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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    It's to your benefit to use all of your fingers,I don't know how that can be argued,,some pros might have really high action,which explains using only your stronger fingers up the neck,,I think it's...
  2. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I started singing along once and the guitar player says to me " wow,is there a melody that goes with that?"..
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Ok,,I sometimes play with a guy who detune's his guitar ,to exactly I'm not sure and then puts a capo on it half the time,,he's also left handed and can't play in a standard tuning,,I play with him...
  4. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    This looks very similar to a DMM that was in the classifies about a year or so ago..it was located in Germany ,if anybody recalls that mandolin..
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    Oh yeah that is just sweet...
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I graduated high school in 1973 and I drew in the '73 &'74 draft high numbers,past 300 so I wasn't going anywhere. My brother in law served in Nam though,,my father in law joined the Army at 17 to...
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    The good thing is you can always multi task!..
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I play hardcore bluegrass on a F5 with med./ hvy. strings,,I've tried everything,have a pick collection going back over 50 years,,,the beSt pick ever is the BC jazz LG 35...thin,very stiff,brings...
  9. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    Don't forget to use other "tools of expression" such as sliding in and out of notes,hammer on's and pull offs,glissandos,choking,vibrato,altered tremolo beats etc...once you start to utilize these on...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I've heard the Sitar is hard to learn,I would think something like the Basoon isn't to easy either..playing a left handed strung guitar ,right handed is really hard,I've tried it ,,playing bluegrass...
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    Re: Classic Grisman

    Excellent solo by Grisman,,Rices opening notes on his solo is very ear catching..
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

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    Re: Picking faster?

    Everything that David said,you can't go wrong,,looking at your video,your picking nice and clean,,but that pinky is holding you back..when it is,mounted,you don't have a true pivoting hand and...
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    Re: Picking faster?

    As stated above,speed is directly related to tremolo,,you can only play as fast as you can tremolo..since you play violin,the problem is in your right hand ,just got to get them two hands to sync....
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    I know somebody (knew, r.i.p.Fireball Freddy)..who bought one personally from Lloyd Loar ,I don't know the exact year,but he said he paid $225. for it...
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    Re: Anyone Recognize This Signature?

    Wesley Snipes?
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    Re: Really need to work on my right hand

    This is not an uncommon phenomenon ,at least for me. When I was gigging,jamming and in a band,this kind of stuff always happened,usually started by inebriated guitar players,who at the end of a gig...
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    Uther my cat..

    I lost my best friend this morning after 18 years,,I'm really going to miss him bad,,,the only mandolin content here is I will dedicate,my playing today to him.. 178227
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I try to memorize everything ,so I can take off and improvise on a tune..I read sheet music to learn new tunes..if you just read sheet music,how can you ever improvise on a tune? Classical stuff is...
  20. Thread: Clean picks

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    Re: Clean picks

    Picks get dirty? Maybe wash your hands more often...
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    Learn to play it as is,,
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Hey David,,,we're doing ribs....
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    Re: Gibson “Black Night” at TMS

    You have it backwards,Weber is the blatant rip off from Gibson,,black face mandolins go as far back in Gibsons history to Orville .
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    Re: What does FFcP mean?

    It means "four finger closed position",,which means you take 2 adjacent strings and use 4 fingers to play 4 notes on one and then 4 notes on the other,total 8 notes,do re mi fa sol la ti do,12345678..
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Anything Jethro Burns plays is pretty much required listening..
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