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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    doggone it's beautiful, I can only fantasize that an Apitius would be the ultimate in tone and playability
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I bought an A style in the beginning mainly because of the visual effect associated with an F style that wasn't who I wanted to be perceived as, not that anyone would ever see me anyway. I don't jam...
  3. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    all I have is an opinion and you know what they say about opinions, I'd think you could take a couple of talented players playing the same instrument and hear different tonal qualities and then you...
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    Re: impulse purchase - non-mando

    Looks nice, don't know much about uprights but wouldn't mind having one around the house
  5. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I don't think playing with tab or reading music notation is detrimental to learning and after all this is 2020 so if it helps do it. Many years before the internet was invented and musicians had no...
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    Re: Red Bear Lilí Picker

    what one person likes then another may hate...I pay little to no attention that mentions anything as being the "best"...I have many many different brands of picks that I've tried just to see if I...
  7. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    gosh dangit and I've never cleaned mine, just wiped it off every now and then
  8. Thread: Chop Chords

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    Re: Chop Chords

    haha...I was social distancing before social distancing was cool, you may have been chopping before chopping was cool...

    so I can chop any chord I wanna chop lol
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    Re: Chop Chords

    when you guy's talk about chop chords and when, how and what works are you referring to using them in a certain genre as mainly or exclusively bluegrass? I don't play out or with anyone nor am I a...
  10. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Live Online Concert Friday August 14th

    I'll do my best to catch this and since you ask ha, maybe Manh„ de Carnaval, Take Five, Wave, I'll stop now
  11. Thread: Chop Chords

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    Re: Chop Chords

    I guess I don't understand the question which isn't surprising ha..but since a chop is a percussive mute I would think one could percussively mute in any fashion using any chord tone or no chord tone...
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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    Instruments and players are different. I have these and most every brand, BC’s on down the line. I’ve spend all day laying them out and going from one to the other and keep going back to my teardrop...
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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    different strokes for different folks
  14. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    I've only been playing mandolin about a year at best, guitar since I was 10. I've never been stuck on one genre or artist. Mandolin wise I much prefer listening to those that push the envelope and...
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    Might Be A Tip

    I doubt it ha but playing along with MO has taken me places with my mandolin and Iím a new player and donít care to head too much in a bluegrass direction. What the heck hereís my playlist that most...
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    Re: What Are Some Favorites In Your Collection?

    The only book I have is Mickey Bakers complete course in jazz guitar oh and a couple of fakebooks but then I don't read, notate or tab and never had any need to living in the sticks, played by ear...
  17. Re: "Bernie's tune" for mandolin( tabs & solo)

    yeah he's kinda moving along and I really like the tempo of the one you posted and Dmin is a nice chord to improv in and I change tempos to lots of tunes...not to change the subject but Cal's version...
  18. Re: "Bernie's tune" for mandolin( tabs & solo)

    indeed a cool tune, I've worked on it on guitar and a little on mandolin...I was listening to my Cal Collings playlist and he reminded me of the tune and Cal was such an exceptional guitarist
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    Re: Tenderly ∑ Don Stiernberg & John Carlini

    tks a heap, now I have something to work on
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    Re: Tenderly ∑ Don Stiernberg & John Carlini

    tks, I have the real book chords, just got a lot of mandolin practicings to get those chord voicings sounding right and done correctly. Beautiful song tho
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    Tenderly - Don Stiernberg & John Carlini

    Hope this is ok to post. I've been working on Tenderly solo melody on guitar but in the key of Cmaj7 and tried the melody on mandolin to discover original key was Eb (duh)...bout the only mandolin...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I have a mandolin made in Texas, an acoustic guitar made in China and both are dear friends
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    Re: String change frequency

    like everything else it varies from person to person, how much they're playing, where they're playing etc...I use to change electric guitar strings when I was playing out after 8-10 hours of playing...
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway

    It is a nice tune. I know the chord structure, have to work on it some more
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway

    I'll have to try and find that. I still have my vid when I attempted to figure out the melody on my guitar and that wasn't real easy for me cause every version was just so darn fast. Not so easy on...
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