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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    There's already been lots of good discussion here, but I'll add my two cents. When some people talk about "learning the scale" they mean learning to play the notes going up and down in alphabetical...
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    10-15 Minute Theory Practice

    I've been working on Chad Mannings theory for fiddle and mandolin on peghead nation and I think his 10 minute theory practice routine is great. In short, you pick a key and;
    1. Run through the...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I hope this isn't going too far off piste. A jazz trumpeter that I know a bit who also plays Irish trad has come up with a 3d version of the circle of fifths. This video below explains it. In these...
  4. Appendectomy: Trust Your Gut (some mandolin content)

    Title says it. Went to the ER yesterday and had my appendix swiftly removed. Symptoms started Tuesday and never got that bad, to be honest. Iím glad I trusted my gut, despite my hesitation to visit a...
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    Re: Free Live Mandolin Lesson

    Hey, here is a thirty minute lesson mandolin on chords. Hope it helps.



    https://www.facebook.com/VintageGuitarmagazine/videos/649195402591836/
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    Re: Tremolo technique

    Iíve just uploaded lesson 3. Itís quite a dense lesson ...
    We learn 3 different methods which may be combined to produce the louds and softs with tremolo. We talk briefly about ensuring your tremolo...
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    We all know that some have a particular knack for making music. We've seen it. We also know that the "10,000 Hour Rule" has some merit.

    We also probably know that some musicians simply had no...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    I have been there, but the way out of Melody Metropolis leads through the Domain of Doublestops. Eventually, Chord Country looms on the horizon. Today, I play it all mingled together.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott do a good version of Paradise in this fine set from 'Live At Hippy Jack's'.

    It's altogether a great listen, with a lot of good mandolin from Tim. Paradise is their...
  10. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    I really enjoy “strum machine”. Try www.strummachine.com. Many tunes in the box and super easy to make your own backing tracks..
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    Tremolo technique

    Greetings from Australia!
    I thought it a good time to make some instructional videos about tremolo. Here is the first one.
    https://youtu.be/TrSLeM3cYd0
    Stay safe, stay home and play mandolin ...
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    Tommy Emmanuel on practicing

    Enjoy!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk3KwMe6joI
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    Re: Chop - hold/release or just mute?

    +1 for what John Ritchhart said! Sometimes I'll use several percussive techniques over the course of a single song (or even a single measure) depending on the tune and what other players are...
  14. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    The answer I'd give as a teacher is you need to practice the 3rd/4th finger combination to build strength and speed.

    That said, many players would probably shift and use the 2nd/3rd finger.

    If...
  15. Re: Metronome Android app recommendations, please

    Thanks everyone! Ended up getting "The Metronome by Soundbrenner". Exactly what I needed. Now am one of the geeks with multiple metronomes on his phone.
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    Re: Musician quotes

    To quote Ron Thomason of Dry Branch Fire Squad:

    There's a fine line between playing old time music and not being able to play at all.
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    3/4

    I just want to remind everyone to play a waltz for 3/4

    suggestions

    Tennessee Waltz
    Ootpick Waltz
    Dawg's Waltz
    Lonesome Moonlight Waltz
    LumberJack's Waltz - Ostroushko
    Natasha's Waltz -...
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
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    Re: Blue Chips

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  20. Re: Celebrating The Mandolin Pickers Guide to Bluegrass Improvisa

    s/b IMPROV30
  21. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    Large groups are nice for community but not always for quality music. Find some folks you like to play with and get together so everyone can hear each other in a small group. You sound like you are...
  22. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    I play with a beginner group once a week - most of them are "permanent" beginners who only seem to pick up their instruments when we get together, and as time has gone on, I've become the "go to" for...
  23. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    Same boat. I am trying to appreciate each group for their assets, and adjust what I am trying to get out of the session accordingly.

    When I play with the 'slower' group, I concentrate on keeping...
  24. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    Playing with others, regardless of your or their ability, is IMO extremely important in progressing as a musician. There will always be players above and below your ability.

    Given a choice its...
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    Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    Also, between jams try playing along with YouTube videos. You can use the “gear wheel” at lower right to slow tunes down. Programs such as iReal Pro can provide you with accompaniment for any tune....
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