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  1. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Oval vs F

    I'm sure this has been posted somewhere before. Is there a qualitative sound difference
    between and oval hole or f hole mando. I prefer an oval because it sounds mellower to me but maybe it's just...
  2. Thread: Songwriting

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    Re: Songwriting

    How to create melodies specifically for the mandolin e.g. blues, country etc
  3. Thread: Songwriting

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    Songwriting

    Are there any good resources for songwriting on the mandolin?
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    Sounds descriptions

    Can someone explain what the description of different sounds mean, e.g. woody etc. Thanks
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    Accupuncture worked for me.
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    Sound descriptions

    I get confused when tone is described as woody, etc. Is there a description of the various tones that describe mando sounds?
  7. Thread: slack key

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    slack key

    I've become a fan of slack key guitar and I was wondering if there was such a thing as slack key mandolin. If so what do I need to do to play it. Thanks
  8. Thread: Harmonica

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    Harmonica

    What is the best harmonica for playing along with mando: Hohner,Oskar or other?
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    Electric mando and resonator pick

    What is the best pick to use with an electric mando and resonator mando?
  10. Thread: Opened up

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    Opened up

    How can you tell when a new mandoin has oened up. Is there a different sound etc?
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    electric mando strings

    What are the best strings for an electric mandolin e.g. Fender mandocaster etc.
  12. Thread: Cost vs quality

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    Cost vs quality

    This may sound off the wall but is there really that much difference between a 25000 dollar mando and a 4-5 k mando except for tuners etc. Good tone wood is good tone wood and is construction really...
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    Tortoise shell picks

    Why are genuine tortoise shell picks considered the benchmark for all other picks?
  14. Thread: Picks

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    Picks

    I know the subject of best picks fo classical mando is completely arbitrary but I was wondering about two things: what is the best sound to try to achieve for a classical repertoire and which picks...
  15. Thread: Learning chords

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    Re: Learning chords

    Thanks for the feedback. My teacher knows theory, chords etc. but she is a strict classisist and is horrified by improvisation. Her primary focus is on technique and sticking strictly to the written...
  16. Thread: Learning chords

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    Learning chords

    I've been trying to learn chords on my own. I have several chord books and charts but they are very confusing. They show you how to play individual chords and the fingering but I have no idea how to...
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