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  1. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Yes. Makes a lot of sense. Slow it down to where you have complete control over the notes and timing. Then gradually increase it to the speed where it sounds best.
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    Re: No motivation

    Careful. That could be a real mess.
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    Re: No motivation

    It sounds like you miss the social aspect of music. I think most people do, especially
    if they perform. Its a situation where you can only do part of the total experience. I've been working on...
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    Re: Recognize this one?

    The body shape looks like a bass guitar.
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    Re: Ever seen a glass Mando?

    Can I change my name here to Glassmando?
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    Re: Ever seen a glass Mando?

    So do I :whistling:
  7. Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Run a Google search for the following:
    mini guitar gig bag
    Lots are available for about $25
    This looks interesting:...
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    Re: 3/4 of an octave mandolin

    I've heard mandolas or small zouks tuned that way at celtic jam sessions. Also It seems to be the top 4 strings of a Baritone octave
  9. Re: Latin, Klezmer and Eastern European sheet music site

    espressomap.com
    This site appears to be defunct.
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    Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    Originally Posted by Joel Glassman
    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.



    Of course. I didn't say...
  11. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Johnny Gimble plays an electric mandolin solo at 34:36 on Fiddle Sticks. The tune starts at 33:02.
    Interesting to compare it to his solo on Rose City Chimes.

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    Re: Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    Here is a version of Little Rock with solos at 16:51
    I think its Johnny Gimble playing the mandolin solo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIFVSzoDt14
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    Re: How to enhance mando for legato piece

    There are places in the video which sound like human voices singing.
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Nothing wrong with working up a solo and playing it. Even better is to practice so you have the ability to depart and "spontaneously amend" the notes. Keeping the original solo as something you can...
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    10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.
    https://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/jazz-guitar-chord-rhythms/
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    The Pentatonic scale = 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th notes of a major scale: in G: G, A, B, D, E.
    In G these notes work well on the G chord. What if you use those 5 notes to play through all chords in...
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    Re: Favourite effects for electrics.

    This is a mix of different tutorials:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO43syy-9ao&list=RDRO43syy-9ao&start_radio=1&t=2
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    Here's what I do. I don't think it was mentioned previously.
    [It's hard to describe the second part. Ask me if its not clear.]

    Put the string through the peg hole, bring the string around the...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I was using "folk" to describe any contemporary or roots music playable on mandolins/guitars etc.
    Some people in this music improvise off guide tones using approach notes, but its not something
    I...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Thanks Mark. I find it much easier to look at the neck as a framework of arpeggio notes,
    than to see grids of every scale tone. The blank spaces being the location for "approach notes".
    Moving from...
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    Re: Favourite effects for electrics.

    What a good idea!
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    Re: Favourite effects for electrics.

    Alesis Midiverb II and Line 6 POD effects units used on 2 different amp setups,
    Ibanez TS 808 distortion, a rack mount compression effect and a Morley JD10
    which allows you to plug an electric...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Definitely valid, but the basic idea is to use "essential chord tones". The most essential way to define a chord is its major or minor aspect-the 3rd. Then its 7th. Fifths and roots can be used but...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    A tune is a melody. A chord progression is only the rhythm. You could play a different melody to it. Either written out or improvised.
    I'm talking only about exploring how notes sound played over a...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    To keep it from getting mechanical I practice chord movement up and down arpeggios a lot. So it becomes second nature. Never think about what the 3’s and 7's actually are though when playing. Just...
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