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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: 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....
  4. 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'"
  5. 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...
  6. 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: 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.:))
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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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    Re: At what point do I admit I'm a mandolinist?

    I started on guitar at about 17 and have always been just a guitar player. I've been playing at mandolin for about 20 years and am still just a mandolin player. The label/title "guitarist" or...
  14. Re: Breedlove production moving to China -- Will Weber be next?

    I own 3 Flatirons; 1 A, 1 F-5, and one A-style Mandola. Part of the impetus to purchase them was their price, the most important part was not that they were made in the US, it was that were made in...
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    Re: Wrong string in a D'addario EFW74 set

    Somewhere around 1985 I purchased a set of D'Addario strings from a local music store in Ankara, Turkey. It was missing the G-string. I snail mailed D'Addario (this is pre-e-mail). I received a...
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    Re: If you hadn't been a musician...

    Amen!
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    Re: Why I Don't Listen To Country Music.

    I haven't really listened to any music radio in years. Thank God (or fill in the blank) for my MP3 player (no ipod for me).
    rant/
    Country has been rock with a twang in your voice for going on 30...
  18. Re: How to Find the Note in Your Head on the Mandolin

    Trouble is, the note in my head is usually in the key of H-flat or M-sharp.
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    Re: How to make your child not succeed at music

    My daughter-in-law ran afoul of that "bad teacher" and quit playing violin for years. I've spent the last 10 years trying to encourage her to start playing again. I know that if she does my...
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    Re: Other forums

    Does that soup come with scrolls?
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    Re: Notation staff and ledger lines

    i already hear enough stuff in my head!:grin:
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    Re: Flatiron F5 chocolate

    i've got 3 Flatirons; 1 F5 (Bruce Weber signed), 1 Festival A (currently out on loan), and a recently obtained A mandola. i'm at work so i don't know the years of any of them. You could say i'm...
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    Re: chop chord preference

    Depends on the chord progression, if G to D i generally use the full 4-finger as it's quicker. If A to D i usually use the "C" shape up 2 frets and try to mute the high E strings. It really just...
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    Re: Don't be a bunch of I-TOLD-YOU-SOs!!! :-)

    i've, like, got one. As far as i know, the only one within a 3-county area. Now i'm like, lusting for a mandola similar to this one; at least for starters; to go along with my Martin D-35, Taylor...
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Albums Ever

    There are some great suggestions here. The first "Circle" album got me into bluegrass. One of my particular favorites is the "Here Today" album with Grisman, Herb Pederson, Vince Gill, Jim...
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