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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    Sometimes you want to reduce your choices. All the notes in a G major scale do not necessarily work that well over a G major chord.

    Also as you get into more complicated types of tunes with...
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    Supposedly Steve Kaufmann at one time had a sign in his teaching studio saying "I know you play it right at home" or some words to that effect.

    As for myself I have considered asking a priest to...
  3. Re: A couple of position questions - trying to unlock the fretboa

    There are really only four ffcp patterns. There is kind of a cool symmetry and flow to them once you figure them out. As Bill said the natural minor and other modes only require a shift in the...
  4. Re: A couple of position questions - trying to unlock the fretboa

    There are only four patterns. That does not seem like a dizzying array of choices.

    Seriously once you see how they connect and cycle through over the fretboard there is a certain symmetry and...
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    No this is not a truss rod issue. You should loosen the strings if you have not already done so and get thee to a luthier. As the previous poster suggested, if you are the original owner it may be...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Among people I know personally it seems like there are about as many female mandolinists as male. There are quite a few a at the highest level as well, Sharon Gilchrist, Eva Holbrook, Marilyn Mair...
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    Re: Small rattle in soundboard...

    As Charlie Poole said "Don't let your deal go down"
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    Re: Small rattle in soundboard...

    You should take it apart, prep the joint to perfection then reglue. You do not say what kind of glue you are using but if it is anything other than hot hide glue then trying to drive more glue in...
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    Re: repair or replace neck block

    Siminoffs book, if I recall correctly, had the grain at an angle through the block roughly 45 degrees to the axis of the mandolin.
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Mark, we were just messin' around, no disrespect intended.

    The original poster has not reposted and has disappeared or is just lurking. The discussion has gone quite a ways beyond his original...
  11. Thread: Harmony mandolin

    by CarlM
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    Re: Harmony mandolin

    Set up affects playability more than sound. It involves getting the bridge in proper position, set to the correct height and the nut slots filed to the correct height along with a couple of other...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Absolute statements are always wrong.
  13. Thread: Harmony mandolin

    by CarlM
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    Re: Harmony mandolin

    Sore fingers can be helped by three things.

    First, if you have never played a stringed instrument before you need to build up calluses on your fingers. That may take a few weeks depending how...
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    Re: Any Experience With Walnut F5 Mandolins?

    My first one was built with walnut back and red cedar top. It is a little more quiet and definitely less bark than the maple backed instruments I have built with similar tops. It was also my first...
  15. Re: Can I reuse strings I use for "in the white" stringup?

    If you do so it would be wise to get some single E strings. They are prone to break after not very many times being taken on and off. The others usually fare ok.
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    Re: Some new backing tracks

    I have been using these for several years. They are absolutely wonderful.
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    I am not sure if that is better or worse than Keith Richards falling out of a coconut tree
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Ever time I see this thread I keep thinking of "One Mandolin to Rule Them All".

    "One mandolin to rule them all,
    one mandolin to find them,
    One mandolin to bring them all
    and in the...
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    Re: action at the nut and chords

    It is with the string open
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    Re: tunes for electric mandolin

    Mark Gunter recently posted pdfs on his website.

    http://www.markgunter.net/good_stuff/18/1/mandolin-methods
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    Re: tunes for electric mandolin

    Tiny Moore Mandolin method has a bunch of tunes in it.
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    Re: Is this string about dead?

    It's not dead........it's just pining for the fjords
  23. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    I have built three now after building several guitars and a lot of other things. I do not feel comfortable putting them up for sale yet. My number three sounds and plays decent with some cosmetic...
  24. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    A mandolin build is not the same as a dreadnaught guitar. It is closer to an archtop or violin but different from those also. There was a fairly prominent guitar builder who told a friend of mine...
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    I would like to encourage you to continue to play.

    I know that it is extremely frustrating. When I hurt my hand in 1995 I did not play guitar for about five years due to pain and lack of...
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