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    Re: R. I. P. Robert Hunter

    Sad news, goodbye Robert.
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    Re: R. I. P. Robert Hunter

    Lost one of the greatest lyricists of all time. The article says his favorite lyric was from Ripple, “Let it be known there is a fountain that was not made by the hands of men.” Dawg played on the...
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    Re: Top three favorite Bill Monroe tunes.

    J, I've got some favourite Monroe tunes, like "Old Dangerfield", & "Evening Prayer Blues," (& many others) but for getting into the Monroe style of playing, i'd listen to the "Doc Watson & Bill...
  4. Thread: Fiddle Tune

    by diptanshu
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    Fiddle Tune

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdE8VRQqahs&lc=z22vdf0b4wijsvnvaacdp43buu0o4xud4ftnma2retxw03c 010c
  5. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Received Pick Sampler #2 in the mail yesterday! What a surprise to come home to, will have lots to do this weekend. Many Thanks to Jpugh for sending.

    Can't wait to really get into them this...
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    Re: MT Flatiron A at Guitar Center

    I have a 1994 that I bought in 1999 at Mandolin Brothers.It has tone bars and is sounding really really good the last year.
  7. Thread: Heroes in a jam

    by AlanN
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    Heroes in a jam

    In Englewood, NJ (my old homeplace) ca. 2002.

    Awesome.

    2BRPOHUN02Y
  8. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: ToneRite

    Evidence?
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    Re: Really need to work on my right hand

    I'm still pretty new at the mando myself (just 14 months in), but I recently read something that might be apropos:

    Someone asked Bill Monroe how he played so fast.
    "I'm not fast; I'm quick," he...
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    Re: Looking for mandolin fret repair in Atlanta

    Marty is actually in the Smyrna/Mableton area just south of Marietta. He's great to work with. There are also guys that work on Mandolins at Atlanta Violins (which is ironically in Roswell). Another...
  11. Thread: Atlanta Luthier

    by JPS
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    Re: Atlanta Luthier

    I'd highly recommend getting in touch with Marty Jacobson, on the northwest side of the city, near Marietta. I took mine to him last week, and he did a superb job setting it up.
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    Would this chart help you?

    When I was learning how to play the mandolin, my mother made me learn how to read notes. Though I really “can’t” read notes now (well, I can, but it takes to long), I...
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    Re: So, was creating a new song...

    On an iPhone, you can summon up the "helper" app on the phone just by saying, "Hey, Siri!"

    What this means is that the phone is continuously listening for you 24/7 ...
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    Re: So, was creating a new song...

    Just because you're paranoid DOES NOT mean they are not talking about you. For me, that YouTube stuff is like my refrigerator telling me I'm out of milk.........don't want it.
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    So, was creating a new song...

    Sitting on my mandolin, making a song from scratch.

    Start by hammering out a basic chord melody, working vocal counterpoints into, considering lyric design, yadda yadda...

    Now, that's all fun...
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    Re: SNARK ST-2 Super Tight Clip On Tuner

    You have to hook your new Snark up to a tonerite and let it run a few months in order to get the more vintage type tuning.
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    Re: How do you speed up the left hand?

    I've taken a metronome and started slow, then ratchet it up more and more, little-by-little until I just can't do it at all. I practice some little piece that I struggle with. It helps a little, and...
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    Re: Tips on reaching the F Chord

    That looks positively lethal :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Tips on reaching the F Chord

    Welcome to the forum jmcturnan. There is more than one way to play an F chord on the mandolin, and the only hint you give as to which one you are speaking of is that you mention index finger on the...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Video links and PDF files here:

    1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_e9m-KqsBE
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    2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CodmFqb_Jw
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    3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJpt7CDk8lY...
  21. Re: How to build a dynamic practice routine...

    Hi Dad!! :grin:

    Think of your “repertoire” as a big circle on a piece of paper. Now inside that is a smaller circle that I call “active repertoire”. This means a piece you can always play no...
  22. Re: How to build a dynamic practice routine...

    Warmup. 10%
    Technique practice, scales, new scales or chords or inversions. 30%
    New repertoire. 30%
    Old repertoire. 30%

    This is based on an Evan Marshall workshop about effective practice.
    ...
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    Re: Small grippy Primetone triangles

    This is how I pick out mandolins.
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    Re: Pick advice?

    I would try some other picks that are 1.3-1.5mm and made of a stiffer plastic.
    I am fond of the Dunlop Primetone
    Lots of folks like the triangle shaped ones with a grippy surface:...
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    Re: Soloing, breaks and improvisations

    Someone asked this question awhile ago and I made a video for them on a song they were working on. This is a method of creating a break I learned from the late great Butch Baldassari. Once you do...
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