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    Re: Chris Henry Mandolin Lessons

    I’ve done a couple of lessons from Chris. He has monroe style down to perfection.

    Don’t know if everyone is like this, but I can play a tune a thousand times reading tab or notation and still not...
  2. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I think we are mostly on the same page with this. I commented that tablature doesn’t offer any graphic interval information, and you said that musicians can use fretboard patterns to supply that...
  3. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Sure, there are many ways to view it, but...relying on fingerboard geometry for that graphic element can be handy, and it can also be a trap, limiting. It’s just my opinion, but I think we as...
  4. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    OK, tablature tells you to put your finger on a specific fret, specific string. Of course you can read the tablature for 4th fret on the D string, and also know that it's the F# and the 3rd of a D...
  5. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Learning to read notation is not that much more difficult than reading tablature, and it's worth the effort. Aside from the lack of rhythm, tablature gives you no, zero, musical information. The...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Full time bass nerd over here, with some mandolin and others on the side. Not that it’s relevant, but to help with a misconception, double bass requires less left hand digit stretching than mandolin.
  7. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story.
  8. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    Maybe, but not until after I get at least one more.
  9. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    Got my Mike Black A5 the other day, and I'm still in shock! And I was worried that it wouldn't sound much better than my KM900, lol.

    I'm afraid that one day some famous player will try one and...
  10. Re: Don Stiernberg Trio, "It Could Happen to You"

    This is a pretty one. The trio sounds so good...


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W-I4r_Eoo2A
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    Iíve played a lot of bass in big bands and combos, and have often wished that the guitarist didnít have an E string. And if the pianistís left hand fell off, that would not be such a tragedy.

    BTW,...
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    Re: Goat Rodeo Tiny (Home) Desk Concert

    Oh, my...challenging music much? Edgar Meyer, all of them, are otherworldly creatures.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Is anyone else working up Norman Blake's New Chance Blues since Dave Benedict put up the tutorial? I tried taking it off the record years ago, but was way too lazy to get very far. David makes it...
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    Re: C G D A tuned electric mandolin

    I did this with a reissue mandocaster, using a 5 string set from Emando. The hardest thing was setting intonation, not very hard, and I did file the nut a little. But i went back to mandolin...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Great video, Hayes, but wouldn't notation be more useful than tablature? I think that anyone really interested in and capable of learning his style will be reading notation, don't you? With...
  16. Thread: Fake Book

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    Re: Fake Book

    In addition to the Sher and original realbooks, this Swing Era Jazz Fakebook is better than you would expect. https://www.amazon.com/Swing-Era-1936-1947-Jazz-Bible/dp/0793556589 It's a good enough...
  17. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    So many...Only things I think haven't been mentioned specifically are the Grisman/Rice Tone Poem albums and Don Stiernberg's latest, Straight Ahead.

    Listening to Tiny Moore on this a lot lately....
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    Re: new videos of Isaac Eicher

    Isaac and Jason. Isaac throws in a little extra tension, and it is good. It is very good.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kD53DPFv540
  19. Re: Don Stiernberg Trio, "It Could Happen to You"

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_N7yliPn0HU
  20. Re: Don Stiernberg Trio, "It Could Happen to You"

    Damn! Get a hat man, you're blinding us!

    Oops. Was just barely woke from a nap when I wrote this.
  21. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Change. Strings.
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    In the 50s, rock/blues tones came from Fender amplifiers, and pedals didn't come around until the 60s. Just sayin...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I've been playing a carved Shen as my main instrument since 2007. It gets better and better. BTW, Engelhardt went out of business, closed the doors. I think that's a shame.
  24. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    In bass groups I'm primarily a saxophone player. In saxophone groups I'm primarily a mandolin player. In this group I'm primarily a bass player.
  25. Thread: Refretting

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    Re: Refretting

    I can't decide if I'm more envious of the picking with Albert Collins or of having a hot girlfriend. Probably depends on how hot...
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