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    Re: Chris Thile: Too Many Notes!!

    I, too, like Thile's playing and find his expressive moves entertaining, although Joe Cocker had them first.
  2. Thread: Chord book?

    by Jackflyn
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    Re: Chord book?

    If you have an android device I would suggest smartChord. It has about everything you would need and the recent revision makes the screen easy to read. It has the added advantage of letting you hear...
  3. Re: I see all the postings about toneguards but where do you get

    Google
  4. Re: Good strong stand that takes mando, bouzouki, uke....

    I use a violin stand (mine is from Ingles) the bow holder is perfect for keeping the strap off the floor.
  5. Re: Does anybody on this forum prefer a pick that is not a bluech

    Want a laugh? Type "blue chip guitar pick" into amazon and see what comes up.
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    Re: Stupid Mistakes

    Create a narrative about how your mando saved you life resulting in this scar.
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    Re: tuning a ukulele to mandolin pitch

    As we say in golf "play it as it lies".
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    I didn't realize Aquila made so many strings: www.aquilausa.com
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

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    Now, the Aquila "fifths tuning" uke strings that most people use to go to GDAE tuning are designed for a soprano ukulele. That's the shortest scale, and using them on...
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    Re: Using lessons as discipline

    Had the lesson. The teacher is heavily into theory and while I do need some background in relatively basic stuff I am going to have to push him more toward playing. He had me reading and playing at...
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    Re: Using lessons as discipline

    Carl - if you are a windows or linux user there is a free music notation program called Tuxguitar. It does what the web site does. You can also modify the fretboard to be a mandolin. The only quirk...
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    Re: Using lessons as discipline

    Thank you all for the advice. The lesson is today and I will reread all the responses before I trudge out through the snow. I do need a refresh on reading fundamentals and especially on recognizing...
  13. Re: How long for cold instrument to get back to room temperature?

    When my LM-400 was delivered last week it had spent 7 daus in transit from Folkmusician to freezing New Jersey. I was pretty good and let it warm in the delivery box for 2 hours and then in the case...
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    Using lessons as discipline

    I received my The Loar LM 400 last Tuesday. I have been too busy playing with (ond on) it to post. I am really enchanted ( can't think of a better word) by the unique sound and playability of the...
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    Re: Mandolin Prices

    I heard a story about Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top who overheard a conversation between two fans. It went something like this: Fan1 "That Billy Gibbons can sure play a mean guitar". Fan2 "Of couse he can...
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    Re: What do you want out of your music store?

    While this is an old thread it is an ongoing issue. Patronizing local stores is a desireable end because they often support local events and offer personalized lessons. They do not, however, always...
  17. Thread: Rob's ebook

    by Jackflyn
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    Re: Rob's ebook

    I received Rob's ebook last night and this afternoon I read it from virtual cover to virtual cover. I had expectations of it being very dry and was pleasently surprised at how readable it was. I...
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