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    Re: 11 (eleven!) string thing?

    A 12 string guitar missing a string? ... oh ... never mind.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    Absolutely.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    My National RM-1 gives banjos something to think about. :)
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    Re: Help: How To Improve Picking Accuracy

    I agree. It sounds like something that just requires practice.
  5. Thread: Sight read tab?

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    Re: Sight read tab?

    I know what you mean, but I have seen and know players who have learned violin on a tab like system, with things like Low 1, 1, Low 2, 2, 3, Low 4, 4, etc. I am not a fan. In the beginning everything...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    My view, for me, is that one's second mandolin should be the very best that can be afforded (and appreciated), what ever that is. In other words, i do not believe, after the first mandolin where you...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    I think the "double the price" idea is really broad stroke, from a thousand miles away, don't know what to expect. Its a kind of a guide to avoid sticker shock. If someone is familiar with the...
  8. Thread: Sight read tab?

    by JeffD
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    I agree with you. If I want to sight read I do much better with notation. The dots presents a visual representation of how the tune goes which can be used as a guide. The numbers (tab) are much more...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I guess a stronger answer would be - playing TABS is not detrimental to really learning. Not learning the other stuff, yea that could be detrimental to real learning. :)

    Welcome to the adventure....
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    How crazy do we need to get on accuracy. The goal is to be in tune with the others you are playing with, and if it sounds in tune its in tune, and if a super accurate tuner calibrated by National...
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    I have lots of ideas for drawings, but not the talent to draw them. LOL
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    Re: What's your favorite mandolin resources?

    My favorite mandolin resource is this whole site. Everything you need to know is known by someone here, and likely there are two or three threads about it and a home made chart or two.

    Really,...
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    Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    If you can use chords without open strings, you can move them anywhere. The beauty of that is not that you can move them anywhere, it is that if you can find these for one key, you have them for all...
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    Re: Books...and Specifically, Intermediate Books???

    YES!

    Anything you can do to increase the chances that you will use the book is fantastic. This especially, as there is nothing more frustrating that trying to keep a music book open.
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I inspected the As and E strings that had broke on me, and under a magnifying glass i could see tiny crimps or flattenings, in the strings. I would guess that that was the problem. The replacement...
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    From your email it is hard to figure exactly what you mean. Is it playing the tune when it comes around to you, or is it improvising something cool to play when the break comes around to you.

    I...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    There are advantages, great advantages, to both tabs and standard notation. The "Complete Musician" that we all aspire to be needs to be adept at both. :crying:

    Tab tells you how someone wants you...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    OMG yes.
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    One of the wonderful things about learning good technique is that it can be practiced on any tunes in any genre. The mandolin's contribution to different genres of music don't require different...
  20. Thread: Holding the pick

    by JeffD
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    Re: Holding the pick

    I don't know the pick hold that has been recommended to you. The one I use is very similar and often identical to Mike Marshall's in his famous video. Or Chris Thile's famous video.

    I believe it...
  21. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Peter Oshtroushko - The Mando Chronicles

    Andy Statman - Flatbush Waltz

    Beethoven -


    Sonatina in C minor, WoO 43, No. 1
    Adagio in E-flat, WoO 43, No. 2
    Sonatina in C, WoO 44, No. 1
  22. Thread: Pick depth

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    Re: Pick depth

    Yes. The whole cool thing is that dynamic range. That one can play intimately and transition to a broadcasting ballad, and then back to intimate, and every darn where in between.

    If I were the...
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    Re: F-Style vs A-style ergonomics...

    I play sitting down, and typically without a strap. I haven't noticed much of a difference if any between A and F. The treble side body point seems to hold the instrument on my lap in the position I...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I had some trouble with A and E string breakage, back when they were called J74s. Turned out at the time there were some Chinese string copies that were circulating. My retailer replaced my string...
  25. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    Anything you do in music helps everything else you do in music. That has been my experience. While I never became much of a fiddler, by three years of fiddle lessons greatly enhanced my mandolin...
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