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  1. Re: Working the mic versus installing pickups and clamping mics

    That's it in a nutshell. After so many disheartening gigs with feedback and sounds techs who seem baffled by acoustic instruments, you just have to bite the bullet and prepare for these situations. ...
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    Re: To Have and Have Not

    And nothing has changed, has it?

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    “My sympathies blow with the wind and, the current wind is from Vichy.”
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    Re: Impress Your Friends

    [QUOTE=farmerjones;1678592]anybody?

    :))


    I'm invoking the "Fish in a Barrel" rule. :). Way too easy to make comments on this one.
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    Re: Impress Your Friends

    BOTH of my friends are impressed!
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    Re: To Have and Have Not

    They can sting you if they're dead, especially if they was mad when they died. One of the all time great character actors.
  6. Re: Observations from my first festival parking lot jam

    The most important thing really is do it MORE!
    It will get better every time!
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    Re: Famous players using flat fretboards

    You asked about famous players. If infamous players are included I play one.
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    Re: Problems we like to have ...

    Yes, I must confess that I rather like the particular problem of being a multi-instrumentalist . . . but I often find myself conflicted when somebody says 'I need you to play guitar', and I am...
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    Punch Bros at Red Rocks w/Gillian Welch

    My buddy and I are going to the show tonight, did a little picking at Deer Creek canyon today... had to share a mando pic! Wil post about the show later.

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    Re: Problems we like to have ...

    Well, I get up and take stock of which body parts are going to ache today, then realize I didn't die in my sleep.

    I remember the twenty years it took to work up to my Martin M36. On the way there...
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    The bible of monroe is released by tom ewing

    It's taken Tom Ewing over 30 years to put together the definitive autobiography on Bill Monroe. "The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man" and he should add to that title "and his Blue Grass Boys"...
  12. Re: Curative Talk For a True Life - Discussion

    Noting the anniversary of this very fine bit of writing from Bill Graham.
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    Re: Memorizing Chords and Progressions

    Another thought that struck me - I've learned hundreds of songs over the years. I can still play most of them - tune/melody, chord progression and lyrics - from memory. One thing that cements songs...
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    Re: Your "Go To" Song to Demo Your Mando

    I don't mind getting started, but they often want me to stop! No joke, I get going and next thing you know, out pops a few dozen fiddle tunes!

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    Re: Multi-Instrumentalist's Advice?

    Perhaps I'm not a virtuoso at any one particular instrument, but I think I'm for the better as a musician/composer on the whole for playing a wide variety. It's nice recording songs and being able to...
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    Re: When Did You First Realize . . .

    You don't need to be as good as you want to be, just as good as you need to be.
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    "What Nobody Tells Beginners"

    I’m not sure where I was first exposed to this; it may have been here on the Café. The original context is storytelling and the creative process. But it applies quite well to folks starting out on...
  18. Re: If you could ask Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers one quest

    Thank you to everyone who replied for your suggestions and comments! They were very helpful and interesting to read. The VIP package was well worth it and easily one of the coolest experiences of my...
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    Re: Who wants to be the next CEO of Gibson?

    You will notice that experience in the music industry is "preferred," but not "required." No mention of "understanding the company's history" or "sensitivity to the long tradition of Gibson...
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    Re: Live Mics for Mandolin

    A pickup takes a vibration and converts it into an electrical signal which goes thru a preamp, another preamp and power amp then to the speaker which vibrates and makes it sound like something the...
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    Re: Help me in Broadening my scope

    It sounds like you need to recalibrate. Just to shake up what you're used to, try playing Christmas carols or nursery rhyme songs. single line melody, or melody and chord -- and concentrate on...
  22. Re: Mando "performance anxiety" when playing with others?

    Bertram just said a mouthful!
    Hoogus, you will find enough support on this forum to support a battleship!
    Get comfortable with a few tunes and remember where you start and where you are supposed to...
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    Re: Prodigious and Sophisticated Musicians

    There's one other factor that plays into success in any field, and that's plain dumb luck. The music student who finds a perfectly suited mentor and teacher on the first try has an advantage over the...
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    Re: Prodigious and Sophisticated Musicians

    http://www.updconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/graph-1-01.jpg

    There is the medieval concept of the "Wheel of Fortune", which is not a single wheel, but multiple wheels within each other,...
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    Re: Prodigious and Sophisticated Musicians

    From above - " Anyone is capable of building a musical brain. ". Forgive me for saying so,but IMHO - that's rubbish !. Many people are, but NOT everybody. I reckon that most of us know folks who've...
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