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    Re: Blues mando recommendations

    Not sure who this is on Jon's recording. Sound's good to me!

    Jontavious is a super nice guy and great player, BTW.


    https://youtu.be/Ci7aGH5gCUI
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    Re: Sierra on Fretboard Journal

    If she keeps practicing she will probably get it eventually.
  3. Re: Why are old Gibson snakeheads worth so much more?

    Andy Statman
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    Re: Woke with a chord question

    True. Somehow I started thinking E.
  5. Re: Best way to learn to play Smooth and Clean (not sloppy)?

    I think it’s important to work on one thing at a time. What really helped me was playing a lot of right hand exercises, with a metronome.

    The hardest thing about mandolin, for me anyway, is...
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    Re: Woke with a chord question

    The secret mandolinist has it right. Naming chords is really just a convenience, although it has become fairly standard. If your rootless Cminor7 chord satisfies the harmonic context, it doesn’t...
  7. Re: I published a book of my original compositions for oud

    Do you have another shortcut to the book? Iím very interested but the link has expired.
  8. Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    Every time you think of it, tune it. It will still be out of tune, but we must at least try.
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    Re: Jack Tottle's book

    I bought mine around 1982 and still have it. In fact, I’ve been meaning to pull it down and look at his crosspicking arrangements again.
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I’ve been shot at.
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    Re: Bridge Adjustment Question

    Back in the day it was hard to find any of those without brown stains on the tip.
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    Re: he's at it again

    And I was trying to be funny, and Iím no Jethro, but how can anyone listen to Aaron and not like jazz?

    But I get that the techniques transfer to bluegrass and understanding them would definitely...
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    Re: Double stop soloing help.

    I went over to patreon and looked at David’s solo on Durang’s Hornpipe, the chorus with a lot of doublestops. He’s definitely playing the chords rather than just in the key, but one thing that might...
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    Re: Mandolin and Clawhammer Banjo duos

    https://youtu.be/pK34WMFdWdY
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    Re: he's at it again

    What does “don’t have to like jazz” mean?
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Fingering

    Check for videos explaining irish tenor banjo fingering. Same same.
  17. Thread: Snark tuner

    by lowtone2
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    Re: Snark tuner

    After breaking an unknown number of inaccurate Snarks, i bought one of these and it looks like my tuner buying days are over. Definitely worth the price. I’ve been using it on mandolin, bass, and...
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    Re: XT we barely new ya!

    I just read that D’Addario uses different coatings on wound strings only. In other words, on the XS set, the plain steel strings use the same coating as the XT set. So it would be easy but expensive...
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    Kylie Kay Anderson

    Kylie has been posting these regularly for about a year now. She plays super cleanly, pulls great tone from every note, is so fluid and relaxed, is a fabulously inventive improviser, and has...
  20. Re: Post your favorite clips from U-Tube, let's start a collectio

    https://youtu.be/h0oa-K-sR6g
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    Re: Favorite mandolin playing beverage?

    Vodka, and lots of it.
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    Re: Question about pinky use...

    Conversely, it’s ok to use the ring finger when it makes more sense to do so, I think. I have pretty good finger independence from playing various instruments starting at a very young age, but the...
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    Re: Virzi today...

    https://youtu.be/_6KwwE5LpvM
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    Re: Blues mando recommendations

    https://youtu.be/Kdo-kf2-xAo
  25. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Just 3 that come to mind quickly, I would prefer listing my top 30 or 40.

    Billy Flynn Chicago Blues Mandolin (and everything recorded by Johnny Young)
    Don Stiernberg Straight Ahead (actually...
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