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  1. Re: APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs and cuts

    So Chris didn't even realize it was thier last show? That must be the dark side of showbiz. Good candidate for a podcast. Be the master of your own domain.
  2. Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    I learned mandolin and fiddle pretty much at tthe same time. Tuning is the same, but a bow is not a pick. Fiddle technique is a bit demanding, so it sadly dominated. Banjer and guitar are departures...
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Dude! That was you?

    😀
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Congrats! Wow, in a trio mandolin shouldn't get lost in the mix. On the other hand, there's nowhere to hide. Sounds to me like you got this. I'd like to hear this. Y'all gotta a link?
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    Re: Electric mandolin

    I found a 4 string tele-mando kit, that wasn't much more than a hundo. But it's the difference between a solid body electric guitar vs. an acoustic guitar. Knowing what i know now, i would get an L....
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I wished i never played my buddy's F5-G.
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    Re: Who's been watching Mike Compton?

    I'm tellin y'all. I'm not a fan of facebook, for any other reason, but for this. I even found if one gets the app rather than just using a browser, you can not only watch live, but see live comments...
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    Who's been watching Mike Compton?

    Every Sun. night @ 7:00.
    For some reason i can't get on the live streaming feeds. Don't understand why? But i watch it after it's over. Yes, it's great! Whipped out a dola. Does some cross-key...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    If you don't play the melody on your first break, and only play chord arpegios or licks(worse) it tells me you don't know the tune. Survival mode is fine for a jam. Afterall you can't know every...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Yes indeed, play the melody.
    The melody could be within the chord tones. You can find it from notation as well. It takes a bit, but if you can play what you hum, and vise versa, you'll be ready...
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    Sometimes i think music is just another language. Because there's so many similarities. A second language to be sure. Sort of a go between language. I personally opine and afinity aside, it's nearly...
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    Didja ever think a child's learning window is all about lack of distractions? How soon kids get sent to school and mentally taxed. Sure a brain can take a lot. But then comes adolesence, and...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Don't beat yourself up about two finger chords. They're not wrong. They're just voiced differently than three or four finger chords. Just go to Jazzmando.com look into Four Finger Closed Position...
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    I didn't loose him. I know where he's at.
  15. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    I bought a looper pedal about a year ago. Only started playing with it for a few days. It seems more organic than a recording or band in a box. But (a big but) you have to be able to A. Plug it...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Bamboo pulp? Why not Canadian thistle?
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    Re: The Magic 200

    Well, the 200 thing is the doorway or the start of learning or realizing how you learn. Almost 30 years of journey, has only made me a journeyman. If you get so you know it will only take 100 reps...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    I've got a weekly supper club gig, and typically monthly with a different band. And yes, playing ensemble is my reason for playing. I've tried loopers. I've tried writing. Meh. I just don't want to...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    I'm in the middle of 60 acres, 5 miles from the closest settlement. Two miles from my closest neighbor. I sympathsize with urban folk.
  20. Re: The Long Lost Mandolin Cafe Time Wasters Page

    But you done gone an done it anyhow.

    Thanks
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    Re: Musician quotes

    "Stay away from them doughnuts boys, they's tuff an they ain't a bit sweet."
    - Bill Monroe sampling a bagel
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    Re: Musician quotes

    Don't wait until you get good to play with others. You get good because you play with others.
    Probably Mike Edgerton
  23. Re: How to approach practicing and improvement?

    Work on your scales every day. Just like singing and playing guitar, the guitar has to go on autopilot. The scale , i.e. pentatonic scale in the given chord or key. Strangley, i learnt to drill 8...
  24. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Fiddle
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    I mostly play fiddle, but i stumbled into FFcP, some time ago. So i think in those terms. When i grab the neck with my left hand, i am thinking in a given key.
    I do "reach" up the neck with my...
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