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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    Please put it up on the Mandolin Café classifieds. I don't really want to do business with anyone else.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    Irrespective of the science and the facts, if a banjo player (or any other musician) is dominating a jam with their volume, they are inconsiderate. Everyone can play softer if they want to.
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    Even if everyone played the same way, and even if everyone had the same playing goals, and even if everyone had the same tastes in tone and playing, there would still be reasons one might choose...
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    What picks others use, and how much we need follow heros, I talked out here. https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/entries/833-Musical-Heroes-a-second-take
  5. Re: Would anyone be interested in a Blue Chip pick shootout?

    I am not a fan of pick comparison videos myself, because it reinforces the myth that there is one pick, superior to all others; and that a pick more fitting for this kind of playing or under these...
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    Nah. Would not be my first choice of mandolin to show on the book cover, but its ok for the intended audience. Those experienced with Bach are not going to look at the cover very long, and others...
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    Re: 11 (eleven!) string thing?

    A 12 string guitar missing a string? ... oh ... never mind.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    Absolutely.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    My National RM-1 gives banjos something to think about. :)
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    Re: Help: How To Improve Picking Accuracy

    I agree. It sounds like something that just requires practice.
  11. Thread: Sight read tab?

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    Re: Sight read tab?

    I know what you mean, but I have seen and know players who have learned violin on a tab like system, with things like Low 1, 1, Low 2, 2, 3, Low 4, 4, etc. I am not a fan. In the beginning everything...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    My view, for me, is that one's second mandolin should be the very best that can be afforded (and appreciated), what ever that is. In other words, i do not believe, after the first mandolin where you...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    I think the "double the price" idea is really broad stroke, from a thousand miles away, don't know what to expect. Its a kind of a guide to avoid sticker shock. If someone is familiar with the...
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    I agree with you. If I want to sight read I do much better with notation. The dots presents a visual representation of how the tune goes which can be used as a guide. The numbers (tab) are much more...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I guess a stronger answer would be - playing TABS is not detrimental to really learning. Not learning the other stuff, yea that could be detrimental to real learning. :)

    Welcome to the adventure....
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    How crazy do we need to get on accuracy. The goal is to be in tune with the others you are playing with, and if it sounds in tune its in tune, and if a super accurate tuner calibrated by National...
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    I have lots of ideas for drawings, but not the talent to draw them. LOL
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    Re: What's your favorite mandolin resources?

    My favorite mandolin resource is this whole site. Everything you need to know is known by someone here, and likely there are two or three threads about it and a home made chart or two.

    Really,...
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    Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    If you can use chords without open strings, you can move them anywhere. The beauty of that is not that you can move them anywhere, it is that if you can find these for one key, you have them for all...
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    Re: Books...and Specifically, Intermediate Books???

    YES!

    Anything you can do to increase the chances that you will use the book is fantastic. This especially, as there is nothing more frustrating that trying to keep a music book open.
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I inspected the As and E strings that had broke on me, and under a magnifying glass i could see tiny crimps or flattenings, in the strings. I would guess that that was the problem. The replacement...
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    From your email it is hard to figure exactly what you mean. Is it playing the tune when it comes around to you, or is it improvising something cool to play when the break comes around to you.

    I...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    There are advantages, great advantages, to both tabs and standard notation. The "Complete Musician" that we all aspire to be needs to be adept at both. :crying:

    Tab tells you how someone wants you...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    OMG yes.
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    One of the wonderful things about learning good technique is that it can be practiced on any tunes in any genre. The mandolin's contribution to different genres of music don't require different...
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