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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    When i decided to learn how to actually play blues mandolin in 2004 I sat down and listened to Yank Rachell's recordings for 2 years and jammed with them. I also listened to Carl Martin, Johnny...
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    Well, I'm a new player, and thanks to this thread, I picked up some of the stuff mentioned here. I am working through the Steve James videos, and it's just what the doctor ordered. When he presents a...
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    On the other hand:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3_oU19oLZE

    If link doesn't work, search YouTube for "Minglewood Blues/ Ken Whiteley (feat. Julia Naverson".

    (Still, I get your point,...
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    Sharon Gilchrist's Facebook Live video

    Sharon Gilchrist's Facebook Live video just completed and now archived by Peghead Nation, made available here. Looks like an image but click it and you have a video. BB Code for anyone that might be...
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School (UK)

    From pit - "And being out of my comfort zone was so incentive in the end...". That's the way to do it - push yourself !!.

    I'm totally self taught 'by ear'. I sat in front of my PC & attempted to...
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School (UK)

    Hi Rik,
    I totally agree with Katherine's post above. Being in my 3rd mando year, I considered myself "unworthy" of attending John's class but was sooo glad in the end that I didn't back off. Could...
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School (UK)

    Hi Rik

    I was in John's class too and it was nice to meet you. I am glad you enjoyed it and please don't worry about needing to make huge improvements for next time. I have attended Sore Fingers 13...
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School (UK)

    Hi Rik - I've been to half a dozen Sore Fingers weeks, and I thoroughly recommend them (no financial or other interest etc.). They are friendly and very well organised - only some health issues have...
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School (UK)

    Rik - I've not attended Sore Fingers myself,but i have 3 close friends who have. From what i gathered,you do need to be able to read TAB at least. One friend of mine who went,has been playing...
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School (UK)

    Hello Rik,
    having attended two mando classes at sorefingers so far (Ben Winship and Matt Flinner), I can tell you this:
    I went to Ben Winship`s class after having played the mandolin for almost a...
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