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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Real nice, why don't you crawl back in your hole.
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    Re: Northfield F style strap

    I have one and like it alot. What are you wondering about specifically…it doesn’t stretch since its a piece of hard leather but there are hole and they might stretch a bit over time.
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Hi Sue, thank you for that wonderful story. Gabe has since come to me in a dream - he was very sick at the end after battling multiple infections and had lost his strength..in the dream he was...
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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    It generally depends on where itís delivered. We live in a non sales tax state so we donít pay sales tax when I order something delivered to my address, when we ship something to my MIL who lives in...
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    My avatar is my sweet boy Gabe who journeyed to the rainbow bridge a few weeks ago. He would always sit with me while I played, helped me change strings, and attended all the Zoom sessions this last...
  6. Re: Mandolin Mondays #298 w/ Special Guest Silas Powell

    Wow! That’s some mighty fine pickin’…
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I agree that the best way is to just get it into your ear and when you can hum it you’re getting there. Recently though I ran into some people who just can’t do it - and they were not up for just...
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    Having a trusted music shop helps with buying sight unseen. I can't speak to the Kentucky mandolins but I know the Northfield is a good mando. I have the F5M which preceded the Artist Series. I...
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    Re: Monroe Style Help

    Christopher Henry transcribes alot of Monroe stuff and has a website full of videos and workshops.

    The lesson for Roanoke is there, heres the link -...
  10. Re: Article: Modern Mandolin Camp Designed for Experienced Player

    Nice, looking forward to something more advanced.
  11. Re: Left hand exercise keeping one finger stationary

    I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for but I wanted to suggest something different…I play Old Joe Clark sometimes with my index finger holding down the 2 string A chord while fretting the...
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    Re: Question about shipping

    Congrats on your new mando!

    You didn't say how much the mando cost but I'm guessing its a bit spendy if its a custom build, for $400 it’s a no brainer for me, ship it overnight.

    The shipping...
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    I have two, one is khaki and my favorite - the black one I won in a drawing shortly after i joined the Cafe. I would guess a run will be done again, id love to see some pastel colors and maybe...
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    Re: Help with slash chords

    The mando is not a guitar so slash chords may or may not work, you'll have to experiment and decide what you like, the guitar is probably picking up the D so just play the Cm and see if you like it.
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    Re: Question

    Bluegrass Breakdown, an awesome tune indeed!
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    Re: Beatles tunes

    Nice thread for some great song ideas, I have alot to work on. I do a crosspick of Norwegian Wood and a chord melody of You’ve got to Hide your Love Away.
  17. Re: do you own/have experience with a Martin Style 5 Terz?

    I owned a terz style guitar that was made by a local luthier. It was a fabulous guitar and I loved it…when I played it. I would take it to jams and camps but most - including pros - just weren’t...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    I forgot to mention that there are a couple slow downer apps I use to learn tunes/songs. One is Amazing Slow Downer for audio the other is one called Audiostretch that a fellow Cafe member turned...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    Such a cool song! He is a super nice guy, I'd contact him and have him teach you what he's doing.
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    Re: Fiddle Tune Chord Change Book

    Here is a link to a nice list of tunes with the chords from Steve Kaufman

    https://www.flatpik.com/kamp-items/songs-people-play-at-kamp
  21. Re: Banjo Ben Clark store, lessons and Eastman 515V

    I bought an Eastman mandola from them a few years ago, the order process was great. I had a question that was quickly resolved with a short convo with Jake and I received it quickly with no issues....
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    Re: Transposing Notes

    It is very good practice to transpose tunes/songs to other keys. You could start with a more familiar tune like twinkle twinkle little star or other common nursery rhymes or whatever you know. ...
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    Re: Road trip music

    Not mandolin specific but I recently got the Jimmy Martin and Osborne Bros box sets and that is my plan for an upcoming road trip. Tone poems is a good album, Bluegrass Mando Extravaganza, David...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Listen to the tune and learn the chords first, hum along until you got it and then tackle the melody. Welcome to the Cafe.
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    When I hear the pick click on my Gibson it reminds me that the pick is digging into the strings too far rather than just skipping over them enough to make noise, I use it as a reminder to clean up my...
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