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    Re: On Line Lessons

    If you're a beginner beginner I'd recommend taking a few in-person (Zoom, Skype these days) to get started off right. Listen to some players and contact the ones you like for lessons. Also, Matt...
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    Agree Barry, I’m sure it will be good but I’m going to wait for the reviews before I sign up...I’ve spent too many hours in wks that either go off-topic or it’s all about picks and strings.
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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    I would find time in your week to take a lesson with a teacher that plays mandolin - many of them have 30 minute lessons. May as well get started off on the right foot so to speak, picking a mando...
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    Hours on end of practice is not required to advance, practicing exercises in small segments is still practicing and sometimes just play and have fun, it doesnt have to be all practice all the time. ...
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    My answer to the original question is it depends...I play scale and arpeggio exercises as fast as I can cleanly that means sometimes 70 and others at 110.

    Here’s a video Chris Henry made a few...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    No, easily remedied with strap or position adjustment.

    I like Cajun martinis and playing afternoon golf...Jimmy Buffet
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    Re: Bill Monroe - "Scotland" Tab

    I like this tune, here’s a version done by Tristan Scroggins a while back, why don’t you contact him, I’d imagine he’d teach it to you.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    It’s tough with the extra stress the shipping companies are under. I pack the headstock in tight with wrap, paper, t-shirts, etc and ship on a Mon/Tues for overnight/next day...I don’t leave it to...
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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.
  13. 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,...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  25. Re: Chris Henry New Monroe Improvisation Course

    Thank you Gina, I’ve been looking for something like this.
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