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    Picking / strumming wrist

    I have begin to experience what seems to be tendentious in my right wrist. In addition to stopping playing I have been thinking / researching right hand technique to see if Iím way off in technique...
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    I am totally bummed out

    I just played in the best jam I have ever participated in. Got home, took my mandolin out of the gig bag and the large scroll had broken off the headstock just like in Pete Martinís avatar. Do I...
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    Help with rhythm

    I am getting some feedback from my jam mates about mandolin playing and rhythm. Based on everything I have read/heard it seems to be a consistent message that the mandolin playerís role when...
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    Re: Strum, chop, mute?

    Thanks for the replies. I guess I made a mistake in how I asked the question based on responses. I know the chords for the songs we are workiing on and can even play melodies for a couple of them....
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    Strum, chop, mute?

    I am really a greenhorn to both the mandolin specifically and music generally.
    Every aspect of this is a big challenge for me, but rewarding because practice pays off.
    I get together weekly with a...
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    Re: Different G chord

    Thanks for all the great responses!
    Ivan am I correct move that up 2 frets and itís an A?
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    Re: Different G chord

    Thanks for the fret board layout suggestion. I look at chord diagrams and they make my head spin, perhaps trying to "find" the chords using your approach will help. Some patterns are obvious to me,...
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    Different G chord

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    In case the image doesn't come through, I have come across a G chord that is 452x (B-G-B-muted). I don't see this shown anywhere but in my Mel Bay mandolin book. I kind of like the chord as...
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    Re: Cut time, 2/2, 4/4???

    Thanks Jeff,
    I'm not sure my band mates know how to communicate what they are trying to tell me, and that is part of the problem. I get the up/down, up down concept for 2/2 (and is what I have been...
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    Cut time, 2/2, 4/4???

    Ok, I have a few folks who are willing to accept my incompetence and let me try to play with them. We have been doing Cripple Creek. I have practiced with sheet music that shows either 2/2 or the C...
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    Re: Homemade Wine tab?

    Thanks, very helpful.
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    Homemade Wine tab?

    I have just become introduced to the Gibson Brothers Homemade Wine. GREAT tune, but I canít find tab anywhere. Can anybody help here? Also, a few of us are disagreeing on the timing, some say...
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    Homemade Wine tab?

    I have just become introduced to the Gibson Brothers Homemade Wine. GREAT tune, but I canít find tab anywhere. Can anybody help here? Also, a few of us are disagreeing on the timing, some say...
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    Re: Am Chop Chord

    Thanks. This makes sense to me.
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    Re: Am Chop Chord

    Can someone recommend a good text book for this? Seems like lot of choices for the chords, but I don't get the rationale.
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    Another capo question

    I have just started getting to play with some other folks, most of them guitar players. They seem to capo every song, but I just want to play the key as it is on the mando, no capo. One of our...
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    Re: What is this chord 6-4-0-0?

    Thanks for the responses. Very helpful.
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    What is this chord 6-4-0-0?

    I'm hoping that it is an acceptable version of F#m, which is almost always shown as 6-4-0-2, but for a beginner, that 2nd fret on the E string kills and I always dampen the A, which I want to ring...
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    Re: Wagon Wheel Lesson

    Great lesson and timing for me. I will get the opportunity to play with some other folks this week. One of the songs we selected is Wagon Wheel. Thanks!
  20. Re: Learning to style of Jesse McReynolds: Nine Pound Hammer

    Nine pound hammer is my current obsession. Thanks for this awesome rendition
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    "Extended" fret (finger) board

    Why is this important? I'm referring to what looks like the Florida peninsula at the end. I hit it with the pick compared with a non-extended.
  22. Thread: G chord

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    Re: G chord

    I really appreciate all of the great responses. This website is a tremendous resource.
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    G chord

    I know, beat to death, its hard...I am just starting with this intimidating contortion, but as I was working on it a few minutes ago something happened. I realized that if I slid my hand up the neck...
  24. Thread: Chords

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    Re: Chords

    Thanks for all of the responses. I want to say first and foremost that every minute that I am practicing gives me great satisfaction. Even the smallest amount of progress seems like a tremendous...
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    Re: Chords

    Thanks for the responses. I have a "stringed instrument" teacher, but he is not really a mandolin player. He has been very helpful with the most fundamental music concepts (remember, I have zero...
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