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    Re: Feedback on a magnetic pickup

    I have often played a completely hollow electric guitar (Gibson ES 125) on stage and rarely had feedback issues. I had to keep my distance from the amp, use little gain, and keep my hands on the...
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    Re: Identify this pick?

    Looks familiar - I used one earlier today.

    D.H.
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    Re: Looking for Recording Equipment Suggestion

    I got Cubase with a different Zoom recorder. It's very nice for editing and mixing multitrack recordings, but I found getting it set up to use my external speakers difficult (I hope I don't have to...
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    I'm usually the only mando player in a group, so I've never really learned what the chords look like. I can pick them out if I concentrate enough, but guitar chords are much faster to get.

    D.H.
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    When my wife started playing guitar, I got her one of these:

    https://www.elderly.com/products/playbook-guitar-chords

    "Each chord is displayed as a diagram, in standard notation, and...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    My Taylor guitar is distressed about the way I've handled it, but doesn't look like it's been relic'd. (reliced? relicked?) :)

    D.H.
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    Re: Nick's Front Porch Mandolin

    It's very "big" sounding, but not too busy, and supports the melody well.

    D.H.
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    Re: Nick's Front Porch Mandolin

    Nice tune and a robust arrangement.

    I am more likely to mash the Thanks button (or Like on other sites) than make a detailed comment, since I usually don't have anything very consequential to add...
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    Re: Second Breakfast

    Second breakfast has some currency beyond the LOTR films: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_breakfast

    As for recording: Flatiron A5 Jr and Gibson A0 mandolins, Taylor 414 guitar. AKG P 170...
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    Second Breakfast

    A fiddle tune with mandolin and guitar rather than fiddle, in the vaguely Celtic-somewhat oldtime genre.

    This started as a tune called After Breakfast (which is when I wrote it), which has a link...
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    Re: Original Mandolin Tunes

    Nick-

    Thanks for listening and commenting. :)

    I recorded the backing parts (guitar and uke) except for the drum track, which is a loop in the recorder (Zoom R8).

    The first one will probably...
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    Re: Original Mandolin Tunes

    Here's one that, um, popped out after breakfast - first take for both parts and a working title. Probably could do with being faster tempo, and definitely needs more practice.
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    Re: Closed position shapes

    You might find Niles Hokkanen's (Mandocrucian on the Cafe) book Bluegrass / Up the Neck useful.

    Here's Elderly's description: "Mandolin theory, techniques & improvisation. Basic yet thorough...
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    The Lost Feather

    Mandolin improvisation backed by guitar, uke and artificial drums.

    The title is basically random, in honor of the molting season.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/the-lost-feather
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    Re: The joys of autoconnect

    Looks like it works on thread titles, too. :))

    D.H.
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    Homespun has a couple of DVDs on Monroe style, if that's what you want - some featuring the Master himself. They teach the tunes, but not much about where the note choices come from or how to...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I am avoiding over-preparation.

    D.H.
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    Re: Prodigal Son

    Thanks - I took out the t-word.

    D.H.
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    Prodigal Son

    Back-porch style version of a blues/gospel tune with vocal, guitar, mandolin and harmonica. A.k.a. "That's No Way to Get Along".

    I started with the Stones but soon drifted far from the shore.
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    Re: Willie O' Winsbury

    Thanks - I haven't heard the Gordon Bok version, though one of my grad school roommates was a Bok fan and I saw him a number of times in the 70's.

    My take on it comes from Pentangle (including...
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    Re: Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder "Hooray Hooray"

    Ry seems to use mandolin mostly as an occasional flavoring these days. His previous album started off very promisingly, but didn't feature mando very much:

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    Re: Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder "Hooray Hooray"

    Haven't played the CD in a week or so, but as I recall, there's only one track with mando.

    D.H.
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    Re: Willie O' Winsbury

    I recently got a copy of The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs by Steve Roud and Julia Bishop. They discuss both the text and melody of most of the songs they include. There's quite a range of...
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    I saw Dry Branch Memorial Day weekend - two Loars on one stage!

    D.H.
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    In 1983 I got a Kentucky KM150, 1985 a Flatiron A5 Jr, 2000 a Ryder EM44, 2015 a Gibson A. Still have all but the first. That's it (so far).

    D.H.
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