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    Re: First Jam Session.

    You'll be fine... can you at least do 2 finger chords? They are all super easy: https://www.mandolessons.com/beginner-series-part-two-your-first-chords/

    Basic "in key" info to know.

    Key of G:...
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    Re: Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

    I streamed it recently and really enjoyed it.
  3. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    When your friend hands you their guitar and you find yourself thinking/saying "what the cr@p!... this is just WAY too big!!!!" (Even after years of guitar playing)
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Maybe it's the cedar top on mine, but it has LOTS of volume. Like all Ken's instruments it favors the low end, but it still cuts through at the Jam and I don't have any issues with it getting lost in...
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    Re: The Sun Jumped Up This Morning

    Thanks guys... I was assuming he was in C with the capo on 4... I'll give it a try.
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    The Sun Jumped Up This Morning

    Recently got into Tim O'Brien's version of this old Woody Guthrie tune. I've done some googling and wasn't able to find that much. I wouldn't mind just a loose chord chart and try to figure it out...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Congrats!... Welcome to the Econo A club!
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    Re: My New Hinde Mandolin!

    Very nice!!! What a beautiful instrument!!! Congrats!

    Really good work on How Great Thou Art, too!!!
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    Re: G(I) chop to 3 or 4-finger D(V) chop?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwRs0aNINM

    This is the video that got me there. It is probably somewhere embedded in the link that Mark posted above. Within Pete Martin shows the transition from...
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    Re: Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Thanks John, "chimey" is a very good description. Initially I felt it's brightness was a bit harsh, but really feel like the flat wound strings toned it down enough that, yes, it's more of a chime...
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    Re: Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Thanks Gunnar.

    It seems notable in person how different they sound and that may not be translating in the recording via iPhone. And you're right, I did play the backing differently in styles that...
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    Re: Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Thanks CB!... I replied, let me know if you didn't get it!
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    Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Hey mando friends. I am in possession of 2 great luthier-made instruments, A Silverangel Econo A and a Jacobson Nautilus oval-hole.

    The SA is one I custom ordered last year with a Cedar top and...
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    Re: Top three favorite Bill Monroe tunes.

    1. Jerusalem Ridge
    2. Kentucky Waltz
    3. Toy Heart

    I know this is an old thread, but these are 3 that I love and have been working on.
  15. Thread: Mandolin Mecca

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    Re: Mandolin Mecca

    Great read Scott! Thanks for sharing and thanks for all you do for the mando community!

    According to the Google machine, it's a mere 12 hr drive to Mandolin Mecca... not sure I'll be able to...
  16. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    Well, no for me... mostly because it was nearly a decade before I was born.

    HOWEVER:... my father in-law (having an extensive career in theater and stage in the 60's, as well as a long period...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Ooh ooh, ditto for me!
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    I'll agree with all of the comments here regarding SA tone. Mine is warm and very dark. I first played it with a Bluechip TAD60 and switched to a CT55 which brightens it up a little in a way that I...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Congrats!... it looks amazing and I'm sure it sounds amazing too! I sure love mine and I'm sure you'll grow to love yours more and more as time passes!
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    Re: for people who don't have deep pockets.

    Even a new Silverangel Econo A can be had for only a few hundred clams over you $1000 budget.

    Mine has been a dream! Completely custom, plus added pickup for right around $1500, which was a...
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    Beautiful!... love it!
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    Re: Luthiers in Atlanta?

    Marty Jacobson is on the café, so you can PM him or go to his website and email him directly from there. He really is great to work with.
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    Re: Luthiers in Atlanta?

    Marty Jacobson is great and located In Smyrna, just outside Atlanta. He's worked on a couple instruments for and is just an all around good guy! ... No disrespect to Mr Wood at all, but he is close...
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    Re: Northfield 4.0 Reviewed

    Great review!... if I could afford one, I would be highly influenced by this review!
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    Re: Your Love is Like a Flower

    I know a couple of those kids; the guitarist and the bassist are 1/2 of the band Dixie Jubilee, local to the Metro Atlanta area. The young man playing guitar is an outstanding banjo and guitar...
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