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    Re: When You First . . .

    I'm older than most of you on this Forum, so my introduction to the mandolin go back to the mid 1960s. Many of the mandolinists mentioned earlier in this thread were not even born yet!
    It was my...
  2. Thread: TablEdit

    by Rickker
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    Re: TablEdit

    Click on Edit, then Text Manager
    Click on New, then enter chord name, eg. Am
    Make sure that "Above Notation" is selected
    Move the window, if necessary, so that it is not blocking where you want...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    Yes, and you certainly use yours very well! Have enjoyed your videos and admire your technique. Also like your bowties...:redface:
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    Hey Niles, thanks for your comments and insight! I agree that picking a constant stream of FFcp notes is pretty mechanical. I liked the soundcloud tracks.

    Also, thanks for the great publications...
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    Position playing or shifting?

    Let me start this topic by saying that I have been playing the mandolin for over 50 years and consider myself at the Intermediate or better level, but certainly not advanced level.
    I do a lot of...
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    Re: 1967 Gibson F-5 Custom

    Steve, if you can go and look at the instrument, could you please take a few photos and post them? I am particularly interested in the configuration of the headstock. I have a 1969 F5 Custom that I...
  7. Thread: Crosspicking

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    Re: Crosspicking

    "You show the pick strokes, and there are some numbers in circles (fingerings?)" - Yes, the numbers within the circles indicate left hand fingering. What works best for me, anyway. Yes, I did put...
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    Ken Burns - Country Music

    For those of us who missed it the first time this series was aired, it is now being re-broadcast on PBS starting on January 3, at 9pm Eastern.
  9. Thread: Crosspicking

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    Re: Crosspicking

    Hmmmm......it's been several days and no one has risen to the bait..... Now, don't get me wrong. I was not expecting anyone to come back with, "Gee Rickker, what a nice crosspicking arrangement...
  10. Thread: Crosspicking

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    Re: Crosspicking

    I have been following this thread with interest. Back in the late 70's I bought a copy of Jack Tottle's "Bluegrass Mandolin", which included a vinyl disc recording of some of the tunes. I was blown...
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    Crosspicking in C - Wildwood Flower

    There are crosspicking versions of this tune online and in print, but they are often in the key of D. I worked up this arrangement in C where most guitar players play it. Also thought it would...
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    Re: Another TablEdit question...

    I have solved the problem!! Turns out I have the TablEdit program installed on two computers in my home. One was operating normally and the other had the displaced line spacing described in my...
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    Another TablEdit question...

    I am running the latest version of TablEdit and consider myself a reasonably competent, but not advanced user. It seems that I have tweaked some settings which has created a "displacement" of the...
  14. Thread: Improvising

    by Rickker
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    Re: Improvising

    Time for a little levity....
    When asked the question on how he improvises, John Duffey famously said, "the more I think about it, the worse it gets".
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    Re: TablEdit question

    Many thanks, Mike! It worked like a charm. Like so many things, it's easy when you know how. It's great to have access to a pool of knowledge and talent on the Mandolin Cafe.
    ....Rickker
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    TablEdit question

    Does anyone know how to increase the spacing between the Title and score? What is happening is that the title of the tune is printed on top of the "chord as text" character, making it hard to read...
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    Re: Chop Melody Style

    Just received the pdf file from Jesper. It has the tab for all three tunes from his original post. It takes a while to get into it, as the fingering is necessarily different that playing the tune...
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    Re: Gibson A1 (requesting information)

    Yes, I expect he does. But he is not on the MC, and I wanted to get confirmation from forum members who know what they are talking about. When it comes to vintage instruments, everybody wants to...
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    Re: Gibson A1 (requesting information)

    It's not for sale, at least not now. I'm just giving it a good home while he is away.
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    Re: Gibson A1 (requesting information)

    Thanks rcc56, appreciate your informed feedback.
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    Gibson A1 (requesting information)

    My nephew has entrusted me with his Gibson A1 while he is out of the country. The instrument is in good original condition, plays well and sounds great. There are no nicks or scratches, but you can...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    You are 100% right on this, RobP! For me, the faster I play, the worse it gets. I love playing fiddle tunes, and it is a fact that these tunes sound just great when played well at a moderate tempo,...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    I agree, Jeff Mando! I don't think I could have solved the lock issue without the help of Mandolin Cafe members. And often just reading threads that others have posted can be helpful with...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Steve, you were right that I did not really understand how the lock works. So, I set up some good lighting, a magnifying glass and started to look closely. I could see that the key I had fashioned...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Where are you located, Mike? Maybe I should just ship the case to you! Seriously, it might be worth the there-and-back shipping cost if you could do it.
    .....Rick
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