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    Re: New to OM--where do I start?

    Thanks for the comments. I am grateful. During that time I was playing stand-up (I was attending a junior high that didn't have an orchestra, but the band director was willing to have me play bass in...
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    New to OM--where do I start?

    Hiya,

    I am awaiting the arrival of an Eastman MDO-305 that I just ordered (used!) from Elderly. I have a solid background in violin, a fairly strong piano history, a nodding acquaintance with...
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    I just bought an Eastman MDO-305 (2016) from Elderly. It's not in my hands yet, but I'm excited to get my hands on it. From the photos I see a second strap button is attached, so I can report on how...
  4. Re: Shout-out for Duke Sharp's Garageband Theory book

    Well now. I began my forum reading this morning with "About tab and SN" or "About SN and tab," whichever is the proper title and thought again about how my weakest link is theory. Discovering this...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    I'm grateful--really, really grateful, for your book, Rob. Thank you for writing and for making it available. I, too, would have happily paid for a copy, and will happily pay should there be a...
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    Re: Getting to play mando in my band

    This post makes me happy. Best of luck to you! May we all remember that we always have "tons more to learn!"
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    Re: New to mandolin. Looking for recommendations

    Congratulations and welcome! It's nice to see people newer than me here. I'm two months in (holy moly, that was fast!) and this group of folks is remarkable. I'm also continually surprised by the...
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    I must learn this lovely song. My daughter married a Navy man. He's a great match for her and I'm delighted to watch them grow in their marriage year by year, but they have this crazy notion that...
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    Re: Mandolin recommendation for new player

    I'm also a new (okay, returning) mandolin player, and I was fortunate enough to find a new Eastman MD 305 that one of the Mandolin Cafe sponsors was selling as used because it had a flaw in the...
  10. Re: Shocking news!

    Adding my prayers.
  11. Thread: the Small Dog

    by Round2
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Maybe I could crochet some? ;)
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    Boil That Cabbage Down

    Just a little tangent:
    At least one of my beginning mandolin books includes "Boil That Cabbage Down." My BH's beginning mountain dulcimer book includes "Boil That Cabbage Down."

    Tonight, we are...
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    Re: Eastman 305 strap button--friction fitted?

    Thank you, luthier88. My husband is a woodworker (but no luthier!) and has practice with extra-thin shims. He tapped it in (gently!) today. We'll see how that holds.
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    Re: Eastman 305 strap button--friction fitted?

    Thank you, sblock, for the correction on the proper term for the endpin. It's a much better term. I will remember the next time I see it described as a "strap button." And thank you even more for the...
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    Eastman 305 strap button--friction fitted?

    Today while I was playing, the strap button on my Eastman 305 fell out. Other than raising my pulse for a moment, no damage was done. Is it friction-fitted in assembly, or has some adhesive given...
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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    Those points are well taken, Jim. In my own case, I studied violin for 10 years or so (but never fiddle, I'm sorry to say), double bass for one year, and piano for three or four years. I noodled...
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    Strategies for learning without teachers?

    Domradave's post on mandolin teachers reminded me that I have a complementary question to ask. If you are not working (or did not work) with a teacher to learn to play the mandolin, how did you go...
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    A4, A5, F4, F5--what do the numbers mean?

    I'm clear on the difference between an A-style and an F-style mandolin. But I don't know the significance of the numbers that follow the letters. Please educate me.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    The violin was my very first instrument--I think I was 8 when I first picked one up. It never occurred to me to consider whether holding it was comfortable. So maybe that's the "strangeness" scale...
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    Re: Please help me choose a beginner instrument

    Thanks to all of you for your responses. I am grateful for your thoughts on the matter. An Eastman 305 (used) is on its way to me. I am a happy camper.
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    Re: Please help me choose a beginner instrument

    Thanks, Louise. Those details are really helpful!
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    Please help me choose a beginner instrument

    I have a $400 (plus shipping) budget to spend on a beginner's mandolin. Presently I have a sub-beginner's mandolin that was about $150 and is less terrible than you might think, but I can now move up...
  23. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    As with a few others here, the violin made me do it.
  24. Thread: Sight read tab?

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    Re: Sight read tab?

    I studied violin for about 12 years, give or take, as a child/adolescent/young adult, and "fiddling" was decidedly not part of the repertoire. If the visiting violinist's background were similar, it...
  25. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    I have not been to the store, but I note that Sun Valley Guitars is in Phoenix, and carries Eastman and The Loar.
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