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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    One has to believe the music moved him, even if it doesn’t move you or me.
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    Thile's progressive work is something I want to like more than I do. I tend to blame my ear, though, for not being educated enough to follow where he's trying to take me.

    In a master class he did...
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    Sarah Jarosz on Austin City Limits

    Sarah Jarosz taped a set for Austin City Limits yesterday. I have no idea how long it will remain up, but right now you can watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDcLqrLaguw

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    What are you looking forward to?

    I'm looking foward to the time when the only thing I use my cloth masks for is to clean the dust under my strings.
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    I was reluctant to start a whole new thread about my experience, but since this thread is just sitting here...

    I want to put in a word for the folks at Gold Tone Music Group because they really...
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    And just like that...

    ...I have my first emando, a Gold Tone 5 string.

    I'm having a blast with it so far, but as a newb to electric instruments and still a relative newb to the mandolin I have questions, such as

    Any...
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    Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    Sierra Hull has started a Patreon as a way to connect with fans.

    If you have $100 a month, you can get one-on-one lessons from her. I do not have $100 a month, besides which me taking a lesson...
  8. Re: Celebrating The Mandolin Pickers Guide to Bluegrass Improvisa

    I just bought a (digital) copy - I'll let you know how it goes! I'm currently kind of in the middle of Sharon Gilchrist's intermediate course on Peghead Nation so I think this might be a good place...
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    Re: Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    New! and Improved! Whiter! Brighter! Longer-lasting!

    ...no, seriously, I cleaned up some of those transitions I missed on the first pass. Also here's the version I took it from:

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    Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    This is deceptively simple little instrumental that I like very much. It's also the first time I worked out a complete song on my own from listening/watching. It's not perfect, there are a couple of...
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    Re: Picking faster?

    This thread came along at exactly the right time for me. I'd like to share what I've been doing that's helped my speed, and also ask for some advice.

    I try to do about half an hour of just tremolo...
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    This is not a brag...

    ...but I had to come share. I worked out a Sarah Jarosz break. It's from She Left Me Standing On The Mountain. I'm playing something that Sarah Jarosz played. Of course she recorded it when she was...
  13. Re: What do you recommend for a second mandolin?

    colorado_al, I think you read my mind. I was admiring the 252 and trying to convince myself that the color and the radiused fretboard would be worth the extra money.

    So I jumped. :) In addition to...
  14. What do you recommend for a second mandolin?

    Hi everyone, long-time listener, first-time caller. I've been learning mandolin for about a year on my first instrument, a Fender FM 52E. And it's been fine for an absolute beginner but really, I...
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