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    Re: Fret popping up on my new mandolin

    The fret is not moving by simply pushing it with fingers but after reading your posts I've decided to just forget about it. It's good to know it probably isn't a major inconvenience. And as I said...
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    Fret popping up on my new mandolin

    Hello! I just purchased a new mandolin online and discovered that the 6th fret is not entirely fitted to the fretboard but is instead popping up just a little bit from the side (see the picture). At...
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    Re: Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    I did some digging and found out there really are metronomes that let you model different amounts of swing in the rhythm and I'll be trying out those and see if they help me develop that certain feel...
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    Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    I've noticed that Irish reels are often played with only a mild swing that is difficult for me to get my head around. The swing is not quite as pronounced as the more universal type of swing that...
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    Damping vs. letting notes ring

    A little question has arisen when I'm playing fiddle tunes on a mandolin: how do players usually decide when to damp or mute a previously plucked string instead of letting it ring when another string...
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    Re: Dynamics for a beginner

    Great information again, I'm loving this forum! I've been now practising dynamics by striking the strings with increased and decreased velocity and I'm making moderate progress. It's still quite...
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    Dynamics for a beginner

    How do you produce dynamics in your playing, ie. changes in volume? I have been playing certain notes louder by gripping the pick somewhat harder but I recently heard that this might be a bad way of...
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    Re: Humidifying problems

    Thanks a lot for all the information everyone! I just found out that the hydrometer I'm using has received brutal reviews from users so the first thing I'll do is replace it with a more reliable one....
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    Humidifying problems

    Hi folks! I've been having trouble humidifying my recently purchased mandolin and haven't found the relevant information so I thought I'd approach wiser people about it.

    I keep a violin sized...
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