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    Re: Strings for sore finger tips

    Definitely get your setup checked. We can't see the instrument so it's hard to advise, but a good setup is especially important for a beginner. Learning to play is challenging enough with a good...
  2. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paulís Coffee and Tea in CO

    I'm going to go make myself a cafecito right now.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I know the thread is intended to be something to giggle about, but I love practicing. It's so hard to find time to do it, but I would play 8 hours every day if I could. More!
  4. Finally! This album introduced me to many things,...

    Finally! This album introduced me to many things, including the mandolin itself, and all those marvelous musicians. Still a favorite.
  5. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    It won't, but I would love to try that just to see my wife's expression when I explain the process.
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    You know the story of Doc Watson's discovery? He was playing functional music for square dances on a Les Paul, and Ralph Rinzler told him to put it up and never play it again. The BIG audiences were...
  7. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Anytime I see a 7b9 chord I'm thinking dominant chord of a minor 2/5, and pretty much just play it as a diminished chord and ignore the root. Unless I'm playing bass. I'm sure it's used in other...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    My band mates are mediocre players so I don't want to play too well and make them feel bad.
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    I think the only context is that he just likes the sound of the chord, moving from that Dm. So we can name it whatever but there is a bit of sweetness to be heard moving from Dm to Dmb6. The most...
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    Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    She was a fixture on the street in the French Quarter for several years, but that's not what this is. Some of the French quarter stuff is R rated.


    https://youtu.be/pVPTYr3zDc8
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    Or Dmb6. A guitarist might call it Dmb13
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    You can learn a tune, but then can't recall it later? Repetition. Repetition. Repetition...
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    Yank and Sleepy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVhyv-S3R0g&t=117s
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    You say your primary goal is to improve your acoustic playing, so of course the practice instrument should be as close to that as possible. Eight strings is a whole different animal from four, and...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    Maybe he will interview Swallow next.
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    Re: Downbeat Readers Poll

    It's that time again. Chris Thile is on the list as a miscellaneous instrument player, or you can do what I do and write in someone. Don't want to embarrass the guy but I always write in a...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    This has no mandolin content but Pat does talk about Jaco and he is known for playing an instrument with string "courses". I hope that's justification enough...



    https://youtu.be/QEgalcH_-b4
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    It's a old concept, related to brain science.

    Yes, it's subjective, but there's nothing mysterious about setting a bridge for intonation, and checking and adjusting action. Neither of those are...
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    All of that is true, but you should be able to perform a normal set up of your own instrument. It's not rocket surgery.
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    Re: Need guidance for picking hand

    Most people have to work on making the upstroke sound as loud as the downstroke, not the reverse. In any case there is some work and technique involved in getting a good and even sound on mandolin,...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Yeah, I donít know about that one, but Iím willing to listen to any story that names those three. Especially Red Mitchell. And Barney Kessel. And Freddy Green.

    Oh! Johnny Green. The composer! I...
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    So, 30 years hasn't done it, I might need to try this. OK, 40.
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    This seems to be the consensus on Mandolin Cafe at least. So, next time I'm asked a question like "in which key are we playing this piece" my answer should be " i don't know, bur the key signature...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Right.
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    Re: Hey blues guys; Cooder project?

    https://youtu.be/AqjS3rF6TB0
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