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    Re: Iím afraid woodshedding has made me worse

    ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean–neither more nor less.’
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
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    Re: Vernon Bryant Mandolin?

    Wow! So sorry to learn this. Thanks very much for letting us know. Living at the west coast I feel like I may never get to see and try one of Vern’s mandolins but if I do I’ll beg to try it out.
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    Re: Blue Chip CT 55 versus Dunlop Prime Tone 1.4

    As often as not I use my picks long enough that I forget just what they were. Eyeball and feel tell me what I want to play. My picks (like our dogs) tend to be old pedigrees or simply mutts.
    Other...
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    Re: Christine Mcvie passes

    When I first heard her in a Fleetwood Mac LP I wondered about the change. By that album’s end I was digging to find more information about her. She quickly became the soul of the band and the rock on...
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    Re: Any tips on installing loop-end strings?

    Use a capo to hold light tension on the string while you fasten it to the tuner.
  6. Re: Best way to learn to play Smooth and Clean (not sloppy)?

    Excellent point. Thereís a method called Principles of Rotating Attention (PORA). Bass teacher Ariane Cap espouses a form of this.

    Select a part of a song (a couple measures). Something familiar...
  7. Re: Best way to learn to play Smooth and Clean (not sloppy)?

    To learn to play fast, practice slowly.

    Many years ago I took classical guitar lessons and practicing slowly was held to be essential. A vital detail that’s usually left out of the “practice...
  8. Re: Does anyone have experience or advice about finger rehabilita

    Congrats on your progress, Steve! I think it was author James Baldwin who said, “Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” My advice: be patient but be persistent.
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    Re: Beginner Mandolin Questions

    I’ve been playing mandolin for a year, now. I’ve done several online workshops (Matt Flinner, Tim Connell, et al.) and they’re wonderful but there are nuances in playing that are hard to convey in...
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    Re: Great 48 Bluegrass Jam in Bakersfield

    I’ll be within 200 miles of it (in Palm Springs) while it’s happening but I’ll be too occupied there to make the trip to Bakersfield. Another time, I hope.
  11. Thread: Pick Depth

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    Re: Pick Depth

    One instructive feature is hearing speedy tunes slowed to the degree where you hear how far off tempo/time they can be yet still sound good at normal tempo. Itís not a perfect world, even at the top.
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    Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    It’s normal to check the tuning each time you pick it up to play. Whether or how well it stays in tune varies from one instrument to another, varies with weather changes and with several other...
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    Re: Do I round off my bridge or stop touching it?

    As Moms Mabley used to say, “Do what you want to do. But KNOW what you’re doing.” An entry-level or intermediate mandolin I wouldn’t hesitate to modify to make it more playable. A high end instrument...
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    Re: Do I round off my bridge or stop touching it?

    When I bought my octave mandolin (my first mando) the sharp edge of the bridge annoyed me awfully. I took it in for a setup and asked the luthier to round it a bit and since then it’s been a treat to...
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    Re: Blue Chip CT55 (and other Xmas ideas)

    A nice floor stand for a mandolin could be a suitable gift.
  16. Thread: Workshop feeback

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    Re: Workshop feeback

    + What are things you hate about live workshops? Do you think there's a way to eliminate those things?
    Attendees who ask inane questions (picks, strings, chord fingerings, finishes) or drone on...
  17. Thread: Eastman fans...

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    Re: Eastman fans...

    Somebody did!
  18. Thread: Speed Exercises

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    Re: Speed Exercises

    The maxim of ďPractice slowly to play fast.Ē is based on the principle of teaching your hands to play accurately before accelerating. If you canít play something well at a slow tempo then practicing...
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    Re: Picking Hand Exercises

    I’m sure that I have something similar in my stack of gettin’-round-to-its but this is really flexible and I like it!
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    Re: Soares'y Guitars octave mandolin

    A 23-foot scale would be a stretch even for most octopus! Talk about neck dive!

    Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident has played a range of electric mandolins with many of them being octave...
  21. Thread: Speed Exercises

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    Re: Speed Exercises

    See post #2.
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    Check your homeowner policy, though. If you ever gig for pay your instruments may not be covered there.
  23. Re: Does anyone have experience or advice about finger rehabilita

    When you inquire about PT you should also ask about one that has experience with musicians. They’re, unfortunately, hard to find even in big cities. It won’t be necessary for the basic recovery of...
  24. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    OK, weíve got a slug and a half of albums named here over the past twelve years and no one has yet compiled Ďem into one comprehensive list. With a super scoop of apprehension I submit my...
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    Re: Future octave mandolin player question?

    Youíll have to decide how you want to approach learning a new instrument. A year ago my first foray into instruments of the mandolin family was, and still is, an Eastman MDO-305 octave mandolin. Itís...
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