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    Re: Metronome Android app recommendations, please

    I use one called "The Metronome by Soundbrenner". So far it's the best I've found. Has many more features than I need. Very smooth and the user-interface is very nice.

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    Re: Northeastern Bluegrass festival

    Gettysburg is a little further east of Del Fest. They have one in May and one in August.

    The May festival (5/14 - 5/17) is the week before Del Fest (5/21 - 5/24).
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  3. Re: Celebrating The Mandolin Pickers Guide to Bluegrass Improvisa

    Same experience here. I've been playing mando for a few years, but going back to the arpeggio exercises that are presented in the beginning this book has been eye (and ear) opening.
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    That worked for me! Just bought the digital version.
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Long-time guitar player as well. Picked up mandolin a few years ago. I try to practice (play) both daily.

    I do think that playing the mandolin has helped my guitar playing, and my ear in general.
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    Dorrigo Fiddle Tune

    Has anyone worked out the George Jackson tune Dorrigo on mandolin? A fiddler friend of mine introduced it to me. I've found it to be quite challenging (I'm still working on it). Some unusual...
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    Re: Pain in Fretting Hand?

    Same here. Lately been working on B-flat scale patterns in first position. It's a stretch and I was having some pain in the left hand palm area for a couple of weeks.

    I've tried to relax, and...
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    Re: Music Streaming service question...

    I'm pretty happy with Spotify. We have a family plan that allows up to 6 devices. I can find all the bluegass, folk and Americana that I want to listen to, or play along with. I like being able to...
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    Re: Web based backing track tool?

    Strum Machine (https://strummachine.com/).

    I've been using it and it's pretty good. Not crazy about the subscription model though.

    It's simple to use, and has lot's of functionality for a...
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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    I've been working with the Strum Machine backing track tool (www.strummachine.com).

    I put on a simple song that I know well (Angeline the Baker, or Bury Me Beneath the Willow) at a slow tempo.
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    Re: Learning different keys

    This ^^^^

    Look at FFcP (Four-Finger Closed Position) www.mandolincafe.com/eschliman1.html

    Patterns that can be moved all over the fretboard.
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    Re: Should I upgrade to a better instrument

    I agree that the bridge position looks odd. However, that's where the intonation is correct. I just fiddled with it again (harmonic at the 12th same as the note on the open string).
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