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    Re: Chop Chords

    The simple answer is yes, as long as you’re not sounding the C# note when in Am.
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    Re: Chord Exercises

    Piano music typically notated both chords & melody across the grand staff (two clefs). Notation is generally just not useful for recording chords and rhythm for stringed instruments like guitar and...
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    Re: Verisimilitude

    Dave, Bruce is a mandolinist. Example, check out the title Neon Motel on this album. Also, earlier albums Mandolin Graffiti, Mangler of Bluegrass, Electric Mandolin Graffiti ...

    Yes, he plays...
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    Re: This Masquerade

    Thank you, Lucas. Very kind of you.
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    Re: This Masquerade

    Thanks, Nashville & f-d
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    Verisimilitude

    Bruce Harvie (Spruce on the cafe, Orcas Island Tonewoods) just released a new album on Bandcamp, Verisimiltude https://bruceharvie.bandcamp.com/album/verisimilitude

    Some cool sounds - a lot of...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    No

    Beware stereotypes
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    Re: This Masquerade

    Thank you Bruce
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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    Glad you enjoyed this, Greg, make it your own :) I love doing Willie Nelson numbers.
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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    Thanks Mike ... BTW, for anyone interested, here is a direct link to download the PDF: http://markgunter.net/includes/download.php?hash=56&t=2
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    Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    I've been wanting to put out some ideas in tutorials for Willie Nelson numbers, but there never seems the time, or I lack the patience, to do it the way I want. This morning, I decided to go ahead...
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    Re: This Masquerade

    Thank you for the encouragement, Henry.
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    This Masquerade

    Mostly just the simple one line melody, with a MIDI backing band groove I created.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgo6_xryN10
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Over The Hill and Far, Far Away
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    If you figure it out, let me know.

    signed/flying fingers
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    Re: Double Standard

    "the most prominent etymological riddle of our time" according to wiki
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    Re: Double Standard

    Carl, I don't wish to belabor the point in this thread. I'll happily discuss this via PM. Meanwhile, you might ponder why this scientific treatise uses the word incorrectly according to you and...
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    Re: Double Standard

    :)) Sorry. It was not my original intention to post about amplification in this thread. Blame it on CarlM ... I happened to read his post.

    sblock, we'll have to disagree on this, again. I'm not...
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    Re: Double Standard

    On the topic of the OP - people can easily dismiss a poster's question by writing "do a search", whether they mean to be helpful or simply dismissive, and this happens all the time. But these are...
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    Re: Double Standard

    You might want to revisit that characterization of the "amplification" issue. "wanted to run with a non-technical and very incorrect definition definition of the word ..." is simply nonsense. As...
  21. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    Wow. I prefer playing mandolin, still not very good, but when playing with others that’s what I prefer. Solo, there are still numerous vocal tunes where I need to play guitar. When? I’d say that when...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    If the music is going over like a lead balloon, I pull out Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother. That gets the Texas C&W crowd singing along. An up tempo Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright can get people...
  23. Interesting study on pentatonic scale usage

    I was browsing around the net on the topic of pentatonics this morning and came across this interesting study from Anton Schwartz.

    https://antonjazz.com/2016/01/pentatonic-scales/
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    Steve Miller (NMC)

    Just read a really cool, sort of multi-dimensional article about Steve Miller. Sharing the link for those who might be Steve Miller fans among us.
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    Re: A chord without muting A string

    +1

    With time, you'll find the right microadjustments. It won't sound clean at first. Have you practiced playing this as a "chop", by playing this chord and quickly muting with ring & pinky the...
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