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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    "More notes is better than fewer notes" - Excuse me if I'm reading you wrong, but that seems to be the gist of your thinking, and I couldn't disagree more. Following that logic, why learn any...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    Well, for me, this is just another reason not to own a cat.
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Some of my early bands asked me to stop playing guitar. And I didn't even have any other instruments then.
  5. was looking at a mandolin for a friend, and this happens.........

    let me start by saying,
    1)the Bend boyz got it going on
    2)i pledge i will not look at TMS website for the next 2 years
    3)checks all the boxes, and then some
    4)i was not expecting to do something...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DtyqMvvh7M
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    When I lived on a farm in Arkansas many years ago (and before we got full indoor plumbing), Montgomery Wards furnished our toilet paper. (Yes, I'm old.)

    This brings to mind the fire we had in the...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    If this quarantine thing lasts too much longer, David might be able to find a desperate mandolin player who will trade his F-5 for some of that TP stash.
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    Re: Live From Home

    Really, really nice. Once again, this one was a judgement call, as the video was not produced as a contribution to the 'live from home' genre, but just listen to that guitar!
    ...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JPPNZeMwLs
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    First French Polish session (quick cell phone shot) on the "Angel Step" quilted Sorensen VX --

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    Re: Live From Home

    You are not going to believe this one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qiija5dBBIw
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    I have trouble just getting my cat to stay ON the wall hanger.
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    My cat did this, until I stopped throwing mandolins at her.
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    I think the point the OP made is that perhaps in some cases there is some other effect of using the ToneGard, perhaps linked to pressure on the ridges of the instrument. I have not noticed this, and...
  16. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    Well to balance it out, my newphew, when he was pretty young, asked me very earnestly: "Uncle Jeff, why do you play the mandolin? Isn't that something musicians do?"
  17. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you can't tell the difference between a premium mandolin and an inexpensive mandolin consider yourself lucky.
  18. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    The thing is, I'm a beginner mando player - at best. I'm whatever comes before that. So to be picking with friends is awesome in terms of just not caring if I hit a bum note. It's a progress...
  19. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    Not to sound like a pity-party in any way . . . but those of you who have folks to regularly play/jam with should consider yourself very blessed - it is one of the greatest tools for learning and...
  20. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    I can certainly endorse your thinking. Regular music sessions at home and in other venues have been a huge benefit to me following the very unexpected death of my wife just over a year ago. Family...
  21. Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    ... and I am so grateful for them! Every Sunday, I have a different couple of people drop by. I cook lunch for them, we eat together, then we eventually pick on tunes. Every Sunday is different, and...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077627732_625e292b28_c.jpgMurray Kuun #broadway mandolin by murray kuun, on Flickr
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    My father, growing up a military brat in the 60s, was about as straight-arrow a teenager as you could imagine.

    The story goes that he and his girlfriend are cooking dinner at her parents' house,...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Actually on the bench , a travel training mando
    sides are removable for going in a little bag , it goes with a shadow undersaddle piezo pickup , a guitar amplifier and a 9 volts battery
    tuners are...
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    Re: Understanding double-stops...

    Plumb,
    I think a lot of fairly new players are stumped by that first step. While playing a song (not having been previously played or prepared), finding that harmony note is not obvious. After...
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