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  1. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    I haven't seem my favorite yet...

    How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb?

    None, they have machines for that now...
  2. Re: FREE chord melody lesson: LADY BE GOOD -from Aaron Weinstein

    Thank you Aaron. That was fun. Just the kind of thing I've been looking for.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: January tune of the month

    Very good David, warts and all.
  4. Thread: Christmas Song

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    Re: Christmas Song

    Thank you Frosty.

    Maybe I'll be able to play that well by next Christmas.
  5. Re: Just bought a new Kentucky KM900 from The Mandolin Store

    Hi Skaggs,

    I found a KM630 here in a pawn shop and was able to get it for $300 and love it. I lowered the bridge to get it a little more playable but haven't done much more than that to it.

    Did...
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    Re: Question about my mandolin

    I just had to fine tune mine yesterday. It's very easy. Just loosen the strings some but not all the way. Slide the bridge one way or another and then use your tuner to tune one of the G strings and...
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    Re: Best album for new mandolin players

    Another suggestion, although I don't know if they fit in your genre would be Jay Unger and Molly Mason. They don't play a lot of fast songs but play beautiful melodies and are not too hard to pick...
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    Re: King and Queen of the Mandolin!

    Allen I've been tempted to learn some Dick Dale tunes as well as the Ventures. Dick Dale is a master of tremolo and as big a joke as it might be it would still be good practice.
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    Re: Another one back in the fold - NMD

    I tried accordion for a short while too. They are too heavy for me too but I still love them. I think I'll stick to my little mandolin.
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    Re: Weakly Quiz (NMC)

    The estate has started releasing a bunch of previously unreleased stuff that includes obscure concerts and other things. I work with a young guy who has started collecting all that stuff and he...
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    Re: Weakly Quiz (NMC)

    Oh, I have. I was a huge fan in my youth and collected just about everything he put out there for a while. I think I stopped at Thing Fish.

    I think anything from "Hot Rats" would be fun but I'm...
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    Re: Lloyd's signature

    I'll bet it only plays in the key of Sea.
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    Re: Weakly Quiz (NMC)

    I heard a baroque chamber orchestra doing some of his stuff. I don't know if I'm ready to play "G-Spot Tornado" on the mandolin yet though....
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    Re: Weakly Quiz (NMC)

    I'm the slime oozing out of your tv set....
  15. Thread: Famous Friends

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    Re: Famous Friends

    Once I was knocked over by Chubby Checker as he bounded out of a hotel in Myrtle Beach to jump on a band stand to sing a couple of songs.

    I also got Stevie Ray Vaughn's autograph in Washington DC...
  16. Thread: Famous Friends

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    Re: Famous Friends

    I got to meet my bass playing idol, Percy Jones several years ago. He was traveling through my home town with his band, Tunnels and another friend of mine managed to get them a booking at a local...
  17. Thread: 50,000 Members

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    Re: 50,000 Members

    I'm a brand new member having joined this past December and I'd like to thank Scott and everyone involved for this incredible resource. I can't believe the amount of information to be found here and...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid jamming

    The last time I went it was over before I got in tune.

    I'll get moved from the intermediate circle to the beginners circle and they'll tell to just go pledge Delta...
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    Re: Complete novice

    Welcome Slqwolves. Everyone has to start somewhere and this is a great place to start.

    Like Radish says, go to the Newbies social group. We get to listen to and share our misfortunes and victories...
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    Re: Prairie Home live video feed

    Chris turned out to be a winner for replacing Garrison. While I do miss some of the corny humor Garrison was famous for and of course Lake Woebegone I really love that they focus on the music more...
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    Re: New to Mandolin Cafe

    Welcome in Timmy! I just started too and I'm 59. I've played bass (both electric and upright) for about 40 years and yes those frets are tiny and too close together. I find I'm a half-step up or down...
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    Re: Hello Mandolin Land

    Yeah Adam, I know a few good pickers down here but I'm still learning the mechanics so am not ready to join a jam yet. I too am amazed at all the resources available now. When I started playing bass...
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    Re: Hello Mandolin Land

    Welcome in Adam!

    I hope you bring lots of advice for us newbies and of course enjoy your visits.
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    Re: Rob's Mandolin Set-up eBook

    Thanks Rob!

    I'm sorry I waited to get my copy. There are several useful tips in here I hadn't even considered. I can't wait to pick up Ole Mandy and give her the proper dressing down she deserves!...
  25. Re: Mandolin Exercises for Dummies corrupted audio files

    I am continuously awed and amazed by the support of the people in this group.

    Thank you Don!
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