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    Re: Pinky independence

    Work that little sucker. Don't use open strings, work that seventh fret. Move up the neck... Really just constant repetition and mostly time. That's practice I guess but I hate practice.
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Lucky for us you don't need air here, just fingers! Get well soon!!!
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    I like David also see no difference in mechanics going into a tremolo. And I "try" to use tremolo as if it were vocal or dare I say violin vibrato that follows the feeling rather than the written...
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    Wow, Victor! Just Beautiful
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    Re: Proud Old Papa

    Congrats! I'm a year behind you and hope I stay there!:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Yea, Guys that tune alternately and intend to play with anyone else should tune up or hit the skids. Plain and simple. No need for any one else to alter their life. Form a band, be the star, then...
  7. Thread: Re: Peace

    by Frankdolin
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    Re: Peace

    Peace Something we can all agree on.
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    I've been playing mandolin and guitar for a very long time and for the last 10 months or so have been concentrating on electric with my trio. Hadn't really worked on the guitar for years but had no...
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    Re: "Jascha Heifetz of the mandolin"

    If there's a mandolinist anywhere near the great Jascha Heifetz orbit, I want, need to know and hear such a thing.
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    I yodel! Did it in the school hall 5th grade, The history teacher went nuts trying to figure out who it was. Ha.
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    That's us! Gotta have "some" fun...:mandosmiley:
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    As a lifelong motorcyclist and mandolinist. IMHO. ToneGuards are definitely "un-cool". I mean really? Don't get me wrong to each his own. I wave to all bikes even scooters and trikes as long as you...
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    Re: i love playing mandolin

    Me too!
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Martin, you never seize to amaze me !
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I guess ask us "anything" only lasted till May.
  16. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    :disbelief:
  17. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    My son got Sm when it came out. After listening to it and hearing them advertise themselves every fifteen minutes I said, No,Never. Commercial free means " No Commercials". It's bad enough we're...
  18. Re: Suggestions for Online posting of musical content for payment

    I think getting paid for anything is probably the saddest part of performing music, for everyone. Today and yesterday. pro and amatuer. A piece of music could be listened to infinitely even if paid...
  19. Thread: may be fun

    by Frankdolin
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    Re: may be fun

    Thanks MC
  20. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    I started mandolin at 5, then guitar, banjo, fiddle, and most strings I've handled. I only wish I was as comfortable with anything, including life, as I am with the mandolin.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Rest in Peace Ivan...
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    Re: Tacoma mandolins

    I got a beautiful tobacco burst M3 early 2000's and still love it! I liked so much I added a "Roadking" 6-string guitar and the little 1/4 size Papoose. I was unhappy when they sold out to Fender,...
  23. Thread: Round picks

    by Frankdolin
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    Re: Round picks

    I'm no pro but I use rounded edge picks or the back,rounded part of a pointed pick for all the styles I play. And I play, or try to play, all styles of music. And I'm sure I may struggle with some...
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    I can't imagine a lifetime of relationships, break-ups, and moves. All the while preserving this epic pile of picks. For any amount of money. To each his own. :disbelief:
  25. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I want to apologize for this nearsighted and ignorant opinion. It's not you it's me. I was wrong and out of line. Play whatever and whenever you want and ignore any naysayers like the "old" me!
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