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  1. Re: For the timid: simulated jam to wet your feet

    There's also this:

    http://www.fbbts.com
  2. For the timid: simulated jam to wet your feet

    I'm not very active here, very streaky. But I appreciate the "just jump in" encouragement the stalwarts share with us beginners.

    If, like me, you are also a cartoon of an uptight music nerd who...
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    Mandolin Orange: Music at the Mansion

    this may have already made its round, but here you go

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWBth_rLgw


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWBth_rLgw
  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Sadly this is not so (Gibson not enforcing their mando trademarks). I recall I believe it was Ren Ferguson reminiscing about how Flatiron came to an end (and he came to Gibson employ) after a...
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    Re: Namm 2019

    Info from Adrian on the new mandolin. I don't state things like this lightly, and you shouldn't listen to me because it's obvious I have a long-term relationship with Northfield both as a friend and...
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    Re: Namm 2019

    Had the annual Northfield/Mandolin Cafe taqueria extravaganza and unofficial State of the Mandolin Union meeting last night at a location we refuse to disclose, blew close to $30 on a gut busting...
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    Lots of great stuff here. One thing I'll say that I believe that may sound sacrilegious - don't worry about theory!. I think some of us theory geeks get too easily caught up in it and try to...
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    Re: Marshall Mandolin Summit 2018

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  9. Thread: Amusing story

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    Re: Amusing story

    Great story!

    Unfortunately, when I play the mandolin in my backyard, it brings down neighborhood property values by 22% . . . .
  10. Thread: Amusing story

    by Br1ck
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    Amusing story

    About two years ago, a young Afghani family bought the house next door. Haven't really had much contact with them as I have shrubs growing clear to the street. Figured they just wanted to keep to...
  11. Re: Sierra Hull at Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN

    Mandolin players like her are AMAZINGLY inspiring! My wife and I saw her in Bloomington, IN at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. I agree. Just WOW! So glad you were able to enjoy her show!
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    Re: If you had a blank room...

    Okay, with that last post with the photo, I have to include my music room. This is the practice room/library, smaller than the parlor where we have "kitchen sessions," but it's super inviting and...
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    Re: Room Acoustics

    My mandolin ONLY sounds good when somebody else plays it . . . .
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    Re: Room Acoustics

    My mandolin seems to sound worse in a room full of people
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    Re: How to get started for a Newbie

    This is my advice to all new players ..... 1. Learn both open and closed position scales and arpeggios. Two three and four finger chords all work in the appropriate place learn and use them all.
    2....
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    Re: How to get started for a Newbie

    My advice ? Don't start and quit while you are ahead and still sane !! You will spend all your time practicing and never be as good as you want or can ! You will be frustrated that a ten year old can...
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    My FX (the one with the shark) has been with me for just over two months now. It has a Sitka top and sycamore back/sides. Tonally I love how the low and low mids ring out. You can really feel how...
  18. Re: Which Mandolin fits/compares to your Ability ??

    I am learning on a Loar LM700.

    I tell myself in a year or two, if I really get better, meaning if I get through the instructional DVDs, bluegrass up the neck, parking lot pickers book, pentatonic...
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    Re: Which Mandolin fits/compares to your Ability ??

    Iím a Familyman first, so Iíll never be a great mandolin player. Just donít have the time to devote. My old Eastman 505 would have been plenty of instrument for life, but my wife knew I wanted a...
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    Collings MF5 V Torch and Wire

    Collings sent out an email blast with information about a new MF5 V Torch and Wire. And why not on a Friday start out the weekend with a bit of eye candy? More information about it on their web site....
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Sierra Hull and mystery bass player, "People Get Ready":


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuSI-ZdnVM
    (or direct link)

    Yeah I know, it's also in the bluegrass and gospel forum, I'm so blown...
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    Re: Steve Perry at Gianna Violins

    Appalachian is still almost done. Back kept going out and going out and going out. Lots of other things. Tree fell across shop & crushed roof in. Death and confusion in family. Law practice blew...
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    Re: Another FFcP believer!!!

    Click here: Mandolin Cafe Free Lessons: FFcP.
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    Re: Another FFcP believer!!!

    Not sure what instructions you are looking at. Here's the first lesson. You're playing closed position scales (no open strings). The first set you're starting each scale with your first finger....
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    An open letter to Classifieds users

    I'm typically not one to engage in open letters to the community, but something has been gnawing at my brain for a very long time. A few days ago I was contacted by a buyer with a question regarding...
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