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    Re: Chop - hold/release or just mute?

    Sounds like you have it, just keep at it. Set a metronome and gradually get faster or use a slow downer to play along with favorite tunes. When I first started I did a strum, chop slowly until I...
  2. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    Whatever, the noise is due to the pick being inserted too deep. If you moved your picking up the neck you'd hear the same thing. You probably dont do it during tremolo...it’s your mando do what...
  3. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    If you hear pick click its because your technique needs tweaking. The pick is being inserted too deep into the strings and hitting the extension - or any other spot you might play. I have a mando...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    To Troy and Em Tee's mom and all the health care workers you're in my prayers. You and all the other essential people out there still working...grocery store, pharmacy, delivery, etc you are the...
  5. Re: String recommendation for Northfield NF-F5S ?

    Congrats on your new mando! I have a 2014 Northfield F5M and really liked the Thomastik strings but even if I only had to change them twice a year the cost skyrocketed last year and I gave up on...
  6. Thread: Trombolin'?

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    Re: Trombolin'?

    It was a challenge for sure but Chris breaks it down to manageable sections to learn. I’ve learned quite a few Monroe tunes now from his lessons and highly recommend them.
  7. Thread: Trombolin'?

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    Re: Trombolin'?

    Ok, I know this is an old, old...old thread but I just finished working my way thru Chris Henry's lesson on Trombolin. What a cool tune and so much fun to play though not sure I'll ever get it up to...
  8. Re: Article: A Brief History of Evening Prayer Blues

    Love this tune! I’ve challenged myself to learn a new tune a week this year and EPB was the first one, its so fun as written as well as just to jam on with others.
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    Re: Inexpensive starter mandolin advice needed

    When he's ready to upgrade...call Trevor at TAMCO...I think thats the name of the store in the UK I see mentioned here often.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Very sorry about your mom Louise.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    The flu is manageable as there are vaccines, medications, and some built up immunity in strong, healthy individuals. Corona is like the flu 100 years ago - unknown impact and duration and until they...
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    Re: Having trouble picking in public

    Practice more...sorry its not an easy answer. You most likely don't know the tune as well as you think you do because when you get with others it falls apart. With continued practice and jam...
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    Re: Learning songs by ear

    I think what you are doing is perfect, I have watched pros do the same thing they are just a bit quicker because they are more experienced, practiced, and make certain assumptions like...

    Yes,...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Hi Jill, sorry for the delay in recovery of your knee injury. I struggled thru a knee injury many years ago and it was a long hard road...there is a site called knee guru that was very helpful with...
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    Re: Transcriptions for new bluegrass tunes

    Contact him, he was doing Skype lessons a few years ago... http://dirtykitchenband.com/contact-1
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    Re: Skype Instruction on West Coast?

    Glad it worked out, I’ve been Skyping with Emory for years now, he’s a great teacher and pretty accommodating schedule-wise.
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Yay, its back! So very sorry for all the trouble Scott and Dan had to go thru, so very happy the Cafe is back up and running. I abandoned all social media last year and this is the only site I...
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    Re: Pickup or microphone?

    Ive been looking for something to use for looping practice and got some good info in a thread I posted a few weeks ago. I decided to go the mic route and am considering the Myers Feather mic. I...
  19. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group week #516

    Here’s a solo version of Going Across the Sea done by Emory Lester, he included this tune on his album “At Dusk.”
  20. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    I misplaced the first BC I bought in the first 30 minutes...after I found it in the case I resolved to put it in the strings every time...its been 5 years and several more BC later and I still have...
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    Re: Source for left-handed mandolins

    Hiya lefty, it is hard to find decent mandos period and then to find some left handed ones...well, you know thats very hard. You didn't mention what your budget is but id say if you go with a nice...
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    Re: Source for left-handed mandolins

    Jerrys lefty guitar sells mandos...scroll about 1/2 down this page for the mando info...

    https://www.jerrysleftyguitars.com/left-handed-guitars-directory.html
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    Re: This Repurposing Thing Has Gone Too Far

    I’ve seen old instruments repurposed into garden planters...pretty fun project.
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    I think it helps to not feel like any key is harder than another...all the scales, chords, etc work the same way it’s just using different frets. I had a guitar teacher once that said the notes are...
  25. Re: Dust In a Baggie Billy Strings and Don Julin

    You’re not alone, here’s an entire website on misheard lyrics http://www.kissthisguy.com/
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