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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    I've been playing in the key of B lately,jamming to a great but rarely played bluegrass tune called Train45..sometimes it's in G but mostly in B ,with capos on the banjo and guitar at fret 5,,I just...
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    My white cat loves my playing,just loves it,she sits there and watches in fascination at my playing...oh by the way,did I mention shes totally deaf,,
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    I'm getting over t h e flu I've had for the last 10 days so I'm taking it easy today,,lots of practicing while watching a counting cars marathon,,later the super bowl while jogling with a king of...
  4. Re: Michael Cleveland Tall Fiddler Grammy Winner

    Probably the best fiddle player out there,,and one of the best freaking mandolinists I've heard...
  5. Re: Irish trad musicians that use Blue Chip TAD 40 pick

    You don't really need to get a bevel on a bc 35..if you use,it enough ,and hold it the same way every time,the beveling takes care it itself,I know ,I've already done it to one,,
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    It's to your benefit to use all of your fingers,I don't know how that can be argued,,some pros might have really high action,which explains using only your stronger fingers up the neck,,I think it's...
  7. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I started singing along once and the guitar player says to me " wow,is there a melody that goes with that?"..
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Lol ,,if someone told me theyre playing in the key of " B# "..I think that's my cue to get up and leave..
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Ok,,I sometimes play with a guy who detune's his guitar ,to exactly I'm not sure and then puts a capo on it half the time,,he's also left handed and can't play in a standard tuning,,I play with him...
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    Re: Different picks for different instruments

    .88 picks for a mandolin are almost a med. considering some go between 1 -2 mm...for me though,a stiff .88 is perfect for both instruments...
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    Re: Economy or alternate picking

    Sweep picking is the same thing as economy picking,as laid out by Frank Gambale,,as it is almost impossible to actually sweep pick an entire tune or improvisation,,sweep picking also incorporates...
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    Re: Economy or alternate picking

    Economy picking is what was called "sweep picking",,brought to the forefront by Frank Gambale,,but way before him it was used by Chet Atkins,the "Chet Atkins arppegio",, this is the basic sweeping...
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    sissy bars on Harleys are cool,,they are functional and add to the overall lines of the bike,,,I wouldnt own one without one,,but I'm old school ,from a time when every bike had one..
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    It's a 10ft.,,2 wt. Nymphing rod...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    I got a new fly rod..
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    Re: Blues Mandolin Song Choices

    "Bluegrass Stomp"..
  17. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I can't agree with this as I've had a couple of badly damaged packages delivered by FedEx...-1 for them..
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    Dean Webb's F4..

    181779 One of the best bluegrass mandolinists ever,,this is a photo I took of Dean Webb playing his 3 point F4,,from the Andy Griffith show (S4,E25), "Divorce,mountain style"..
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    Make a fist,palm down,extend pinky straight out,now start moving the pinky around,up,down,back and forth,in and out etc. to gain independence ...very challenging to do with ring finger..
  20. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    This looks very similar to a DMM that was in the classifies about a year or so ago..it was located in Germany ,if anybody recalls that mandolin..
  21. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    Ok,thanks man,,that definitely ain't me...
  22. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Oh yeah that is just sweet...
  23. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    [QUOTE=CarlM;1744698]
    Likewise hamboners play recognizable songs and tunes despite having little to no melody as such. They rely on rhythm and dynamics to make the tune recognizable. They will...
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I graduated high school in 1973 and I drew in the '73 &'74 draft high numbers,past 300 so I wasn't going anywhere. My brother in law served in Nam though,,my father in law joined the Army at 17 to...
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    The good thing is you can always multi task!..
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