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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I think Ted Eschliman recommends two hours of listening to one of practice. It certainly helped me.
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    I play banjo. I think the jokes are funny. Mostly.
  3. Re: help me out, how to do vibrato on a 4 string

    Start slow. Just bend the string. Bend it a quarter or even an eighth-tone. When you can do that, bend it back. So you get a vertical up and down. There are all types of vibrato - fast, medium, slow...
  4. Sam is one of the absolute best. We all knew...

    Sam is one of the absolute best. We all knew that. But Stephen Mougin is one heck of a player too...
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    Re: About my pick grip

    I was told that the pick should be an enhancement for the flesh of the thumb by a teacher I had. John mcgann in an interview on here said you should bow it like a violin. Both of these were useful...
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    Re: J Bovier mandolins

    My favourite mandolin is my jbovier els solidbidy.
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    I saw Punch Brothers a couple of years back, and their microphone did exactly as you described. They remain the best sounding band I've ever seen live - in a hall in Sydney of about 1000 (?)...
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    Re: Satan is Real movie

    It just disappears. A lot of press in 2010: google it. Then nothing.

    I suspect licensing got in the way. There was the Hendrix biopic with Andre 2000 that features no Hendrix music. It's, um......
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    People do though. I mean, I never have- the instrument has to 'speak' to me (in some undefinable way) - I have to hear the possibility of great playing or great sound (either 'this will be great...
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    Satan is Real movie

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/louvin-brothers-movie-satan-is-real-ethan-hawke-836410/

    What do we think? I think it one of the more filmable music bios and the casting seems fine.
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    Re: Mandolin care??

    Breath and a cloth 95 percent of the time. Maybe once a year if it’s needed, after checking the finish will take it, a wipe down with naphtha (Shellite in Australia). Possibly less often, depending...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    For me it depends a bit on the instrument. My Gretsch New Yorkers one flaw is a terrible bridge. So it’s got flatwounds on it. My other man does I change about every six gigs or 10 rehearsals. Or...
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    Re: Tony Rice Article

    Ps, according to the dawg himself, tony asked if he could join the dgq. Dawg tells the story on the dgq 25 anniversary concert.
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    Re: Tony Rice Article

    Thank you for those comments, Olaf. I do appreciate it. I might see if I can adjust the bit about the Kentucky colonels especially. I tend to not use Wikipedia, except for dates or pictures for...
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    Tony Rice Article

    I write occasionally for the toppermost.co.uk site - here's my latest, which I hope you enjoy (or at least don't hate). And yes, I probably missed your favourite Tony Rice Track.

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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Abdominal pain is awful - best wishes to Sam.
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    Re: Blue Chip meltdown

    I use V-Picks, but every now and then I'll get out a Primetone, or a Jazzmando. It changes the response a bit, and it's good to be varied. You may well return to Blue Chip. You may not. The...
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    Re: 4- vs 8-string electric mandos

    You get mandolin voicing without the high overtones that the amplified strings get. I’m an ok jazz guitarist, but much better on mandolin. I can play an electric set. It does sound somewhat like a...
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    Re: Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    The other thing is that I get sick of people having a go, and playing metal, like 1) it's the most clever thing in the world, and 2) that somehow diminishes the mandolin.

    When they're done, I...
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    Re: Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    I have cheap (ish) instruments - Epiphones, Washburn, and a Gretsch, and a JBovier solidbody. I've had a player who told me he'd had his mandolin custom made in Nashville comment on my tone - and...
  21. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    I think so. A lot of the time he’s on,y playing four strings anyway. But the beauty of modifying is that you can adapt or even make up rules.
  22. Re: Paul Buskirk's HOT PICKIN' and the mystery 5-string

    The headstock looks a little like a Dean, but I don’t think they were around then.

    Great tone on it though.
  23. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    You're absolutely correct re: the take-up of Holdsworth's technique. I think there's a couple of factors: 1) The sheer difficulty of his chordal work - if you've learned in the 'standard way', your...
  24. Re: Saw this on Wikipedia.org; thought it was funny.

    I understand, but don't know to be true (and maybe it can be confirmed here) that the Dutch were told to change their name by an invasion force, so picked ridiculous names (Big nose, etc) to...
  25. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    I should have out an eg. but you are correct.
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