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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I ordered some on eBay. Just checked and they should be delivered today. I'll give an update after stringing them up!
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    Re: Notation to Tablature

    Thanks folks! I've made a lot of progress over the last couple months. I understand notation but it’s not automatic, like tablature for me (yet). I actually picked up a fiddle and I’m taking weekly...
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    Notation to Tablature

    I've recently agreed to play at church and I joined the local Mandolin Orchestra.

    I'm super confident in my playing! Unfortunately, I can't read notation. I can only read tablature (Damn...
  4. Re: Mandolins and Beer - Episode #2 Tristan Scroggins

    Just listened to this & I thought it was great! Might be good to plug Mike Compton's "unsloppy" Monroe style lessons on Peghead Nation (since they sponsored). Just saying....I'm not at all affiliated...
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    Tucson Mandolin Orchestra

    I saw this poster in town today and immediately signed up!

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    Anyone from the Old Pueblo familiar with this mandolin orchestra?

    What tunes should I start on?
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    Re: 99' F5 Fern info

    I think that would be 5/1/08
  7. Re: Mandolins and Beer - Episode #1 - David Benedict

    I listened to it & thought it was great.

    Awesome work Daniel! I've subscribed!
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    Re: Problem seller on eBay

    I brought this up a while ago. BJEWELL had some good points about the shop.

    http://https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/143064-Far-East-Man-on-eBay
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    Re: Bluegrass/Mandolin related books

    Thanks!
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    Bluegrass/Mandolin related books

    I'm loading up the Kindle for an upcoming seven day cruise.

    I have read "Can't you hear me call'n" and have already downloaded Tom Ewing's newish book on Bill.

    Any other suggestions?
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    Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    Ha! Yes, there is a Chris from Tucson. I put your backup in the mail on Thursday.
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I'm not a luthier but I do have ambitions to build some day. What precautions should a builder take after reading this? No more flower pots or fern inlays?
  13. ISO Punch Brothers Nightgrass Tickets in Telluride

    I'm heading up to Telluride in a few hours for the bluegrass festival.

    I've been scoping out the forum feed for weeks looking for 2 Sunday night Punch Brothers tickets.
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    Re: Live From Here video available today

    Thanks for the heads up! Watching it now.
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    Re: Telluride bluegrass fest

    I'm heading out on Tuesday. I haven't been since 2007! Nightgrass is fun!
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    3 hours of practice a day?

    I just watched Itzhak Perlman's Masterclass. I really enjoyed it!

    He mentions practicing three (50 min) hours a day:

    FIRST HOUR: SCALES
    SECOND HOUR: ÉTUDES
    THIRD HOUR: REPERTOIRE

    What...
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    Telluride Night Grass Tickets

    As per the rules, I filled out two ticket request and used two different credit cards. BOTH OF MY REQUEST WERE DENIED! I would like to see how many request they get over a two day period vs. how many...
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    New Mandolin Day!

    You peeps are the only folks I know that can truly understand my excitement right now. I just purchased Heiden #F102 built in 2007! I actually own my dream mandolin!
  19. Re: Do you bring your expensive mando to the bluegrass festival?

    I should be good as far as temperatures go. I have a camper where I can crack a window and leave the fan on (like Mike said...average temp is 68 degrees in Telluride).

    I guess I'm really talking...
  20. Do you bring your expensive mando to the bluegrass festival?

    My wife and I were just discussing bringing my mandolin to Telluride this summer. Specifically, leaving it in the car/camper while we go into the venue. Does everyone do this? Or is this a time where...
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    Marshall Mandolin Retreat

    Just wanted to say that I'm packing for Mike Marshalls retreat this weekend and I'm pretty stoked!

    Has anyone attended one of his & Caterina's retreats? What should I expect?
  22. Re: Mandolin Orange Live in Studio "New Sounds"

    Any info on Andrews new Loar? Anyone know the serial #?
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    Re: Blind Pilot on the Mandolin

    Yes, a chord is a chord but I just looked up the chords you are probably seeing on this and it's in "C" capo'd @ 7.
    You're going to hurt yourself doing that on a mandolin. I would play it in "B"...
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    Far East Man on eBay

    Does anyone know the story on the eBay seller "far.east.man" in Japan w/ all the beautiful, but extremely overpriced instruments?
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    Re: Home by Philip Phillips

    Thanks for sharing Drew! I have not seen that. Pat Metheny is fabulous. I spun the album Beyond the Missouri Sky non stop when it was released.

    We ended up swapping out Home for John Denvers...
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