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  1. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    The Fiddlin' Powers Family first recorded in 1924 with Orpha Powers on mandolin. The young lady had some chops on the mandolin.
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    Re: basic recording setup

    Tascam DR-40X is a 4 channel recorder. The Sweetwater price is $199.99
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    I try to be aware of any tension or strain in either hand or arm and make being relaxed when I play, a priorty over playing the best or even the correct note.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I apologize. I was mistaken about the specific D'addario strings I've been using. The set that I'm satisfied with is not the XT but the EXP74. Sorry about my confusion. The EXP74 have been the both...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    D'addario says it is a different steel core. Regular pb strings have always been difficult for me to fine tune after a couple of weeks. I play these XTs for 3 - 4 months before they get cranky about...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I've used Monels on all of my mando's and guitars for years but I tried a set XT on my Kentucky KM956 a year ago and I'm on my third set on the same mandolin
    I still use Monel (Mangan & Martin) on...
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    Re: Some days are like that . . .

    Hey FredK! Thanks for your encouraging post!
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    Re: Increasing Scale Exercise Speed

    An interesting question, Sherry. I guess I never practice scales with all quarter notes. My default is to play scales with eighth notes, alternating my pick direction. Now I'm curious. The next time...
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    Re: Silk and Steel Strings?

    I put a set of s&s on my Ibanez "beater" and it fattened the sound. I tried a 3.0mm Primetone pick instead of my usual 1.3 mm and it fattened the sound even more.
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    Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    There's a large medical community in Durham/Chapel Hill NC (Duke and UNC) and a whole lot of acoustic music happening on most every day of the week, year-round.
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    Re: Modern pickguard for a teens Gibson A?

    I had a local luther make ebony pick guards for my mandolins.

    If you don't know someone in your area, Bruce Weber makes ebony p.g.
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    Re: Tascam Portastudio DP-24SD / DP-32SD

    Yep
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    Re: Tascam Portastudio DP-24SD / DP-32SD

    Thanks! I'll look at the Zoom product.
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    Tascam Portastudio DP-24SD / DP-32SD

    I have a lot of experience recording with a handheld Tascam DR-07 Mk2 and editing the files with Audacity. I'm interested in expanding to recording 8 tracks simultaneously and being able to mix the...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    In November, 1970 I saw Robin Williamson, of the Incredible String Band, and Levon Helm, The Band, perform. I've been in love with the little 8-stringer ever since!
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    Re: Amnesia Bar - bluegrass jam

    I had a great time visiting in the Bay area but didn't go to the jam. Thanks for the replies.
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    Amnesia Bar - bluegrass jam

    Have Amy of y'all been to this jam? I'll be in the Bay area next week.
  18. Re: Looking to start a mandolin centric jam in the Chapel Hill ar

    I live in Texas but visit Chapel Hill three or four times a year and usually bring a mandolin with me. I would like to join you if you happen to be jamming while I'm visiting. On my last couple of...
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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    Hum or sing the notes as you play them. This will build neural connections between what you hear and what your fingers are playing.

    The rhythm is in your picking hand. Stay relaxed without...
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    Thanks Tom!
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    Tremolo Notation

    In notation, a tremolo note, will have slashes across the stem. What is the difference in a note with two slashes and a note with three?
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Sherry, thank you for the encouragement! I look forward to our next lesson, whether it's in Irving or Nacogdoches.
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    Both Monel and silk & steel strings will "darken" a "bright" instrument but each will sound different.
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    Re: Separation of Singing and Playing

    That's my strategy too! While a bandmate is playing the rear half of the break, I can think of the lyrics.
  25. Re: Inexpensive Mandolin with longer scale length and wide nut wi

    I agree that an Ibanez tenor guitar might be a candidate. A tenor guitar is tuned in 5ths as are mando instruments. A mandola and a tenor guitar are tuned C - G - D - A. You might find a used mandola...
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