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  1. Thread: Reading music

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    Re: Reading music

    As others have mentioned you have the right idea, I'd urge you to give yourself time while you are learning to read music. Most of my students equate reading with sight-reading (reading in realtime...
  2. Thread: On Line Lessons

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    Re: On Line Lessons

    If you're looking for online lessons, you can't go wrong with Andy Hatfield. Andy is a great player, a patient teacher, and a genuinely nice guy. He'll be able to help you get started.

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  3. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    I think it depends on context, but I always err on the side of readability.

    Any of them would be fine if I was given the music in advance and had time to work it out. If the expectation was to...
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    Re: John McGann's web site

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    Re: Boston-area repair people and luthiers

    For T accessible, Yukon Stubblebine in Somerville does really good work, however, he is exceptionally slow and not communicative. You can talk to him before dropping the mandolin off but there is a...
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    Re: Bach Cello Suites

    Thank you both for the responses.

    I started working on the suites by detuning the bottom 4 strings on the guitar, and just stayed in that thinking once I got an octave mandolin. I'm reasonably...
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    Re: Bach Cello Suites

    Actually working from the cello scores on an octave mandolin and transposing on the fly. Or more appropriately pretending it's a mandocello, CGDA.

    I'll take a look at the 3rd suite, thanks for...
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    Bach Cello Suites

    I've been working on the first Cello suite and have finally gotten it to a place where I'm at least comfortable moving on. While I doubt I'll ever be done polishing it, I'm curious if anyone has any...
  9. Thread: Banjo Help

    by onswah
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    Re: Banjo Help

    Thank you all for the suggestions, it looks like I may have to do some more leg work if I want to keep this a surprise. Or more prudently tell her I'm getting for her and have her do the picking.
  10. Thread: Banjo Help

    by onswah
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    Banjo Help

    Please let me know if there is a better place to ask this.

    My wife is really looking for an open-backed, clawhammer style banjo, and I was hoping to get one for her. She plays three finger style...
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    Re: Transcribing/ Getting Started

    Thanks for the website and the tips- looks like I need to spend some more time in the woodshed to play at 240 bpm cleanly. Thanks!
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    Transcribing/ Getting Started

    Iíve been playing guitar for about 12 years, and always wanted to play the mandolin. Last summer I decided it was time to get started in earnest and signed up for lessons. Things started out well,...
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