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  1. Re: Arpeggios - tips and tricks to play these well and how to use

    I think I found this here in another context but it was the one thing that really made arpeggios come alive for me, because I found this exercise so much fun! (Your mileage will vary.) Now the first...
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    Re: Moving between Irish and bluegrass fiddle tunes

    She says she should have explained more. The band has an Irish fiddler and a Cajun accordion player/vocalist and they plan to play and sing (!) Red-haired/Little Beggar and Whiskey b4 Breakfast and...
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    Moving between Irish and bluegrass fiddle tunes

    If a person who has trained herself up to play fiddle tunes in the bluegrass style, though she has never managed to get to those ludicrous speeds, is invited to play with some Irish-oriented people,...
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    Re: Training the Mind

    One of the best things about playing music is that you can't think while playing. Sometimes after a good jam I have to remind myself what I'm worried about.
    On the other hand, it is hard not to...
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    Re: Thankful for this forum

    Whenever I get kind of stuck, in a slump, I come back here for the cure. It works!
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    What should I say to people who when I tell them I play the mandolin say, "Oh is that like a ukulele?" It makes me homicidal. This has happened three or four times. Certain "friends" like to bait me...
  7. Thread: What is Groove?

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    Re: What is Groove?

    If you get it you know it. :cool:
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    Re: When or why to upgrade

    I'm back!
    I had to be in Seattle and so, as one does, I decided to check out a music store, and Dusty Strings showed a good selection of mandolins on its website. IRL, I was warmly welcomed and...
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    When or why to upgrade

    Chapter 1: My husband heard me say enough times that I'd love to play mandolin (I had a guitar I played folky fingerstyle) and he gave me a Rogue from Musicians Friend for Christmas. I was hooked...
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    Re: Terrified of changing strings

    I was one of those people who did not understand why anyone had a problem with changing strings. Find something on TV that was interesting but you didn't have to look at, like old episodes of Austin...
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    Re: Metronome use question???

    I absolutely could not use a metronome until someone on the internet said start by letting each click stand for an eighth note (or whatever is the smallest/shortest you are dealing with). If you have...
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    Re: Note of thanks to Baron Collins-Hill

    Another totally agree. Great strategy--provide free content that is so useful you'd feel ashamed not to subscribe!
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    Re: Share your 2018 mandolin challenges.

    Learn 2-3 licks in G, C, D, A and successfully combine them with double stops in my breaks. I found learning one lick in G, even if I don't play it as I learned it (which happens most often!) gives...
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    Re: Incorporating licks, how?

    I know lots of songs, so looks like trial and error is the path.
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    Incorporating licks, how?

    I got a big book of mandolin licks for Christmas and I see "learn these licks" all over the Internet, but can't find anything on what to do with them once you learn them.

    I could play them over...
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    Fiddle Hell for mandolin players?

    Despite the name, I've heard it's a good weekend for mandolins. I assume a few folks on this site have gone. I could use some intensive playing of fiddle tunes, and I'd love to hear the opinions of...
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    Re: Right arm rehab advice?

    was pretty depressed reading advice to take it easy, but now I'm fired up to learn new tunes by humming, do voice exercises, learn lyrics, fill fretboard gaps in my head at least, etc. I think...
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    Re: Right arm rehab advice?

    that feels like useful work, tx
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    Re: Right arm rehab advice?

    right handed, no surgery. taking advice, tx
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    Right arm rehab advice?

    Broke head of humerus 4weeks ago. not funny! Today played A part of OJC slowly twice before tremor set in, and pain. NoPT for at least 3 weeks so experimenting on my own. I plan to play a little bit...
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    Re: You don't know a fiddle tune until...

    I can play it outside my house without totally choking and bursting into tears.:grin:
  22. Thread: So few women

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    So few women

    Too often I am the only representative of my gender at the jam (OT, BG). I have asked the women who sometimes come why they don't come more often. Their reasons involve other obligations: relatives...
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Hijacking cat thread with baby.

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  24. Re: Metronone-How often do you use yours and how do you use it?

    I'd been trying to work with a metronome, with clicks on 2 and 4 or 1 and 3 and ended up totally lost and frustrated and wondering what was the point. I kept Googling How to use a metronome and...
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    Re: Alternate verses to Shady Grove

    Works with "mando string." That's how I sing it.
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