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    Re: 10-15 Minute Theory Practice

    Thanks Aaron, Iím very familiar with the vlookup and other Excel functions, when I had a real job I used Excel extensively to manipulate data. Since Iíve become a iMac person Iíve had to learn how...
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    I got a valuable property rider from my insurance company, it's very reasonable for the peace of mind. Like The MandoKit said, make sure you understand the policy, if you gig out for any kind of...
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    Since you say you have a horrible ear and you've never picked out a melody start with something more straightforward like Happy Birthday or Mary had a little lamb, twinkle twinkle little star. Yes,...
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    Re: 10-15 Minute Theory Practice

    Thanks Aaron, unfortunately Numbers did not import the vlookup formula, fortunately I know how to fix it. A great resource thanks for sharing.
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    Re: A / Am / A7 chords?

    Download Guitar Toolkit. Its an app that has many features but the one I use the most is the chord one. You can change the tuning to different instruments or even a custom tuning. Then use the...
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    This is a cool video if you know guitar but of course the chords are same. Have to figure out riffs they are basically arpeggios. Iíve always liked this song and cool one to play.
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    Yeah but he's strictly rhythm he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing...:cool:
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Agree, in 2014 when I was looking for a upgrade from my Eastman 315 that I bought on a whim I wanted an F5S but there were none to be found so I spoke with Peter at NF and ordered my F5M (not a big...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Agree Daryl, Ive had mine going on 5 years now and love it! Not sure why some insist on disparaging the shop because the facts are that its an American based company producing high quality...
  10. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Great, I too won't have much to add but looking forward to just listening and learning. I'm good every day except Thursdays. Thanks for setting this up.
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    Congrats, I love my Northfield going on 5 years now. I don't do anything special except blow the dust off when I notice it. I wipe things down when I change strings. I gouged the top with my...
  12. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I sure would be, love to learn more about Jethro.
  13. Re: Peghead Nation - Monroe Style or Intermediate Bluegrass cours

    I think you'll enjoy her classes and learn alot. Ive been on several Peghead classes and finally settled on Chad Mannings theory class. The nice thing is you can switch courses and if you add a...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Itís something I work on often and feel Iím getting a little better at. I use all that you mentioned plus take parts from other tunes and try to plug them in or try double stops or just anything...
  15. Re: Grand daughter is a Lefty - Help needed converting RH to LH

    Good for you grandpa, see if she likes playing and then check out Jerry’s lefty Guitars - just scroll down for the mandos - when shes ready for an upgrade. Im a lefty playing righty and I sure wish...
  16. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    I play along with these alot.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB9CEXR7cXSDV3wP8gDQ2lw/videos

    I also use iRealPro but it sounds a bit canned.
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    Re: Chop - hold/release or just mute?

    Sounds like you have it, just keep at it. Set a metronome and gradually get faster or use a slow downer to play along with favorite tunes. When I first started I did a strum, chop slowly until I...
  18. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    Whatever, the noise is due to the pick being inserted too deep. If you moved your picking up the neck you'd hear the same thing. You probably dont do it during tremolo...it’s your mando do what...
  19. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    If you hear pick click its because your technique needs tweaking. The pick is being inserted too deep into the strings and hitting the extension - or any other spot you might play. I have a mando...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    To Troy and Em Tee's mom and all the health care workers you're in my prayers. You and all the other essential people out there still working...grocery store, pharmacy, delivery, etc you are the...
  21. Re: String recommendation for Northfield NF-F5S ?

    Congrats on your new mando! I have a 2014 Northfield F5M and really liked the Thomastik strings but even if I only had to change them twice a year the cost skyrocketed last year and I gave up on...
  22. Thread: Trombolin'?

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    Re: Trombolin'?

    It was a challenge for sure but Chris breaks it down to manageable sections to learn. I’ve learned quite a few Monroe tunes now from his lessons and highly recommend them.
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    Re: Trombolin'?

    Ok, I know this is an old, old...old thread but I just finished working my way thru Chris Henry's lesson on Trombolin. What a cool tune and so much fun to play though not sure I'll ever get it up to...
  24. Re: Article: A Brief History of Evening Prayer Blues

    Love this tune! I’ve challenged myself to learn a new tune a week this year and EPB was the first one, its so fun as written as well as just to jam on with others.
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    Re: Inexpensive starter mandolin advice needed

    When he's ready to upgrade...call Trevor at TAMCO...I think thats the name of the store in the UK I see mentioned here often.
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