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  1. Re: Reading mandolin music score by NOT using TABS

    Try Alberts Learn to Play Mandolin. Very easy to do and certainly not rocket science. I experimented with Tab and found it cumbersome and nearly impossible to sight read. At least for me. Also, for...
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    Re: off topic

    Great time to work on new material, solo arangements, playing in keys you don't normally play in, and PICK'N TO STAY SAFE!
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    Mandolin Registry Startup Help

    I have given notice in another thread in this forum that I may be willing to start a Lou Stiver Mandolin registry. Key word is may, as I have no idea as to how to proceed. I assume that I could wing...
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    Re: Stiver mandolin registry

    I'm not sure as to how or what is involved with maintaining a registry. As a soon to be new owner of a Stiver Mandolin ordered directly from Mr. Stiver, I may have interest in following up with this...
  5. Re: No mandolin content: Nursing musical grudges?

    I'm not sure I understand the original order. No playing of your own woodwind instrument / harmonica? No singing during livestreaming? I guess I'm confused.
    I certainly understand closing or...
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    Vintage Martin vs. Gibson

    Out of curiousity I would like opinions as to whether Martin mandolins are inferior in playability and tone to Gibson Mandolins. Is the significant value differences based upon functionality or other...
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    Re: Wegmans mandolin

    Enjoy and congratulations. Connections to a particular mandolin contribute to playing enjoyment. What a nice feeling when your mandolin follows you to the driveway begging to be taken along when...
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    I agree that dedication and practice is a dominate factor in ones accomplishments. However, I think we may start from a different baseline.
    Just my humble opinion.
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    This has been debated many times. I am in the camp of natural talent existing. I base this upon several factors, but relate to those factors that are of personal experience.
    Myself, no inate talent...
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    Re: Book for learning Classical Mandolin

    If you have a local Mandolin Orchestra, JOIN! I had never played anything remotely classical until getting involved with a mandolin orchestra. My experience led me to many fine mandolinists that were...
  11. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    Should be easier to locate after dropping. Especially when playing outside.
  12. Re: Torrafied is actually an ancient Jewish process

    Thank you for the information.I am on occassion interested in tidbits related to my culture as I know nothing. I could be the most goyish person to exist as my grandparents held no beliefs in culture...
  13. Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    Enjoy! I have always had interest in trying a Kimble as I have heard nothing but good reviews. I settled on a Stiver I am soon to receive because I never played one I didn't want to own (excepting...
  14. Thread: What?

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    Re: What?

    Just trying to keep us safe. We are in route home from Florida and hiding out in the mountain forrests in our RV. Nearly everything closed. No use hurrying home to the Burgh with governors orders to...
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    Re: How to play chords to sing along to?

    Not rediculous! Many of us have been or still are there. I started where you are. I played in a mandolin orchestra with many accomplished players that never strummed chords. B. B. King was quoted as...
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    Re: These trying times

    No way to stay!
    RV camps/resorts are closing to all excepting permanent residents. We are practicing 6 foot social isolation and taking all other precautions as serious as we can. No sharing of any...
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    These trying times

    No mandolin content (kind of)
    Slowly making my way home from south Florida. Six days to get to north Florida. In three days we hope to be in the mountains of NE Georgia. No idea if my usual jamming...
  18. Re: A positive Cumberland Acoustic bridge story

    Had a similar experience with a red wood topped mandola with a top that crashed and then was replaced by the builder with a spruce top. It had been prior to getting a new top the best sounding...
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    Re: Rag vs Morris vs ???

    Jammed with a fellow playing a Rag at the Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival. I didn’t play it but I heard it and looked it over. Sounded good while finish was not where high end or even...
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    Re: Viola to mandolin or mandola

    You will get lots of opinions with regards to your questions.
    1. viola to mandola likely easier transition than to mandolin as they share tuning and C clef.
    2. more learning resources available for...
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    Re: Looking for new F Style Mandolin

    I paid $850 for a used KM 950 from the Cafe classifieds about 2 years ago. It showed no signs of having ever been played and came with original case, Cumberland Acoustic bridge, black tuning knobs,...
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    Re: Looking for new F Style Mandolin

    Do not rule out A styles while new to mandolins. You will get more mandolin for the same money as an F style, unless you just have to have the “look” of a F style.
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    New Stiver Mandolin in 5 weeks!

    Returning home from Florida in 5 weeks and then the 70 mile drive to Mr. Stiver to pickup my new mandolin and hopefully forever put an end to my MAS.
    Sold my much enjoyed Coliiings MT in September...
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    Re: Heavy duty gig bag

    Levy’s deluxe leather mandolin gig bag
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    Re: Round vs. pear shape

    Curiosity: do these shape differences provide a different tone such as flat top vs. arch top? Or are the tonal differences impacted more by other factors?
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