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    Re: Cleaning a fretboard

    Be sure to use the gentle cycle.
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    The OP didn't state the genre, but whatever it is, that's a language to be learned. People have covered the mechanics, and there are mountains of approaches to constructing a solo. Embellish the...
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    Re: XT we barely new ya!

    It seems to me that the XTs were an unsuccessful attempt to improve the mediocre EXPs, and DA responded to the market's dislike for the XTs by trying again, this time with XSs, which people...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    There's an app, someone already mentioned it, called iRealPro. It will play any song that someone has added to it, thousands, display the chord chart, and you can change to any key, any tempo,...
  5. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    Well, maybe in another century or so...Perhaps a famous player will make a recording and incorporate tremolo technique on a rubato air, and suddenly (over 50 years or so), tremolo will become an...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    If that's their new sound, I am not in the target audience. I barely made it a minute into the video.
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    Yes!
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I don't play cello, I play double bass, but the reason I mention the left thumb is that I see cellists converting to thumb position very early up the neck. Thats when you move your thumb from behind...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    Or any hatchback. My Mazda 3 hatch can swallow a double bass, baritone and tenor saxophones, and a 2-10 GK combo and still have room for a passenger or maybe two if they are very friendly.
  10. Re: Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ..

    Irish trad has adopted the instrument, why not adopt one of its most characteristic techniques? Problem solved, sustain for days without electronic trickery!
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    Re: St. Anne's Reel /// Original Performance

    Very nice, and that Northfield sounds great! The T shirt I can take or leave.
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    Might as well go ahead and start abusing your left thumb now, getting ahead of the game. You will be needing some calluses.
  13. Reminds me of Christian McBride's Kind of Brown....

    Reminds me of Christian McBride's Kind of Brown. It's nice to know that people are aware of these historic collections.
  14. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    BG players could sit and it would be fine. Gypsy Jazz bands sit. Big bands sit. I wish there were a law requiring musicians to sit and avoid moving more than necessary. Classical musicians drive me...
  15. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-xWUoE8KLyQ
  16. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    She demands it of her students. Nothing wrong with that. When you hire a teacher you are hopefully a fan of her playing, and are paying for her knowledge, her method. Later, no longer her student,...
  17. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    I doubt that more than a handful of people even gave those peghead shapes a thought prior to Andy Statman and his beautiful A2. That one had mojo. Mojo from Gibson is always an accident.
  18. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    I get what sounds right to me, the right lilt, with duddud, but some phrases seem to want the smoother feel, and dududu works great. But taking Marla Fibish Irish on peghead nation and you can not...
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    Re: Gibson Master Model vs Fern

    Except that I'm getting gas pains for a MM.
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000W939JI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    I read everything, including lots of biographies. This one stands out: Leader of...
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    Re: Terminology Question

    Bye
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    It's really the circle of 12ths. Or 11ths, depending on whether you go CW or CCW.
  23. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    Sebastiaan has recently uploaded a few very pointed tutorials. Maybe he's open to student?


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BsqjbCOenqY


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xsB1JWR-1j4&t=210s

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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    For me, and not everyone thinks so, mandolin was very hard. Excuse me, is hard. I'm making progress now, but once I abandoned the instrument completely, just gave up. Those high tension double...
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    i wonder if a violin mute would work? Be thankful you're not also trying to get in a couple of hours of baritone saxophone practice.
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