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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    You’ll find Joe K Walsh on Peghead Nation, along with Sharon Gilchrist. Joe also teaches mando at Berklee. But as has been stated previously, face to face may result in more effective coaching.
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    Re: From "The Pink Panther"

    Peter Sellers was a comic genius. I played Meglio Stasera for years, in my head. :))
  3. Re: US Made Mandolins "around $1500" (a...hopefully...helpful lis

    Another vote for Ken Ratcliff Silverangel A.
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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    Perhaps supply and demand?

    Depends on what you seek and seems to vary, builder to builder. Apparently, pandemic demand was high. One prominent domestic builder has temporarily ceased mando builds...
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    Easy jazz chords (guitar)

    194600

    Glad we only need to cover 4 positions.
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    Re: Small amplifier

    Hey, I didn’t do well in physics :crying:
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    Re: Road trip music

    Not mandolin specific, but some content:

    Steam Powered Aeroplane - John Hartford
    Tales from the Acoustic Planet, The Bluegrass Sessions, vol 2 - Bela Fleck and all star cast (Hartford, Douglas,...
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    Re: Do you name your instruments?

    Thought about it.

    Laziness? Lack of imagination? I call them by their surnames: Girouard, Silverangel, and Eastman. If I were to adopt another from the same family, would I assign a given name?...
  9. Re: Mandolin for beginners - P Gelling - fingering

    Never seen Gelling’s book. This is basic starter position on the fretboard. One finger covers 2 frets. Obviously, you’ll modify positions as you move around. Essential concept: covering 8 frets with...
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    Need a new mandaloun?

    So my wife and I were watching the pre- Kentucky Derby stuff and up pops a horse named Mandaloun. Despite the thing not being an 8 string instrument tuned in 5ths, I decided to pick it as a winner...
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    There’s definitely a bit of a learning curve. Making my own “arrangements” from scratch has really helped me to play in live jams. It’s worth the time investment.
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    That certainly works on my 615. I was at a camp a few years ago and got a big surprise when it woke up.:mandosmiley:
  13. Re: Tips. exercises, approach to strumming while playing melody

    Try a search for chord melody instruction. Aaron Weinstein is a well known teacher of this technique, and Mel Bay stocks his book on the topic. (NFI)
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Not a BG purist, myself. I chop with 3 finger chords on the lower strings, G-A. I’ve been in group lessons taught by pros who support the percussive strength of chopping the low notes.
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    Re: Easiest Jam Tunes to Memorize

    <<So every now and then take up the challenge. Try and breath some fresh air into an old dorky tune, yea even that one, and watch the magic. Watch the tune do its job and grab some new hearts.>>
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    Re: Fingering a G chord walk

    Why not just choose a path that works best for you? Starting point is standard fingering, then adjusting to find your best path. Be sure to critique yourself ;)

    And each of has a unique set of...
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    Starting to play with folks is a huge adjustment for many of us. You can get the feel by pulling up something on YouTube and click on the little gear wheel in the corner. This allows you to slow the...
  18. Re: A composition dedicated to Croagh Patrick, which I once climb

    Nice.

    Climbed it a number of years ago on a fine summer day. It was crazy with people climbing in flip flops and even spike heels! One apparent pilgrim was barefoot. Irish band, Saw Doctors made...
  19. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    If you want to play melody, delve into fiddle tunes. They are a great help in learning fretboard positions beyond scales and arpeggios.
  20. Re: Torn between 2 mandolins. / Eastman serial number question?

    I went up 1 size on a refret. EVO. Like the color and the larger wire.
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    Re: Newbie questions -- where to start?

    Mandolessons.com is a useful resource. If you can read standard notation, you’re a step ahead. Mandolin for Dummies by Don Julin contains a wealth of information for anyone starting a mandolin...
  22. Re: Learning to find the notes on the mandolin neck

    Learning to read standard notation proves to be valuable in the long run. My first instrument was trombone, so I had to learn bass clef. When starting mandolin I fell into tablature as a shortcut to...
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    Re: Which way do musicians make more money?

    Apologies for diverting from topic.

    Many musicians build serious teaching time into their schedules. Locally, some of the most active performing musicians have had long-time teaching positions in...
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    Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    If you experience a “WOW” the it’s the one...until you play the next one.
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Some complex rhythms are difficult to translate to written page; too much nuance. All the advice about listening and absorbing are on the money.
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