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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    A popular "jamming" activity at CMSA is sight reading sessions, so bringing your mandolin orchestra arrangements is a great idea. CMSA has a number of tunes they usually bring out, too.
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz on SNL this Saturday

    She was.
  3. Re: John Reischman's book of transcriptions for Up In The Woods

    I am talking to my orthopedic surgeon about Reischman surgery to have my thumb reshaped to match John's.:))
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    Re: A Prairie Jewel

    John is putting out a book of transcriptions in the next month or so. The transcriptions were started by John McGann and have been completed by David Benedict. John has said he will announce the...
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    Re: Swannanoa Mando/Banjo Week

    The Gathering sells tickets to the evening concerts to non-campers for $20. There is a link on the left side of page labeled "Public Concerts" at http://www.swangathering.com/.
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    Re: CMSA 2015 Convention October 13-18, 2015

    Open string harmonics at the twelfth fret.
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    Re: Jazz Mandolin History

    The OP included Stiernberg.
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    Re: Mandolin Luthier Interviews

    Tom Ellis
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    Re: Austin week of July 26?

    Collings has shop tours on most Fridays. Check out http://www.collingsguitars.com/Tour/entrance.html.

    You can contact Tom Ellis directly through the Cafe (he is Ellisppi) and ask him about...
  10. Re: a strings in tune but have different tones to my ear

    Adjust them to be in tune to your ear. I can hear the difference between two notes that are a couple of cents apart even though all my clip-on tuners say the strings are in tune. The difference is...
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    Re: Free V-Picks - Right Here

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    Re: Review of IV Hide Glue Warming Kit

    $98.
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    Re: Where to donate mandolins?

    The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, based in the DFW area, has an instrument lending program.

    http://bluegrassheritage.org/PlayItForward.html
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    Re: Mandolin tips for a violinist? :)

    I played the violin for 35 years before I took up mandolin, though I did play some guitar.

    One thing to realize is that the mandolin can be tough on your left hand, especially the fingertips. Work...
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    Re: Passernig, who's tried them?

    I own an Ellis A, but would not hesitate to purchase a Passernig F (or even an A) if I were in the market and did not already have the Ellis. I know both Tom and Stephan and they are both committed...
  16. Re: Is there a kid's bluegrass program in Texas or any other stat

    The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, which hosts a couple of festivals in North Texas, among other things, has the Play It Forward instrument lending program.
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    Re: Help Identifying Wood

    +1 on the Japanese motorbike pallets, at least into the 80's. I haven't gone looking for hardwood in the dumpster since, but there was some really nice wood to be found in those pallets.
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz.. Where's the mandolin??

    I would say she is much more than a mandolin player.
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    Re: Need some help on Beveling

    You didn't look far enough. There is a link at the bottom of the first page to this page http://www.lutherie.net/picks2.html
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    Re: More Volume From A Mandocello

    Does your sound disappear to the audience or do you just have a hard time hearing yourself? If the audience cannot hear all the parts being played, then the rest of the instrument sections are...
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    Re: When is UPS Ground not entirely Ground?

    FedEx Ground used to be RPS, part of Roadway, and LTL freight company. As far as I have ever been able to determine, they just rebranded the unit without changing the business model or management...
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    Re: Austin Monteleone Club

    When I first met Joel a few years ago I searched for a ten-string like his and found one for sale in the UK. This would have been 2008, I think.

    So there is another Monteleone 10-string...
  23. Re: Tone Gards - Who uses one on a 'varnished' Mandolin ?.

    I use one on my Ellis to no ill effect.
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    Re: What is she playing?

    It was made as an OM. She refers to it as a bouzouki. I think she usually tunes it GDAD.
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    Re: Is this a mando...or an 8-string uke?

    It's a uke. It may have eight tuners but she clearly has it strung with four nylon strings.

    http://taimane.com/
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