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    Re: I guess I'm a mandolin player

    Thanks to many for the replies. I tried to hit the "thanks" button on individual posts, but my POS 666 started giving me Javascript error notifications.

    One reason I get rather defensive about my...
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    Re: I guess I'm a mandolin player

    Thanks, JL277z. I guess in the two or three years I've been a member here, any time I mention that I play melody, or that I don't sing, or that I don't play with anyone else, somebody sees fit to...
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    Re: I guess I'm a mandolin player

    I should have said, they don't necessarily play chords. Fiddlers play chords more than violinists, although I have heard some violinists do chords, but it is not the primary way they play.

    And I...
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    Re: I guess I'm a mandolin player

    I don't sing, so the only melody I'm going to get has to come from the instrument, since I only play for myself. If I can hear what I'm playing, that's all I need, in fact, I like to play softly; I...
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    Re: I guess I'm a mandolin player

    Hey, don't worry about "just" playing melody, I've played since the 1960s and never learned chords. Violinists/fiddlers don't, and the mandolin is tuned the same way, so it's a legitimate way to...
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    Re: Col. Sanders ad, a little creepy?

    I love this picture of my Mom with her pet chicken back in 1937. When I was little, we would get chickens from my grandparents' farm, and I will never forget the horrible smell of dead raw chicken,...
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    Re: Facing evacuation

    I'm glad to hear you and your wife are ok, but that is terrible about the environmental damage. The effects will be felt for generations, I imagine.

    Keep those good mandolins right where they are...
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    Re: Facing evacuation

    How is the situation out there tonight?
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    I just play for myself, so I can go with whatever genre that suits my mood. I am a happy amateur with absolutely no ambition except to get through tunes I like to my satisfaction. I mostly play by...
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    Re: Facing evacuation

    I haven't been on here in awhile so I was unaware of your dire situation, k0k0pelli. Sending you positive and extremely drenching good thoughts. Reading your posts has had me on the edge of my...
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    Re: What people think a mandolin is...

    Well, I hope when someone asks what instrument you are playing, the reply is more of a friendly, "It's a mandolin, and a lot of fun to play," as opposed to the raised-eyebrow, sneering, "It's a...
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    Re: tips...generosity

    Nice people! You are lucky to play for them, and seeing how appreciative they are, they must be lucky to hear you.
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    Re: Driving me nuts - music but no mando content

    Randi, I think I need to find that book, it sounds intriguing.
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    Re: Driving me nuts - music but no mando content

    Thanks for the interesting replies. I hadn't really thought much about having to use just one hand until the thread about an arm injury appeared. I had wondered about small harps but don't have any...
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    Re: Driving me nuts - music but no mando content

    All very interesting! I had forgotten about Tabor pipes, or at least the idea of using it separately from the drum.

    And of course, a banjo can be improved by using it as a percussion instrument,...
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    Driving me nuts - music but no mando content

    I made a somewhat lighthearted suggestion to our injured friend that he try to play harmonica while his arm is out of commission. I've been trying to think of other one-handed possibilities, just...
  17. Thread: My Accident.

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    Re: My Accident.

    Aha. Now I have an excuse for some re-reading.
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    Re: My Accident.

    Ocarina? Or don't forget how to play the tater bug?
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    Re: My Accident.

    I was also off the mandogrid due to computer problems, but I'd like to add my wishes for a speedy recovery.

    I have joint/nerve/tendon issues in my left hand that crop up occasionally and I just...
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    The first instrument I learned to play was bass (upright variety in school band). It only lasted a few years, possibly because my mother kept telling me she couldn't tell us apart...
  21. Thread: Big fingers

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    Re: Big fingers

    So all mandolins should conform to your specifications? Mine has a width of 1 1/8" and it fits my adult fingers very nicely. Not all players have giant clown feet fingers, and wanting a MINIMUM...
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    Re: back.... again... with thanks and apologies

    Welcome back, Cee Cee, I always enjoy reading your posts.
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    I only got to listen to what I thought of as "old folks' popular music" when I was growing up in the 50s, it was just kind of in the background all the time, so I have a lot of Frankie Lane, Rosemary...
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    Re: How do you justify MAS?

    I'm going to make a suggestion that I haven't seen offered so far. Bear in mind, I am frugal by nature and frequently by necessity. I noticed in your other posts that you don't know what kind of...
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    Re: How do you justify MAS?

    I won't say sorry about your separation/divorce, but I am really sorry to hear you are planning to get a b@njo!
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