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    Valley Forge arrangement?

    Any body have an tab arrangement of a simple melody for Valley Forge? I found standard notation at the Old Time Fiddle Tunes site, but my poor attempt at transcribing doesn't sound close. Thanks in...
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    Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Cool story! Congrats on the Gibson!
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    Re: Acoustic Dead duo tunes

    Good Stuff! Thanks for sharing! (\):-}
  4. Re: Can anyone please share some thoughts on the Eastman MD515CC?

    PS - How's the mando scene in CR? I lived in Mexico for awhile which is where I originally picked up the mando, wasn't a lot of local interest. Finally found a group of ex-pats to jam with. What kind...
  5. Re: Can anyone please share some thoughts on the Eastman MD515CC?

    I have a MD515 which was an upgrade from my Loar, bang for the buck, it's hard to beat (I know, I could have got a nice A for the same money...). I bought it here on The Cafe, it was well set up....
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    About a hour a day on the weekdays and probably 2 one hour sessions on the weekend. I'm trying to be more focused on practice and setting goals. Working on about 2 fiddle tunes a month. I should be...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Moving along with my 2020 Mandolin Project, here's Blackberry Blossom live from TikiKaNTiNa (READ: my garage). Feedback, tips and pointers always welcome, I'm trying to get better. Stand Strong and...
  8. Re: Peghead Nation - Monroe Style or Intermediate Bluegrass cours

    Thanks for the feedback. I signed up for Sharon's class. I could use more of the fundamentals, I could certainly use more of the HOW to play and not WHAT to play. Thanks!
  9. Peghead Nation - Monroe Style or Intermediate Bluegrass courses?

    Is anybody taking either the Monroe Style Mandolin with Mike Compton or the Intermediate Bluegrass with Sharon Gilchrist? I want to sign up for one but can't decide, there seems to be a lot of info...
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    Re: Northfield F5S arriving soon

    Congrats! Play it long and hard!
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    Re: Northfield F5S arriving soon

    I was in a similar situation to yours last fall. Finally decided to pull the trigger on a Northfield F5S after dumping money into one upgrade, than another and another... Spent more than my playing...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Great thread. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Still here, still practising. Old Joe Clark on my Northfield.


    https://youtu.be/kvAY1cb3LhE
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    Re: Northfield F5S Review

    Congrats on the Northfield - I love mine. Sounds great in your hands! Enjoy!
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    Re: Charleston SC Bluegrass Festival 2020

    Looking forward to the rescheduled event, but man, it's going to be swampy in the lowcountry come August. Oh how my mando loves staying in tune on a hot humid night.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Still learning, still practicing. Still hoping for results. Oh no, not another fiddle tune...



    https://youtu.be/RxADcEJ9JRk
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    Re: Great Practice Tool!

    Thanks for sharing a great resource.
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    Re: Looking for new F Style Mandolin

    I upgraded from my entry level Loar to a MD515. I don't know if I got lucky and found a great one (bought it second hand here on the classifieds) but man, it sounds and plays great for the price. The...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Thanks for all you do for the Mando nerd herd! Appreciate all the blood, sweat and tears you've put in!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great thread, some talented folks here for sure! I've been an on again/off again mando player for awhile. I'm committed to improving this year and have been making some videos of my playing. So while...
  21. Re: What's Your Favorite Instrumental-Mandolin Album?

    Great stuff on here. Thanks for the recommendations. I love Alan Bibey and Wayne Benson - Mandolin Chronicles. I'm a sucker for dueling mandos.
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    Re: Loarfest 2020

    Nice!
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    New member of the Northfield F5S tribe here. I burned through a Loar and 2 Eastman's in a 6 week period and finally just told my thrifty self "self, you cheap bugger, just pull the trigger on the...
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    My name is Johnny and I’m a MAS-aholic. (Hi Johnny)

    I started messing with the mandolin while I was living in Mexico around ‘05. Played a few borrowed Mexican A-styles, a nice sounding Stradolin...
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    Re: Northfield love

    Congrats on the Northfield! I just received my NF5S last week. What a joy it is to play. It's so responsive and full of life. I can't believe it is brand new, typically I hate brand new instruments...
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