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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

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    This is Steve Carlson, the man that founded Flatiron Mandolins, worked for Gibson for 5 years, now owns Zeta Violins and does a ton of CNC programming and manufacturing of parts for a lot of...
  2. Andrew Marlin "Cody Road" Artist Session at GMBR

    I am not sure that too many "session" type videos exist out there for Andrew Marlin's solo effort tunes off Buried in a Cape...so I am sharing this session we filmed at this past year's Green...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    You can definitely find examples of mandolin folk musicians playing solo. Check out Ry Cooder playing blues, Sam Bush (see below), Thile does solo numbers that are not classical, etc. etc.


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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Dang that Sullivan mandolin sounds good!
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I'll jump in - I own a Duff, a Heiden, a Sullivan and a Voight as well as a Ruhland F5 (and miraculously, I'm still married!!) and have previously owned a couple Nuggets.
    My Ruhland has the best...
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    Hope this helps corelate with info from Pickloser's Guide
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    Re: Improvising

    I wanted to post a simple example of how I arrange a tune, involving improv and tools that I know how to use...

    We're in a season that uses a lot of tunes for celebration that we don't usually...
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    My go-to closed chord shapes are these (given for a root of A -- shift them along the fretboard for other root notes):

    A: 2-2-4-x
    Am: 2-2-3-x
    A7: 2-2-4-3
    Adim: 2-1-3-x
    Aaug: 2-3-4-x

    These...
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    CBS Saturday Morning, Mandolin Orange

    https://www.cbsnews.com/video/saturday-sessions-mandolin-orange-performs-paper-mountain/
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    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: Will Kimble mandolins are....

    Kevin Winn that is a beautiful mandolin, thanks for posting a picture.
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    I have been collecting their records and found, unlike Olddantucker (BTW-- a great song by that name/title was written and recorded by Chuck Girard), find that they use a variety of combinations of...
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    Re: Improvising

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20190520

    https://youtu.be/gf6XsDpzaWA
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    by Don Julin
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    Re: Improvising

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20170317

    https://youtu.be/1bWLaLijXDo
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I have put together a set of lessons that will loosen up your right hand, improve your tone, sharpen your timing, and get your right hand in...
  16. Mandolin Orange, "Jump Mountain Blues," Green Mountain Bluegrass

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-O1IcP6TT0


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-O1IcP6TT0
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    Re: Improvising

    Wow …. You are on the right track. Ultimately improv is an effort to play what you hear in your head and to allow your brain and fingers to connect to the music without conscious thought. I often use...
  18. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    I would imagine everyone has watched the concert that seems to go along with the series? If not. Here is the link.
    https://www.pbs.org/video/country-music-live-at-the-ryman-concert-kcfxsq/
  19. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    In my most humble admission, the photo you refer to is not Tut. That is the author of the article, my much younger self, and I cannot explain what this is doing in the article. I have uploaded to the...
  20. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    Here is the interview elephantrock put together for Bluegrass Unlimited. Not sure if Bluegrass Unlimited will have issue with this but I'd think since those issues are no longer in print nor for sale...
  21. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    I may have published the last word on Bob Givens, a two part article that appeared in Bluegrass Unlimited, January and February 1992. Bob passed not long after that.

    During his last months of...
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    Bluegrass Bumper Sticker

    I don't know if this has been shared before - but I saw it yesterday and thought it was great:

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  23. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Just buy a Northfield NF F5S... the best F5 style mandolin for the buck out there... seriously.
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    Re: basic recording setup

    It starts with you thinking, all I want to do is a simple two or three track recording. Cheap and simple. Kind of like, I'm going to get this cheap mandolin to fool around on. You are happy. Then...
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    Re: Robert Hunter RIP

    Fare you well my honey
    Fare you well my only true one
    All the birds that were singing
    Have flown except you alone

    Going to leave this Brokedown Palace
    On my hands and my knees I will roll roll...
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