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  1. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    I'm at the same junction and of little help, I do work on playing the melody and as you hear in jazz circles alot, the call and response method, so question and answer. Lots and lots of ear training
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    wouldn't want to hunt elephants with a bb gun, just glad I don't hunt elephants
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    I'm old to music, new to mandolin so I had a good idea at least what I wanted in tone. The bad thing was I didn't have access to a store less than 400 miles away to see what existed in mandolins. So...
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    Re: Online Resources

    https://pegheadnation.com/
  5. Thread: My Pava

    by CBFrench
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    Re: My Pava

    I don't know enough about mandolins for comparisons nor am I a professional player, a seasoned player or a jam player but simply a sitting on the couch or patio trying to learn a little something...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I just picked up my set of the XTM 11540 from the PO. I just put a set of Mangan's on so don't want to change now but I'm sure I'll like them alot, I'm sure
  7. Thread: My Pava

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    Re: My Pava

    I really liked my Eastman 305 and wish I had it back. A nice playing instrument does encourage you to play more and go further. I'm retired 68 and been playing guitar since I was 10. Home mostly by...
  8. Thread: My Pava

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    Re: My Pava

    Tks for the replies folks, I've got a long ways to go but steady practicing, I've only been trying to learn a month or so. Besides working on a bunch of tunes trying to learn most chords in about...
  9. Thread: My Pava

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    My Pava

    I've had my A5 for a couple weeks now. I haven't much said anything about it. Those that own one can articulate it's sound/tone much better than I, so I'd be speaking to the choir there.

    I can't...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    what a beautiful instrument
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    ha, truth right here. I think you pretty much summed up the entire thought process but dangit why did you have to go and say that, you made me wanna spend more money now!
  12. Steffey, Van Cleve, Jones, Moore, Stewart

    this is just so good..
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    Re: Help With A Couple Chords

    tks that helps
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    Re: Help With A Couple Chords

    hmmm if some of it sounds like Hotel California cOoL, I need to learn all the chord movements I can but I would like to know the names of the first chord mentioned, guess the second is Em ...oh now I...
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    What Are These Chords

    Had my mandolin about a month and trying to figure out chords and boy can I get lost in sharp and flat keys, well basically lost in everything to be truthful and it's gonna take a whole lot of...
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    Re: East Tennessee Blues

    that's a good tempo right there, nice clean notes...may be one of the first tunes I worked on when I got my mandolin but then I had listened to Doc play it for years
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    Re: Altering Original Tempo

    I hear you and agree any tempo one likes is fine. I just don't ever play with anyone cause there is noone in my area to play with. I do like creative players who play with feeling and soul...
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    Altering Original Tempo

    Wondering to what degree or any do you alter original tempos in a song. Not because of an inability to play the original tempo but to move it in a different direction. As an example I've seen folks...
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    Re: Thinking About A Pava

    There's plenty video's of the Pava on the net and made with lots better recording means than an iPhone and lot better players...I do record lots of things I practice on. I've only been finding my way...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    not to intrude on OP's post but that's interesting and I have no issues whatsoever with mine but "plays like it just woke up" I haven't messed with the action on mine, just how much did he raise the...
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    Re: A New Pick For Slick?

    I have some fender heavies in my pick box and used them a lot on my electric, acoustic. I'm only about a month into my mandolin and mainly use my 1.5 V-Picks and I personally really like them.
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    Re: Michigan Koa Armrest

    Well anyway I just ordered this from Northfield and guess it’ll ship tomorrow after holiday but my arm really needed one bad
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I’ve read some good reviews on the Silverangel. I know little but I guess it’s whatever someone’s after sound and playability. I just went from an Eastman 305 to a Pava a style and the 305 was a...
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    Re: Michigan Koa Armrest

    Has Northfield always had this uh "maple" armrest or is it something kinda new?
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    Michigan Koa Armrest

    any of you folks have this armrest...

    https://www.northfieldinstruments.com/northfield-store/maple-arm-rest
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