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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    I had a blast at my first Tygh Valley Festival. I spent most of the time chasing my kid around while he climbed on the Tractor and Old Fire Trucks on the grounds, but did get a chance to sneak out...
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    Re: Instructors in Maine

    There is no shortage of great players/teachers in Portland. Joe K. Walsh who has been an instructor at Berkeley. Also Maddie Witler and Ethan Setiawan are located in Portland as well as some other...
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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    I may try to head up there with my 3 year old for a night. We will see how crazy the week is. Haven't been before and would love to taste the defending gold ladler's work.
  4. Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    The biggest turning point for me was, without a doubt, starting with right hand ONLY exercises. I would set the metronome and do 1/4 notes, followed by 1/8 notes, followed by 1/16 notes, follow by...
  5. Re: Chris Henry New Monroe Improvisation Course

    I'd 2nd trying 1 of the live sessions. There is a range of abilities from child prodigy to beginner and everything in between but everyone that seems to regularly attend seems to jump a rung. With...
  6. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    I got to hang on to one for a little while while I helped a buddy sell it. I would agree that they are great instruments. Hard to find a better value in an F style mandolin. The one I had did have...
  7. Re: Mandolin case comparison (for A-models)

    Nice write up. I also like the Superior for around town and the Calton when I feel like I need some extra protection.
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    Re: Jarrod Walker's Loar?

    I think not long after I posted this thread he switched back to playing the Weinman pretty much exclusively. Andy, their sound guy does a great job of amplifying a string band in large settings and I...
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    Re: Novice Solo Arrangements?

    Jake Howard has released some great Thile (and other) tab books free on his patreon page. (Donation suggested if you can)
  10. Re: Looking for Recording Equipment Suggestion

    I bought an H6 a while back to try to play with recordings and it was actually way more complicated than just recording into my phone. If you can clear out space on your phone or spending the money...
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    Mary, I did play the Dude. It was a stunner. It was deep and dark. I felt like I would need to spend a while with it to really know its depths. The Campanella seemed to where it's heart on its...
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    Congrats Jason! You got yourself a keeper. I’ve owned an Ellis and played several and they are fantastic. I love their rich dark tone.

    But, this Campanella has something else all together very in...
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    Whoever got that Campanella A5 got a great mandolin. I went over and played it and was ready to make a deal for it. First Campanella Iíve played and it is mighty fine.
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    We are really talking about 2 different concepts here that do intersect at times. Monroe style and chord position playing. Monroe style plays out of chord position at times but not always.

    I...
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    Mary did you get a chance to play the A as well? The sound clip of that one is quite fine. I am on the north shore for one more day and may need to sneek over during my kids nap time to check it outÖ...
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    Re: How Good of a Player

    You are on the right track and finding some good notes but still a ways away. To bring it all together hereís Chrisís video for the song. See if you can fill in some of the blanks and then play along...
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    Re: How Good of a Player

    This is what many great players have done. Andy Statman comes to mind. In his early days he transcribed every Monroe LP that existed before going on to create his own unique style.

    As with...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    This explores some of what you may be looking for:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEqIZkt7fwo
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    Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    Well, took my Tura to it's first jam. I do like the case, BUT, there is already damage to the exterior. I wasn't rough with it. Put it in the back seat of my car on top of a car seat dock. When I...
  20. Re: Looking for a Good, Online Bluegrass Mandolin Tutorial Series

    I would agree with what some others have said - playing "fills" and ornamentation while playing rhythm is pretty specific. I feel like Matt Flinner has covered that in some of his lessons.

    My...
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    Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    Ya, I got the the deluxe and it is pretty, but is it as pretty as a picture of Mike Compton?
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    Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    I received a Tura yesterday. I have had a Canadian Calton, Smaller Austin Calton, and the newer larger Calton. While they have great protection they are less than practical when I am traveling with...
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    Re: CONGRATULATIONS to Liam Purcell!

    Impressive indeed. I was at Swananona Gathering in 2017 and he was there, must have been in middle school, picking up a storm. I knew he had some serious chops when he took a break on Jerusalem Ridge...
  24. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Honestly, I think some of the behaviors in this thread go beyond friendly. I don't see any indication the poster "Rick Frank" has a vested interest in this product and don't understand why someone...
  25. I am wondering about the memory foam? Is it...

    I am wondering about the memory foam? Is it comparable to a Calton on the inside? I like the idea of a smaller and lighter case, but it would cost me money to sell a Calton and get one of these so I...
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