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    Re: Original tune "Second Chances"

    Thanks for the feedback. I see the tune as having a fiddle playing through it, but since the violin was programmed, I wanted to keep it in the background so it does come off as more of string...
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    Original tune "Second Chances"

    This is an original tune I've been working on. Let me know what you think.

    https://soundcloud.com/bradrosten/second-chances
  3. Michael Kelly Elegante question (hold the boo's)

    Hey guys---I know Michael Kelly doesn't have the best reputation around here, but I bought an MK Legacy Elegante from Elderley about 5 years ago and I love the thing. It plays loud and the chop is...
  4. Politics is destroying my appreciation for Appalachian music

    I really hate to say it. I'm from Oakland California and we have a great tradition here in Northern California. David Grisman, Mike Marshall are from here. I love mountain music--I love old time,...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!!!

    That's pretty cool Susanna--you don't even have a mandolin yet but have already posted 22 times in the forum! That's way more excited than I was after ordering my first mandolin and I was REAL...
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    "Tennis Elbow" For String Instrument Players

    Strangest thing----I've been playing mandolin and guitar for over 20 years and never had any issues with tendinitis. My technique is ok but a year ago I developed tendinitis in my my left hand. I...
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    Re: Best Road Trip CD

    I love bela's bluegrass sessions. The screwed up thing is Terry Reid. He was Jimmy Page's first choice for a vocalist in Zeppelin. Terry Reid turned Jimmy Page on to Robert Plant. Terry Reid...
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    Best Road Trip CD

    Now that summer is close it's time for music festivals and road trips. What are some great road trip albums? Right now I am liking Terry Reid's "Seed of Memory" from about 1975.
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    Re: Mando-inspired Haiku

    This post never dies
    Thank God for small miracles
    I always love it
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    Re: Things I (we) DON'T want......

    You should call up my friend MandoJam. He also has a Michael Kelly and thinks they sound great!
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    Re: What's your favorite place to practice?

    Driving to work in the morning!
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    Re: novice breaking tailpiece prongs when tuning

    Bad Mike!
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    Re: density of players in your area ?

    I'm in Oakland California and there are lots of great pickers living here in the Bay Area. David Grisman and Mike Marshall to name a couple. Unfortunately, I teach mandolin and flatpicking guitar...
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    Re: Best Blue grass Guitar

    The J-45 is an awesome guitar but in the last few years the price has gone too high for their value. (from 1999.00 a few years ago to 2399.00 now) The Martin D-18 has stayed at it's current price (I...
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    Left Hand Pain

    I was wondering if anybody else has had problems with pain in the space between the ring and little fingers on the left hand near the knuckles. I play both guitar and mandolin and spend 3-4 hours a...
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    Re: novice breaking tailpiece prongs when tuning

    I think Mandroid's post about making sure the string is properly seated at the base of the prong is a great point.
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    Re: Giving Lessons

    I usually start my students off with basic 2-finger chords. The C, G, and D chords are good ones to start with. To play songs, they need to learn chords and the G, C, and D chords are the I-IV-V...
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    Re: drop your pick once in a while

    Hey Foldepath,
    Not dropping the pick forever. Students learn the right amount of pressure over time
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    Re: A GOOD first Mandolin anyone??

    it's a bad recommendation on this site but I have a Michael Kelly Elegante that sounds great. You can take your chances with some of the lower level MK's but try one before you buy it
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    drop your pick once in a while

    Hey guys,

    I have been telling my beginning students that if they never drop their picks when strumming, they are holding on too hard. Most beginning students hold on so hard that it keeps them...
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    Re: Eve of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass '09

    Hey W#ayne
    You are my brother.l..... (-)sarah palin
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    Eve of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass '09

    I am just sitting here waiting for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco this weekend. I have friends visiting from a few places this weekend and we'll be going to the greatest...
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    Re: Mando-inspired Haiku

    You Don't Stop Playing,
    Will You Please Give Me A Break,
    Jesus F-ing Christ!

    I thought this in a jam the other night.
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    Re: About Mandolin Instruction with Andy Statman

    How is his Homespun 6 CD lesson "Jazz Mandolin"?[/QUOTE]

    The CD lessons are great. He doesn't tab out the examples in complete song formats but shows the individual licks and lets the student...
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    Re: Rock-n- Roll tunes Bluegrass style

    I saw Psychograss do Hendrix's "3rd Stone From The Sun" and it was a hilight of the show. I always thought Tom Petty's "Yer' So Bad" would make a great bluegrass style song because the strong...
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