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  1. Re: What Happened to Brian's Huge Chord List?

    Why isn't the A played on the second fret of the 4th string for the D, Dm and D7 chords?
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    Re: Budget 2 point A style mandolin

    Since the story is out for all to see, make the guy an offer and stick with it. I have played three or four Morris mandolins and they all sounded good and played well.
  3. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    I was undeer forty once and played mandolin then too.
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    The first person I saw use his fingers to pick a mandolin was Kenny Hall 50 years ago. Here is a more recent video of the late mandolin man at work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JGU4WWjxM0
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    Re: "Lost Girl" Virtual Jam

    Nice but I usually play that at a more wistful pace, but nicely done.
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    I have an older Weber Vintage. It has an oval hole, 14 frets and X bracing and is my favorite mandolin. Mark Bluett makes a fine mandolin. i used a hybrid F4 he made on a recording I did. It was...
  7. Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    I learned several instruments through the late 60's and early 70's and I am still learning those very same instruments. The beauty of music is there is not to it.
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    Re: Ordering strings--any luck recently?

    What the heck is a clown barf pick?
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    Re: Which mandolin to buy

    Oval hole mandolins are special. Not necessarily for bluegrass but back in the day several mandolin players used them. If you can find an old Gibson that you like go for it. A step up to a Kentucky...
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    Re: Gigs I missed because of lockdown.

    We've lost so many gigs I choose not to think about it.
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    I guess that is better than the dead baby rabbit in the driveway this morning. It was a chipmunk the other day. The Indigo Bunting really hurt about like stepping on an E string in the carpet, end...
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    Re: Tunes At Home: Music In A Time Of Need

    Nice music here.
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    Re: Ellis, Pava, or Collings MT2

    If I didn't already a have a killer Elkhorn A, I would be interested in an Ellis A5. Collings usually don't have the sound I want to hear.
  14. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Flatworld is a fine waltz. I'll have to look up Millie's not familiar with that one.
  15. Re: Some old-time/bluegrass from Spain during the lockdown

    You have an interesting harmonization of the melody with your chord choices. Never heard it quite like that but it works.
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    Re: best mandolin for 700.00

    Best is hard to quantify. What are you looking for in a mandolin?
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    Re: Charmed life picks

    They are OK but they tend to live in the case more than get used.
  18. Re: Has anyone ever heard of Country Roads brand mandolins ?

    It is common in the Pacific rim to have factories make a large volume of widgets. Buyers claim so many units and their name is silk screened on to the product. The key word is widget, as these are...
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    Re: When to Play the E on the A String?

    The idea of playing a note like the E on the A string is one for convenience in upper positions and two, especially on a fiddle, is to keep the tone of the note consistent with those coming before...
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    Re: Eastman MD305 Tuners

    Grover 309's 18:1 tuners will make your day. Available for less than $60 on eBay. I upgraded them myself on a 315.
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    Re: Some very fine Nancy Blake mandolin

    That's from a long time ago, when they were quietly astounding anyone with ears. Thanks for posting it.
  22. Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Playing everyday, but no gigs in sight, some have been postponed but most are just gone. Hat's off to Troy Shellhamer and other healthcare professionals. My brother and his daughters are all in...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    My wife and I had a mandolin rag session this morning and an offer to play on the street in a small town near us with a tip jar at least 6 feet away. Don't that w emight not do it but there probably...
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    Re: Article: The Rise of Marla Fibish

    She is an outstanding mandolinist.
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    Re: Musician quotes

    My quote is from me. "Music, the most beautiful way to count time."
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