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  1. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    I consider myself more of a theory dweeb. Heavy on the chord theory. Light on the notation. 😊
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    Re: Amplification as a learning tool

    I have a pickup on all my acoustic instruments. Mandolin, fiddle, banjer, & guitar. I run through a micro-cube. I use it like a monitor. For sure it helps to get the sound in front of you. The cube...
  3. Re: The merciless camera (recording ourselves as a reality check)

    Another type of skill/game to play, is "first take." Or figure out how to get the best you can with the first take. This is the more closer to a performance, i feel. I've often said, the good stuff...
  4. Re: The merciless camera (recording ourselves as a reality check)

    I think early on, in the journey recording is a great idea. But eventually i had to stop. I nit-pick everything apart, and it sometimes made me nausious just listening to myself. I instead started...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Disceptively skilled. Watch out for those guys that make it look easy.
  6. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    I'm not much of a gadet guy, but i got a looper. It seemed somehow more organic than just a recorder. But that's really what it is. Lay down a guitar track, and play along. Recently learning electric...
  7. Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    My other mandolins don't fit in my Eastman case. Tells me Eastman (F) body's are smaller.
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    Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    I think maybe now with the advent of new CPAP cleaners i might just try the pipes. . . . . Naw
  9. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    There ya go. Every instrument fits in the "band" in it's own place. Lot's of fun sitting in the different seats. It's like you hear it afresh.
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    Re: Timing issues

    Monroe's Mule Skinner Blues. "Juss keep a boom-chuck going, and you change when i change." I imagine this to be the directions given by Mr. Bill, if any directions were given.
  11. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Mike Compton, Rotten Taters
    Garcia/Grisman
    Nickel Creek's 1st album
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Just a moment. Most of the songs and tunes one will face in a jam have only two orthree chords. The root, the 4th(IV), and the 5th(V). Hundreds of songs/tunes. IOW, if you know the key, the first...
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    Re: No motivation

    When the going gets tuff, the tuff learn another instrument. I started messing around with the four fat strings on my guitar. This lead to me getting a cheap bass. (the inst. not the fish) Make a...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Mule Skinner Blues, but i don't yodel. I do it like Van Morrison
    Honky Tonk Women
    And if they are Playas: Frog on the Lillipad
    I hate to say it but Wagon Wheel does tare it up, but i play it on...
  15. Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    I like Finale too. Never really worked with anything similar. I like once one declares a time signature, it won't let you cheat. Don't know if any other apps work like this?
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    Science diet (prescription w/d) most of her life. She came up to our door as a youngster, during a thunderstorm in 1990.
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    Sue, glad to hear your kitty is getting better. I've got a 30 year old cat on my lap,. and a 20 year old callico on the back of the couch. They sleep alot at that age.
    The numerous barncats seem to...
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    Re: playing partner{s]

    Look up Lee.Mysliwiec.
    leemysliwiec@gmail.com
    Offered with permission by Lee.
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Remember those Lowry organs? They virtually made the music for you. (Yeah right) Advetised, as anybody can make music. Nope. Wrong.

    I like the pretext that, a teacher can teach until blue in the...
  20. Re: APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs and cuts

    So Chris didn't even realize it was thier last show? That must be the dark side of showbiz. Good candidate for a podcast. Be the master of your own domain.
  21. Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    I learned mandolin and fiddle pretty much at tthe same time. Tuning is the same, but a bow is not a pick. Fiddle technique is a bit demanding, so it sadly dominated. Banjer and guitar are departures...
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Dude! That was you?

    😀
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Congrats! Wow, in a trio mandolin shouldn't get lost in the mix. On the other hand, there's nowhere to hide. Sounds to me like you got this. I'd like to hear this. Y'all gotta a link?
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    Re: Electric mandolin

    I found a 4 string tele-mando kit, that wasn't much more than a hundo. But it's the difference between a solid body electric guitar vs. an acoustic guitar. Knowing what i know now, i would get an L....
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I wished i never played my buddy's F5-G.
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