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  1. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    Youíll get no argument from me that hammering or pulling notes create an effect of their on, they usually create slurred notes to an extent, but they are specific, mechanical techniques of playing...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    I always have to chuckle when people express amazement over the pro use of those Shure mics, after all, they’ve been industry standards for a reason. They get the job done well and they’re rugged....
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    Re: How to play these notes?

    “I couldn’t play these parts as the example … sounded”

    For the beginner, this usually means that you’re having trouble with your finger(s), on the fretted notes, muting the open strings. If that...
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    I’m with UsuallyPickin, my strap is perfect for keeping the instrument’s position constant whether sitting or standing. The strap is never removed … when I have multiple instruments each has its own...
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    It definitely should get easier over time - don’t work hard at it, work smart and easy. I second all the great advice given above. Check out my advice article linked in my signature, some of the...
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    Not a V just too bulky compared to smaller Vs which I greatly prefer
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    Slight changes to neck dimensions can adversely affect some players. I owned an Eastman 315 for a few years and for some reason the neck demanded a great deal of adjustment on my part in order to...
  8. Re: Little Italy - my first composition for guitar and mandolin)

    I love your smooth guitar chops, your composition & arrangement made for some enjoyable listening. The mandolin added another dimension and texture, I’m sure it will continue to inspire you. Thanks...
  9. Thread: Books

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    Re: Books

    John, there is no shame in playing “two finger chords” in my opinion; in fact, I use them fairly often. Especially the open G chord, because I like the tonalities so I use it wherever it sounds good...
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    Re: Books

    The numbers below the diagrams tell the intervals, where you see a 1 it indicates the root note, the others give the scale degrees or intervals relative to the root.

    A fingering pattern - or...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    yes thanks, that was a lapse in synapse or something - Niles corrected it at the bottom of his last post.

    I agree itís best to play and hear the differences with this stuff. I do it both ways,...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Niles advice about taking the practical approach is best, but to answer this specific question, the relative minor begins on the sixth degree of its relative major scale; that is correct.

    The...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Be sure to follow Niles’ link above, as usual he has given a lot of information in a really concise format with practical comments on usage.
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    John, no, you are getting it a bit confused. You can find the modes by starting with any major scale and playing the same exact notes of that scale, but starting and ending on a different note. So if...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Sage advice by Jeff and I want to underscore that you need not waste time worrying about having to continue learning, continue stretching, continue correcting and continue relearning as a lifelong...
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    Well, this old thread seems like a good excuse for me to embarrass myself by posting a recent video of me strumming a mandolin (sort of) like a guitar while signing. We've seen the examples by the...
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    Re: Triplets Pick Direction

    Another resurrected thread soliciting opinions (since there is no one, universal, "correct" answer). I'm subject to doing it any way that suits me, but my "default" is to use HO/PO as that interferes...
  18. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin

    This thread title reminds me of the words of Bill Monroe, "Well ... it ain't the mandolin"

    https://youtu.be/yG9PllY1TG8
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    I agree, "strum like a guitar" in the context of this thread is undefined ... and I went back to the OP to get the gist of his meaning, I thought maybe he was asking whether it is okay to strum...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    It’s a pac-rim from the eighties, Ibanez
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Here's an attempt at New Brick Road, I know this isn't quite right yet, but it's a start. Thanks to Mike Black for a transcription that helped a lot to get started on it.
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    Re: Not your Bill Monroe's "Rawhide"

    Well, kind sir, you call it as you see it ... IMO if it's a non sequitur then okay, it is a fitting one, which makes for an oxymoron: A fitting non sequitur ... and we find ourselves in the Land of...
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    Re: Good tone on long chords?

    The tips are pretty basic.

    1. Keep your arm, shoulder, hand, wrist & fingers as relaxed as possible.
    2. Place your fingertips very near the active fret - not in the middle between two frets, but...
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    My right hand got numb from reading this
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    Re: The Irish Washerwoman - Mandolin

    One of my favorite up-to-speed versions of this tune is the video from Jonathan Jeffries, he adds some harmonizations

    https://youtu.be/Y-tJ1dY2jEE
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