumentally at wine...
  16. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Very conspicuous indeed.
  17. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    I rarely laugh out loud at these posts, but that initial posted picture is a bit scary and funny all at the same time.
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    Re: Classic Grisman

    Top shelf stuff there...
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    Re: R. I. P. Robert Hunter

    He was one of the very best lyricists. Some absolutely great tunes came from his pen and the guitar of Jerry or Bobby.
  20. I downloaded it and have been really enjoying it....

    I downloaded it and have been really enjoying it. The song selection, musicianship and passion of the presentation are all right on. Thanks for the good music, Andrew!
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    No, but then I wasn't considering a purchase either. I haven't changed my spending habits as a result of an economic forecast. Weathermen and women get their forecasts correct more frequently than...
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    I love the self-portrait, Harrison! And the woman playing mandolin, Gertz! Very nice work...I'm going to have to get my drawing pad and box of pencils back out now.
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    Re: Why the connection?

    Well, I don't play banjo, so they would be wrong in making that assumption with me. However, it seems that when I read the Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, many of the musicians mentioned play several...
  24. Re: Mandolin Orange and NPR's tiny desk concert

    I watched that yesterday morning and loved it. They really have a great mix of acoustic instruments, voices and fabulous songs! The sound quality was quite good too. I'm not familiar with the mic...
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    Re: Some days are like that . . .

    Before I became totally self-employed, I worked in an office where things got stressful at times. I did the same thing with my harmonica...sat in the car with the windows open under a shade tree and...
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