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  1. Thread: Breedlove AM OF

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Breedlove AM OF

    Several years ago, when looking for my first mandolin, I followed this forums advice to look for a used A style in order to get the best bang for my buck. I wound up with an ‘09 Oregon Breedlove A...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    +1 on the Taylor. It’s not super loud w/o an amp but it’s ok for living room play with one other instrument. My hubby prefers it to the ukebass that he had (kala) which was much quieter. Also he...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    I see you’re already taking lessons, but this is something that’s working well for me.
    https://pegheadnation.com/string-school/courses/bluegrass-mandolin-fingerboard-method/
    Sharon’s course walks...
  4. Thread: Timing issues

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Timing issues

    Alan, I had not heard that song before, so I listened to several other versions after I listened to the one you posted. What interesting timing in many traditional versions.I would find it so...
  5. Thread: Timing issues

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Timing issues

    I am enjoying all the responses too. I am not one to mind some drift in a thread. My original post was to try to understand unusual timing and my clarifications were to say that I appreciate original...
  6. Thread: Timing issues

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Timing issues

    Simon, in Hello Stranger it was the irregular call and response of the vocalists that threw me. From the very first “put your lovin hand in mind”, it seemed to me that the second singer was coming in...
  7. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    If I’m looking for motivation, I listen to music. I might work on some tiny goal, like learning a little lick. If I need a complete break from playing, I clean up my music library.
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    I’m thinking of jams that I have attended where folks play out of a songbook. Everyone sings and strums together, no breaks.
  9. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    This is me. I dove in and it became my primary instrument after about a year and I prefer it any time I’m playing with others. For solo performances though, I still pick up a guitar. I think it...
  10. Thread: Kentucky Waltz

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Kentucky Waltz

    Love this tune too. It’s one that I especially like for practicing tremolo, as well. Thanks for sharing this great rendition. I really enjoyed it.
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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    This is really the same approach that Sharon Gilchrist uses in her new “fretboard” method PHN course. You combine an understanding of where the root notes are found in a 1,4 &5 progression and...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    This guy covers a lot of ideas for building a break (kinda Don Julin style).
    https://youtu.be/5pJSNOipQR0
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Sherry, you can get pretty far with the 3 finger g- chop 523 (root high) moved across and up and down; the 233 shape (root middle) and 224 shape (root bass). They move around nicely to play in any...
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    Re: New Tenor Guitar Day

    My ‘36 Kalamazoo TG is a flat top sunburst.
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    Re: Strap Button Recommendations

    I love these buttons. No screw showing. Lots of wood choices and options like MOP.
    Easy install w/ tapping tool.
    ...
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    Re: On-line guitar lesson suggestions

    I love Banjo Ben for bluegrass mando, banjo and guitar and membership gives you access to all three. He's an excellent instructor and the videos and supporting material, play along etc and very well...
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    Re: Tied notes in TablEdit - How?

    Thanks for this last post. I was just tabbing out a piece of music and was wondering why I couldn't get a tie in some places but could get them in others. Now I realize that the places it didn't work...
  18. Re: What under $1200 used tenors would you look at?

    Charley, I did!

    It was way under my budget and in pristine condition except for a bit of shrinkage on the pick guard. I like the scale and the neck and most importantly, the sound. The neck was...
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    Re: How to learn by ear

    Just finished watching the video and am doing very similar training myself. I haven't used the slow dower apps (I do know that youtube has a free slowdown feature built right into the video playback,...
  20. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Well, I spoke up tonight and just said what song I was playing and the key and that I didn't really know how to give out breaks other than to ask. They told me that it goes around clockwise from me....
  21. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    I agree with you and do play without watching, if I'm just playing rhythm. If I switch to picking I have to look. I did play guitar for a few years before I took up mandolin, so I'm used to not...
  22. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Mike, I am gonna do just that. I'm gonna pick a super common song, like "bury me beneath the willow" and keep working til I can get it up to speed or maybe a slower song like "Wayfaring stranger"....
  23. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Jam etiquette

    I'm a newbie to jams and also a beginner mandolin player. I've gone to a couple local jams and they are very welcoming to beginners and encourage you to take your turn and not pass around the circle....
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    Re: Harmonizing at the end. Vids. Please!

    https://youtu.be/NcveEoewD_U

    Don't know if this fits the bill but I love the harmonies. Original Flatt &Scruggs was better, but I didn't see a vid
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    Re: Jamming-What to do?

    I play guitar and mandolin. Guitar was first but mandolin is my primary instrument. I play guitar to accompany my solo performing but in a jam I like to play mandolin. Lots and lots of better guitar...
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