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  1. Re: Need a soft case for an oddly-shaped octave mandolin

    Thanks for the tips ajh and Jim Garber!
  2. Need a soft case for an oddly-shaped octave mandolin

    I figure the CBOM section is probably the best place for this given the range of shapes and designs out there...

    I got this Wishnevsky octave mandolin and it has a sort of teardrop shape, but the...
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    Re: What Is Your Ultimate Goal? Improv Mastery?

    I'd like to be able to perform for other people at festivals or public evens, or even just for family and friends, and to be competent enough to jump in with other musicians at sessions.
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    Re: Weird question about fingernails

    Ok, I get now that I am to use the tips of my fingers and keep left wrist as straight as possible. It seems I'll just have to keep working at it until my fingers morph into the correct shape. Good to...
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    Re: Can you give a newbie some tips?

    I just downloaded Mandolin for Dummies yesterday, and already I am loving it. Mandolin Exercises for Dummies will probably be next. They author uses very accessible language and he's got a good sense...
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    Weird question about fingernails

    So I'm still really new to this mandolin contraption and I'm having difficulty fretting strings without touching the string below it. When I fret with my index or middle finger, my fingernails, which...
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    Re: Can you give a newbie some tips?

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your being open and courteous, rather than sending me back to a search engine. I was almost afraid to ask, to be honest. Some online communities are not so...
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    Can you give a newbie some tips?

    Hi. I'm new to the forum and new to mandolin. My goal is to be able to play Celtic/Irish/Scottish tunes by ear or sheet music. I know that goal is pretty lofty, right? So, I'm kind of a self-teacher...
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