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    Free t-shirt to a uk member

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    I received a T-shirt with this mandolin print design. Unfortunately it's too small and as it was ordered bespokely it's non-returnable. The size is Large but too small for me. The...
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    Re: V-Picks Giveaway

    Count me in! Good luck everyone!
  3. Re: Favorite acoustic album featuring mandolin?

    If I had to pick just one I probably would go for the Garcia/Grisman first album. It is one of those 'go to' albums for me - when you can't of what to put on that one always does it for me no matter...
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    Re: Shyness and Playing in Front of People

    There have been some really good responses and tips on this thread so far. It's been a good read.

    I recently played a gig that was the biggest set up we've done. It was a 'good cause' gig and...
  5. Re: Just for fun.. Who are your top 5 living mandolinists?

    David Grisman
    Andy Statman
    Mike Marshall
    Sam Bush
    Chris Thile
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    Re: the mandolin in bluegrass?

    I didn't know you were married to my wife!
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    Re: Mandolins and Pauli Gatto (The Godfather) In Commercials

    That dude is handsome!
  8. Re: Good source for learning some chord theory?

    I second this one. You can see Mike's approach to placing your fingers and using chords to make a melody.
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    Re: Help me spend an iTunes voucher

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I've picked up on some new stuff! Any more ideas out there?
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    Re: Help me spend an iTunes voucher

    Nice suggestion! Now if you could pick only one track...
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    Help me spend an iTunes voucher

    I've done this sort of thing before on the cafe and it's always worked out good for me. Essentially i trust the good taste out there! I have enough credit left to buy 10 songs from iTunes. Please...
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    Re: Peter Rowan's new album - superb!!!

    His 'Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band' album is also a fine bluegrass album but throws in enough twists and difference to sound apart from many other bluegrass type recordings. I think he offers a certain...
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    Re: Your "Ah-ha!" Moment?

    My 'Ah-ha' moment when after years of only moderately achieving any competence on guitar I picked up a mandolin and thought "ah-ha" - I found my instrument!
  14. Re: Anyone got tabs for Kentucky Woman Blues by Pokey LaFarge?

    There's probably not likely to be a readily available tab for this tune but he plays a lot of standard blues mandolin licks. Try a C chord and playing along from there. A lot of this style of playing...
  15. Re: Your First Tune/Piece/Song/whatever you Learned on the Mandol

    Red Haired Boy. My guitar player and mostly always open with Bluegrass Stomp and then Red Haired Boy.
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    Re: New metal mandolin project

    Nice one sir! I've been toying with idea of getting a solid body electric OM. This is helping to convince me...
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    Re: "Old School" or "Extreme" bluegrass

    Love it. I'd buy the CD twice it'd be so good!
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    Re: Mandolin and guitar at the same time?

    I mucked around with guitar before seriously getting into the mandolin. When I've gone back to guitar I've found that my right hand technique with a pick is so much better and my approach to working...
  19. Re: Anyone trying the Gold Tone Zeroglide nut yet?

    I had a zero fret installed a la zero glide but mine wasn't a Goldtone product but a local luthier made it for me. I thought the whole thing sounded brighter when i first got it done and I suppose my...
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    Re: Thanks to Andy Statman!

    Andy Statman is indeed a force of nature. His Jazz Mandolin book is just brilliant. The bluegrass lesson at the beginning is mind blowing! If you're not the jazz thing Ted Eschliman's Getting Into...
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    Re: Phoenix mandolin bluegrass model

    I had the chance to play one when I bought my Summit. Unfortunately the Phoenix was too out of my price range but of all the mandolins I played that day (that were out of my price range - including...
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    Re: The first song you learned

    Red Haired Boy was the first tune I got good at and convinced me that mandolin was the way forward.
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    Re: Whatdidya' get?

    The wife and I bought ourselves an iPad and to test it I bought Jim Richter's book. It's functionality has impressed my good lady so much that she uses it to demonstrate the power of this awesome wee...
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    Re: Punch Brothers Ahoy! EP

    Antifogmatic is good and has more of a song based structure rather than extended pieces. The deluxe version is for diehards I suppose. Songs like Rye Whiskey are excellent:



    Enjoy!
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    Re: please recommend: bluegrass mando videos

    All Ivan's choices are great especially the Herschel Sizemore one. It's great. Sam Bush's DVDS are excellent and he is a good teacher.
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