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    Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    Hi Wayne:

    Almost the same exact thing happened to me, so I know how you feel. There are many solutions out there but the cheapest and secure system that I found was the D'addario strap lock.
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    Re: Lessons/Jamming in CT?

    This might help:
    http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/branfordfolk_listings.htm
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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    Round2:

    I agree with everyone. With your past musical background, I wouldn't consider you to be a novice. Transition from violin to mandolin is quite easy. I also second the suggestion about...
  4. Thread: NMD Kelley A5

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    Re: NMD Kelley A5

    Congratulations! I'm glad to hear you made the right choice.
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    Congratulations on selecting a Skip Kelley. Please let us know how you like it.
  6. Thread: Why Mandolin?

    by Lucas
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    In my jam group, I play acoustic guitar, dobro, bass, and fiddle, so I thought it would be fun to add another bluegrass instrument to my arsenal. I had a choice between mandolin or banjo. I chose...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    Hi Devin: don't second guess yourself. If you feel you have a keeper, then that's your answer. However, once you gain more experience and your playing has reached a higher level, then go out and...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my search

    I second the idea of taking a road trip to Nashville. But you may need to call ahead and make an appointment due to the pandemic. I visited Nashville on a business trip a few weeks ago and tried to...
  9. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Hi cunparis:

    Thanks for the clarification. I can easily play B on the A string followed by G# on the D string, no problem, and I don't have large hands or long fingers. Even with anchoring. The...
  10. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Hi cunparis:

    I play fiddle, mandolin, and ukulele. You are probably referring to a soprano ukulele, which I am not familiar with. I have a tenor ukulele, and the distance between frets on my...
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

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    Sierra Hull with her new Calton case.
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Matthew: as others have suggested, keep it simple by playing just the 1, 3, or 5 notes of the chord being played. You don't have to play all the notes in the melody. With practice, it will come to...
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    Re: Orange County, California

    Hi Emily:

    I live in Irvine. What genre of music are you interested in?
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Bunny:

    I've taken the Wernick Jam Camp in Southern CA. The leader was a professional, multi-instrumentalist, with years of experience. And a great singer too.

    I applaud you for your efforts...
  15. Thread: DIY stand

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    Re: DIY stand

    Looks very elegant. I like it.
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    Re: Online Lessons With Andy Statman?

    I am new to the mandolin. Only started playing in June of this year. Even I have heard of Andy Statman. Great musician!
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    Re: Can you recommend a good chord book?

    Yes, it is an iPhone app.
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    Re: Can you recommend a good chord book?

    How about considering an App? There are many mandolin chord apps. I use Selah Chords app which gives tons of voicings for each chord. Best of all, its free!
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Sherry:

    Back in post # 17, you mentioned that your fingertips get tender from playing. Have you checked the action on your mandolin? Could it be set too high? Another suggestion is to try low...
  20. Thread: Cazadero

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    Re: Cazadero

    Very nice ABrown. Thanks for sharing.
  21. Thread: This Masquerade

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    Re: This Masquerade

    It has that cool jazz vibe. Very nice Mark. Thanks for sharing.
  22. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    I picked up the mandolin a few months ago, and I am loving it. I play guitar, dobro, bass, and fiddle as well. It hasn't become my primary instrument yet, but ask me again in a few more months.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Very nice CB. I've never used my thumb when strumming. I'll have to give it a try. Was that second tune "Bluegrass Stomp"? Sounds a lot like it.
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    Re: Little Jam with my 13 year old!!!!

    Very nice James, but what happened to the video? Only hear the audio.
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    I just did that very thing today. Jammed with 4 friends in a park, kept our distance, didn't shake hands. It felt good to be jamming again after being isolated since April. I'm not young but I lead...
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