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  1. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    If you have Amazon Prime, there are several bluegrass stations in Amazon Music that you can listen to if you have bluetooth in your vehicle.
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    Re: Mandolin or Keyboard?

    Storing laundry on a keybaord! What a waste! That is what banjos are for.
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Here is a way I suggest for folks to learn the names of the notes on an instrument:

    First, you need to learn all 12 note names in music.
    A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb...
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Here's my chart that shows the intervals of the major scale in all 12 keys. Everything that can be played can be analized using it.
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Here's that most wonderful guide to double stops, Pickloser's
    -I find it good think in a key, then to look at a position on the fretboard and see at the same time it's friends, cousins etc., the...
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    Re: What's the most fun way to learn the fretboard

    If this is your concern Nancy, then Scott Sharp is your hero. He has a book and online videos of how to learn chord patterns (including 9ths, diminished chords) in any key. I've found it to be...
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    Re: What's the most fun way to learn the fretboard

    I don't know what the MOST fun method is, however I have a program that has taught me about the fretboard that is kind of fun. I seem to use it every time I use the computer. For me, it is a way of...
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    mandolin fretboard - no notes - done in powerpoint I think
    My way of learning scales and chords. Try starting on any root note, labeling it's major scale, then circle the 1, 3, and 5 notes to make...
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    Re: Strap around headstock?

    Check out the mandolin straps made by Bill Bailey.
    Bill makes terrific straps and is a heck of a nice guy to do business with.
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    John McGann's "Sound Fundamentals"

    I'm on my fourth week of playing mandolin. Since I'm learning without an instructor I've been very concerned about building a proper foundation. I'm spending most of my time on scales and chop...
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    Re: Books I've been going about learning

    You may get something from my ergonomic videos (#2 - 5) I posted here:

    http://www.petimarpress.com/mandolin%20basics%20videos.html
  12. FREE ebook: Learning Mandolin: a Genre-Hopping Approach

    Hi!

    So, I'm giving away my first (slightly abridged) mandolin ebook on my website.

    It's mostly aimed at beginners but covers a number of different genres, ideas and techniques to keep things...
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    Re: Cheap, Reasonable Neapolitan Mandolins?

    I have a basic Sakis (Matsikas) bowlback, and it is quite nice for an inexpensive new mandolin.

    http://www.stutzmansguitarcenter.com/index.cfm?Page=Sakis%20Mandolin%20sISI3703

    $199! and not the...
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    Re: Essential Mandolin Techniques.

    Thanks looking it over now

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    Downloaded. It looks like a short succinct read too. Exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!
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    Re: English Translation of Leone's Method?

    So I have finally finished transcribing the English translation of the instructional pages from Leone's method. I do hope this will prove as interesting, instructive, and useful to others as it has...
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    Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Hi everyone,

    I have been giving away the free setup ebook for nearly four years now, and I thought you'd be interested in some observations I have. First off, if you want my free ebook on how to...
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