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    Re: Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    Was fortunate to see Arlo in Great Falls, Montana a few years ago. I knew this day was coming, just didn't know when.
    Thanks Arlo!
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    I've always kinda operated on the idea that if something goes through my brain by typing or drawing it's more likely to stick and be useful when I need it. When I was learning guitar many (many!)...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    August, thanks for that.
    I just put out what works for me, ymmv. I (used to) play in church alot and found that the flat and sharps were the chords I need most frequently. So, this is what I came...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Bernie, ya got me to thinking. I've done pretty much the same thing with a chord chart for M'cello and M'dola except I incorporated the shapes for Mando as well. The black labels at the top of each...
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    Re: "J'attendrai" Gypsy Jazz

    Holy cow! Excellent!
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    Re: Having trouble picking in public

    How many times have I spent an entire set playing "jazz" :))
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    Re: Arkansas Traveler Chord Melody

    Best version of Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee I've ever heard!
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    Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    I scared my son straight by threatening to wait to pick him up from middle school by sitting on my car's hood and playing banjo. Never really had another issue with his behavior after the threat....
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    No one else except the folks at this forum appreciate my love of my "little guitars". Hats off to the Cafe for giving me an understanding home.
  10. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Well, I've only got 4 mandolins; my first a Kentucky KM180S, my second a Flatiron Festival A, my third a Flatiron F5, and my fourth an Eastman 514 oval hole. That's in addition to my Flatiron...
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    It would be a good ad, pull one out, tune it and play.
    Like the old Timex commercials; "Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"
  12. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    I don't mean to drag the thread where it doesn't belong, I just mean that I enjoy playing the music (not that I'm that great at it). I just get disgusted at everything being made into a protest of...
  13. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    Why in the world is everything suddenly a "protest"? Whatever happened to just plain having fun?
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Goodness! I had the pleasure of meeting Byron at his store a few years ago. He's sittin' behind the counter swattin' flies and I'm just in total awe! Wonderful store, full of wonderful instruments...
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    Re: JazzMando website to sunset soon

    I'm sorry to hear of this. Lurked there and got the gist of FFcP which has really improved my playing (my opinion only!).
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    Re: How do you clean strings after playing?

    They're harder and harder to find, but I've always used cloth baby diapers; no lint, soft, and reusable.
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    Re: Where are you from?

    Let's see...
    Military Brat born and raised...
    Kansas; Oklahoma; Texas; Florida; Naples, Italy; Great Falls, Montana; Germany; Ohio; Utah; currently Montana (again!). Like George R. Lane, probably...
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    Re: What Does Bruce Weber Have Planned?

    You really ought to know; depending on which university one attended "Bobcat" or "Grizzly" can be considered fightin' words.:))
  19. Re: Rattlesnake tail rattles in mandolins, do they change anythin

    I put one in my Flatiron F5 and didn't hear any difference but my mojo must've gone up 'cause a friend of mine told me that my playing improved, and he didn't know about the rattles until after his...
  20. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    I was a military kid in Italy. My older brother sent it to my mom & dad from college in OK. I was completely blown away. Here were these folks that were old when my mom & dad were kids, no...
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    Re: Following the tabs vs creativity

    I've always thought; "One wrong note it a wrong note; two wrong notes are jazz!"
    I play a lot of "jazz".
  22. Thread: mandolin capo?

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    Re: mandolin capo?

    Our main guitar player is always giving me grief about my non-use of a capo on mandolin when I do use one on mandola and 'cello. Well, we were playing at a different church this past weekend and...
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    Re: Gold Tone mandocello -- thoughts?

    I would have to echo the rest of these members about the neck. I have one of the Eastmans and while it is a lovely instrument and I do get compliments on its sound (but not my playing!), I had to...
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    Re: Fretboard Gazing?

    If I pay too much attention to my fingers I too start messing up-badly. It's like my fingers get embarassed by too much attention!
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    Re: OP's not responding to advice

    Curmudgeons Unite!
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