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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    The answer, I believe, is yes. The answer answer to any mandolin question that starts: "Is it necessary to master..." is yes. Because it gives one the option to use that technique where and when it...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    I just never can see categorically discounting a potentially useful tool from your toolbox. If you have a pinky, and its not deformed, atrophied, damaged, etc. why not explore using it? What's the...
  3. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    alzheimer's can forget everything but music, this has been a fact for a long time. schools with larger music programs , tend to have higher test scores. this does not mean it makes you smarter. ...
  4. Re: What was your biggest challenge in making an F style mandolin

    That would probably be: getting a price for the mandolin that reflects the work and skill that goes into building the thing.
  5. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    Case in point, the article quickly becomes unintelligible to me. Science, mathematics (like music) are inefficient at piercing my wall of basic ignorance.

    Oh, is that my mandolin there in the...
  6. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    I have met way too many IQ-challenged people who were amazing musicians, to ever think there was ever a correlation there. It ain't the same part of the brain that gets exercised.

    I'm not even...
  7. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    As a teenager (I didn't start my attempts at playing until I was 16) my obsession with music was most beneficial to me in that it kept me away from the drinking and drugs that my friends were...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    The horror.
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Every time I pick up a new instrument, my playing of old instruments improves, to some extent or another; (kind of like musical cross-training),

    I have found that as long as you are playing some...
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Be careful: you might find yourself > 6 months since you picked up a guitar. If that is the case, your guitar chops will be a bit rusty (don't ask how I know).
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    I've actually managed to pipe the heat off the server processors from the Cafe Data Center into my office in the winter so I have a little heat. It's a tough gig.

    Dan has it a little worse than...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    And don't you forget it.

    Excuse now, whilst I light this Cuban cigar with a crisp $100 bill and have my secretary fetch a glass of champagne and fresh strawberries as I prop my feet up on my new...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Scott is up in the penthouse on the 12th floor. I'm downstairs. We only see each other in the hall on the way to cafeteria.
  14. Re: How does this happen to a 1924 A-2 at the factory?

    Makes me feel better about some of the dumb mistakes I've made.
  15. Bucky Pizzarelli-style chord melody from Aaron Weinstein

    No one has taught me more about chord melody than Bucky Pizzarelli. Today is Bucky’s 94th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, here’s a Pizzarelli-inspired mandolin arrangement of BETWEEN THE 😈 AND...
  16. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    The electric instrument on It Ain't Necessarily Square is guitar. Jethro was a great guitarist as well, in spite of his own assessment: "If I'd have spent as much time on the guitar as I did on the...
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    Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    The story behind this is that I love this old Sons of The Pioneers tune, especially when folk sing it with killer harmonies. I love the version The Whites did way back when (Buck White & The Down...
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    Re: Proud Old Papa

    Congrats! I'm a year behind you and hope I stay there!:mandosmiley:
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    Lutherie Part of an Innovative Program

    A neat article about lutherie as recovery in Kentucky. At least one of our members is mentioned.
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Well, sort of, lol. If you like using open strings and drones on your mandolin, then D is not equal to E-flat. :)
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    Ask not Mandolin Cafe for advice, for they will tell you both 'yes' and 'no'.
  22. Re: Makes me long for the old "Photoshop This" threads

    I caption this "guys when they find a girl who plays guitar"
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    For some reason when I read Nick's post my mind immediately substituted 'Lou' for 'Jerry' and I experienced something like the audio equivalent of vertigo when the music started.
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