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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    This is the best thread ever! I’m a beginner on mando and definitely want to add some blues to my repertoire. I just moved 1600 miles away from my band so my harp playing is going to suffer until I...
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    Re: Best Resources for Chord Sheets?

    +1 for ultimate guitar
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    Re: Reharmonization with bitonality

    This is perfect. Next time I forget to switch harmonicas between songs I’ll tell the band I’m experimenting with bitonality. :)

    That was interesting, and a good choice of familiar tunes to...
  4. Thread: High Action Help!

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    Re: Action issues

    Perfect timing since Rob Medrumís excellent free e-book thread on how to set up your mandolin is just a few posts down:
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  5. Thread: Monel strings

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    Re: Monel strings

    I just tried my first set of Monels, D’Addario EJM75C. I wanted to size up a step on my Eastman MD605 from the EJ74’s I’ve been using. Wow! I love the sound of these strings. I jammed with some...
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    Re: NMD and a little story

    Thatís awesome Sheila!
    My oldest daughter visited last week and I was super happy when she picked up the uke in the spare room and started playing some chords. She has her own uke but hasnít gotten...
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    Re: Greetings, new mando player

    Well I sure hope it’s okay because that’s still mostly what I play :)
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    Re: Playability of a new Eastman 305 question

    Check out Rod Meldrum’s e-book and measure the string height.
    My setup from TMS was super playable right out of the box.
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    Re: Help with EQ/Frequency Issue

    Good luck, if you figure that out let me know. I was excited when my new mixer included a real time analyzer so I could try to reduce that… and found that it was across a good portion of the...
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    Re: Audiovisual cheat sheet for scales and modes

    Wow that is cool and is now linked on the home screen on my phone.
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    Sherry, I use a free program called HD Video Converter, by WonderFox Software. It has some annoyances with frequent paid upgrade offers, but it does the job admirably of clipping/trimming, cropping,...
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    Re: Digital Mixer Advice!

    I recently got a Behringer XR18 and am really liking it. I wouldn’t call it super intuitive however. It took a while to figure out how to do things like low cut filters, compressors, etc. But the...
  13. Thread: I went and did it!

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    Re: I went and did it!

    Ha! Sheila, for once I beat you in the acquisition race. I got two guitars last winter :)
    So far I just keep them around for guests to pick on and sometimes bring one to the brewery for friends to...
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    My Eastman sits either on a stand or in the case depending whether I’ve played it last away or at the house…it gets played every day, carried in the truck to the brewery frequently, and lovingly...
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    Re: Looking at your hands while playing -- opinions?

    I’m still pretty new at this so I often have to look especially when picking single strings instead of chords. But when singing with a mic and/or playing with a harp rack it’s not practical to look...
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    Re: NOMD I can resist anything except temptation

    That is gorgeous! Does it sound as good as it looks?
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Mark that is an excellent article.
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    Re: BRW Mandolins / Ben Wilcox Magazine Article

    I am blessed to have a beautiful BRW three point. I’d love to read some of the articles.
  19. Re: Whatís the oddest mandolin related gift youíve been given?

    Mine, like Allen’s, is harmonica related. A friend gave me a keychain with tiny little harmonica on it. It’s kinda cute and the harmonica is actually functional, sorta.

    My mandolin related gift...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    JeffD, as a (diatonic) harmonica player I’m inclined to think there’s some merit in your theory. Although it’s only been the last four or five years that I realized how to effectively comp and lead...
  21. Thread: Newb's first day

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    Re: Newb's first day

    Welcome Dave!
    First thing is to email Rob Meldrum for a copy of his excellent free e-book on mandolin setup. rob.meldrum@gmail.com

    Next, come join the newbies group on this site. We’re all on...
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    Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    I’ve noticed that my BRW holds tuning better than my Eastman but I always assume that my mandolin will need tuning every time it’s been put away and picked up. The biggest difference is that fewer...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Every time I think I’m learning to swim a thread like this comes along and reminds me how vast is the ocean.
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    Re: Encouragement is magic

    This winter I was visiting my daughter and grandkids with my wife who said my playing was too loud in the apartment so she banished me to the balcony. I proceeded to play and sing a few dozen songs...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    JeffD has a great point. I’m learning the mandolin by playing songs I like (country, folk, rock) every day. I just screen shot a chord sheet after googling the name of the song and “chords”, and...
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