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  1. Re: Semi-accoustic Mandolin build + various questions

    Glue joints are strongest when the grain runs parallel in the joined piece. Mandolins have high tension, so you'd need to reinforce the top which would tend to dampen the sound. Not typically done,...
  2. Re: A couple of position questions - trying to unlock the fretboa

    You can play the ffcp patterns for the modes without changing anything except the starting figure for the major scale. Change of thinking but not mechanical. You will need to change fingering for...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    OP,

    Clark, Collings, Ellis and Pava all have impeccable build quality, as do others. In your shopping range, the individual instrument chosen is as likely to be differentiated by the setup, the...
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    Re: What is MAS?

    Many people here suffer from this syndrome. In advanced cases, sufferers have been known to temporarily stop buying mandolins and start building them. Even in these advanced cases many relapse...
  5. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    When I started in group situations, women outnumbered the men by 2-1. In jams, I don't pay much attention to who's who except to note how they play.

    I can tell you the color, make and model of...
  6. Re: A Newcomer to Mandolin Asks the Experts

    1. Have fun all along the way.
    2. Its all about the picking hand, so learn to grip the pick well and make the 3 basic strokes, down/up same string, down on a string/up on the lower and down on the...
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    Re: Question for Experienced Players

    Fast tempos are part of many musical genres, so switching can be problematic. Jams vary considerably in preferred tempos, so its often the case of founding one yourself to attract players in your...
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    Re: Bach--Gigue from Suite #3 in C major

    Not bad for a jazz player. One might think you’ve played in an orchestra:)

    Really nice, thanks
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Because I started late, 60+, i do multiple 30 minute sessions per day, trying to make 6. Tea makes a nice break. Used to jam on top of that as well. Back when I worked, I did 90 minutes before...
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    Re: May 24 Canadian fiddle concert

    I saw him a few years ago. What a wonderful performer with a bright twinkle in his eye. Well worth the time.
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    Re: Picking pattern chart

    There's only a few strokes, basically, in flatpicking.

    1. Down and up on the same stroke
    2. Down on one string, up on the lower string.
    3. Down on one string, up and the higher string.
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    Re: Wintergrass 2020

    We dodged a big bullet back in February, especially as a typical bluegrass crowd is ‘the elderly and their parents’, apologies to Ron Thomason.

    ‘I resemble that remark’- the Three Stooges
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    From my experience with DeQuervain syndrome, which is an inflammation of the thumb tendon, I followed the doctor's advice and stopped doing the things that initiated the pain. DUH. But I also...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Oh I'd come out, but there might be a few lumps under my coat:)
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    Re: repair or replace neck block

    Pictures are worth a 1000 words.
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    I like the 346 shape. Thickness and material favorites vary as I make slight adjustments to my pick stroke. So I have several:)
  17. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Nice.

    Thanks
  18. Re: Any Experience With Walnut F5 Mandolins?

    Don’t know about archtop mandolins, but it’s fine for flattop guitars. Similar sound characteristics to genuine mahogany.
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    Re: Listing of 3-string chord shapes

    The link to jazzmando.com above has a nice showing of 3 note chords with root, third and fifth in the bass. From there you can build whatever you want, 6 inversions total, using the 2 sets of 3...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    And played awesomely by the George Barnes Quartet.
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    Not an expert, but my opinion is 5 string banjos for bluegrass, played primarily in the Scruggs or melodic style. The difference in Monroe's band with Stringbean and Earl Scruggs is a paradigm shift.
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    Re: Listing of 3-string chord shapes

    I seem to remember that but don’t know where it was.

    Three note chords have multiple names, 223x is C6 and A minor, which is an easy example. 425x is E7 and G6. No real ‘proper’ name, depends...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Btw, there are a group of Barry Harris videos at franselsen.com.
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    Re: Beginner Mandolin & Violin Duets

    Midnight on the Water is very pretty. Jay Ungar has books of waltzes on his website, jayandmolly.com.
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I found the Bb and F scales starting on the middle finger to be very 'challenging' and practice that position starting from E on the G string and moving toward the nut, at a very 'moderate' tempo.
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