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  1. Re: Adventures in Super-Efficient Mandolin Practice

    This discussion sounds a little like the idea that there is some new fangled way to do everything faster so you can fit more in. Perhaps looking to an idea like mindfulness would actually help a...
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    Re: Dealing with high humidity...

    Humidity here in far north queensland is high - we win the high humidity awards every year. As others have said my instruments are out in the open. If you are going to try to do something about the...
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    Singin'along

    I just got the Parking Lot Pickers book of tunes delivered. Opened it to the first tune last night. Pretty simple, more simple than i would normally want to play. Anyway, i see the words there and...
  4. Re: Wonderful, Impromptu, Classy Response to Audience Rudeness.

    How about this one too - also a very cool response - and read to the end - he drives the point home
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    Re: Not what I expected!!!

    $200K - you have to be joking. Reminds me of the art market over recent years - speculators and dealers 'in the know' create cache for a product and suckers just keep hoovering up the increases -...
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    Re: Add spiral binding to music books

    Yep, all my sheet music goes in those plastic sheeted spiral bound folders - just makes page turning and keeping pages open in the right place so much better. My wife fbuys and uses these folders...
  7. Re: Crump OMII Help Me decide (scale length content)

    Hi
    I've just got a Weber Sage OM - beautiful. Love the sound, very, very different to mandolin. But, the long scale is a stretch. I've had the OM for about 4 weeks and i'm really just getting to...
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    Re: Help with my Beginning Bluegrass Jam Class

    Wow, well done for volunteering for something like this - i soooooo wish there was something similar near me - i would love this. My perfect idea of a jam (having never played with others apart from...
  9. Re: "What Does The Declining Price of Recorded Music Mean?"

    But then i guess the higher sales come from the creation of a vicious cycle - pay crappy talent a huge amount of money, create the need for re-coupment of crappy investment, employ lots of marketers...
  10. Re: "What Does The Declining Price of Recorded Music Mean?"

    I think there has always been a lot of money to make from touring, it's just that now it is more expensive due to the 'big show' nature of a lot of bands, costs of promotions etc. There's something...
  11. Re: "What Does The Declining Price of Recorded Music Mean?"

    Thanks Kip, i have to say i hadn't heard of Rhapsody, so i'll give it a look.

    Barney makes a good point of course that things are always changing and that applies across the board i reckon.
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  12. Re: "What Does The Declining Price of Recorded Music Mean?"

    I am referring to commercial music rather than small studios or producers

    The music companies have been far, far too slow to adapt to a changing world and to develop a new business model. I would...
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    Re: Who gets your mandolin when you are gone?

    Just don't die - that's my plan. Medical science in another 10 or 15 years - fingers crossed!
  14. Re: Changing talent levels, changing skills, changing mandolins,

    Just had MAS attack. Weber Sage Octave winging its way to me as we speak. Wife mildly unhappy. To be honest the buy wasn't affected by talent level, that's too low to affect decisions.

    It...
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    Re: Can I be so lucky #2...

    Hey, i hope it works out Willie - everyone deserves a bit of luck / good fortune.

    Thanks Jim, i'll have a listen - can they all be sweet sounding though? There must be some that aren't? Like i...
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    Re: Can I be so lucky #2...

    ...I'm not sure i get this obsession with Gibson mandos i must be missing something, i've never played one of course, but sometimes i get this cult'ish feeling - sorry!
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    Re: dealing with high humidity

    I agree with Paul - i live surrounded by rain forest - it is sooooooo humid here at the moment it is literally like walking round in damp clothing as soon as you step outside.

    I got a mando...
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    Re: Michael Kelly Octave Plus

    Thanks allen, appreciate it. I think i might have found a good'un but if it falls through for any reaosn i might need that advice

    cheers

    chris
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    Re: Michael Kelly Octave Plus

    Thanks Perry. Appreciate that feedback - i want something i can pick too. i try to play a whole range of stuff so an instrument that can cross styles is most useful for me.

    There is also a...
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    Re: Michael Kelly Octave Plus

    Hi Ed

    There is one for sale in the classifieds at the moment with a couple of Youtube clips - i'm still new - it sounds ok to me but what do you think? My alternative is to cough up extra and go...
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    Michael Kelly Octave Plus

    Hi All

    Just wondering if anyone has info about these Mandolas or any experience of them. (Done a search and not too much around on them)

    Cheers

    Chris
  22. Thread: Mas?

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    Re: Mas?

    Ah! Catmandu, for me it is all about the different, the alternative, anything away from the norm, i could spend hours looking at blackfaces or mandolas or bowlbacks, really anything that tweaks that...
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    Re: Mas?

    There is actually a cure for MAS (for the $$ part, at least) - it's called the joint bank account without joint access. Works preeeety well actually. It mean the abdication of all responsibility...
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    Re: Mas?

    Update - i just wrote the post above and without thinking went to the classifieds!!:))
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    Re: Mas?

    Aw, crap - i do this all the time - i thought i was ok though - i thought it was just a natural thing. I trawl both the Aussie and US versions of Ebay too - is this also bad?
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