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  1. Re: Arpeggios - tips and tricks to play these well and how to use

    I think I found this here in another context but it was the one thing that really made arpeggios come alive for me, because I found this exercise so much fun! (Your mileage will vary.) Now the first...
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    Re: Training the Mind

    One of the best things about playing music is that you can't think while playing. Sometimes after a good jam I have to remind myself what I'm worried about.
    On the other hand, it is hard not to...
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    Re: Thankful for this forum

    Whenever I get kind of stuck, in a slump, I come back here for the cure. It works!
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    What should I say to people who when I tell them I play the mandolin say, "Oh is that like a ukulele?" It makes me homicidal. This has happened three or four times. Certain "friends" like to bait me...
  5. Thread: What is Groove?

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    Re: What is Groove?

    If you get it you know it. :cool:
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    Re: When or why to upgrade

    I'm back!
    I had to be in Seattle and so, as one does, I decided to check out a music store, and Dusty Strings showed a good selection of mandolins on its website. IRL, I was warmly welcomed and...
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    When or why to upgrade

    Chapter 1: My husband heard me say enough times that I'd love to play mandolin (I had a guitar I played folky fingerstyle) and he gave me a Rogue from Musicians Friend for Christmas. I was hooked...
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    Re: You don't know a fiddle tune until...

    I can play it outside my house without totally choking and bursting into tears.:grin:
  9. Thread: So few women

    by Cindy
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    So few women

    Too often I am the only representative of my gender at the jam (OT, BG). I have asked the women who sometimes come why they don't come more often. Their reasons involve other obligations: relatives...
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Hijacking cat thread with baby.

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  11. Re: Metronone-How often do you use yours and how do you use it?

    I'd been trying to work with a metronome, with clicks on 2 and 4 or 1 and 3 and ended up totally lost and frustrated and wondering what was the point. I kept Googling How to use a metronome and...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

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    Me before I figured out how to make a chop A without cranking my wrist. Having fun anyway.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Why electric mandolin?

    Thanks to all these many replies. I have been educated!
    I think the emandos I saw were being played like tiny guitars and that's why they sounded like electric guitars. I can see why playing a tiny...
  14. Thread: Jamming nerves!

    by Cindy
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    Re: Jamming nerves!

    "Dare to suck" will go with me to every jam from now on.
  15. Thread: What's the key?

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    Re: What's the key?

    Brilliant site!
  16. Thread: Accuracy

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    Re: Accuracy

    The only reason I pick up my metronome is to throw it across the room.:mad:
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    Re: How is the mandoconomy ?

    I get paid in pies. Their deliciousness has not decreased.
  18. Re: Wanted: Free Room & Board for me & my mandolin!!!!!

    My wife doesn't understand me "jokes" are funny only if you are an old man or a lesbian. Or apparently from Oz.
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    Why do we love the mandolin?

    When people, including me, talk about their mandos and playing they get this shiny-eyed crazy happy look. I dont think anyone but another mandolin player understands the kind of pure, unadulterated...
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    Re: Being a beginner at a jam...

    I sat in on a jam for more than a year before I figured out how to lead a song successfully, but once I did, it has become easy to add more songs and very much fun!
    What I learned:
    1) Learn a...
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