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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    I wish him the best,,one of the greatest mandolinists in the world today...
  2. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    That pull off is still a tough one to do..not only does the pinky usually have the smallest pad on it compared to the other fingers,but the way you hold and play a mandolin,your hand is slanted at an...
  3. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    I do this sort of thing all the time when playing..let's say your playing part of a scale on a single string,you use all 4 fingers to go up the neck,keeping the index as an anchor,,like you were...
  4. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    I bought used,but my main instrument goes for around $10K new nowadays..
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    "The Final Countdown"..europe..
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    Re: When You First . . .

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    Re: Musician quotes

    "Less is not more,less is less and more is more"..yngwie malmsteen..
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    Re: Finger stretch

    This is the position my hand is in when I hit those notes..183962
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    For sale: questionable mandolin,built and sounds like total crap,as a matter of fact it's cursed,everyone who has played it has died.I pay you..
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    Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    Really not to hard to make yourself,just learn to do a simple braid and get some leather.Here's one I made of braided deerskin with a deer sinew core,,,very strong,will hold my weight..183860
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    I was really depressed about the mothballed cafe,,I felt really bad for Scott who only had all of us in mind,,but alright,,the cafe is back,and I feel better. Thanks..
  12. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    I don't think you change strings on a harp to often,from what I gathered on this forum over the years: you change strings on fretted instruments (supposedly 20 hours mandolin,40 hours guitar)because...
  13. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    183759 I bought this pick pouch from the pick store a few years ago and it works for me,,they always go back in the pouch when im done.and I always know where they are,,haven't misplaced one yet..
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    I've been playing in the key of B lately,jamming to a great but rarely played bluegrass tune called Train45..sometimes it's in G but mostly in B ,with capos on the banjo and guitar at fret 5,,I just...
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    My white cat loves my playing,just loves it,she sits there and watches in fascination at my playing...oh by the way,did I mention shes totally deaf,,
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    I'm getting over t h e flu I've had for the last 10 days so I'm taking it easy today,,lots of practicing while watching a counting cars marathon,,later the super bowl while jogling with a king of...
  17. Re: Michael Cleveland Tall Fiddler Grammy Winner

    Probably the best fiddle player out there,,and one of the best freaking mandolinists I've heard...
  18. Re: Irish trad musicians that use Blue Chip TAD 40 pick

    You don't really need to get a bevel on a bc 35..if you use,it enough ,and hold it the same way every time,the beveling takes care it itself,I know ,I've already done it to one,,
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    It's to your benefit to use all of your fingers,I don't know how that can be argued,,some pros might have really high action,which explains using only your stronger fingers up the neck,,I think it's...
  20. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I started singing along once and the guitar player says to me " wow,is there a melody that goes with that?"..
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Lol ,,if someone told me theyre playing in the key of " B# "..I think that's my cue to get up and leave..
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Ok,,I sometimes play with a guy who detune's his guitar ,to exactly I'm not sure and then puts a capo on it half the time,,he's also left handed and can't play in a standard tuning,,I play with him...
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    Re: Different picks for different instruments

    .88 picks for a mandolin are almost a med. considering some go between 1 -2 mm...for me though,a stiff .88 is perfect for both instruments...
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    Re: Economy or alternate picking

    Sweep picking is the same thing as economy picking,as laid out by Frank Gambale,,as it is almost impossible to actually sweep pick an entire tune or improvisation,,sweep picking also incorporates...
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    Re: Economy or alternate picking

    Economy picking is what was called "sweep picking",,brought to the forefront by Frank Gambale,,but way before him it was used by Chet Atkins,the "Chet Atkins arppegio",, this is the basic sweeping...
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