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    Re: RIP Billy Joe Shaver

    At 81, Billy Joe had a good run, but will certainly be missed. Two songs I love to play, ďIím Just An Old Chunk Of CoalĒ which marked his finding Jesus and ďLive ForeverĒ, which he certainly will,...
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    Re: Mandolin size strap button - source

    For non-metal choices, I like Iluak fine instrument fittings. Check their website. They have a nice variety and I love how you can get them without an exposed screw. Also, they have embellishments if...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    This has worked well for me too. It’s kinda like what I tell my husband, who is a terrible speller. He asked me yesterday how to spell RAH-diculous. I said “what?”. He said, this time louder,...
  4. Re: What's the difference between Tenor and guitar tuned in fifth

    I keep my Taylor acoustic six string in conventional tuning, primarily for strumming. I keep an old Kalamazoo tenor guitar in GDAE prefer it for when I’m playing lead. I also keep a Squire electric...
  5. Thread: Breedlove AM OF

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    Re: Breedlove AM OF

    Several years ago, when looking for my first mandolin, I followed this forums advice to look for a used A style in order to get the best bang for my buck. I wound up with an ‘09 Oregon Breedlove A...
  6. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Cunparis, I play both mandolin and soprano ukulele and they are similar enough for me to use my uke w/ GDAE strings as a quiet mandolin practice tool. Here’s how they compare: My mandolin is 3 cm at...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    +1 on the Taylor. It’s not super loud w/o an amp but it’s ok for living room play with one other instrument. My hubby prefers it to the ukebass that he had (kala) which was much quieter. Also he...
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    Iluak Fine Instrument Fittings. Lovely buttons in a variety of woods. I like how most have no screw showing on the head or you can get a little ivory or mop dot. Very easy install with the tapping...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    I see you’re already taking lessons, but this is something that’s working well for me.
    https://pegheadnation.com/string-school/courses/bluegrass-mandolin-fingerboard-method/
    Sharon’s course walks...
  10. Thread: Timing issues

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    Re: Timing issues

    Alan, I had not heard that song before, so I listened to several other versions after I listened to the one you posted. What interesting timing in many traditional versions.I would find it so...
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    Re: Timing issues

    I am enjoying all the responses too. I am not one to mind some drift in a thread. My original post was to try to understand unusual timing and my clarifications were to say that I appreciate original...
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    Re: Timing issues

    Get outta town. I did no know that. I have only seen the stills and heard the recording. I assumed that either Maybelle sang the lead and Sara backup or the other way around. It always sounded to my...
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    Re: Timing issues

    Simon, in Hello Stranger it was the irregular call and response of the vocalists that threw me. From the very first “put your lovin hand in mind”, it seemed to me that the second singer was coming in...
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    Re: Timing issues

    Do you think that most players even out these kind of idiosyncratic songs? Or are there certain ones that I should know about where most everyone has agreed that, odd as it may be, they’re gonna...
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    Re: Timing issues

    “The Weight” has been like that for me. I listened to many recordings of The Band performing it. I counted it out and thought I got it just right, but when I go to play it with others, I find we’ve...
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    Re: Timing issues

    Carl, counting is exactly what I tried to do. I thought maybe I was hearing it wrong. Counting it out though had me all over the place. I was wondering if others heard a pattern that I was somehow...
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    Timing issues

    During these COVID times, Iíve been spending a lot of time playing along with recordings and working on improvisation. Every once is a while I come across a song that seems to me, to have odd timing....
  18. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    If I’m looking for motivation, I listen to music. I might work on some tiny goal, like learning a little lick. If I need a complete break from playing, I clean up my music library.
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Don’t know why I can’t edit my post but I meant to say that folks have NO fiddle tune background but they know some songs.
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Rob, thanks for the tips. I get the feeling that Iím gonna get a lot of strumming-only guitars and a few pickers. Most wonít be familiar w/ fiddle tunes, but will know some songs, like Iíll Fly Away,...
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Dave, that is encouraging. I lead a local mixed instrument, mixed genre sing-along, but this will be something competent different for me. I have difficulty going from leading the singing and laying...
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Rush, I’m very intrigued by this and want to learn more. I wonder how dependent this method is on the playing skill of the leader. As I said, I am only an early intermediate player.
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Thanks for the input and links, I have a dropbox set up w/ about 50 songs. I picked out the most familiar ones from my library and the ones with the simplest chord structure, as suggested songs. It...
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Mike, thanks that was very useful. I particularly liked the idea of getting folks to commit to learning and leading a particular song and playing that regularly.
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    I’m thinking of jams that I have attended where folks play out of a songbook. Everyone sings and strums together, no breaks.
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