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    Lateral Upgrade?

    Howdy,

    I have a Kentucky KM950 that I got used at a good price before the increases and enjoy. It sounds a lot better than my Loar LM220, but I like the feel of the Loar a bit better - I think I...
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    Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    I'm heading to my first music camp soon and am wondering about etiquette for asking to play someone else's mandolin. I don't live near a good shop and haven't been to many jams with strangers so...
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    Re: Training the Mind

    A couple of books I've read or am reading on this mental journey after posting this...

    The Inner Game of Music: overcome obstacles, improve concentration and reduce nervousness to reach a new...
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    Re: Training the Mind

    I've enjoyed the Bulletproof Musician suggestion, which has some free initial content.

    That let me to the Audition Hacker website, which has a free audition prep 101 series that is helpful.
    ...
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    Re: Training the Mind

    Thanks for everyone's thoughts! Really helpful...
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    Training the Mind

    Hey everyone,

    I'm having three different mental problems:

    1. Thinking
    I'll be going on just fine, following the music and as soon as I have a specific thought I make a mistake. Particularly...
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    Re: Sam Bush vs Sierra Hull right hand

    Thanks for everyone's responses. Interesting stuff.
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    Sam Bush vs Sierra Hull right hand

    Hi,

    I was struck by the right hand range of motion differences in this video between these two players (starts around 1:50):
    https://youtu.be/_aQonnNSATk

    Sam is really cranking back and forth....
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    Re: Loar / Kentucky comparison

    A quick follow-up to this comparison thread from last year...

    I find that I really find the Loar neck noticeably more comfortable ("rounded V profile") - it seems thicker and I like that for...
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    Re: Two Finger vs Closed Chords

    I've been looking at movable chords a lot lately. For a variety of reasons, I like the groupings and layout on this website the best - all four types with major, minor, 7th, etc right next to each...
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    "Mandolin Homemade Project"

    This is...interesting.

    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/54819408
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    Re: Best Online Sites For Learning

    This is an old thread but my two cents since signing up for the free trial at Banjo Ben and then buying a year subscription to Mike Marshall's ArtistWorks on super sale on Xmas eve (cheaper than 6...
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    Re: mandolin camp

    Thanks for everyone's thoughts...
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    mandolin camp

    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking into attending my first mandolin or general fiddle camp next year somewhere in the west.

    I'm probably an advanced beginner or low intermediate level player right...
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    Using Tab to Learn Fretboard

    I've been playing for about a year. I've dabbled in learning to read music but it hasn't really stuck. I've tried to memorize the fretboard but it's been slow. I've gotten decent at tab but I'm...
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    Eastman 805 w/pickup

    There is a nice Eastman 805 with pickup on eBay. It's been listed twice at $800 with no offers and is now at $600 with an auction. Please buy it so I don't.
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    Re: Mandolin Face

    I'd make any face to play like this...

    2:13 & 14:22
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3lH_Tevw5o
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    Mandolin Face

    I've been watching videos of various modern mandolin greats here and there and noticed that at some point in a song many contort their face into not super flattering poses for a few licks or...
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    Re: Mando Lesson Structure

    I realized I forgot to say thanks for everyone's input...always helpful.
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    Re: Mando Lesson Structure

    I don't dislike the lessons, it just feels more like tips than skills as I mentioned.

    I think in the end I'd like to focus on things I can't do myself.

    Playing single note melody traditional...
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    Mando Lesson Structure

    Hi,

    I'm taking biweekly 30 minute lessons from a locally talented mandolin teacher (to my ear and the gigs he does). I've been playing about a year and started lessons about 9 months ago. I like...
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    Re: D'Addario Micro Tuner - My Review.

    I bought the NS Micro in April. I have two problems. One, it buzzes/hums at certain frequencies on my mandolin, no matter where I attached it. Second, it started flashing on start-up and I would...
  23. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Pick Sampler 2 has been mailed to thecelloronin. Here's the sampler waiting list:

    Sampler II
    thecelloronin - will receive shortly
    rowka
    Rdeane
  24. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    I've only been playing for 9 months and only recently discovered how much a pick can change everything. I like my three current picks (Dunlop 2.0 Big Stubby, Pro Plec 1.5, Pickboy 150) from my local...
  25. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Received! Thanks! The first picture is all of the picks; the second, a sample of the sampler.

    170707

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