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    Re: Mandolins and Pauli Gatto (The Godfather) In Commercials

    That dude is handsome!
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    Re: Peter Rowan's new album - superb!!!

    His 'Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band' album is also a fine bluegrass album but throws in enough twists and difference to sound apart from many other bluegrass type recordings. I think he offers a certain...
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    Re: Mandolin and guitar at the same time?

    I mucked around with guitar before seriously getting into the mandolin. When I've gone back to guitar I've found that my right hand technique with a pick is so much better and my approach to working...
  4. Re: Anyone trying the Gold Tone Zeroglide nut yet?

    I had a zero fret installed a la zero glide but mine wasn't a Goldtone product but a local luthier made it for me. I thought the whole thing sounded brighter when i first got it done and I suppose my...
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    Re: who'ryrinfluences?

    The players who've most influenced me are Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, David Grisman and Andy Statman. Mike's DVDs have helped with developing good technique and the ability to then transfer this to...
  6. New Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott live album

    I just got an email from No Depression with this link:

    http://www.nodepression.com/m/blogpost?id=2342817%3ABlogPost%3A848385

    Anyone know anymore about this? There's bound to be some top-class...
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    Re: Evening Prayer Blues

    I like this version! Captures the mood perfectly.
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    Re: Bill Monroe Homespun DVDS: Opinions?

    Wouldn't we all love to see a Mike Compton quadruple DVD set teaching Bill Monroe style mandolin and how his own playing evolved from that!?
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    Re: Bluegrass Fans are Country Fans??...

    To me there's only two kinds of music - that that I like and that that I don't. I like some of the artists mentioned and some I don't. There has been mention of over-produced, commercial 'country...
  10. Re: Why do you think Bluegrass is spreading worldwide?

    Bluegrass is also a music that distills a lot of musical traditions/genres. You can hear country/old time/folk song (often from Scotland, England, Ireland)/gospel/swing/blues/rock n roll/ etc.
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    Re: What's up with the classifieds?

    As someone who bought a mandolin in the last year - not through the classifieds - I'm not ashamed to say that looks were important. Quite a lot of us have F style mandolins and are happy to pay a...
  12. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

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    1. Perfect Strangers self titled CD
    2. Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

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    3. Hot Rize - 1979 debut
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    Re: How do you get better at the mandolin?

    1. Try not to noodle apart from to warm up.
    2. Play everything as properly as you can verbatim as from the source you learn it from.
    3. Try not to play fast until you can play well.
    4. Find a...
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