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  1. Re: Chris Henry New Monroe Improvisation Course

    I like Chris and have used his lessons to learn a few Monroe tunes...Lockwood, Southern Flavor, Trombolin and others. His lessons are definitely not for beginners...but hang in there and it comes...
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    Re: No motivation

    Hang in there Jimmy, this too shall pass. Maybe a break is exactly what you need, take some time and don't play - put your mando in the case and go do something else...you will rediscover your love...
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    This is not ffcp, the 2, 3, and 4 fingers cover frets 1-5, no need to reach up to 7 in open position as those notes are not used on open position but if they are just shift your hand. The pinky can...
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    Keep learning tunes with good technique and tone. Shift your hand so that in open position the 2, 3, and 4 fingers are playing melody rather than 1, 2, and 3...keep at it and it will come.

    It may...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Cherokee Shuffle, slower with some crosspickiing
    Whiskey B4 Breakfast
    Heck, if they never heard a mandolin before or are not familiar with bluegrass I might just noodle around some, they don’t know...
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    Re: A chord without muting A string

    Just keep trying, maybe work on it for a few minutes each day and it will come. Itís not like itís going to be perfect when you first do it, youll find a way to fret with the tip of your index (most...
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    Re: Granite in the shop

    Sounds like a good Old Time tune title...sorry, couldn't resist...:grin:
  8. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    All good advice, Iíll add that sometimes you need to step away and take a few days/weeks and do something else. The time away might re-energize you when youíre ready to start playing again.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Hi Dan, overall I thought they sounded great on the Northfield, to me the tone was very clear and loud. I infrequently record myself so I can’t really say for sure that the bass in particular stood...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I love these strings, I put them on my Northfield and they sounded and felt great. Strings and Beyond is a pretty good price, I got them last year from Amazon for $39.99 and free shipping, now that...
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    Oh mi gosh, I hope your fur baby will be alright. I’ve had cats my entire adult life and that means I have not been able to have houseplants or flowers except for roses...we take all the leaves off...
  12. Re: Virtual: The Isolationist's Guide To Mandolin - Playing Rhyth

    Hi Joe, yes it is available to us non-Facebookers...like Drew said, follow the link for donation and Andrew will email you a Zoom link. I missed the first few because I wasn’t sure myself.
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Are you asking for a ‘friend’...why would it matter? Doesn’t sound like a “friendly’ jam.
  14. Re: Teacher recommendation for left hand technique

    Hi rnjl, I would think any pro can take a look at your technique and give you pointers so pick someone whose playing you like and contact them for lessons. I know that in my experience at many...
  15. Re: Livestream show-The Bridger Creek Boys-MontanaMatt

    Nice Matt, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    I find I remember tunes I learned by ear better than ones I memorized. I can remember all the words to 80s power ballads but sometimes can’t think of how Red Haired Boy kicks off and I think because...
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    Re: Song books for women?

    When I was starting out singing I would play the tune and modulate to a key that was more comfortable for my voice. I also took a few singing lessons with a voice coach and learned - among other...
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    Re: Hard Times Bluegrass Festival

    Loving these virtual events - all from the comfort of my own home. Yes, hoping this has opened the way for more of these after the pandemic has passed, after a lifetime of travel we retired to our...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Iím torn as my group is getting together, about 1/2 of them are pretty careful and I feel comfortable around them, the other half thinks the whole pandemic is fake news and I just donít want to be...
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    Re: Four Finger Chop Chords and the Pain!

    Agree with Drew, no need to stress out or cause yourself injury trying to get the 4 finger chop chord when there are options, many pros discuss alternatives and don't use the big chop chord for many...
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    Re: Arkansas Traveller with Lyrics

    I found this, a few options...
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arkansas_Traveler_(song)

    Also - nothing to do with your original request :) - Ricky Scaggs did a tune called Sis Draper to the...
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    Re: Hard Times Bluegrass Festival

    Canceled for 2020

    http://hardtimesbluegrass.com/
  23. Re: Free chord melody workshop...tomorrow...Aaron Weinstein

    While I don't do much chord melody I really enjoyed the session and came away with more than a few tips for learning/practice I can use. Aaron is an excellent teacher, thanks Aaron and PegHead...
  24. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing, one of my favorite tunes to play or listen to.
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    It really doesn't matter what any of us say it only matters what you think so you can buy a BC to try it and if you don’t like it sell it thru the Cafe classifieds taking a small hit.

    Ask your...
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