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  1. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Happy to see some nice discourse on this topic. More diversity in who is playing the mandolin will only make the music more interesting.
  2. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    This is a great resource, and the developer is constantly making updates. Well worth the money.

    Note: I am not affiliated with strum machine, just a fan and daily user.
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    Re: Right hand wrist position

    Thanks for the advice Mark, I will definitely take it to heart. I think I may have psyched myself out a bit, I admit.

    And Bill, I also like that, I certainly don't need any more trauma in these...
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    Right hand wrist position

    I've been playing for a handful of years, and I am having a moment of panic thinking that my picking wrist has been wrong this whole time.

    I play with an ever so slightly concave bend to my...
  5. Re: Nice story about Mike Marshall's Loar

    I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with Mike and Darol Anger yesterday, and they were both extremely helpful and kind folks. Mike was not playing a Loar, but had a couple nice Northfields and a...
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    Re: Metamora Mandolin Gathering

    Update - the ticket has been claimed. Thanks y’all!
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    Metamora Mandolin Gathering

    All, I have a ticket to this event and I cannot make it due to a wedding. The facilitators have been gracious enough to allow me to transfer the ticket. If you're able to attend and don't have a...
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    Re: Dorrigo Fiddle Tune

    Ahh I didn't realize George had notation on his site, good lookin out. Its a great tune, and the #dorrigoChallenge on instagram has been really neat
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    This is fantastic advice, I tried it for the first time today and it worked as advertised. Much appreciated.
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    Metamora mandolin gathering

    Hi all, I have a single ticket to the Metamora mandolin gathering in Metamora, Indiana this coming Saturday. Unfortunately I'm unable to attend. Ive started a new job and the timing just isn't going...
  11. Re: Working on tremelos. Good trick or am I cheating myself?

    I've never heard of or used these rest strokes... are they mainly for learning or do folks actually play with rest strokes while picking fast or playing tremolo?
  12. Re: My low string(g) won't stop buzzing

    I have experienced this same problem, and I concur with everything that AKA Frosty said - being very deliberate about where you press your finger in relation to the fret is the best way to overcome...
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    Re: Tool for multi-insttrumentalists

    any chance of an iPad version?
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    Re: Mandolin master Class by Brad Laird

    I also have found quite a bit of use from Mr. Laird's books and his podcast! Good stuff.
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    Re: Pick Direction

    To follow up on this, are you saying it is a bad idea, if I am playing from the D string to the G string and happen to have played an up stroke on the D, to follow through and play an upstroke on the...
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