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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Yay, its back! So very sorry for all the trouble Scott and Dan had to go thru, so very happy the Cafe is back up and running. I abandoned all social media last year and this is the only site I...
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    Re: Pickup or microphone?

    Ive been looking for something to use for looping practice and got some good info in a thread I posted a few weeks ago. I decided to go the mic route and am considering the Myers Feather mic. I...
  3. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group week #516

    Here’s a solo version of Going Across the Sea done by Emory Lester, he included this tune on his album “At Dusk.”
  4. Thread: Blue Chips

    by bigskygirl
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    Re: Blue Chips

    I misplaced the first BC I bought in the first 30 minutes...after I found it in the case I resolved to put it in the strings every time...its been 5 years and several more BC later and I still have...
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    Re: Source for left-handed mandolins

    Hiya lefty, it is hard to find decent mandos period and then to find some left handed ones...well, you know thats very hard. You didn't mention what your budget is but id say if you go with a nice...
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    Re: Source for left-handed mandolins

    Jerrys lefty guitar sells mandos...scroll about 1/2 down this page for the mando info...

    https://www.jerrysleftyguitars.com/left-handed-guitars-directory.html
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    Re: This Repurposing Thing Has Gone Too Far

    I’ve seen old instruments repurposed into garden planters...pretty fun project.
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    I think it helps to not feel like any key is harder than another...all the scales, chords, etc work the same way it’s just using different frets. I had a guitar teacher once that said the notes are...
  9. Re: Dust In a Baggie Billy Strings and Don Julin

    You’re not alone, here’s an entire website on misheard lyrics http://www.kissthisguy.com/
  10. Re: Dust In a Baggie Billy Strings and Don Julin

    Here’s some lyrics and what looks like some guitar tab, just google dust in a baggie and explore the links.

    http://jdarks.com/files/DustInABaggie.pdf

    Here’s a guitar lesson where the guy is...
  11. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    Welcome to the future...ha! Just kidding, hereís what I use.

    No cafe app, used to be/maybe still out there but not maintained. There is a mobile view of the cafe but itís not great, I switch to...
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    Re: On-line guitar lesson suggestions

    Justin is very good, another is Banjo Ben.
  13. Re: Book/s on how to improvise on Old Time tunes???

    Good advice on improvising, I listen to various versions of tunes on YouTube or at jams and if I hear a phrase I like I try it out. I have the McGahn book and itís full of helpful examples.

    One...
  14. Re: What should I use for recorded playback?

    Itís not the greatest but I have used iReaPro run thru a Bose Bluetooth speaker at the senior center when Iím by myself. You could check out band in a box and strum machine is good but it requires...
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    Well, Assuming you already know scales and theory now learn the names of the open strings then play the scales slowly until you get it. I never played the piano but understand it’s layed out very...
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    Congrats to your KC Chiefs, it was quite a game made even more exciting when the tv we were watching it on decided to reset itself when the Chiefs were 3rd and goal with 2:44 left in the game. We...
  17. Thread: Pickups

    by bigskygirl
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    Re: Pickups

    Me too, I want one for looping so I've been looking at alot of pickups and mics lately. I've pretty much decided on the Myers Feather clip on mic.
  18. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    Yes, what Jim said...I have been getting together with a guitar player from one of the jams over the last year or so and we have great fun just playing tunes or running a tune by the other. We have...
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    So THATS what happened to all the iguanas that fell from the trees in FL during that cold snap...:disbelief:
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    Re: Mandolin lessons in AZ

    If you donít find something Iíd suggest Skype, as long as you have good internet itís almost as good as in person...the days of jerky jerky connections are gone and itís real time feedback. After...
  21. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    I guess it depends on what you want...you feel you’re being dragged in the beg group you may be the dragger in the advanced group. I don’t say that to be a jerk we all are one or the other at...
  22. Re: Need advice on how to set up for looping

    Thanks for the replies, I’m leaning towards a clip on mic specifically the Myers Feather. It’s more expensive than some other like the Shure or Audio Technica but it has a built in preamp for power....
  23. Need advice on how to set up for looping

    Hi all, I have a Boss RC-3 gathering dust and Iím very interested in how to set it up so I can then be frustrated trying to learn how to use it...I really want to use it but every time I pull it out...
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    Re: Best Android Tablet >10" for Sheet Music

    I forgot to say in my post that I have the iPad 12.9” and when it comes to sheet music size does matter. I don’t use it when I play out but I’m able to upload things I’m working on and have it with...
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    Re: Best Android Tablet >10" for Sheet Music

    Apple user here but I did a quick google search and this came back.

    https://www.zubersoft.com/mobilesheets/about.php?lang=en
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