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  1. Thread: Left hand

    by Gelsenbury
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    Re: Left hand

    I'm obviously not getting it. What's unusual about how she holds the mandolin?
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    First, I somewhat agree with your concept of leaving the rhythm section work to the rhythm section - I tend to use a mandolin in jazz more like a sax, clarinet or violin than a piano or...
  3. Hi. Thought Id answer a few questions. Roger is...

    Hi. Thought Id answer a few questions. Roger is probably on tour.

    Tuning: Roger tuned the instrument G/D/G/D for these tunes. We made a special set up to accommodate tuning down the top two...
  4. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    When did evolution give us this instinctive need to categorize everything?

    If bluegrass is "stage music" -- which maybe is how it started, but not really all it is now -- and old-time is "communal...
  5. Re: When does Mandolin sound better than Violin?

    when the mandolin player is a lot better than the fiddler
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    Re: Bluegrass Music Theory (?)

    I guess I have some theory ideas that are not correct. I never heard chords explained that way.
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    Re: Bluegrass for the elderly

    Good points in the posts above, though I have a hard time understanding just what "contemporary American string band music" might be. Most of the old-timey performers I know don't necessarily reject...
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    Re: Could Bill Monroe Read Music??

    An interesting facet of some sort, but I do not see how it relates to the "pros and cons of reading music." Did an inability to read music cause the Beatles to play good music? Did such inability...
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    Re: Scotland Referendum

    Folks, it's a big old Internet with many places to discuss politics. Feel free to take this to any of those sites. This isn't the place.
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    Re: Playing in the key of F

    I didn't see anything in the OP about just strumming chords in the key of F. And the point is quite strong - who wants to retune for just one key? There's nothing in that comment that even remotely...
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    Re: Opening up and breaking in

    The first few minutes on a good violin are really amazing, first time it's up to tension. The next week or so are blazingly obvious. Goes back to sleep, then wakes up a bit faster every day. When...
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