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  1. Re: Question for members who have attended workshops/symposiums

    I can't speak to anything close to you. But here in the New England-New York-Quebec area ..... Lynne and i have been to places in New York, New Hampshire, Quebec and Massachusetts. Mandolin Camp...
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    a cool new Northfield F5S video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av-lGFd10fU
  3. Thread: Chop turns Sock

    by JeffD
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    Re: Chop turns Sock

    Another tool in the tool box.

    If all you have is a hammer, its all can you do.
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    Re: Chop turns Sock

    I try to vary my chop depending on the situation as others have said. I'm a bit out of practice playing with a band setting but just now getting back into it. It takes some practice and just time to...
  5. Thread: My New Duff

    by NoNickel
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    My New Duff

    I have been playing a very nice BRW F5 for 3 years. I have gotten lots of positive comments on it and I have compared it against lots of the top mandolins out there and have never found another...
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    Re: Acute MAS: Gil fever

    Here's my Model ! played by a previous owner


    The one that got away. I should have sold everything I had to buy this one. it was truly that good! THIS is what an exceptional mandolin sound...
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    Re: Acute MAS: Gil fever

    Let me help you stoke your Gil MAS a little.....


    This is relatively poor quality audio and you can still hear the depth of tone on that mandolin.


    Some of the best Gil tone out there!

    ...
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    Jacobson Nautilus Black Tie Special

    Here's a new one I just sent to cafe member Mike, who was very patient during the first, second, and third finishing processes this instrument went through. Turns out ziricote is a finicky wood to...
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    Re: Chop turns Sock

    More and more i am finding that less = more. Especially in a band setting a clean short chop on 2 and 4 beats a more filling accompaniment. Even in my trio w/ bass and guitar a sparser chop usually...
  10. Thread: Chop turns Sock

    by Tobin
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    Re: Chop turns Sock

    I almost always do the same thing. I wot not whether it's 'correct' or 'allowable', or whether people secretly want to bash my brains in for it. But I prefer to get a little chord sound on the G...
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    Re: Can you play a real song?! Ugh!

    We wander, wander far afield from the OP's original situation, as she described it.

    People who go out in search of opportunities to perform, for pay or not, have to -- for better or worse -- plan...
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    Re: What is it about recording????

    I'm still putting my finger on the vinyl for my slow down program and you want me to learn multitrack recording tecnniques!:disbelief:
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    Re: Self Teaching

    You can teach yourself the things you know you need to learn. A teacher can tell you what you don't know.
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    Re: Self Teaching

    you know, after decades of playing, on my own, lessons, music school,
    I can only say this,
    to not have lessons is, imho, like reinventing the wheel, and, taking a while to figure out what is...
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    Re: Self Teaching

    Depends on what you're looking for. From a young age we learn from others how to do everything from sports to reading and writing. We go to school to learn a profession or trade and we generally...
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    Re: Self Teaching

    I started playing in June of 2014. I spent hours in front of a bunch of online and YouTube lessons, learned quite a bit. Got a bunch of 2-finger and a few 3-finger chords working, could run a few...
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    Re: Self Teaching

    I'm self taught on guitar. I started back in the days when the only choice was a guitar teacher or slowing down the LP on the turntable and playing the part over and over. I couldn't afford lessons...
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    Re: Self Teaching

    I have had less than 20 lessons and I have gone to some class workshops. In my limited experience, getting better means working on things you don't normally work on so lessons can seem pointless or...
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    Re: Why I Don't Listen To Country Music.

    I haven't listened to FM radio in YEARS. Thank goodness for satellite radio and a great cd collection. There's a LOT of good music out there. But you have to hunt a little bit for it.
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    Re: Overpriced mandolins ...

    Pricing is something that is sometimes hard for many of us to understand with mandolins as with many other things. The observation that, "this is a topic that has been discussed many times here"...
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    Re: Overpriced mandolins ...

    'Overpriced' is definitely in the eye, ear and wallet of the beholder. Vive la différence!
  22. Re: Any tips on keeping up with chord changes better?

    Focusing on chord tones is a good idea.

    If you don't have a list of songs that you want to improve on, make one. Then use various patterns to familiarize yourself with all of the arpeggios in...
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  24. Re: Any tips on keeping up with chord changes better?

    Lots of good advice above. Most everyone is advocating that you think key centers and patterns for the whole solo (i.e. using a G pentatonic scale for the entire solo), not specific licks for...
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    Re: Let's hear you play your favourite Christmas Carol

    Please be kind now :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1OhbWim2XY
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