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    Re: Mandos in the Movies

    That was the version of the band that included Peter Rowan and Willy Nelson.
  2. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    My wife was trying to learn banjo. I already played guitar and a little bit of banjo. She was struggling. Her banjo instructor suggested she try mandolin. She tried it and liked it but needed...
  3. Thread: Exposed Bushings

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    Re: Exposed Bushings

    Superglue.
    Its technical name is CyanoAcrylate ester hence abbreviated CA
  4. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    Check all yours. They are all the same too till you make another comment then they all update.
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Peter's podcast reminded me just how strong the acoustic music scene was in the midwest in the 1970s. It extended into Iowa and Wisconsin with a lot of small and medium sized venues hosting, a lot...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Tab is a great tool for learning to make music. Standard notation is a great tool for learning to make music. As long as we recognize they are tools and not the music itself.

    Not reading music...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    You apparently got lucky and were not in the direct path of the Derecho windstorm August 10th. We had an hour of category 3 hurricane force winds with about 15 minutes or so notice. It went across...
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    Re: Top strength/Tuning stability

    An arch or domed shape, with smooth contours, is always stronger than a peaked or pointed shape with the same height, if that is what you mean by a dart. Roofs are built with peaks instead of domes...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    The Gibson mandolins in recent years are reported to be fine instruments. It is a boutique shop overseen by one guy. At least since the mid 1990s quality has been good and since mid 2000s ...
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    Re: Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    The title on the listing also says it is a bowl back.
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    I taught my wife Angeline the Baker as her first tune. She had a few banjo lessons but is not very strong musically and picked it up in a couple of days. It was also the first tune I picked out on...
  12. Thread: Douglas fir

    by CarlM
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    Re: Douglas fir

    to Oregon-State??



    After having gone through a Category 3 hurricane in the middle of Iowa 3 weeks ago there seem to be a lot of canaries giving out warnings.
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Not to discourage guitar acquisitions but here are a few fingerstylists. Notice what they are playing. I have a real nice Breedlove I use for fingerstyle primarily but grab the Martin HD 28 every so...
  14. Thread: Mandolin "Slurs"

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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    You underestimate yourself. This is a case where "playing" music actually becomes play. You can play with different ways of doing the tied notes.

    Pull offs can be done in more than one way. A...
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    Re: Finally: a signature quote

    There is a thread on Mandolin "slurs" going in the theory section. This definition might be a good example.
  16. Thread: Timing issues

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    Re: Timing issues

    It seems like they are fairly consistent on the verses and Maybelle's solos with 3 bars of 4 counts then one bar of two counts and eight bars of four counts. That one short bar gives the funny...
  17. Thread: Timing issues

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    Re: Timing issues

    If you have doubts set your mandolin aside and tap rhythm with your hand or a pencil counting beats. On this song Maybelle's guitar stayed pretty solid in timing during the solos. The vocals seemed...
  18. Thread: inlay design

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    Re: inlay design

    Just so Gibson approves :))
  19. Thread: Storm videos

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    Re: Storm videos

    Yes Palisades Kepler, Lake Macbride and Pleasant Creek are all closed. The first two are heavily wooded.
  20. Thread: Storm videos

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    Re: Storm videos

    The sirens went off about 20 minutes before it hit. I checked the weather.com when the sirens went off and it said the storm system itself was moving at 70 miles per hour. A lot of people were on...
  21. Thread: Storm videos

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    Re: Storm videos

    I was just talking to a music friend who has family in Camanche, Iowa which is on the eastern border near the Mississippi. He said he heard an update that there were recorded gusts in Cedar Rapids...
  22. Thread: Storm videos

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    Storm videos

    Here are videos I took of the major windstorm August 10th from my home. We had over 90 mile per hour sustained winds with gusts to 125 for about an hour. Fortunately my own home and vehicles...
  23. Thread: Thumb Pain

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    Re: Thumb Pain

    There are two valuable exercises I have found regarding finger pressure to help train your hands and brain how hard to not push. These both changed my understanding and conception of finger...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    You should jam with people you feel comfortable with and can be friends with in a way you feel comfortable. Meaning if you like two finger chords and music stands you should find other people who...
  25. Re: Mysterious Alabama Octave Mandolin (No Lable)

    It was made in al-Bama which is in Guangzi Province China.
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