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  1. Re: Students in Mike Marshall's Artist Works course right now?

    I'm a member for the second time. Mike Marshall's work ethic is off the chart, just as is his skill level.

    It's a good way to organize your practice and getting feedback from Mike Marshall is...
  2. Re: Success!!! Mandovoodoo on a J Bovier F5 Special

    You can get a really good fiddle from Steve too.
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    Jethro March 1, 1985

    Just happened to see this today
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    Re: Who is headed to Swananoa in August?

    old thread
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    Chet Atkins on mandolin

    Check out Chet on mandolin at 19:00
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    Re: You don't know a fiddle tune until...

    If you have the ability to practice two or three hours a day, you can get that good on every fiddle tune you know. Thank goodness you don't have to be that good to enjoy playing.
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    Re: Watson's Blues- 3 takes

    Nice job on all three. I guess if I had to pick one it would be #2.

    I never realized those tunes were the same, good catch JL277g.
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    Re: Bill Monroe Videos

    Just found this one.
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    Re: Small hands!

    There's this Ricky Skaggs video you can watch him chop pretty good.

    Chop chords will eventually work for you if you keep trying.

    Also, watch Sam Bush and Adam Steffey for some other ideas on...
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    Re: Reliance on scales

    As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong playing melody. If you know your scales you can play melodies by ear easier and better.

    There are a lot of ways to skin the cat. I think you are...
  11. Re: Curly Seckler and the mandolin? What gives?

    He does take a break every now and then on the show. He could pick fine and was a great singer.
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    Re: Playing for friends

    I don't know man, I still think folks like real music.
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    Re: Working on Chords/Rhythm Playing

    Listen to Adam Steffey. Great rythm and chop. He also has a dvd that's good.
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    Re: Monroe tunes

    Mike Compton has a list. He says there are over 600 Monroe recordings. One thing I don't see mentioned ever is how hard it is to play solos like Monroe where he played on the G and D strings so...
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    Re: General mandolin questions...

    Check out the Gretsch at Guitar Center if for some reason that's where you want to buy. A pretty good mandolin for $239 I think.
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    Re: Songwriters

    http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/91872/Songwriting-101-Chapter-Five-Critique-please#.UdQwDI4YTlA

    Here's a bunch of opinions on songwriting.
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    Re: Beginner Pick

    Get some Fender medium and heavies. You can buy them anywhere and they work fine. Then try the others you normally see listed as mandolin picks as you get a chance.
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    Re: What am I doing Wrong

    Fifteen minutes a day won't cut it. You will only be able to learn very simple music at that rate of practice.

    Practice more!!!
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    Re: Best Instructional Videos

    Spend $90 and do a 3 month Mike Marshall study with academy of bg
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    Re: D'Andrea Pro Plec Question

    Proplec is a good pick, try the large triangular ones.
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