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    Re: Have you EXP74 users switched to XT’s?

    I did the switch to the Elixir nano-web and love them.
  2. Re: What F5 is Tim O'Brien Playing at Greyfox 2015

    It looks like a Gibson "Sam Bush" model. It has the flowerpot headstock inlay, the block inlay on the neck and the cut off florida at the end of the finger board.




    I just read an interview...
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    Yes. Learn how to ignore your mistakes and get back on. Chances are it bothers you more than it bothers the audience.
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    My son is a professional jazz bassist. When he was starting out at about 12 years old, he would learn the melody and chords, and then his teacher would ask, "What do you hear inside?" Then my son...
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    Re: Advice on how to learn sheet music?

    This is something you learn by doing. The more you try to sight-read, the better you'll get at it. The goal, ultimately, is not to read notes one at a time and play them, but to see whole chords and...
  6. Thread: Improvising

    by Jim Bevan
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    Re: Improvising

    I'm with dhergert – can you sing what you want to play? Can you imagine what you want to play in your head, and play what you're imagining?

    Ya, learn all your scales and chords and arpeggios so...
  7. Re: Can Anyone Shed Light on this Fiddle Embellishment?

    I agree it sounds more like Scottish/Cape Breton articulation than Irish. I don't hear any rolls or crans. What I hear are fingered cuts and what my fiddler S.O. would call a bowed "scratch triplet"...
  8. Re: Can Anyone Shed Light on this Fiddle Embellishment?

    180701
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    As much as I lust to play really fast, deliberately slowing down is the biggest thing ive found to improve tone. That, and being relaxed. I try to listen to the quality of the notes im playing, and...
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    Re: Improvising

    Start listening to and practicing with horn players, like Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue....
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    This....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/145117#145117

    Pava works in the Ellis shop and builds a great mandolin.

    I doubt you will find a Heiden in your price range.

    Good luck with your...
  12. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    "I play mandolin...
    and I can tune...
    If I have too...
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    This is not a brag...

    ...but I had to come share. I worked out a Sarah Jarosz break. It's from She Left Me Standing On The Mountain. I'm playing something that Sarah Jarosz played. Of course she recorded it when she was...
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    Re: Octave sound diffence?

    Yes.
  15. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Don't lump me into the everybody becasue I don't agree.
  16. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    I quit taking my music that seriously a long time ago. That's made it more fun. A lot more fun.
  17. Thread: Tim O'Brien

    by Demetrius
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    Tim O'Brien

    I love the purity of this video. Tim and his Nugget mandola leave nothing else to be desired. A man, his mandola and a great song written by J.D. Hutchison.

    Enjoy!
    Dem
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    Re: Breaking in a brand new mandolin

    Play it daily.

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: What's a Chord Melody?

    In my opinion, when enough of the melody is supported by full chords to make the overall impression of the piece sound accompanied.
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    Re: What's a Chord Melody?

    excellent description.
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    Re: Sam Bush vs Sierra Hull right hand

    In the early years of performance for Sam Bush, you were lucky to have a sound system that would get much out of a SM57, and just try to find a better performance mic than that in those days. If you...
  22. Re: Modes - Practicing to Cement Their Sound in Your Head

    Boy, it sounds like someone's refined "Rat Maze Runner" training, and has begun applying it to human test subjects! The only missing element seems to be the "stick" - the sting of punishment - for...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    This is why I am not enthusiastic about the “copy great solos” approach to learning to improvise—especially for beginners—because it puts the focus on achieving a “correct” result. Likewise, the...
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    Re: Memorizing Chords and Progressions

    This is not a literal notion. It means that one 'sings it in your mind'. The same holds true for double stops, tremlo etc. In your head you say this sound goes HERE. It becomes a matter of...
  25. Re: An incredible evening of Cape Breton music and dance

    Have we met, jshane? I’m guessing we are both here the same 6 months ;)=

    I hang around the Sydney scene, generally Governors Wed, Blue Mist Thurs, and more oft than not Breton Brewing on...
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