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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    Generally the downbeat is a down so in measure 4 I’d do DUDU DU DUDU DU, not to say you couldn't do DD but probably shouldn’t - the picking hand is the music part so I wouldn’t just mechanically keep...
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    Wow, one lesson per year after you pay 3 $100 monthly payments ($300 total)...pretty steep considering most pros charge $50-90 per one hour lesson....ymmv
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    Re: Monroe Mandolin Camp goes virtual.

    Thank you Russ!
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    Re: Monroe Mandolin Camp goes virtual.

    Darn, would love to have seen the Station Inn show.
  5. Re: “Satan is Real” Louvin Brothers movie looks like it’s happeni

    Nice, looking forward to it. I like Hawke, he has had alot of varied roles and I liked the movie Blaze. Another movie I really liked was Crazy Heart w/Jeff Bridges in the lead role, the book was...
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    Cherokee Shuffle - Emory Lester

    I've been taking lessons from Emory for several years now and he puts on a small concert when he comes for a visit and last year when he was here he did this...I play just like this too...well,...
  7. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    It depends on what type of music you want to play but I don't think TAB is "detrimental" to anything - it's another tool in your toolbox to use.

    If you want to play BG it's primarily an aural...
  8. Re: Bequeathing instruments to charity in a will

    Nice idea John and good to think about it before something happens...my heirs wouldn't have the slightest clue of what to do and I actually sold alot of instruments and equipment I wasn't using late...
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    Re: Question on Manzanita album

    You should get in touch with Tristan Scroggins, he has been posting Manzanita mandolin videos and said he transcribed them all. He always posts a little history/background of each tune he does so...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    Ha, I know...there is such info overload nowadays. Seems I always have too many things on my mando todo list.
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    Yeah, there must be similar channels out there. Look into iRealPro and strum machine both are good play along tools. Amazing slow downer is great and I just discovered a great video slow downer...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    This is a really nice resource to play along with, I see newer tracks at slower tempos are now there but YouTube lets one slow things down so you can use the faster ones. I have alot of fun just...
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    Re: Pentatonic scales

    I have both of Niles’ books and they are good. I took them to the local copy shop and had them enlarged and bound with a platic comb so these old eyes of mine could see the print better. Also, Don...
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    Re: Cracks in Northfield tuner heads

    Nice to hear, they are great to work with. I had the same problem a couple years ago and they sent me new tuners right away.
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Very sorry to hear this, condolences to his friends and family.
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    Re: Cracks in Northfield tuner heads

    Did you contact Northfield?
  17. Re: Chris Henry New Monroe Improvisation Course

    Thank you Gina, I’ve been looking for something like this.
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    Re: Online Mandolin Lesson suggestions

    You didn’t say where you are or what style/genre you are interested in learning. I’d suggest pick someone you like and contact them. If you’re having trouble deciding who to start with check out...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    When I got back into playing guitar my teacher had me use the Fiddler’s Fakebook - violin version - a slur on a violin involves drawing the bow and playing notes which we cannot do. The closest...
  20. Re: Chris Henry New Monroe Improvisation Course

    It took me a few weeks but I finally made it thru the 1st video, alot of concepts to work on, refine, and apply to my playing. I have used several of Chris’ tune videos so im used to his teaching...
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

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    My avatar is my sweet boy Gabe, he’s older now and likes to sit with us when we would gather to jam. Here is a pic of our newer guy we call Little Grey Cat, we got him when my beloved grey...
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    Re: NMD: Northfield Big Mon

    Nice, my 2014 NF F5M has an Englemann top and I still love it! Enjoy!
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    Re: Music Lesson Studio/Shopping List Help

    For sure Emily, it was not my intention to come off as preachy but there is great potential for you to have an online presence in the meantime. Even if it’s just posting short videos...how to hold...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I have one of the Northfield 1st gen Master models built in 2014 and I love it. I paid considerably less for it than my friends paid for their ‘equivalent’ American made mandos that are not as good...
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    Re: Music Lesson Studio/Shopping List Help

    Hi Emily, it’s a heck of a time for sure. My first thought is to invest in a good laptop and internet service and conduct lessons online thru Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc in order to reduce any...
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