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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    I'm inquiring on behalf of a beginning student and what I was hoping for are diagram type charts with the notes indicated for the basic major-minor scales. Standard notation and/or tab is not what...
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    Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Does anyone know of a scale book or chart for the left handed mandolinist?

    Billy

    billypackardmandolin.com
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    I had the rare pleasure of playing L.L.'s personal F5 while visiting Roger a few years back. It has the Virzi inside and while it wasn't all that loud of a mandolin the tone was very fine indeed. I...
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    Re: Help a Beginner?

    I'll pipe in!!

    Bill's right, if you want to learn classical you need to be literate. Community collages often have classes like 'Basic Music Theory' which is a fantastic way to develop a...
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    Re: i love playing mandolin

    I love the mandolin too. It swept me off my guitar feet years ago, its sweet sound gave wings to my song.

    Billy

    billypackardmandolin.com
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    The pick making business is not Eric's main day-job, he is a special ed teacher. For now it is his 2nd job/avocation. He makes the picks one at a time by hand so be patient.

    Billy
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    My F4! Guess what? I just finished a pro photo shoot this last Tuesday with Ed Hensley of this beautiful mandolin. They are going to be really fine. I'll post them when he finishes....
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I don't know about Allesi tuners but I was having the same concerns as you re. Waverly. I bought the Schaller GrandTune machines for my Gilchrist A3 and they are fantastic.

    Billy
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Amber Lights

    Piano and mandolin is my favorite duo. There has been much written for these two, Mezzacapo and Calace are two examples. Alexis is so creative in addition to being a great reader.
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    The Duo Lynx plays Amber Lights

    Billy Packard and Alexis Alrich play an original ballad,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o0IBlcdeD8
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    Re: Hearing Aids

    Mine have three settings and all were personally dialed in by the audiologist. The third setting is specifically set for playing music. We sat in the control room as I went about playing the...
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Brejeiro

    !?! Thanks Jeremy, here's the essential missing link.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KDpLXOqA_g

    Billy
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    The Duo Lynx

    Here's a tune we love, The Blue Gypsy. The amazing Alexis Alrich on her Steinway and yours truly on the Weber Fern that Bruce re-graduated in 2012. See the other 3 videos and please spread the...
  14. Re: Choro das 3 - stolen instruments, mics, and tour gear

    I don't know how to forward this post but it should also be on the main 'General Mandolin Discussion' page as well as the front page of the MC web site. Everyone possible should be made aware of...
  15. Re: Which higher priced F style models have solid wood scrolls?

    Back in 1992 when I was ordering and waiting for my A3 Gilchrist I had a conversation with Stephen Gilchrist about the A style and F style. At the time I didn't care much for the F style, I...
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    Re: Under Seat on Plane?

    I just traveled twice and learned there is the policy, with cheap tickets, that allows a small musical instrument like my mandolin to be carried on. Even if the ticket doesn't allow anything the...
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    Re: Blue Chip meltdown

    Me too...

    Now I am in love with the EML PEEK pick. It's harder to hold onto but what an amazing sound.


    Billy


    billypackardmandolin.com
  18. Article by George Gruen about vintage instruments

    https://acousticguitar.com/makers-shakers-george-gruhn-on-the-state-of-the-vintage-guitar-market/?fbclid=IwAR0sWc4N66b-vtqOnG0toaAFZnCcA7JHBm0xdWYUSmmLuaL6H1jKTNBkPig
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Update on the PEEK

    After a whole lot more practicing and one performance the brightness continues to impress me. The sharper the point adds to that but the material is mostly producing the sound....
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    PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    First impressions of the EML PEEK pick I just now got in the mail...It is VERY fast, so far the fastest pick I've had. Blue chip is fast also but this is like greased lightning. It is also very...
  21. Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    All I have is the piano score for Temptation Rag which is a great option with Alexis being such a great piano player.
    No tab...
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    Re: Mandolins have ruined my ears

    The mandolin is a spoiler for sure.

    Once done you can never go back...
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    Re: Can I switch to mandolin

    Nah..beware of the mandolin.

    It is a willful wench that will never leave you alone once you've tasted the nectar.

    The guitar is your best friend. The Uke is a cozy, cute puppy.

    The mandolin...
  24. Re: Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2, for mandolin quartet

    Martin! My partner/lover/piano extraordinaire Alexis Alrich and I do a rip-snorting version of this cute waltz. I actually transcribed it from a youtube recording. Unfortunately I don't have...
  25. Re: Raynaud's syndrome: How many of us have it?

    Late in life I began experiencing such things during and after the descent from the mountains on my Mt. Bike in the winter.

    Sort story-- I found some gloves that have heating elements built in and...
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