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    Re: Chop Chords

    How many mandolin players does it take to change a light bulb ?

    11, one to change the bulb and
    5 to say "Well Bill wouldn't have done it that way"
    and 5 to complain it's electric.


    Thanks,...
  2. Thread: Take Your Pick

    by Eugene
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    Aye. Some of Marga's efforts to codify the style:

    Wilden-Hüsgen, Marga. 1985. Technische Studien für Mandoline. Vogt & Fritz Musikverlag, Schweinfurt.

    Wilden-Hüsgen, Marga. 1986....
  3. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    I really enjoy “strum machine”. Try www.strummachine.com. Many tunes in the box and super easy to make your own backing tracks..
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    Losing My Religion (cover) - Collings MT2V

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyrei7VE0KQ
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    Re: Tied notes in TablEdit - How?

    Yeah, those typed of curved lines are called slurs, not ties. They look the same though.

    So the OP's question, then, would be: How to write slurs in TablEdit? I don't know, I seldom use TablEdit...
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    Re: Help a Beginner?

    1. I love this guy... and he's also a member here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MandoLessons
    2. if you're using a guitar pick, toss it and acquire a real mando pick. The thickness helps
    3. learn to...
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    Re: String Tension Calculations

    The EJ66s will work for BF#C#G# but the 32W might be floppy. You'd probably be better off with a 34.

    Gauge. Tension
    0.0100 in. 20.95 lbs
    0.0140...
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    Re: String Tension Calculations

    I saw the Just Strings info and figured that is where you got your numbers.

    I love Just Strings as you can buy singles in almost any size.

    The more you use D'Addario's string calculator - the...
  9. Re: What under $1200 used tenors would you look at?

    I'd keep your eyes out for a players grade pre 1967 0-18T. Set up ebay and reverb alerts and put a wanted ad in the classifieds here and on UMGF. They're out there, and I think the spruce topped...
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    I Don't Know (But I Like It)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21GTUKJ49jQ
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    Re: Practice Regiment Questions

    Merriam Webster:

    'Regimen might make you think of medicine or exercise. Generally speaking, a regimen is a systematic plan or course of action. It is often specifically applied to a plan for, say,...
  12. Re: A few neat exercises from Sierra Hull and Reverb

    I tabbed it out for you in post #18. Just click onto the picture.
  13. A few neat exercises from Sierra Hull and Reverb

    Some fun arpeggio exercises illustrated by Sierra Hull by way of Reverb:
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    Re: TI strings

    Well they are on, no new bridge or nut yet and the intonation is great on all but the A which is a bit flat at the 12th, not enough that most people would notice and I can forget about it while...
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    Since the strings of the mandolin are tuned open to the circle of 4/5ths the whole fingerboard is locked into that sequence. If you look at the circle in the 4ths rotation it happens to spell the...
  16. WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST...chord melody

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=762hSQJSJWA
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Video links and PDF files here:

    1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_e9m-KqsBE
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    2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CodmFqb_Jw
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    3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJpt7CDk8lY...
  18. Re: Bill Monroe's mandolin played once again

    here's the video..
    http://www.nashcountrydaily.com/2018/10/22/watch-ricky-skaggs-play-will-the-circle-be-unbroken-on-bill-monroes-mandolin-at-his-hall-of-fame-induction/
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    Re: Soloing, breaks and improvisations

    Someone asked this question awhile ago and I made a video for them on a song they were working on. This is a method of creating a break I learned from the late great Butch Baldassari. Once you do...
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    Re: Breaking the TAB habit

    Back around 1990-91 I was part of a group of 20 who attended a "master class" with David Grisman in Carmel, Calif.

    He asked that the group be divided between TAB readers and standard musical...
  21. Thread: 2005 Weber

    by reggaB
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    2005 Weber

    Need some advice on best way to sell a Mandolin. Recently had a friend pass away and have been helping his wife clean out the house to sell. Came across a Martin guitar and a Weber mandolin. She sold...
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    Re: Double Stop Rules of Thumb

    Good reading here - Pickloser's Guide to Double Stops:

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    If the thumbnail shows up as just a big black rectangle, that's normal. Just click it to download it.
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    Re: Gig bags: The Good and Bad

    I have my usual gig instruments -- Martin 00-42 guitar, Regal long-neck banjo conversion, Regal taropatch -- in gig bags just about 100% of the time (well, the taropatch is in a hard foam case....
  24. Thread: Capo?

    by Ky Slim
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    Re: Capo?

    The capo police department was recently closed due to lack of fun-ding. But have no fear, the bluegrass police are on capo patrol now.
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    Re: Why do we get such odd responses to ads?

    Most of the odd responses have been off our classifieds here.

    I have had buyers tell me how I was not to cash their check till they told me to. I told them I would not ship till the check cleared...
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