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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    A lot of people when they begin either try to learn the entire song all in one chunk or to learn one note or a few random notes at a time. Neither way works well. learning one note at a time or...
  2. Thread: Billy Joe Shaver

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    Re: Billy Joe Shaver

    For anyone reading this who who may not know, Billy Joe Shaver died of a stroke yesterday, October 28.
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  3. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    Thanks. That makes more sense.

    We all do it. As I get older I find my wife and I getting into strange discussions where we both do things like that in a conversation and finding our discussion...
  4. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    I am not sure I understand what you are saying here. According to my counts the V of the IV is right back to the I chord. The V of Eb is Bb not C unless I am missing something here.
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    Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    It is possible to do damaging stripping and replating. A really good plater can do it but there is risk of eroding areas, particularly delicate engraving. As good as yours looks it would not be...
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    Re: mandolin teachers

    If you are looking for a bluegrass instructor I can highly recommend Keith Yoder of Maryville, Tennessee. He is a multi instrumentalist and focuses on how to play well with others and on developing...
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    Re: Thile is the Messiah! The pick of Christ!!!

    Now you listen here!!! He is not the Messiah. He is a very naughty boy!!
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    Difficult week for musicians

    Johnny Nash, reggae singer who did I can See Clearly Now died yesterday,
    Along with Eddie Van Halen. Helen Reddy and Mac Davis died earlier in the week.

    It is a tough week.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    If you look at the initial posting about organ shipment it seems that organ shipment costs about the same as overnight FedEx even though the expectations and standard of care are far, far higher.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Imagine the response if the heart or liver were rammed with a forklift and dropped off the end of a loading dock and the container arrived broken and smashed. It would not be acceptable. Why is it...
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    Re: Native American With Mando-Banjo

    I always liked your profile picture at the American Gothic house. In this case the mandolin was a good substitute for a pitchfork.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Therein lies the problem. We tolerate extraordinarily shoddy behavior and total carelessness from the shippers. Then they charge extremely high rates for their so called "service". The standard of...
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    Re: Mandos in the Movies

    That was the version of the band that included Peter Rowan and Willy Nelson.
  14. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    My wife was trying to learn banjo. I already played guitar and a little bit of banjo. She was struggling. Her banjo instructor suggested she try mandolin. She tried it and liked it but needed...
  15. Thread: Exposed Bushings

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    Re: Exposed Bushings

    Superglue.
    Its technical name is CyanoAcrylate ester hence abbreviated CA
  16. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    Check all yours. They are all the same too till you make another comment then they all update.
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Peter's podcast reminded me just how strong the acoustic music scene was in the midwest in the 1970s. It extended into Iowa and Wisconsin with a lot of small and medium sized venues hosting, a lot...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Tab is a great tool for learning to make music. Standard notation is a great tool for learning to make music. As long as we recognize they are tools and not the music itself.

    Not reading music...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    You apparently got lucky and were not in the direct path of the Derecho windstorm August 10th. We had an hour of category 3 hurricane force winds with about 15 minutes or so notice. It went across...
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    Re: Top strength/Tuning stability

    An arch or domed shape, with smooth contours, is always stronger than a peaked or pointed shape with the same height, if that is what you mean by a dart. Roofs are built with peaks instead of domes...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    The Gibson mandolins in recent years are reported to be fine instruments. It is a boutique shop overseen by one guy. At least since the mid 1990s quality has been good and since mid 2000s ...
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    Re: Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    The title on the listing also says it is a bowl back.
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    I taught my wife Angeline the Baker as her first tune. She had a few banjo lessons but is not very strong musically and picked it up in a couple of days. It was also the first tune I picked out on...
  24. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    to Oregon-State??



    After having gone through a Category 3 hurricane in the middle of Iowa 3 weeks ago there seem to be a lot of canaries giving out warnings.
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Not to discourage guitar acquisitions but here are a few fingerstylists. Notice what they are playing. I have a real nice Breedlove I use for fingerstyle primarily but grab the Martin HD 28 every so...
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