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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, the Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church sends his blessing.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, the Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church as well as the Rectors of St. John the Evangelist Menominee Falls WI., and St.Patrick’s parish here in Kalamazoo are all praying for you.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, it was a pleasure getting to know you a little at Augusta a few years ago. And corresponding with you here every so often. Wishing you peace and comfort and the joy of loved ones in this...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    When I read your posts Phil I always feel like I’ve just been let in on something I didn’t know before, thank you for all your insight.
    Stay positive. I will request that prayers be offered at Mass....
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    My best to you Phil. I've always looked forward to your input. You make this a better place. Thank you.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    I'm flattered -- and truly honored! -- to have been listed as one of your mentors. As a university scientist, I've mentored a good many students over the years, but never have I thought of myself as...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My process has been to get the last mandolin I will ever need. I've done that a good five or six times now.
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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    "More notes is better than fewer notes" - Excuse me if I'm reading you wrong, but that seems to be the gist of your thinking, and I couldn't disagree more. Following that logic, why learn any...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I started to realize that several years ago. I was standing on the front porch of Tim's house with my poker buddies. On the 4th ring of the telephone inside the house I said "Tim, do you want to get...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    OMG, so much myth in one thread....
    Considering one fret material better than another judging by (finally good) refret of poorly setup mandolin is downright silly IMHO.
    Many makers (well probably...
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    Thanks Phil, excellent info and answers.all very helpful for me
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    But no one does, so what's your point? Roughly, theory is a sytematized collection of devices and concepts serving to unify and connect a multitude of special instances, and aiding one's orientation...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    To keep it from getting mechanical I practice chord movement up and down arpeggios a lot. So it becomes second nature. Never think about what the 3’s and 7's actually are though when playing. Just...
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    Re: Right hand wrist position

    I think your right hand position looks normal.
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    While describing them as "each chord is the 4th of the previous chord," is accurate, what is important is this: Each chord is the 5th (dominant) of the next chord. That is the way the chords...
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    I guess I've been told now!!
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    Re: Shipping: how much???

    Maybe the USPS can vary where you are but they have been exemplary in my experience.
    I shipped one mandolin to Ireland, another as close as 168 miles away as well as others near and far and I have...
  18. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    Dennis tells us what transplants he is having in the video posted here.
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    I used to think that A barre chord was really difficult, and same with the thumb - I was never sure if it should be around the back of the neck like a classical guitarist (it shouldn't) or if I could...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Im with you!!!
    while I play an lot of leads and fiddle tunes, im with you, chords are where its at for finding the melody, improvisation, and outlining changes.

    but, I agree with sherry, mando...
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    Re: corse spacing

    In my first post post I mentioned that I see no functional reason for the strings of the courses to not be parallel.
    There is, however, the problem of a pair of strings 'buzzing' from contacting one...
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    Re: A Tiny surprise....

    Coincidence? I came across this watching Roy Clark videos yesterday. Tiny shines at @ 1:50 :mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHJPHjb6WN4
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    Re: Chords to notes? How?

    Learn the whole fretboard and this will no longer be an issue. It really sounds like you're asking for a quick workaround to avoid having to do this, but any workaround will continue to limit you as...
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    I picked up the first instrument I've picked up in a few weeks today. I was playing and singing some songs for my grandsons in Maryland that I haven't seen in a month and a half and won't see for at...
  25. Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    I'm a hospital Registered Nurse and today was pretty rough. I was honestly fine until today. It's starting to take it's toll, or maybe I'm just rambling and tired after a bad shift. My wife and kids...
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