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    Re: Here's a Doozy....

    Right? You could do it in the time it takes to type it. :))
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    Re: Does anyone do this with mandolin?

    Ha ha ha! :)) Very clever! And what a great time-efficient how-to video - direct, to-the-point, succinct. No frills, no fat, no tangents. Spot on.

    I can see doing this, though it does seem piano...
  3. Re: Gibson F5-L 1991, what do i need to know

    Lava lamps ... love 'em. Got four of 'em. No idea why, just ... because. All were found at yard sales for not much. One band I had - well, duo - I'd set them up around the amps because ... well,...
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    Good point. Leave yourself just the best banjo, and trade the rest. After all, you can never have too many mandolins, but you can easily have too many banjos. ;) Some say even one banjo is too many....
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Scandalous! :disbelief::mad::crying:
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    You need but ask, or go two clicks from the youtube: "The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Steve Height (bass), Philip...
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    Re: Mandolin on this British Sitcom?

    The mandolin player looked very familiar; had to look him up. Yes, Toby Jones. Been in lots of movies and TV shows, including some Harry Potter movies and a turn at Truman Capote, whom he resembles -...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Sarah Jarosz from her appearance on Austin City Limits last October.

    199034

    Her set was a bit disappointing, in that she played mandolin on the first song only. The rest of the time it sat in...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Happy Birthday, O wondrous thread! Here's something from another thread. Mandocellos are permitted, yes? Cheers!

    nR_VjBJOP4A
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    Re: Moveable chords

    There is? Since when? According to whom? :confused:
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I'll post because people have problems with this, and it's not hard to fix, once you know how.

    Open the photo with an image program. I just use Photo, which comes with Windows (I think). That is,...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    She's about to fall off! :disbelief:

    Here, this is better. Safety first. ;)

    199029
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Saying that ain't no part of nothin'. There, I've said it. ;)

    Take that first chord, for instance, A 2245. Having two A notes two octaves apart makes for a fine bass-treble dialogue. It enables...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Same here. Just providing two different viewpoints, which should be able to peacefully coexist. The OP can take from each what helps most - including anyone else's suggestions - depending on what's...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    I can see that. And it's probably preferable to make a two-note change between chords than a one-note. The ease of going between F 2335 and Dm 2355 is considerable, though, and the movement being on...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Perhaps I should have been more specific. 4224 and such is difficult for me. One of the strings gets blunted. But then, my technique is not letter-perfect. I don't plant my thumb on the back of the...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    OK, now I see what's going on. And I was at least in the general area. Well, I guess it makes sense that the first chord I mentioned is also their Shape 1. And yes, it is a barre chord, so if your...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    My general rule of thumb is: find alternate chords. There are several fingerings for every chord on the fingerboard; there must be one or two that are easier to play.

    I'm not sure what you mean by...
  19. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Wait a minute - geography. Hadn't really thought of that. Not states, but cities. And Gibson started out in Michigan, so these could stand for ... Ann Arbor and Flint. Of course, there's also Holland...
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    Re: Slow down software

    That's so cool! I never knew that was there. And it's been there all along. Real easy to use. I had to figure out how to isolate/highlight the single track - I always just let albums play in WMP -...
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    We have the headstock; that's the most important part. But yeah, several people mentioned the low quality and lacking utility of the photos. Wish I could see what they meant. Oh well!
  22. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I think it's cute, even charming: Nelson Mandola. But then, who cares what I think? :whistling:
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    This is pretty much how my A model got named. After a gig, I was fielding questions from an audience member while packing up. He asked me, "What do you call your instrument?" Not "What kind of...
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    I concur. It even has the requisite eight tentacles.

    But I am grateful for the revival of this fascinating thread. Quite an amusing one it is! I just spent the better part of an hour re-reading...
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    Well, you know us. Always on the ready to mix up some fact-finding and fun. :grin: But I think we actually might have broken some new ground this time around - just a bit. And it's not over yet. The...
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