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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I have a Mike Marshall Signature Series 5-string electric – I definitely have to get one (or two or...) of these picks to go with it. :)

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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    I wasn't joking, I've been doing it for years, and never had any difficulty going from single electric to double acoustic strings.

    And ya, playing an electric acoustically does help with not going...
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    Practising a 4-string electric acoustically will maintain your acoustic chops better than plugging in and using headphones will.

    Not as much fun, however... ;)
  4. Re: Recommendations for a 3/4 size beginner guitar?

    I bought a small guitar for my daughter when she was seven from
    https://smallguitars.com/
    and it sounds lovely.

    The company was increasingly unresponsive as the pandemic worsened, so I don't...
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    Re: Goodbye Sugar Hello Fiber

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    Re: Zimnicki in classified info

    Decent American-made 5-string electrics typically have a scale-length of 14.7 inches (Schwabs are a little bit shorter).
    Just sayin'.
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    Re: Zimnicki in classified info

    Ah, I take it back. :)

    I found the midi-equipped mando you're referring to, on Elderly's site.
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    Re: Zimnicki in classified info

    I think that you're thinking of a Zeta mandolin?

    Michigan luthier Gary Zimnicki builds acoustic instruments.
    (He built an up-a-fourth guitar for me – great work, and a very nice gentleman.)
  9. Re: "This mandolin was intact until my son sat on it"

    I am enjoying the fact that Sue is still looking at mandolins for sale. :)
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    Re: Surprising mando songs?

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    The whole song sounds great, and the solo, when played completely on the D-string (let the open A ring along), works well.
  11. Thread: MandoScales

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    Re: MandoScales

    Thanks Sue, yes, I'll still be here :)
  12. Thread: MandoScales

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    MandoScales

    Short of receiving an offer I can't refuse, I am commencing retirement.

    MandoScales.com has been (and still is) a fun ride, but as it never actually generated more money than what it cost to...
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    Re: Arpeggio in B Major

    Major & Minor Triads – Student Level

    Major & Minor Triads – Advanced Level

    Chords & Arpeggios in all keys (major & minor).
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    Re: Chord Questions

    I'm not so sure that that's how it is. Is not 1–5–3 (or 10, if you prefer) still considered root position?

    I don't believe that close vs open position changes things as far as inversions go.
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    Re: Identify mystery 5-string?

    I only recognize the pickup. :) I installed one myself on a "practice" 4-string Fender copy that a local (Philly) builder had made for me. ("Builder" should be in quotation marks too — his only...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Sometime last year, my (very musical) seven-year-old daughter asked me to teach her piano. I told her that I'd teach her how to read (and ordered the first two Leila Fletcher books), that if she knew...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Anyways, linking a video of myself being "interesting" is somewhat moot, since it's the only video I've ever posted anywhere — it's a dead-end for anyone who's interested. :)
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    I feel quite uncomfortably embarrassed presenting an example of my own playing into a "who's interesting" thread, but at this point it seems relevant to the tone/genre discussion.

    Trying to get...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    The Welsh Morris Dance? :) I had that one down. :mandosmiley:

    That's a funny book, lovely arrangements that, for the most part, are useless in sessions.
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    I did a year-and-a-half tour of South America without changing my TI strings (the mandolin was only heard for about five minutes in a two-hour show).

    Figuring that these strings were heard by...
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    My experience is that, on the right mandolin, they sound amazing for about three weeks, and just fine for up to a year or more.
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    I was on tour with a Cirque du Soleil show, hitting open mic/blues jams (with the electric mando in my avatar). We were in Spain, and I couldn't find anywhere to jam. Turns out that the little...
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    Re: Mandolin chords chart in standard notation

    Yes:

    https://mandoscales.com/pdf/

    CGDAE versions are on the bottom half of the page. The GDAE and CGDAE versions often have the same name (the CGDAE's will have a "5" added to the name) but are...
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    Re: Mandolin chords chart in standard notation

    Everything at mandoscales is in standard notation, with lots of chord exercises.

    CGDAE included, eg:
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    I could never decide if Sweet Home Alabama was I—bVII—IV in D, or V—IV—I in G (like Magic Carpet Ride seems to be).

    Anyone else have this problem? :)
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