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  1. Re: Need suggestions: the diffrecne betw old time jam and song ci

    Dear foldedpath, good suggestions!
  2. Re: Need suggestions: the diffrecne betw old time jam and song ci

    Thanks, everyone, for all your comments and views. The park jam I hope to start this summer will only have six session due to the change of the weather in the fall. So far nobody has responded to...
  3. Re: Need suggestions: the diffrecne betw old time jam and song ci

    Hi, Randi, sounds like something some other jam host might do -- not a bad idea at all, but my jam will be instrumental only. There are a lot of song circle opportunities around town that singers...
  4. Re: Need suggestions: the diffrecne betw old time jam and song ci

    Dear Wels, Jay, and Fenton. Thanks to you all for your posts! I have made a Craig's List ad saying it's an instrumental jam, not a song circle. In the ad, I ask people to provide me with their...
  5. Re: Need suggestions: the diffrecne betw old time jam and song ci

    Dear David, that is definitely in my future. I want to start a band at my apartment after New Years. I have to put it off till then due to some construction that will be happening inside my...
  6. Re: Need suggestions: the diffrecne betw old time jam and song ci

    Dear Mark and Dacraw, thank you both for responding to my dilemma. unfortunately, I'm pretty sure neither of your welcome suggestions would do the trick for my possible jam. Here's why. There are...
  7. Re: Low strings hum when playing higher notes...

    Um, well, if it were my mandolin, I would take it to a GOOD luthier. There are two possibilities I see -- possibly using different strings? Perhaps a heavier gauge? And I assume you are not...
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    Re: Why/how did you start playing mandolin?

    As a young child, my piano teacher forbade me from doing what came naturally -- namely playing by ear, figuring out chord shapes on the keyboard, and improvising. Fast forward to age 30 something --...
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    Re: Why/how did you start playing mandolin?

    That's a "cute" story -- sorry for the word "cute" but I can't think of a better word to describe your droll humor! I wish you the very, very best at playing both the guitar and mandolin!
  10. Need suggestions: the diffrecne betw old time jam and song circle

    I am an intermediate mandolin player, and play fiddle tunes on my mandolin. I want to start a summer Old Time Jam in a park that is tunes only, not a song circle. There are people in the O.T....
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    Re: What to do to help sore callouses

    Thanks everyone. I hope popsi is right, that I've identified the problem, and it will take care of itself in time.
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    Re: What to do to help sore callouses

    Sherry Cadenhead, and all, Sherry, I read your entire "Finger Ease" thread. There's a lot there, that's for sure. If I continue to have finger pain, I will try one or more of the remedy concoctions...
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    Re: What to do to help sore callouses

    Hi all you folks! Thanks for all the comments! I will get some shea butter. Where do I get that? The pain isn't enough to take a pill of any sort. And like I think I said, it isn't happening...
  14. Re: Relearning to Read Music - a tale of Anxst

    Try playing the Giga along with a slow YouTube, while reading along with the notation. You can do a Loop on YouTube using the Right mouse click, and also slow it down to 75% or 50% using the Gear...
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    What to do to help sore callouses

    A month ago, I did not play my mandolin or guitar for a week. Now, my callouses are sore even though I play 30-90 minutes every day. My callouses did not go away! But they are sore. Or I guess...
  16. Re: Does anyone know the tune "The Cheat"?

    Dear Jim Garber -- All I can say is WOW!!!!!! You have found so much, and three wonderful audios, too. So glad to have all this information about The Cheat. I will the link here it to my jam...
  17. Re: Does anyone know the tune "The Cheat"?

    Willie and Andy, Yes, it's so true that any tune can be played in any key. I'm not trying to settle anything with a band -- just wanting to know the key that is most commonly played in jams locally....
  18. Does anyone know the tune "The Cheat"?

    Does anyone know the tune "The Cheat"? It's not the same as "Three Forks of Cheat." I need to know what key it's generally played in. Does anyone know? I like it in D. That's an easy and...
  19. Re: People who have bad rhythm and don't admit it

    Good stories and points, all, Olaf. You wrote: "- If you´re not accomplished don´t try to impress people by trying to play complicated music. Stick to what you are comfortable with (while pushing...
  20. Re: People who have bad rhythm and don't admit it

    Mike and Roger, Roger, good point: "Bite the bullet and tell them. It's always better in the long run." The problem is that some people who have bad rhythm refuse to admit it. They are SURE their...
  21. Re: People who have bad rhythm and don't admit it

    Bill, thanks for asking about how I fit into the picture. Well, I don't at all -- just thought she might want to hear what forum members have to say but she doesn't. And at this point they are too...
  22. Re: People who have bad rhythm and don't admit it

    Thanks to all of you for your KIND, sweet and understanding comments and potential tools to use for solving the problem. My friend says she wants to handle this herself and wants to do her own...
  23. People who have bad rhythm and don't admit it

    Not sure if this is the place to post this.....but maybe someone has some suggestions?

    Maybe I'm wrong here....but I kinda feel like if a person plays bad rhythm and thinks they can play with...
  24. Re: Is it necessary to keep the pick vertical to the strings?

    Thanks for the explanation of where the saddle is.
  25. Re: Is it necessary to keep the pick vertical to the strings?

    Hi Bertram, yes, that's much easier to picture. However, you typed " X is parallel with the saddle" -- I think you meant Z is parallel with the saddle. Also, I looked at several diagrams of "parts...
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