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  1. Re: iPad app, for mandolin, similar to IRealPro?

    That would be nice, maybe they’ll make it a feature in a future update. I use guitar toolkit...it has a nice feature for chords for lots of instruments...mandolin is one. There was a thread...
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    Re: Online Resources

    Check out Matt Flinner online courses. Right now he’s running a double stop and scales intensive...lots of exercises with scales, double stops, arpeggios, etc and then how to think about applying...
  3. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I got one of the Eastman MDA315s last year and while I don’t really play it that much it is fun to have and mess around with. I got it mostly because it wasn’t too spendy as I knew I wouldn’t spend...
  4. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    I haven’t been able to tune in yet but am recording each episode...setting myself up for an epic binge-watch this weekend. I finally managed to finish the concert presentation from a few months ago,...
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    Re: Tascam DR-05 vs Zoom H2N

    Hi Charlie, I have the older Tascam DR-07 mkii which was one step above the DR-05 and it works great, (it has been replaced by the 22WL). The DR-05 is a great recorder, the 07 records two tracks and...
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    Re: Did my eyes just get older? Font size...

    Yes, the font changed on my iPad as well, pinch zoom is good in a...ummmm, pinch but it doesnít really solve the issue. I changed the font size thru utilities but it doesnít seem to have had an...
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    Re: Great Falls MT Pickers

    Contact Piccolo Music, it’s in Helena but they might have some info. Also, Greg Boyd’s is in Missoula but if you call them they may also have some info. Celtic Cowboy is a great pub for sure, be...
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    Re: personalised mando strap

    Check out El Dorado straps
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    Re: Jimmy Gaudreau

    Jimmy G is great! I especially like the way he plays Dixie Hoedown on the 2:10 Train album. All kinds of good stuff on there but that tune really sticks out for me, itís speedy but not so much that...
  10. Re: What's the diff between Northfield NF5S and F5 models?

    I have one of the older F5M (Master) models. It’s not a Big Mon, I received it in January 2015 and LOVE it! It looks great, plays great, and I get all kinds of compliments on it at camps and...
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    Re: Increasing Scale Exercise Speed

    Not sure about the changeover point as it depends entirely on you and your comfort zone. You could add the up strokes and work on coordinating your hands at faster speeds.
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    Iíd use a Tascam or Zoom recorder, the ones with 2 tracks can be had on sale for around $100.

    I have the older Tascam DR07mkii that does 2 tracks, itís been replaced by the 22wl

    Iím not...
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    Re: Top three favorite Bill Monroe tunes.

    All great tunes, for me it’s:

    So. Flavor
    Watson’s Blues
    Lochwood

    For now anyway...
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    Re: Finger exercises?

    Listen to your Dr and therapist.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Well, you can't compare 1970 with 2019...its not even close in so many ways. You asked in the builders forum and sounds like you got alot of technical answers from people who "know what they are...
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    Re: Learning Video's

    I subscribed to Banjo Ben years ago now and he’s great. I have learned a lot from him on both guitar and mando. Joe K Walsh and Sharon G at Peghead are great, I’ve been with both at various music...
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    Re: Figuring out chords from sheet music?

    My answer is yes it’s easy to figure out...if you are familiar with how music works and know your scales. Lots of good advice in this thread and it will get you started but you need to put in the...
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    Re: Southern flavor

    This is the way we play it, I don't think TD meant 3 chords in 1 bar...I'll have to try it with the Gm and F#m next time we play it.

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    Re: Uther my cat..

    Oh no...so, so sorry for your loss. I have a couple of cat shaped holes and a dog as well in my heart, the most recent was Pinot Noir just a year ago. His little bro Gabe is in my avatar and I...
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    Like anything else in this world what works for one doesnít for another. I grew up reading music on guitar and in bands and orchestra in school. Took up mando and learned TAB then developed my ear....
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    Re: Hog Wallow Flats - E. Lester: Tabs?

    Iím Emoryís student and we have gone over this tune, itís one of my favs. Contact him directly and heíll probably send it or better yet contact him for a lesson to go over it in person...NFI.
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    Ha! I am from So. FL and specifically wanted the Florida on my mando!
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Welcome!

    Iíd say youíre in for a long wait to get decent on your current mando. You need a decent mandolin then take some lessons to help you develop into a decent player.

    Get an Eastman...
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    No.

    Take the money and use it on lessons, if you are hearing pick click you’re digging in too deep and it’s poor technique. No amount of scooping will fix that.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    I’m late to this party but yesterday I played a round of afternoon golf, had a double cheeseburger from the grill washed down with a couple of beverages, and then me and the mandolin watched...
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