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    Re: Online Resources

    You may want to consider Mandolins Heal The World https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com
    Mandolins Heal The World is Don Julin's online school of mandolin. Members enjoy unlimited access to hundreds...
  2. Thread: Improvising

    by Don Julin
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    Re: Improvising

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20190520

    https://youtu.be/gf6XsDpzaWA
  3. Thread: Improvising

    by Don Julin
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    Re: Improvising

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20170317

    https://youtu.be/1bWLaLijXDo
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    Re: Picking faster?

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20181218

    https://youtu.be/wTHf73-XnGQ
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I have put together a set of lessons that will loosen up your right hand, improve your tone, sharpen your timing, and get your right hand in...
  6. Re: Don Julin Mandolin Exercises For Dummies Interview

    Sure, the shipping is quite a bit but I will ship to Australia. These books are distributed in Australia so you may be able to find one for much less over there.
  7. Re: coupon codes for Mandolins Heal the world? think i'll do 6 mo

    First off, I would like to thank all of you that have memberships at Mandolins Heal The World. We have had a great first 18 months and look forward to growing our online mandolin lesson library as we...
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    Re: Play softer, play better?

    Seems like the original post was talking about a heavy left hand grip vs. a lighter touch. As mentioned a good setup is key but some basic understanding of proper left and right hand technique goes a...
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    Re: taking a break at the jam

    Lots of good comments and suggestions in this thread. In my opinion there is nothing quite like knowing the basic melody of the tune and building from there. This is especially true in bluegrass, but...
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    Re: Scales--my new morning friend

    This is what I call crucial scale exercises. These are common patterns that can be applied to all scales major and minor. You can practice these in open positions and closed positions. Pay attention...
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    Re: notes on the mandolin fretboard

    I have put together a course that not only shows you were the notes are but includes a series of timed exercises that make you locate each note one each string. Some of you may be old enough to...
  12. Re: Need Clarification: Jethro Burn's three string chord style

    I have pondered this question many times. This is what I have come up with. The traditional naming method of root position, first inversion, second inversion comes from the world of piano. The method...
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    Re: Learning the fretboard

    Sorry Jon but it doesn't seem that you are fully understanding this system if you believe that this is a simply a "route". In fact this is the complete opposite of that approach if you spend the time...
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    Re: Learning the fretboard

    I have been using a series of drills to teach the location and names of notes on the fingerboard. Step one is to understand the musical alphabet or chromatic scale. (no sharps or flats between b-c...
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    Re: Oh Mighty Dawg Where Art Thou?

    In my opinion there are a few things that set Dawg apart from all of the others. His tunes are of course great and nobody is going to say a bad word about his tone or his ability to improvise in a...
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    Re: Better Strings

    I have good luck with these. The E and A strings are bit heavier than 74's.

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    Re: Hands on shopping in Northern Michigan?

    I have lived in Traverse City MI for most of my life. We are blessed here to have three of the top mandolin builders in the world (Nugget, Newson, and Northfields) in Michigan. Maybe we should refer...
  18. Re: Mandolin Exercises for Dummies corrupted audio files

    Hey folks here is the link. I have put these files into my personal dropbox as the publisher is clearly having some issues with the audio files. Maybe they should have kept putting CDs in the books...
  19. Re: It's time for...CHORD MELODY TUESDAY!!! YAYAYAYYA!!!!

    Very Nice. Somewhere Joe Pass is thinking............man I should have picked up the mandolin.
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    Re: Why dont we hear more about Chris Henry ?

    Chris is one of top authorities on Monroe style bluegrass. He is also a very patient teacher. I am formatting many of Chris' video lessons, and uploading them to Mandolins Heal The World. As Chris...
  21. Re: I made the first step to Electronic. Now what?

    Here's what a Mandocaster sounds like through a current (2015 version) Fender Deluxe Reverb. The amp is a replica of the early 60's blackface design. About 20 watts, one 12" speaker. ...
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    Re: Newish to Mandolin, Teacher advice.

    Hi Joysome, and welcome to the Cafe. You are at the right place if you want to join the world-wide mandolin community. You are exactly why many of us have learned how to teach over the internet....
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    Re: best pickup for mando in rock band?

    I guess it depends on if you are strumming the mandolin so it functions like an acoustic guitar in a rock group, or if you want to play melodies. You can get away with a K&K if strumming is the goal....
  24. Re: What are good tutorial videos for total beginners?

    https://youtu.be/8RjZrAzeovY?list=PLEYFasIvQwG3TGQBLWLPcfMbHrRFM0Hi Z
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    Re: Don Julin's beat-up Nugget for sale

    Sometime loud is better, but only sometime. The way I see it, whether you are chopping, comping, strumming, or any other form of accompaniment, the point is to support and not bury the soloist. Ever...
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