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    Re: Random Hippy Painting?

    Maybe just hide the paints?
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Thanks for all that info!

    I think it’s been settled that you can’t very easily determine the age of mandolin wood by counting the annular rings. All I meant to add to the conversation is the point...
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    Re: Broadway2 mandolin photoshoot

    Man, we are all dying to hear that beautiful piece of art!
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    I posted earlier (#6) regarding the age of wood near the center of a tree vs wood near the edge. Say you had a tree with 200 annular rings. The “tree” is obviously 200 years old...BUT the outermost...
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    The more lines on a piece of tone wood (or any wood, I guess), the greater difference in age between one edge and the other. Outside rings are newer growth and could be much younger than inside...
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    How about aviation safety, medical procedures, building construction? Of course there are high standards all over the place outside of school.. That was not at all the point of the demonstration or...
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    Believe me, it was NOT jazz.
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    To A Higher Standard

    Not quite sure where this thread should go, but this seems like a good choice.

    My youngest son played percussion in his high school band (and later graduated from Berklee College of Music). At one...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Now that I think about it, I bet that the more natural talent one has, the more they want to practice. If I acquired a sudden burst of talent, I don’t think I could put my mandolin down. Even now, if...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I doubt that any of us believe that the best player in the world is the one who practices the most. Of course it takes talent and practice. Seems to me it is a question of how far can I take my...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I’m looking all over my mandolins for a switch....:crying:
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I have “some” natural talent. I think it usually takes some to keep someone at it, but I’m 71 and I’m positive that all the practice I’ve done (a LOT) hasn’t made me 10% as good as Sierra Hull (or...
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    No one is replying because this has already been posted a couple times before...in case you were wondering.
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    Re: Next-generation Wood?

    I went back to watch that video, Wrnch. Again, I wonder why? Because we can, I guess, is a good enough answer. But that shovel-guitar will not become a big seller...
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    Re: Next-generation Wood?

    Now there’s a heck of an idea! ;)
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    Re: Next-generation Wood?

    Wrcnbndr—Makes you wonder WHY?
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    Re: Next-generation Wood?

    I can think of only a few reasons to use this wood for instruments. 1. Because it is cheaper, and/or 2. Because it is more durable, i.e., less susceptible to environmental effects. Both of those...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    I know this is a dumb question, but I’m going to ask anyway: how come something that sounds like so much fun, and LOOKS so easy when people do it well IS SO DIFFICULT TO LEARN? I play a LOT, but...
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    Re: Online percussive dance tutorials?

    I agree about that “Squirrel Hunters” video. That thing ROCKS! Is it even possible to get that kind of a groove with a mandolin? That mandolin player didn’t take a break.
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I have two mandolins, a Collings MTO and an MT. “The one-holer” and “the two-holer.”
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    Re: Action vs clarity

    “....losing energy to the frets.” I’ve read that before here. Would someone explain the physics of this effect? It makes no sense to me.
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    Re: Beginner

    Lots of choices. Here’s one very good one.

    https://www.mandolessons.com/lessons/all-lessons/
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    Re: St. Anne’s Reel

    And nice work on that sweet tune, Kevin!
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    Re: St. Anne’s Reel

    A delightful post, Simon! Thank you! :)
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    First few bars at slower tempo?

    I watch (and listen) to a lot of YT videos to help learn IT tunes. I’ve noticed (but have never read about) some people playing a tune more slowly for the first bar or two before bringing it up to a...
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