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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    My experience, for the little it's worth:

    I started on mandolin about four years ago, and then picked up an acoustic guitar, an electric bass, and, most recently, a fiddle.

    The mandolin was...
  2. Excellent Introductory Video on the Mandolin

    Likely this has been posted before, but I just came across this video from the Philharmonia Orchestra and Nigel Woodhouse, and really enjoyed it, especially the excerpts from different classical...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    Thanks for the review--very informative!

    I know it's silly, but I'm particularly interested in this e-mando given your description of it as playing like an acoustic, but with no real volume when...
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    Re: Out of my league

    <Removed by Moderator. Posting Guidelines>

    No need to ban mods, I keed, I keed.

    (Not really.)
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    Re: Starting Left-handed or right

    This thread inspired me to try and play my mandolin left- handed. I'm a righty.

    My brain hurts, and I'm humbled. I'm never trying that again.

    Any ambidextrous players out there?

    Also, I'd...
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    Re: Starting Left-handed or right

    In my opinion, writing and picking are the closest analogues one can find when comparing mandolin-playing to an everyday activity. One uses the thumb, index finger, and wrist in both activities, in a...
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    Multi-track Recording?

    What's the easiest/cheapest way to do multi-track recording? I'd like to be able to record some singer/songwriter type stuff on the acoustic guitar, and then add some mandolin parts. Any...
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    Re: PSA: you should try an actual mandolin pick!

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  9. Re: THE FEARLESS FLYERS /// Daddy, He Got a Cessna (feat. Chris T

    Well, that's the question, alright. Anyone have any idea what emando Thile's playing?
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    Re: What makes Chop?

    Some chop advice, that I've not often seen articulated on the forum, but that I recently received and is making a lot of difference in the effectiveness of my chop (and no, I don't always chop, but...
  11. Re: Do you bring your expensive mando to the bluegrass festival?

    My advice: take the mandolin you love playing most. You're going to be in one of the most beautiful places in the world (Telluride), and you should enjoy it as much as you can. Lots of people leave...
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    Re: Article: Andy Statman Rides the Monroe Bus

    I just pre-ordered the record, so I'll find out soon enough, but are there any vocal tunes? I'm imagining Michael Daves maybe singing a song or two, while also handling guitar duties (much like Tim...
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    Re: Article: Andy Statman Rides the Monroe Bus

    New Andy Statman record? Best news ever!!

    Tomorrow is going to be an awesome new-release day; I think the new Tim O'Brien record is out, too. (I'll be buying both.)
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    Double-Stops Lessons

    I know there are lots of video lessons for double-stops out there (and I've done a few myself), but who, in your opinion, offers the best/clearest/most useful ones? In other words, which lessons most...
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    Fiddle Tunes with History?

    I was playing "Eighth of January" the other day (probably on Jan. 8), and it got me thinking: what other fiddle tunes were borne from a very clear historical context, like "Eighth of January" was...
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    Re: Whither the Compton/Blake record?

    Does Norman sing on this record? (I hope so.)
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    Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    $950 is too much for a 606, imo. I liked mine, but couldn't justify keeping it when I already have an Eastman 515.

    I'd say around $500 is a fair price for the 606.
  18. Re: Andrew Marlin, Billy Strings latest albums - not on CD?

    You can buy the CD directly from his website:

    https://www.andrewmarlin.com/store/andrew-marlin-buried-in-a-cape-cd

    I'd guess that's probably true for the Billy Strings CD, too.
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    Re: Chris Thile at Carnegie Hall 11/28/18

    The NY Times's critic had a good time, too:
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    Re: Ricky Jay

    I first became aware of Ricky Jay in PT Anderson's films: Boogie Nights and Magnolia. He was also great in Deadwood.

    In his honor, I just spent a little bit of time on YouTube watching some of his...
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    Re: Dirk Powell and Tim O'Brien

    Thanks for the advice, all--and the links. That's definitely the sound I'm going for.

    And who knows why I was typing old style instead of oldtime. Well, maybe fellow Chicagoans know. ;)
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    Dirk Powell and Tim O'Brien

    This is maybe one of the best things ever recorded, imo:

    https://youtu.be/Xo6O7Q8fTGk

    And that whole album, Songs from the Mountain, is one of my absolute favorites.

    However, it's most...
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    Re: Robot Mandolin Player

    Someone get that robot a Blue Chip.
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    Robot Mandolin Player

    Thread title says it all:

    https://hackaday.com/2018/11/16/delta-bot-plucks-out-tunes-on-a-mandolin/
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    Re: Northfield Workshops Calhoun

    Just to say: I recently purchased a Calhoun, and I *love* it. It's loud, and just sounds fantastic. I've been wanting an oval-hole for awhile, as well as a flat-top, and this is pretty much the...
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