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    Re: New Pava = 2 New Songs 2 Me

    Thanks Lucas. I don't use any app. I just use backing tracks I find on You Tube and play them thru a little JBL speaker.
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    New Pava = 2 New Songs 2 Me

    So excited about my new Pava! I couldn't wait to let you hear it, at least as well as I can play it. So here's two tunes I'm work'n on. Hope you enjoy.:mandosmiley:...
  3. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    I agree with everything everyone "here" has said. I would just add while technique and expression are key.If you want to play like Jascha Heifetz, Jacob do Bandolim, Stephan Grappelli, Django...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    In case you missed my NMD post, here's my new Pava.:mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skfy4OMSqWs
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    Re: Critical MAS + MC + TMS = NMD

    So less than a day in and I have a shiny neck and pinky rub! Yea, I'm in love... Here's a little vid I did quick this morn. Will do another and a complete review when I'm not so haggard. Thank you...
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    Critical MAS + MC + TMS = NMD

    I've been wanting a carved A oval forever. And I've been wanting a high quality mandolin forever. So I pulled the trigger on Friday 13th, my favorite day, on the beautiful brown satin oval "PAVA"...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I haven't played this song since I was kid ,probably over 50 years. I found a nice backing track on YT and had a blast revisiting, knowing how much has changed since then. Anyway... Played on a...
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Yes ! Happy Anniversary !!!:mandosmiley:
  9. Thread: In The Mood

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    Re: In The Mood

    Thanks for the post, I missed this. Such amazing talent and oh' the mandolins...Beautiful ear, and eye candy !:mandosmiley:
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This is one of my favorite love songs, done here for my lovely wife. " If " by Bread. :mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lmFl5MQbI0
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    Looks like Carl and Fretbear are on the same "page".:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Great new videos from the mandolin store

    No disrepect to James, I'm sure he's a player. But I like Dennis' approach to a demostration. Using different styles and letting you "hear" the mandolin gives me a much better demonstration of tone...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    IMHO A life lived with nothing but perfection in mind leaves very little room for living.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    When Gunner started this I thought, "Here we go, this could get ugly." But the MC shows us again we can have fun with a possibly contentious subject, and keep having fun, 7 pages strong. By the way I...
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    Re: Another prototype

    Love it! Can't wait to hear this group in action. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Very cool ! Congrats ! Now that's mando love at it's best.:mandosmiley:
  17. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    I would first have to agree with Hank. The fact that I'm sitting here in a discussion with folks from around the world, about something I've loved since a child, is pretty cool.And the M/C is the...
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    GD String Ride

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    This tune started as a picking exercise and kinda evolved. It's pretty simple but hard to get really clean. I'd love...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFt-a4ckGKw A song that was certainly among my first learned and always brings me home.
  20. Re: Do you think a Morris flat top would fit in this case?

    I keep my Morris flatty in one of those generic hard styrofoam oblog cases made for an F model I had ,and use pillow case or whatever for a little padding. Does the job.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Can't see your post OG
  22. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    Yes. I think moving between instruments is one of the best exercises for brain and body. We all need to think outside the box to grow and get better, no matter what our passion might be.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    RIP Phil
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    Re: Like they don't know me

    Very pretty! I don't know you, but I feel you...:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Better tone with light strings?

    Yes, A lifelong question. Rick Beato put out this video in January this year which he claims light strings on a guitar, offer better tone and sustain. You can see it...
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