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    Re: Finger placement

    I have never had any luck with that technique, or of leaving the fingers down when you play the next note up the scale (on the same string). Many books teach that, but I think being consistent and...
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    Olde Town Pickin' Parlor in Arvada (Denver suburb) has a good selection.
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    I play a banjo-mandolin at our weekly Irish session so that I can be heard. It cuts through and the lack of sustain is fine for those continuous sixteenth-note tunes.
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    It was at the Tuesday night dance, but nobody played it.
  5. Thread: Jam etiquette

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    Re: Jam etiquette

    One thing that hasn't been mentioned: I often like having more than one lead being played at the same time. "Dueling" leads can be great fun, although I certainly don't look at it as a competition,...
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    Re: Eastman Comfort Comfort

    I have no reason to contour the edge, but I have rounded the corners of the bridge on almost every instrument I have. If you lightly touch the bridge with your palm, the sharp corners that come on...
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    Re: National Tenor Tri-cone Resonator Guitar

    Pretty instrument, but the patent is "still pending".
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    Re: How an Instrument Shapes Our Playing

    "Tone Poems" by David Grisman exploits this phenomenon. Each different instrument brought out a different style and tune. David's notes about this are interesting.
  9. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    I wasn't at Woodstock, but went to the Dallas Pop Festival two weeks later. Saw Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Santana, and others.
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    One of my pet peeves is the misuse of the word "acronym". An acronym are initials that you say as a word, like "scuba" or "sonar". If you say the letters, as in "CIA" or "FBI", those are just...
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    Re: New member in Kansas City need tips

    Mass Street Music in Lawrence is a great place. I have bought and had work done on several instruments over the years. Bradford and Company Fret Shop in Kansas City has a vast selection of...
  12. Thread: Tab of Fifths

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    Re: Tab of Fifths

    Both directions are fourths AND fifths. C to G is up a fifth and down a fourth. G to C is up a fourth, down a fifth.
  13. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    If your acoustic can play loud enough without feeding back, I would get something very different and have both. So, a four or five string solid body item.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Today my wife and I are having bacon and tomato sandwiches and corn on the cob. Tomorrow the family is coming for homegrown grilled steaks.
  15. Thread: Long term band

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    Re: Long term band

    Not exactly the same thing, but I've been playing in the Lawrence City Band for over 36 years. It is still one of my favorite gigs.
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    Re: An extra finger can be incredibly handy

    The same as always. Tabs don't show fingers, they show frets.
  17. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    It could be slow 12/8 (or 6/8) with triplet sixteenth notes.
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    Re: Hinged tailpiece

    I have the same type on my bowlback. The slightly curved top allows you to put your wrist/forearm in the curve to help hold the mandolin.
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    Re: Help me use this diminished lick

    C#dim7 is not diatonic in D minor, since there is no C# in the key signature. But, C# is usually found in D minor as the raised leading tone. It is what makes harmonic minor.
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    Re: Nomd!

    I played an Eastman mandola at Mass Street Music last Saturday. Might be the same one. You'll be pleased.
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    If you have "one slash on an eighth-note stem", you must already have one bar or flag to indicate the eighth-note. It is the total that matters.
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    While some composers may not follow the standard, there are definite rules for slashes: one slash means eighth-notes, two slashes mean sixteenth-notes, three slashes mean 32nds or a tremolo.
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    "Press" and "buzz" mean the same thing, a multiple-bounce roll. Drum corps and marching bands would have called it a "closed" roll as opposed to an "open" (double bounce) roll.
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    Although the originally meaning was 32nd notes, three slashes in drum music means a roll. A "press" roll is multiple bounces on each stroke so that is sounds like a continuous buzz, but I've never...
  25. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    Dm is also diatonic to the keys of D minor, G minor, A minor, Bb major, and F major.
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