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    Re: Fiddle break in Cotton Eye Joe

    If the fiddle break is not the melody, you must have some recording in mind as Bruce has suggested? If you have music for the melody (which is for fiddle or any other melodic instrument) and you have...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    IMHO it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been playing or what you’ve been playing, when you’re ready to move on and learn something new that you find difficult, a) give yourself permission to suck at...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Lol okay Bill … we’ll just have to agree to disagree on that, especially when we’re talking about octaves … Jethro loved playing octaves BTW from what I hear. And you know you can buy a four string...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    I agree wholeheartedly my friend, and I’m definitely not knocking your playing or your style or knowledge, I’m just sort of compelled to get my own point across, which is that a musician should not...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    In playing The Needle And The Damage Done by Neil Young, the progression ends with Esus4 resolving to E

    For me, the best sound is achieved by playing Esus4 withe the 5 in the bass, followed by E...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    A good example of where I might use that shape 2 would be when playing the Robert Earl Keen version of My Home Ain’t In The Hall Of Fame in the Ky of F.

    I move from F to Bb back to F and then to...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    It will. And best way to get fluid with chords is by actually comping to music you enjoy. Learning by playing them in context.
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    Re: Moveable chords

    And continuing what Bill (and of course, the late great Jethro Burns) is advocating, you don’t have to play all strings or all notes all the time! In fact, mostly, you won’t! But that doesn’t mean...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Also, to clarify as re: journeybear’s post about shape 2. Most players easily play the E5 at 4-2-2-0 using two fingers. Playing 4-2-2-4 is NO MORE DIFFICULT for me and makes that shape MOVABLE.
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    Re: Moveable chords

    I understand, John, and what struck me in your post was “first morning” and “I am hoping” …

    Nobody plays chords & rhythm on a stringed instrument naturally from day one. Nobody. Many people on...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    IMO the “shape 2” is indeed important for me, it puts the fifth in the base. For the OP: it’s not unusual for anyone learning to master chords on any stringed instrument to be pretty uncomfortable in...
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    Re: Slow down software

    It’s the playback quality, looping capabilities, pitch control and ease of use for both video and audio files that make Transcribe! and/or Amazing Slowdowner my own favourites
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    Re: Slow down software

    In the following video, ship to 2:10 where I show how to slow down with Windows Media Player, or 3:13 where I show how to slow down QuickTime

    https://youtu.be/uj736-HXO0c
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    Re: Slow down software

    QuickTime also has a playback speed control, it works, but like YouTube and Windows Media Player, it’s pretty limited. Still works though, and it’s suitable for doing your transcription work if...
  15. Re: Lost Interviews: Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Maybelle & Daught

    My apologies for just dumping these in without comment, I was short on time, and reduced to doing all my web surfing on the phone with dicey internet as well as a dicey cell signal in my current...
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    Slow down software

    Iíve mentioned in the past that I use and prefer the program called Transcribe! to slow down audio and video files, I like it a lot, I also use The Amazing Slowdowner on my iPhone in conjunction with...
  17. Re: New year goals - advice for getting better at practice

    Danjec there is a newbies group here (see the link in my signature), you should consider joining in there. I’m not very active over there these days, but it’s a great group of encouraging folks over...
  18. Lost Interviews: Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Maybelle & Daughters

    https://youtu.be/Hu-rAC60PBQ

    Hu-rAC60PBQ

    https://youtu.be/yZLNBV9o1L4

    yZLNBV9o1L4

    https://youtu.be/AQ6recv6HJg
  19. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I think you might be onto something, that’s why there was a MayFlower mandolin and a Wendy’s hamburger after all
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    Because it won’t play itself
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    +1 what Jim & Jeff said
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    … because the pipe organ is so danged heavy, and firmly attached to the cathedral
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    Sounds awesome, Kevin :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Okay, I honestly need to know...

    Howdy there, ok trashfire joe… welcome to the cafe!

    Seems you’re not very happy in your first month here, I think that is a rather rare experience, but surely happens on occasion. If you need...
  25. Re: Porcupine Tree - Trains - chord Dadd4add9

    Well, that’s interesting … moving from F# to e to F# to g to f# sounds a lot like a device I’ve used often to pedal from sus2 - 3 - sus4 - 3

    I haven’t actually listened to the piece yet.
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