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    Re: Donna Stonemanís birthday today

    Thanks for the post Gary. Although I've been a Mandolin Cafe member since 2004 I've only been playing for two years and I'm just becoming acquainted with the mandolin greats. So now I know about...
  2. Re: Sierra Hull's version of the "Tennessee Waltz" (lesson and ta

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I received the tab from you on November 29. Three months later I'm finally playing it through and it's a joy.
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    Re: Sierra Hull - Best Buy mandolin cover

    Well done!
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    Re: Multi-Instrumentalist's Advice?

    There's a great interview right here with a multi-instrumentalist who has managed to be great on many instruments while maintaining a full-time job outside of music. My take-away is that it's about...
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    Re: A Turkish oud I've just finished

    Very nice! I had never heard of an oud until last Thursday at a concert in the park. There was a classical guitarist performing who played a lute on a couple of songs. He said it's predecessor was...
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    Re: When is a newbie no longer a newbie?

    Maybe somewhere around five years more or less. Then you're experienced and pretty good or maybe not so good lol.
  7. Working on tremelos. Good trick or am I cheating myself?

    In my search for tips on playing tremolos I'm often led to archived Mandolin Cafe threads. Some mention using one of the fatter edges of the pick. I've tried it and it works great! I'm just wondering...
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    Re: Why/how did you start playing mandolin?

    Over a decade ago I was at an auction trying to buy a guitar but was being out bid at every turn. I saw an old handmade mandolin on a table of junk and ended up getting it for $7.00. When I got it...
  9. Re: Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (The Delmore Brothers)

    There's a live version of Tom Petty doing this song. I haven't been able to find it on Youtube. I love the song.
  10. Re: "Deșteaptă-te, rom‚ne!" (Romanian National Anthem)

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Note of thanks to Baron Collins-Hill

    I definitely credit Baron Collins-Hill for getting me started on my way. I have a list of my ten favorite songs I learned from his site that I go over as part of my every day drills. The backing...
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    Re: What's Your Score?

    I have an uncle Earl, own The Turtles recordings ... no, I can't even begin to pull out of this. -25
  13. Thread: Laurel vs Yanny

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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    You're not alone except what I hear is "Yelly, yelly."
  14. Thread: chordify

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    Re: chordify

    This Fender site has what appears to be the same thing with your choice of mandolin, bass, guitar, ukulele and piano.

    https://play.riffstation.com/
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    Re: Mandolin on this British Sitcom?

    By golly I think you're correct Jim. There's a much better view in another episode where he's noodling around in his livingroom and it looks much like the Blue Moon BM-07 Electro Acoustic Mandolin....
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    Mandolin on this British Sitcom?

    I'm a big fan of Detectorists, a quirky British television sitcom with subtle humor set in a fictional small town in northern Essex that revolves around Andy and Lance, two members of the Danebury...
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    Re: What on earth are you doing?

    It's funny you should mention out of time foot tapping while playing. I noticed I was doing the same thing myself just yesterday and attempted to correct it. I found out it's going to be a process.
  18. Re: Article: Pava A5 Pro Mandolin Giveaway Starts April 13

    I'm registered! Sitting on my front porch waiting expectantly.
  19. A lovely looking and sounding instrument!

    A lovely looking and sounding instrument!
  20. Thread: Mandolin Stand

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    Re: Mandolin Stand

    Thanks everyone. I have a band mate who used a Hercules stand for his bass. I'm going to see how it fits with my mandolin at tomorrow's gig. If that seems good, that's what I'll go with.
  21. Thread: Mandolin Stand

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    Mandolin Stand

    I have a Godin A8 electric mandolin that I'm going to incorporate into our band. I would appreciate some stand suggestions from gigging musicians. I want something that will keep it well protected...
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    Thanks everyone, I have a point of reference now....

    Thanks everyone, I have a point of reference now. It appears my question should have been, "How much should I expect to pay for a good starter acoustic electric mandolin?" Hopefully I'll be back...
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    First of all, thanks to mikeomando and bobd for...

    First of all, thanks to mikeomando and bobd for the replies. What I want is a sound like an acoustic mandolin that I can also play unplugged. I'm hoping for at or under $500. As a novice I'm not...
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    My wife and I want to incorporate electric...

    My wife and I want to incorporate electric mandolin into our duo but I don't want to go very expensive until I know it'll work. On the other hand, I don't want to go so cheap that it's destined to...
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