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    Re: tenor uke to mandolin tuning

    The slightly longer scale will make fretting some chords harder but the soprano uke makes a decent mandouke. I use one as a quieter practice "mando".
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    Re: How to learn by ear

    Just finished watching the video and am doing very similar training myself. I haven't used the slow dower apps (I do know that youtube has a free slowdown feature built right into the video playback,...
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    Re: How to learn by ear

    Thank you, Pete! I always look forward to your new videos and often rewatch old ones. I get so much out of them. I've been working on ear training for a while now and can't wait to see your take on...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Tunebook (CGDA) updated

    Will, thank you so much for the tab! Might I ask you, what app are you using to write your score? It's one of the very few that I am able to read easily with my not so good eyes.
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I'd also put a wtb ad on ukulele underground forum. There are a fair amount of ukers who get interested in short scale tenor guitars. In fact, it was a UU poster who tipped me off to the ad here on...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I have a Pono steel string short scale (21.5") tenor guitar that I'm happy with. solid wood- spruce top and solid rosewood s&b. I think they are about 1k new. Got mine right here on MC used for $600...
  7. Thread: Jam etiquette

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    Re: Jam etiquette

    sblock, thanks for the tips. I do try to follow the guitarist if I can see one and they are not playing up the neck. I also, noodle for a bit (quietly) to get the key. I haven't tried looking at...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    As a beginner, especially, this does make it very hard. Many folks don't say the name of the song or the key. On top of this they may not sing that loudly, so I find myself struggling to hear what...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Well, I spoke up tonight and just said what song I was playing and the key and that I didn't really know how to give out breaks other than to ask. They told me that it goes around clockwise from me....
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Tom, that's an interesting way of giving out breaks. I've only seen the wink and a nod or a name called out.
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    I agree with you and do play without watching, if I'm just playing rhythm. If I switch to picking I have to look. I did play guitar for a few years before I took up mandolin, so I'm used to not...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Mike, I am gonna do just that. I'm gonna pick a super common song, like "bury me beneath the willow" and keep working til I can get it up to speed or maybe a slower song like "Wayfaring stranger"....
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    At one jam I went to there are about a dozen quite experienced players. Several are retired pros, a few still gig regularly. But they are super friendly and welcoming. I'm going tonite again and do...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Thanks, that's what I'll do. Thought it might be a no-no since no one else does this. In fact, they rarely gave the name of the song and only occasionally the key. It was my first thought to ask like...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    I can avoid the break, I don't know how to "give" the break when you don't really know the other players and the procedure seems to be random. I find it hard to try to make eye contact with someone...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    These would be bg jams. Folks usually take the first break themselves and then call out to someone they know to take other ones and since I don't know who to give it to, it's super awkward for me. It...
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    Jam etiquette

    I'm a newbie to jams and also a beginner mandolin player. I've gone to a couple local jams and they are very welcoming to beginners and encourage you to take your turn and not pass around the circle....
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    Re: Harmonizing at the end. Vids. Please!

    https://youtu.be/NcveEoewD_U

    Don't know if this fits the bill but I love the harmonies. Original Flatt &Scruggs was better, but I didn't see a vid
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    Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    I started playing baritone uke in my late 50s. Added guitar a few years later. I'm 66 now and realize I am gonna be master of none, but I play for at least a few hrs each day (sometimes longer), with...
  20. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    Iím a newbie to mandolin, but not to stringed instruments and Iím either/or on stand.not. vs tab. I learn a basic tune by ear, but I look at different arrangements of tab or stand.not. to see what...
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    Re: My five month progress report, March 32nd

    Gunnar, that was great! Did you play another stringed instrument before you took up the mandolin? You are making excellent progress for five months. I’m in my 60s, and only started on mando a year...
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    Re: Jamming-What to do?

    I play guitar and mandolin. Guitar was first but mandolin is my primary instrument. I play guitar to accompany my solo performing but in a jam I like to play mandolin. Lots and lots of better guitar...
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    Re: Strap Locks

    I use a Bailey strap and it’s leather toggle attachment is very secure on the end pin jack, even with the narrower channel. For my other straps I like the rubber washers. You can get Fenders version...
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    Re: TI strings

    I’m liking the TIs on my mando but I’m getting a little buzz on my treble side D string. I have very low action and didn’t want to do any permanent fiddling with the nut slot, so I put a little bit...
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    Re: Tabs driving me nuts

    strum from low to high together if they are on the same line, like double stops
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