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    Re: Autumn is for playing mandolin.

    That's cool Zach,,I spent my summer on and off backpacking pretty much uncharted Adirondack wilderness...
  2. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    Anything by R.Calace...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Eddie saved us from disco...
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    Re: 7th fret: 3rd or 4th fingers?

    When I'm improvising crazy at top speed,I'll sometimes use whatever finger is available,,but I know one thing,I've worked very hard to get my pinky as flexible and independent as the others or more...
  5. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    It gives me an endorphin rush...
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    Re: new: Northfield neck rest!!!

    I thought it was a roll of toilet paper at first..
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Well done..
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    Re: 2002 Roberts Fern w/ different inlays

    An '02 Roberts is probably a killer mandolin,,,I was wondering about the inlay myself,but I know that Roberts did some custom orders in the early 2000's...
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    Re: Trouble with open chords and open E string

    188079This is a photo of what it looks like when I play that C stop. Notice the angle of my thumb and the angle of my fingers, they are slanted, not in alignment like in your photos. This...
  10. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    I think the F model design came about because of the time period in which it was developed..it was the late Victorian era,,where people like Gibson and Fairbanks were heavily influenced by the style...
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    I know the first tune I tried to figure out was foggy mountain breakdown,,after that I'm not sure...
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    Re: Fingering Technique

    For 4 straight chromatic notes I would finger it IMRR on the way up and RMMI on the way down.on chromatic scales I use a different fingering descending than I do ascending..
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    Re: Hard Times Bluegrass Festival

    I would guess if your singing you have to wear a mask?...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    Monroe played a F 7 before he found his F5,,if he never walked into that barber shop,we probably would be playing F7s not A5s.
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    If you hear a dark,muddy tone from a blue chip,my bet is your using one to thick,try a 35 and youll probaby change your opinion..
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    B.C.'s do wear out though,I've managed to do it,now I use thin ones,bc 35s ,and it took me 3 years but I wore the point right off and put a razor speed bevel on it,,,I'm on my 3rd one..but nothing...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Everything like this will really drive you nuts all the way up to the point of opening it and playing it,then you can breathe a deep sigh of relief,,just open it and get on with it....
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    You don't know that...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    I try to practice 2-3 times a day in 20-30 min. sessions,,every day..
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    Eat more protein and mega vitamin s,more like a body builders diet..
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    BC Jazz LG 35..for tone,speed,articulation..
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    I don't do anything..
  23. Thread: off topic

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    Re: off topic

    Deb Birx came on the air and stated that the cats caught the virus from the trainer,and it's non transferable from animals,,so..how did this come from animals then,,not boiled bats,if you boil...
  24. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Yes,2 days ago..mandolins are great,,
  25. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    I'd like a tri- colored spumoni...
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