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    Fiddle Tune (and more)

    Just ran across this link from a friend on the Acoustic Guitar Forum. Lots of tunes!
  2. How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    This is a wonderful read, by Walter Carter: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

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    Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    If your budget limit is $1000 because that is what you can afford to spend, then my comments are entirely irrelevant and you can ignore the rest of the comments. You are on a good track without me.
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  4. Re: Mandolin Recommendations - Beginner to Intermediate

    While I know what you mean and your question is good, I am going to object to your premise.

    I believe that there is no "deserving" or "being good enough" for a particular mandolin. After one's...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Defund the grammar police...
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    Here's the Kimble:

    https://youtu.be/ZABr_lApxyg

    Curious, which do you prefer.
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    Ok, here's a better video/audio of the 2017 Duff. Kimble will be coming in a little.
    https://youtu.be/JVsdkyZ__fc
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    Re: James tailpiece on a Northfield F5S?

    You don't need to enlarge the hole for the jack-- the end of the jack is smaller than the main portion and fits right through the existing hole in the tailpiece.
  9. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Let's not forget that a major influence on Bill Monroe was the fiddler and guitarist. Arnold Schultz, who introduced Bill to the blues.

    Here are more folks who weren't listed above:

    Arizona...
  10. An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I searched for this on the cafe and there doesn't seem to be a resource for learning about black mandolinists of past and present. I dug up what I could, but would love to learn more. Here is what...
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    Re: Am I being to Critical on New Mandolin

    Am I the only one who feels that the abuse of Amazon's liberal return policy is not a victimless crime? Conventional logic would say that it was designed to address flaws or damage, certainly, but...
  12. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    Okay now, I LOVE that kayagum version. What a talent.

    How can she get 1.2k thumbs down? Eff YT.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    OK time for me to put my money where my mouth is... this is how I feel about Will Kimble's instruments...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I bought a 2018 Kimble two point from the Music Emporium in March and am loving it. This is my first higher-end mandolin, but I had played a wide variety up to about $10k over the past year as I was...
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    10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.
    https://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/jazz-guitar-chord-rhythms/
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Agree Daryl, Ive had mine going on 5 years now and love it! Not sure why some insist on disparaging the shop because the facts are that its an American based company producing high quality...
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    Re: Listing of 3-string chord shapes

    Go to this Mandolin Café thread.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/82884-Survival-Mandolin-Chords-for-Beginners

    Post #1 has a PDF of 3-string chords


    You can also review this...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKKz0WJts78
  20. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    If you are on Facebook, look up Tyler Grant Music. He has been hosting playalong jams every monday night at slow, mid, and fast tempos. And they are all archived on his page. It is pretty fun.
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    Some new backing tracks

    Hi, everybody. I started a blog when I was preparing for some flatpick and mandolin contests years ago, to share the tools I was using to practice. I recorded a lot of backing tracks to practice...
  22. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    I haven't been posting much lately, but there are backing tracks for about 30 or so jam standards on my blog. Just added Leather Britches and Cuckoo's Nest recently. It's all free.
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj-mnVzhSqw
  24. Amazing video of Josh Luttrell finishing an Ellis

    Thought we could all use some soothing relaxing video to watch today.
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I hope this isn't going too far off piste. A jazz trumpeter that I know a bit who also plays Irish trad has come up with a 3d version of the circle of fifths. This video below explains it. In these...
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