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    Re: Hard Times Bluegrass Festival

    Canceled for 2020

    http://hardtimesbluegrass.com/
  2. Re: Free chord melody workshop...tomorrow...Aaron Weinstein

    While I don't do much chord melody I really enjoyed the session and came away with more than a few tips for learning/practice I can use. Aaron is an excellent teacher, thanks Aaron and PegHead...
  3. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing, one of my favorite tunes to play or listen to.
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    It really doesn't matter what any of us say it only matters what you think so you can buy a BC to try it and if you don’t like it sell it thru the Cafe classifieds taking a small hit.

    Ask your...
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    Re: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Emory Lester is playing the piece on a mandola but we have worked on this on the mando and aside from a few brief shifts its stays mostly in open position. I like hearing the open strings ringing.
  6. Re: Getting Small Chubby Hand/Wrist to Reach Around

    Welcome Gramma and congrats on your new mandolin. I strongly suggest you take a few live lessons with a mandolin teacher who will get you started off on the right foot..ummm hand. Many, many pros...
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    I kind of experience the same thing sometimes, for me its red haired boy...it was the first tune I learned 5 years ago, I play it often, I like it, and just about everytime I play it in a jam I hit a...
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    Re: 10-15 Minute Theory Practice

    Thanks Aaron, Iím very familiar with the vlookup and other Excel functions, when I had a real job I used Excel extensively to manipulate data. Since Iíve become a iMac person Iíve had to learn how...
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    I got a valuable property rider from my insurance company, it's very reasonable for the peace of mind. Like The MandoKit said, make sure you understand the policy, if you gig out for any kind of...
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    Since you say you have a horrible ear and you've never picked out a melody start with something more straightforward like Happy Birthday or Mary had a little lamb, twinkle twinkle little star. Yes,...
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    Re: 10-15 Minute Theory Practice

    Thanks Aaron, unfortunately Numbers did not import the vlookup formula, fortunately I know how to fix it. A great resource thanks for sharing.
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    Re: A / Am / A7 chords?

    Download Guitar Toolkit. Its an app that has many features but the one I use the most is the chord one. You can change the tuning to different instruments or even a custom tuning. Then use the...
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    This is a cool video if you know guitar but of course the chords are same. Have to figure out riffs they are basically arpeggios. Iíve always liked this song and cool one to play.
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    Yeah but he's strictly rhythm he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing...:cool:
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Agree, in 2014 when I was looking for a upgrade from my Eastman 315 that I bought on a whim I wanted an F5S but there were none to be found so I spoke with Peter at NF and ordered my F5M (not a big...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Agree Daryl, Ive had mine going on 5 years now and love it! Not sure why some insist on disparaging the shop because the facts are that its an American based company producing high quality...
  17. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Great, I too won't have much to add but looking forward to just listening and learning. I'm good every day except Thursdays. Thanks for setting this up.
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    Congrats, I love my Northfield going on 5 years now. I don't do anything special except blow the dust off when I notice it. I wipe things down when I change strings. I gouged the top with my...
  19. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I sure would be, love to learn more about Jethro.
  20. Re: Peghead Nation - Monroe Style or Intermediate Bluegrass cours

    I think you'll enjoy her classes and learn alot. Ive been on several Peghead classes and finally settled on Chad Mannings theory class. The nice thing is you can switch courses and if you add a...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Itís something I work on often and feel Iím getting a little better at. I use all that you mentioned plus take parts from other tunes and try to plug them in or try double stops or just anything...
  22. Re: Grand daughter is a Lefty - Help needed converting RH to LH

    Good for you grandpa, see if she likes playing and then check out Jerry’s lefty Guitars - just scroll down for the mandos - when shes ready for an upgrade. Im a lefty playing righty and I sure wish...
  23. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    I play along with these alot.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB9CEXR7cXSDV3wP8gDQ2lw/videos

    I also use iRealPro but it sounds a bit canned.
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    Re: Chop - hold/release or just mute?

    Sounds like you have it, just keep at it. Set a metronome and gradually get faster or use a slow downer to play along with favorite tunes. When I first started I did a strum, chop slowly until I...
  25. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    Whatever, the noise is due to the pick being inserted too deep. If you moved your picking up the neck you'd hear the same thing. You probably dont do it during tremolo...it’s your mando do what...
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