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    Pinky independence

    I have been playing this mandolin for a year now. I have been working with my pinky but it just won't go where I tell it to. It seam to want to fowls my ring finger. I know it will find its own...
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    Re: Why so many glossy finish mandos?

    For me it's not about glossy r wood look. Gold, silver or Crome but the sound. To me it's all about the sound. Just my thoughts
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    Re: Hello from Delaware

    Welcome Eric, I've been here a year now. The amount of knowledge here is amazing. You will now have sore fingers, frustration and hours of fun. And yes its can be an addiction
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    Thank you for all the response. To give some background: I'm 59 ye.ars old, and have Been playing for about a year, mandoline is the first stringed instrument that I've have had.
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    My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    I have been trying to play four fingered chords, and that little finger will not go where I tell it to. I drive a truck for a living and was thinking there must be a way to train it driving down the...
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    Usuallypickin, it's hard to be patient, I know that it takes years to become a master of any craft. I can play the melody but just that sound is' there. I just wish I could put my finger on it.
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    Missing the bluegrass sound

    I have been playing for 10 months now. My cords and cord progression is good. I can pick simple melody but it is missing that bluegrass sound. Can anyone point me in the right direction, YouTube...
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    Re: Evansville area jams?

    Bean Blossom, IN has a festival and other events throughout the year. Check their web site. Flora, Il has a jam this weekend in the city park. I'm thinking it Thursday Friday and Saturday.
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    mandotrucking I too overlooked this song for years. I think it came out on the " Will the Cirlce Be Unbroken" album. Musical, I'm play with your instruction. I think this has put me on the right...
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    It's not working for me. Their is something funky about this tune
  11. When I Get My Reward, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    I have just came across this song and really like it. Being a newbe the timing has me lost. I think it's 3/4 but not sure. Could someone help me out with a strum and chop pattern? Thanks for any input
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    Re: Going to my first BG jam

    Callmegina, I totally get it. I was shaken like a leaf, ( this was the first time I've ever played infront of anybody). You know these grasser's made me feel right at home. I'd say after about three...
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    Re: Going to my first BG jam

    I just got back from my first jam. What can I say, had a great time with my mandolin. There was an older gentlemen there ( about 70) that was a great guitar player. His fills and voice could of been...
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    Re: Going to my frist BG jam

    Ok, I have never got bad advice here at MC. The mandolin is going with me and I will hope to find some understanding folks. The jam is in Flora, Il July 11-13. If you see a guy that looks lost or a...
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    Going to my first BG jam

    Hello all, want some advice. I have only been playing mandolin for six months. I know all major and minor cords (3 finger). I hear or can find the key the song is being played in but have trouble...
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    Re: Strings?

    I have a neighbor that told me to buy the best you can afford. So I shopped for about nine months and found this Eastman. I had it set up by a well known mandolin player/ luther in the area. I've...
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    Re: Strings?

    I found a very lightly used Eastman 515.
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    Strings?

    I have looked at old post on strings. I have found post on brands of string, how often to change them, but nothing on how strings affect the tone. Being a newbe and have purchased a used mandolin, I...
  19. 3 months into mandolin quest and the light bulb go on

    I'm 3 months into learning to play this little instrument. I just ( today) found that all cord are in a (G cord or D cord) pattern. Up and down the neck. The light just got turned on and it's shining...
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    Re: In The Pines

    This is a great place to be ( MC). Being new to bluegrass and a mandolin. I have even gotten background on a song I happen on by chance. I have frist heard it as a leadbelly tune then many years...
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    Re: How do you get better at the mandolin?

    I'm only two months into this playing bluegrass on the mandolin, but must say it the friends you play with. The joy of makeing music with people you enjoy being with. They push you and you them. They...
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    Re: In The Pines

    Blues preacher that was my introduction to the song. But Doc and Gaug do a much better version
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    Re: In The Pines

    I failed to tell you, that I don't read music and only play blues harmica by ear. My neighbor next door got me into this bluegrass about 2 yrs ago. I finally pull the trigger on a mandolin Dec....
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    Re: In The Pines

    Thank you all, I just learned that MC has tabs. I have also found that bluegrass has some gursome lyric. Love the music though
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    In The Pines

    As a newbe ( a whole month under my belt) and kind of new to bluegrass. I'm looking for mandolin tabs for "In The Pines". I just heard a recording of Doc Wastson and David Grissman playing it and...
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