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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    I’m gonna bet that the guitar was owned and played by someone of some R&R importance. In that case it would be the provenance outweighing the aesthetic. There might be other reasons as well.
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    Why play mandolin?
    Pleasing sound
    Thereís a great, wide range of music to choose from
    Easy load in / load out
    Depending on where you live thereís not a lot of competition. e.g. Everybody plays...
  3. Re: How to get songs by ear... When you have no ear?

    I’ve talked with many teachers in many musical fields and the majority of them say that the most effective way for a beginner to learn is to choose simple songs you already recognize and to sing...
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    I think it unlikely that any musical instrument might make its way into that lofty sphere. The market for musical instruments as artworks is quite small compared to the market for paintings,...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Has COVID affected my MAS? Definitely! After playing electric bass for most of 55 years I got my first mandolin, an octave, a year and a half into that-thing-that’s-been-going-around and my second,...
  6. Re: Getting started questions (intonation, setup, instruction)

    Welcome aboard, mcm!
    I’m nobody’s expert, being just five months into playing the mandolin myself, so I chose to take my new-to-me mandolin to a luthier for its first setup. I’m capable and have on...
  7. Thread: New music

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    Re: New music

    I’m so glad that you posted this, Roberto. These songs really brighten my day. Your music is new to my ears and I will certainly look for more of it.

    Mil gracias.
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    Re: The shipping problem

    I avoid shipping musical instruments but for other electronics I’ve found that by signing up for an account on the UPS or Fedex websites you get much better rates than at the stores. You can print a...
  9. Re: For those that installed a set of Rubners on an Eastman Mando

    I installed Rubner tuners on my MDO305 a few weeks ago and I used a step drill on the back of the headstock. I just turned it by hand because using a drill press or drill motor you’d risk going too...
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    Re: Dunlop Primetone picks

    The mandolin I bought through the classifieds here had a couple Dunlop Prime Tone semiround 1.3 in the gig bag. I’d started out using whatever guitar picks were laying around then bought some Dawg...
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    Re: In Praise of Matt Flinner's Classes

    Another call for sending kudos Matt's way. I'm about to finish my first workshop with him and as soon as I digest this a bit more I’ll be lining up for another. Remarkably well organized and well...
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    I’m a mandolin rookie and my first one is the Eastman MDO305. I’ve been playing several other instruments since the mid-1950s. I’m about to hit four months on the mando and I’m liking it a lot. First...
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    Re: Mandola Hard Cases

    Here are a couple links to one manufacturer of cases that may be suitable for much less than the cost of a Calton case. ...
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    Resurrecting an old thread here but this, I’m sure, is relevant to the OP.
    A few months ago I bought an Eastman MDO-305 octave mandolin (my first mandolin of any kind) and I immediately learned...
  15. Thread: Sanding for bass

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    Re: Sanding for bass

    A dreadnaught guitar has an enormous soundboard compared to a mandolin. As long as it’s your instrument you’re free to do as you like but that kind of work does not successfully scale down to...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    There’s a point to singing a song (or humming or scatting or whatever vocalizing you can do) when you’re trying to learn to play it: you are born with everything you need. No fingerings, no mechanics...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    I’ve been happy with Shure SM-57 and -58 mikes since forever, especially in live performance. Here’s something from a bass forum that seems relevant:
    “Bassist Anthony Wellington put on a clinic in a...
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    Re: Eastman Octave Mando...

    My Eastman MDO-305, bought just weeks ago through the classifieds here, is my first mandolin of any stripe so I’m far from an authority on them. OTOH I can say that it feels good to play it, the...
  19. Thread: Yank and Sleepy

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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    What I’ve found of Jo Ann Kelly so far is beyond impressive. She should’ve lived forever instead of passing on at just 46 years old. There’s an old soul in that woman’s talent and I’m heartbroken...
  20. Thread: Yank and Sleepy

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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Great stuff there. I love seeing/hearing Yank. A tip of my hat to a lot of performers I haven’t heard anyone calling out in years like Lum Guffin and Piano Red.
    Jo Ann Kelly is new to me and wow!...
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    Re: Mia Mandolins in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

    When I go visit my granddaughter in Arkansas I’ll contact Clarissa for a meetup and tryout. The sound and sustain that I hear online definitely has my ear and my curiosity on full alert.
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    Re: New bluegrass fiddle tune jam along podcast

    Thank you much, Matt for this series of podcasts. Although Iíve played various instruments for decades Iím an utter tyro on mandolin and the tuning in fifths is challenging my ability to adapt. In...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin | Technique Nightmare

    Iíve never played a mandolin and I picked up an octave mandolin just a month ago. My background is electric bass (mostly) and woodwinds. My mandolin expertise is not open to question, there simply is...
  24. Thread: MandoScales

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    Re: MandoScales

    I’m just two weeks into my mandolin life (I’ve played a number of instruments over my 70 years) and I’ll say thank you much for what I’ve downloaded today. As I practice and absorb these lessons I’ll...
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    Re: Ear training apps

    Jamey Aebersold ( jazzbooks.com ) has pretty much all their ear training stuff on sale right now. Just type “ear training” in the search box.
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