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  1. 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: 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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: Musician quotes

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

    Here's a nice article I found on old time mandolin by Cary Fagan who is around here somewhere. Lots of pictures and good information. http://taterjoes.com/resources/mandolin/OTMandolin.pdf
  8. Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    A story I heard over 50 years ago goes something like this. Segovia went to a store in Chicago. The man there said "I have the perfect guitar for you". Segovia played it and admittedly said it was a...
  9. Re: How to approach practicing and improvement?

    Nudging one's self forward is a part of this practice. Playing scales and arpeggios is great, finding tunes that are musically and technically challenging is important too. OF course these tunes...
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    Re: Need mando advice

    I've played three or four Morris mandolins and they all sounded real good. Actually helped a couple of students get them. if you can get past their tacky peg heads they are are very good for the...
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    Re: Weighty Question

    I spent over a month not using the toneguards on my mandolins. I suspected that toneguards act much as a shoulder rest on a violin does tonally speaking. The voice of both instruments is changed by...
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    Screws for tuner buttons

    I teach in a JAM Junior Appalachian Musician program and kids don't pay great attention to the small things, like screws in the tuner buttons on their mandolins. Does anyone know the screw size/spec...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Sad news, that pick or any other won't make you sound like any one but yourself.
  14. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Billy Flynn did a good blues album several years ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-iX5JsuF2U&list=OLAK5uy_nGNIhaEwfEoxOIcHArqxXC2Ljwl7F1fA4

    I have a long out-of-print blues LP by Johnnie...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    You are too funny. Be grateful for what you have.
  16. Re: Flop Eared Mule -- by Stephen Foster (?!?!?!)

    Add steroids and it sounds something like this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VorB7OQLUI
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Why purchase from a company who's stated purpose is to put the small mom and pop stores out of business?
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    I started using a toneguard when I was playing ina band wearing bib overalls and a coat, etc. It saved the back of my mandolin! But I do feel a more organic connection when playing without one. As...
  19. Re: Canadian folk music moment (no mandolin content)

    This story, that appears at the bottom of the linked page, is moving as well.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/trebek-jeopardy-message-1.5356254
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    The 5th String in Greenville has lots of new Eastmans and some real fine good used mandolins from time to time.
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Why did you get rid of the EXP74 strings? My dealer told me they were discontinued. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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    Re: One more banjo question

    Overtones abound with an open back banjo. You can use a cheap plastic shopping bag to attenuate them. Shimming the neck with a business card seems odd and antithetical to getting a good sound. The...
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    Re: Notation to Tablature

    There are some smart responses here. Learning to read is not that hard and the exercises of learning scales and arpeggios will make you a better player. I taught all who would let me, how to read...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    Leather Britches and Tom and Jerry
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    Re: Show off your back side

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