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    Re: Help - Monroe's Kentucky Mandolin

    Wow! I really appreciate that. Yeah, it's quite different from what he's teaching. I'll try to work through these tabs this week. I usually work by ear, but this gives me a great foundation.
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    Re: Learning songs by ear

    I think one of the big problems is that if you get a note ‘correct ‘ then you advance in your studies by one point, if you get it wrong then you go back by maybe up to twenty points. That’s it....
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    Re: "Daughters" by John Mayer

    Gig was last night and "Daughters" went very well. The three motifs (guitar intro, short guitar break and short piano break) are very mandolin friendly.

    For the bridge, I played the first chord...
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    Re: Classically Trained, wanting to expand

    As a former rock and 'round-the-campfire (more like 'round-the-6pack?) musician who's lately playing in a mandolin orchestra, I heartily agree. We're all amateurs, and about evenly split between the...
  5. Everything's Coming Up Roses...chord melody

    Today is the 25th anniversary of Jule Styne's passing. Here's one of his songs:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq0s1sCB83s
  6. Thread: Tab of Fifths

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    Re: Tab of Fifths

    Thanks mmuussiiccaall
    I adjusted the proportioning on your diagram to see the frets further up the neck (hope that’s ok).

    To begin with, I like to make sense of the fretboard by looking for the 1...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    Here’s my favourite cheat sheet from Paul Hardy:
    http://pghardy.net/concertina/tunebooks/pgh_my_tunebooks_cheat.pdf

    And even more of a change of subject, sorry, but this is kind of amusing. ...
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Here is a way I suggest for folks to learn the names of the notes on an instrument:

    First, you need to learn all 12 note names in music.
    A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb...
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    Re: Strumming pattern help

    Well, maybe I have it wrong, but here is how I read it:

    The first pattern is down/up four times. The second removes the last 'up' strum in the measure, the third removes the last two 'ups', and...
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