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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    I use my thumb a lot on guitar, and some on mando, but this form of power chord is kind of painful.

    D.H.
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Count just one side of a book-matched top. The number of growth rings (dark+ light line = 1 ring) is the number of years of growth in the top wood.

    Of course, the tree itself may have been much...
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    Re: Make/model of this Levon Helm mandolin

    Moved to a more appropriate subforum.
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    She was definitely actually playing at the show I saw. For one song (Mandolin Wind), she was alternating between a Bb5 played in the form in the picture and an F chord 5301 low to high. I tried it...
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    Amy Helm chord form

    (I originally posted in a different forum, but this fits better here.)

    Does anybody else play the chord form that Amy is using in the photo? I assume she is in standard tuning, so that would be a...
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    Re: Make/model of this Levon Helm mandolin

    (This is kind of an old thread, though perhaps not zombified quite yet.)

    Does anybody else play the chord form that Amy is using in Paul's post? I assume she is in standard tuning, so that would...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Now that I'm (very close to being) retired I decided to try and learn clawhammer, which has interested me for a long, long time. I started with a Deering, and recently got a Rickard.

    D.H.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yo!

    D.H.
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    Re: Best Time of Day to Practice ?

    Right after breakfast.

    D.H.
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    Re: Not much of a mando culture in my area

    I don't play bluegrass, so I'm generally the only mando player when I play out. I did fish a colleague into buying a 20s Gibson A, though, so now there's two of us.

    D.H.
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    Re: Slide on a mandolin?

    I've seen Rich Delgrosso and Steve James play slide. GDGD tuning, I think? (May need some non-standard string gages.) I like playing slide on guitar, but the notes sure are close together on a...
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    Re: Any info on Flatiron Mandolins?

    '85 A5Jr - bought new and still playing it (at lunch time, in fact):

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  13. Re: What genres of music do you play on mando (besides bluegrass)

    It took me years to realize that there is such a thing as blues mandolin (guess I wasn't paying good enough attention), but that's what I gravitated toward. Also "folk music", whatever that means.
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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

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    Re: Do you know what a Charango is? I do now.

    I bought one on the street in Quito. It wasn't very playable, but it did have binding that was put on with ballpoint pen. I replaced it with a nice Bolivian one bought from Elderly. I still find...
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    Re: Using Cello as a stand up bass ?

    Rhiannon Giddens had a standup bass and a standup cello in her band as of last fall.

    D.H.
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    Re: Jazz pick users?

    It's the only size I use on mando. Lately I've been trying out Graph Tech Tusq picks, which not only come in several different thicknesses and sizes, but also different materials which emphasize...
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    Re: Where do you buy your mandolins?

    Three from Elderly, one from Steve Ryder and one from a shoe store in Costa Rica. I'd recommend the first two over that third option

    D.H.
  19. Re: Poll - what musical style do you primarily play on mandolin?

    Blues, folk and rock.

    D.H.
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    Re: Books? New kid looking for reading list

    Rich DelGrosso's book on blues mandolin combines instruction plus history and biographical notes, if that's a genre you're interested in.

    D.H.

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    Re: Gibson Pumpkin Top, advice please.

    I've got a '16, which I've owned for about a year and a half. It's held up well (although my ownership is less than 2% of its age). I've avoided putting heavy strings on it.

    D.H.

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    Re: Snark tuner vaporizing

    You simply need to search for it in the correct fashion:

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    Deep Ellum Blues

    I was surprised to find myself on youtube doing Deep Elllum at Augusta Swing/Blues Week last year. Aaron Tatterson on guitar, Carol on snare and Gary on piano. (I'll get those last names straight...
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    Re: Gibson A Jr. Owners

    I tried Pyramids and liked them, but after I broke a couple of pricey strings, I'm less enthusiastic.

    D.H.
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    Re: Live in Indiana?

    I'm a couple hours from Indy, so I spend a lot of time being the only mando in guitar jams (which is rather fun, actually).

    D.H.
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