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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    i might as well pile on too.

    Katie knows.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yJtNh0TMpM&t=24s
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    I hope he's awed.
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    Re: Larger frets for 1920 Gibson A-4

    Another option would be to put on a new fingerboard with modern frets and keep the original with original frets. I think that's probably overkill for an '20 A-4, but it has been done.
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    Put a button on and use the Levy's.
  5. Re: What are, celtic-, bluegrass-, classical etc. mandolins?

    What? Can you post an example of something played in this tuning?
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    Re: Five String Madness

    B to Gb might not be a 5th, but Cb to Gb sure is.
  7. Re: Open right hand to closed fist transition help

    I thought that as long as I didn't plant everything would be great, but I am noticing a big improvement with the fingers curled both in tone and fluidity. Curled vs open and lighly brushing the top....
  8. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    And another way to explain it...there’s only one of each letter name in a scale in diatonic western music.

    For example in the key of B, it would be B C# D# E....Not B C# Eb E..
  9. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    Any number of artificial dominants, yes. In bluegrass probably triads, anything else they would usually be at least 7th chords, and often altered or even subbed. Bass players think of them as just...
  10. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    It's also useful to think of the functions of the chords. Of course the I is tonic, a resolved sound with no tendency to move. The iii and vi chords can also function as tonic. The IV chord functions...
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    Re: Sturgill Simpson Bluegrass Album

    For a while he was doing shows with more of an R&B slant, with a horn section and STAX/Muscle Shoals feel. I don't know if he recorded anything like that. He is a creative force.

    I try to be...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    You could say the same of any guitar, I guess. How many versions of the Les Paul are there, even without custom modifications? Someone changes the bridge saddles and it's no longer a Les Paul? That...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    I'm a fan of teles, but not sure what to do with a tenor. Play fiddle tunes? I'm looking anyway...

    Many of my favorite guitarists play telecasters. Of course all the brilliant country players, but...
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I don't know, but it seems like unless you want to concentrate strictly on irish trad it's kind of limited.

    I've recently started messing with guitar more, and have gone in exactly the opposite...
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    Re: Wrist Tendonitis?

    I agree with everyone that you should see a doctor, hopefully the one you mention who understands musicians. Let them check you out, could be many things.
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    Re: Wrist Tendonitis?

    Electric bass is notoriously hard on the right wrist. Assuming that's the cause of your tendinitis, try to keep the wrist as straight as possible. People have problems when they rest the forearm on...
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    Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    I hope it's appropriate to mention this, but if not I hope a moderator will remove it.

    Andy Brown, the fine guitarist we often see with Don Stiernberg, has released a solo guitar CD that is as...
  18. Re: The merciless camera (recording ourselves as a reality check)

    It needs to be done, but it hurts so bad!
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    Re: Las Vegas Music Scene

    If only you could travel back in time five or six decades...
  20. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I have been binging Jethro, along with Frank with the Basie Band, and temporarily lost track of time. Apologies,
  21. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I beg your pardon. Broads are OK with me!
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    Re: the key of Ab on a 5-string ?

    We need new terminology, I guess. The head was not doubled, but tripled? very cool sound.
  23. Thread: Monel strings

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    Re: Monel strings

    Are there any long-time users of monel wrapped strings here? I've found that i prefer the sound of monel over phosphor/bronze. It seems slightly warmer, less zingy.

    Monel is very hard though,...
  24. Re: Bach Cello Suites arranged for CGDA instruments/Octave Mandol

    I play it from my Cello Suites arranged for saxophone. No complaints...
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    Re: Howard and Jethro

    This is must have for anyone with ears, not just moandolin players! It's great to hear Howard playing a couple of choruses of Donny Lee on diatonic harp. Who can do that? Nobody. And Jethro is just...
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