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    Re: 10-15 Minute Theory Practice

    Wow, that's really helpful. Music theory still looks like astrophysics to me....
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    Re: Subscription Tutorial Sites

    I apologize for not replying to you all. These have been great bits of advice and I thank you for your inputs and experiences. I decided to do a 6month trial of Artist works with Mike Marshall. So...
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    Re: Subscription Tutorial Sites

    Thanks for the feedback. My wife's been sick and kids in HS, and work, it's hard to get out to a jam or play w/others. Was looking to find a more discipliined approach and flow to improving,...
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    Subscription Tutorial Sites

    I'm looking at opening my changepurse and coughing up some $ for a subscription service. know about Pegheadnation, BanjoBen, Artistworks and a few others, but I wonder if anyone's done a side by...
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Sampler 1 is on its way to mossmanl in Iowa. Enjoyed testdriving them. Took pictures of the ones I liked. Concluded I'm not a thick/pick guy.... Thanks for putting this together!
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Just confirming that I"m ready to send on. I sent a pm to mossmanl is that the same as on the list?

    Also, really enjoyed going through the pick samples. Great selection. Took photos of the...
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Just received the Sampler 1 packet all the way from Oregon. The picks look jetlagged! Excited to try them out. Thanks for sending Willem!
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    Re: Ideas for a Hymn Project

    There is a Fountain, Be Still My Soul, It is Well w My Soul, When I Survey. Used to play these w/my wife on guitar in my old church.
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    I'd like to get added to both sampler lists. To paraphrase U2, I still haven't found the pick I'm looking for.....
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    Re: Weber Gallatin Special Edition 2009 on eBay

    I'm still on my first mandolin when I started 6 years ago(Kentuck KM-250). The Gallatin charmed me the most when I tried it a couple times and was going to be my next (supposed to be my present to...
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    Wow! What a beautiful area. I'll try to catch it tomorrow. Taking my family to Scotland/Ireland next summer. We haven't planned all the stops yet, This might have to be one!
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    Re: Galway Girl (Steve Earle) Questions

    All, I just discovered this song by accident. What a treat! Like finding money in the sofa! I'm amazed I've gone this long without heraring it. This thread answers almost all the questions I...
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    Re: Does this look legit or scammy -- offer to buy

    This is an old Paypal scam.

    They will ask for refund, which would be required, then change their accounts, while Paypal investigates. You're out the mando and the money.
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    Re: Alternating Melody and drone notes

    thank you all for the replies and suggestions! And thanks for the video lessons, Sevelos, and DavidKos. Great information.
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    Alternating Melody and drone notes

    Just curious if this is a common technique where you pick a melody and hit a drone string on the off beats. How is this typically done? Is it like playing a melody on the E string and droning the...
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    Re: I wonder how this scam works?

    I had this scam pulled on me for a car I was selling. Researched it a little, as it sounded fishy, and from what I heard it goes as you said. Additionally
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    Re: Behind Curtain # 3

    From what I understand, he performed in a pretty decent Spike Jones-type cover band, so I don't think it was just a personal hobby. I'll see how much detail i can get.
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    Behind Curtain # 3

    Ok, so I came "out" to my parents about my mandolin playing. After my mom stopped crying, she remembered an old uncle who played mandolin back in the 30's-40's and thought her cousin might still...
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    Re: Travel tips with Mandolin

    Wow. Great advice. I have a hard case, and I have a Preferred status, so I can get on early. I usually bring an overnight bag and a computer backpack, so the mando would be my second personal...
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    Travel tips with Mandolin

    I frequently travel for business--fairly informal field work-- but when I'm away, I hate not practicing. Been tempted to bring the mando w/me when I go. Any tips, advice on traveling w/a mandoline,...
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    Re: My fingers do alot of traveling......

    Wow! Great advice all around. I've been using scale practice to try to lower the finger altitude as much as possible, but going slower, always seems to be the best advice. Thanks for all your...
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    My fingers do alot of traveling......

    One thing I notice, is that when I pick or strum, my left fingers move high off the fret on the way to their next strings. I had(have) this same problem with the pennywhistle. I can't seem to...
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    Re: Common Jam songs

    Thanks, Greg! Didn't know that. I might try to peel over there after work soon. thanks!
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    Re: Common Jam songs

    Thanks Jon, and everyone else, this is a great start. Jon, I live in Katy, just west of Houston.
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    Re: Common Jam songs

    Lee, Tobin, thanks for the tips and songs
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