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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...
  2. Re: Article: Collings MT2 Cremona Sunburst Finish Giveaway

    Check this out. The video of Kyle unpacking and test driving his new Collings mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmkBvw-6iXw&feature=youtu.be
  3. Re: Article: Collings MT2 Cremona Sunburst Finish Giveaway

    Here's what a happy winner of our Collings Giveaway looks like, below. Kyle is fierce on mandolin! There's a video somewhere of him sitting in with Yonder Mountain String Band and apparently he hangs...
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    Sierra again

    My apologies to those who have seen this video but I’ve watched it 6 times in the last two days and can’t get enough. The combination of instruments is just awesome.
    https://youtu.be/WpB3yBiJ1Jg
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    Andy Wood - Bohemian Rhapsody

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLCg2aoqh9Q
  6. Thread: Ffcp

    by Ted Eschliman
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    Re: Ffcp

    If there's anything I would have done differently in crafting this book, I would have changed the Altered Scales sections to something I call the Augmented 11th Scale. It's the same scale, same...
  7. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Here's the piece of Port Orford Cedar Max is going to use for the top!

    165704
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    Re: Yet Another Tone-Gard Post

    I'm going to hazard a guess that Don had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek and I only wish I'd beaten him to that line :cool:
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    Re: Need more dog songs...

    These suggestions might count as animal cruelty if you inflict them on an audience;

    BaHa Men “who let the dogs out?”


    Donny Osmond - Puppy Love


    Bit of Floyd? ;
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    Sweet Child Of Mine Intro

    Stumbled on this noodling around the other night. Used Guitar Pro to write out. My first attempt at tabbing out and uploading anything.

    It's easier on mandolin than guitar.
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    Re: New Gilchrists land at Carter Vintage Guitars

    Special shout out to the Carter's! Great people and great service! I really like these new Calton cases btw.
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    Re: My Level of Incompetence

    Sorry to resurrect this one, and with a somewhat off the topic post, but a couple weeks back when this thread was going, a question arose in my mind about philology - specifically, the etymology of...
  13. Thread: That Gil

    by honeyboy
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    Re: That Gil

    I seemed to have been the early worm! This is an amazing mando. It's in beautiful shape and the tone is wonderful. Trying to decide which pick brings out its best voice Seems a BC TP 60 and the...
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    Re: Capo Doubters

    Mike, a real case repair-person would have held the lining in place for 12-15 hours using the fingers of his/her fretting hand, rather than succumb to ignorance and sloth by using a capo.

    You're...
  15. Thread: Famous Friends

    by Astro
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    Re: Famous Friends

    I'm not even sure I'm friends with the guys in my band.
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    Re: Famous Friends

    Roland White sends me text messages......:mandosmiley:
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    Eldridge and Lage on Improvisation

    Just found this inspiring conversation. Enjoy!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BTtGDC4li8
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    Re: taking a break at the jam

    OK, Mark, I had some time today. Sorry that my strings are 3 months old so the mando doesn't sound its best. The Monroe break at the end of the video is more advanced, but I thought I'd give you a...
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    Re: taking a break at the jam

    Since no one's posted it yet, board member Brad Klein filmed a great conversation with Michael Daves about mimicking vocal ornamentation with a mandolin to come up with variations on the melody....
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    Re: Happy Birthday Mr. Dawg

    Note from the Dawg into our email inbox. He asked us to post this as he hasn't done posting with attachments. Here it is!

    Many thanks to all y'all!! I've been told it's better to give than to...
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    Re: New to Blue-Chip-Never looking Back !

    for a few dollars more get the rfid with global tracking
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    Re: Double Stop Tremolo Help.

    Butch Baldassari (RIP) had a great tremolo exercise. You start on the G string. You add the D string so you're on both. Then add the A so you're on 3 pairs. Then you add the E strings so you're...
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    Re: Double Stop Tremolo Help.

    A few suggestions;
    Maybe build yourself a new tremolo from the smallest details up.
    I'd recommend you do iit very slowly and deliberately.
    Look really closely at the strings and how your pick is...
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    Re: Circle of Fourths with FFCP

    Good stuff.

    My only irritation is that I adopted the convention that going up in pitch is the up direction, even if it is physically down. So going from the G string to the D string is going up a...
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    Re: Beatles--Sun King

    Thanks to all. Rosemary, there are few of us playing 10-string mandolins, I think it is mainly some Brazilians in the choro scene, and some Celtic players in the UK. It is mandolin scale length but...
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