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    Re: Recommended Ricky Skaggs Instrumentals?

    Dawg's Breath is a good tune.
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    Re: New Punch Brothers Album

    To me it sounds more like a Nickel Creek song than a Punch Brothers one.
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    Re: Minor Key/Minor Chord Improvisation

    Thanks for all the replies!
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    Minor Key/Minor Chord Improvisation

    I would love to get some opinions/strategies on this. I am generally much more comfortable playing in the 'language' of major sounding phrases peppered with some flatted thirds and sevenths for a...
  5. Re: Seeking mando teacher near Princeton NJ

    Todd Collins isn't all that far from there. His info is floating around the web.
  6. Re: Searching LIVE version of "Don't look back" by Newgrass Reviv

    Check out the etree bittorrent archive. It consists entirely of live shows. Looking around (their search function isn't great, be warned) I found this show,...
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    Re: Mandolin Names.

    Pumpkin. It's rather orange.
  8. Re: I am in the need of crosspicking ( cross picking ) exercise t

    I have been looking for the Statman book for quite some time. If anyone has a line on it, a nod in the right direction would be welcome.
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    Re: Strings and Things

    Dearly miss my Martin SP 11s.
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    Re: Advice on improving tremelo?

    These are all excellent posts. I took a really roundabout path to decent (in that I am personally pleased with it, no idea what anyone else thinks) tremolo playing that has happened in a few distinct...
  11. Did Jesse McReynolds ever record Lonesome Moonlight Waltz?

    Just curious. It seems like it would be a great tune for string splitting and I would love to hear what he might do with it.

    Cheers and thanks for any replies.
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    Re: Help :^) Title of Sam Bush tune?

    Stumped by that description; sorry.
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    Re: Noam Plays Kenny Plays Bill

    Exceedingly excited about this one.
  14. Re: Swannanoa Fiddle, Banjo, & Mandolin Week- going?

    That was quite the session, indeed. I only saw the last half hour, but am I glad I did.
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    Re: 2 Festivals, 8 Bands, 3 Mandolins

    I would also count the Infamous Stringdusters, now without Jesse Cobb. I also don't think they are hitting quite the same lvel without him, although that could be attributable to my own demonstrated...
  16. Pre-gig Inspiration Listening--What's Yours?

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who listens to the greats before playing a show. What I'm starting to realize is that it really does affect my playing. Thile makes me more improvisational, Grisman...
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    Re: What are the notes in Amin6 ?

    Can someone explain why it's F# and not F as in the Am scale (relative to C, so no sharps/flats)?
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    Re: Mandolin muter

    :)
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    Re: Rocky Grass lineup for 2013

    Tim O playing guitar, I would assume?

    That's interesting.
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    Re: Fingertip Callouses (a theory)

    I think using some sort of cream can have a big impact. I stumbled across "Guitar Hands" and it makes a big difference when I'm doing a lot of playing. I might normally wear through my calluses but...
  21. 1995 IBMAs Youtube - Name that Mando Player

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOFTR-lSCuE

    This is Huckleberry Hornpipe. Clearly we have Sam Bush, Adam Steffey and a young Chris Thile, but who is the fourth player billed on the clip as "and...
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    Re: Shops w/ Mandos in NYC?

    Retrofret, as discussed above, is definitely worth a trip to Brooklyn.
  23. Re: Big Benefit Concert - Brooklyn, 9/23/2012

    I would like to express my enthusiasm at learning of this event and announce my intent to witness it.
  24. Re: Multi-instrumentalists--do you use a different pick for mando

    After years of using progressively heavier picks for both guitar and mandolin I've settled in nicely over the last few years. For mandolin I currently am on a Blue Chip STP 50 and at this point I...
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    Triplets and Pick Direction

    I have a very small question about triplets and pick direction that hopefully will springboard into full-on triplet mayhem.

    I'm working with Huckleberry Hornpipe, which includes multiple triplets...
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