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    Re: Hard Times Bluegrass Festival

    Canceled for 2020

    http://hardtimesbluegrass.com/
  2. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing, one of my favorite tunes to play or listen to.
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    I kind of experience the same thing sometimes, for me its red haired boy...it was the first tune I learned 5 years ago, I play it often, I like it, and just about everytime I play it in a jam I hit a...
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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: 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...
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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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Very sorry about your mom Louise.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    The flu is manageable as there are vaccines, medications, and some built up immunity in strong, healthy individuals. Corona is like the flu 100 years ago - unknown impact and duration and until they...
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    Re: Having trouble picking in public

    Practice more...sorry its not an easy answer. You most likely don't know the tune as well as you think you do because when you get with others it falls apart. With continued practice and jam...
  15. 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.”
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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...
  17. 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.
  19. 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: 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...
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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...
  22. 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...
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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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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Hang in there Dan, hopefully you can get some picking in. Post when you can and know we are all thinking about you and hoping for a speedy recovery.
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Welcome to the cafe. Check out Jerry’s lefty guitars... https://www.jerrysleftyguitars.com

    Good for your parents to not give in, at times I would like to try playing lefty but I figure I’m good...
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