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  1. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    A "To do" list written by Johnny Cash, undated

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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    What a great choice :)

    Looking forward to following your mandolin journey! Please keep us posted :mandosmiley:
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    Re: How to play chords to sing along to?

    Many, many posts answering questions in the cafe seem to be based on the assumption that bluegrass is the topic. I'd imagine that's because the mandolin is the instrument that the Father of bluegrass...
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    Re: How to play chords to sing along to?

    Here ya go:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUCHfqMXGCo
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

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    Vahdah Olcott-Bickford, holding G chord on mandolin

    Posing with husband Zarh Myron Bickford
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Thanks for that! I had no end of pleasure the other evening, reading about and listening to The Boswell Sisters.
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    Re: Bickford's Mandolin Method - Vol.1

    Here are some mandolin sheet collections by Bickford https://www.sheetmusicnow.com/collections/zarh-myron-bickford-a77085
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    Re: Bickford's Mandolin Method - Vol.1

    When he refers to most of the pieces, he follows the name of the piece with: (Bickford) so I assume the pieces are included in the other volumes. That assumption may be incorrect; I only have volume...
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    Re: Good resources to learn arpeggios

    A small bit of music theory is very helpful. A knowledge of musical scales followed by a knowledge of chord building. Don't need to be an expert, just have a handle on the intervals, starting with...
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    Re: Arpeggio Exercise

    Nice
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    Re: Live From Home

    To post Instagram video, go to the bbcode link in my post (#11) on page one of this thread, click on the igm tag and find instructions. Great thread, keep ‘em coming!
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    Re: Live From Home

    p/B8WfNihBPKa

    testing Instagram embed
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    Re: Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    I want to call him a musical genius - but I’ll just say Norman is a wonderfully musical human being. I’m still totally enamored with Nancy & Norman’s recorded music. Today I’ve been slowing down and...
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    Re: Tim O’brien on songwriting.

    Tailpiece says Collings.

    Great video!
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    For some people, there can be a significant difference in the feel of different neck profiles, so for that reason among others, it's always best to try out different brands wherever you can, rather...
  16. Re: Stressful Times: Bringing New 'E' Up To Tune!

    I remember very well the first few times dealing with a mandolin - the squinting, ducking, all tensed up, hoping and praying - it went away over time and after fooling around with a succession of...
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    Re: Pretty Fair Maid Tim O'Brien

    Cool resource, Werner, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Doing their part to stop the hoarding.

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    Re: Changing strings--winding and leaving?

    +1 What Drew said.

    And now ...

    Some tips for changing strings: First off, it does help if you have three hands. Unfortunately, I'm one of the billions who were born with the standard two....
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Put everything in perspective and laugh about it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R_7zOAaHWU
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    Re: Live From Home

    Yes, using bbcode, here's how: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/misc.php?do=bbcode#fbv

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Just got my results! No worries! Sharing the good news ...

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    Re: D'Addario EXP 75 vs. EXPCM?

    The "CM" at the end means Custom Medium. That's because of the heavier E and A strings, as others have pointed out. The reason why is that some of us prefer the slightly heavier A and E, and the...
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    Re: online jamming?

    I don’t know of any decent platform that would work for that. But you might consider collaborating online with other musicians where you’d record tracks to make a tune. Some of us have had a lot of...
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    Re: Norman Blake Directions?

    On the tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWNZdx_D6_s&list=PL_Z7psEln2C1MJ6U6iae6rPSEYhOCwNbJ
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