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    Re: Beatles tunes

    Nice thread for some great song ideas, I have alot to work on. I do a crosspick of Norwegian Wood and a chord melody of You’ve got to Hide your Love Away.
  2. Re: do you own/have experience with a Martin Style 5 Terz?

    I owned a terz style guitar that was made by a local luthier. It was a fabulous guitar and I loved it…when I played it. I would take it to jams and camps but most - including pros - just weren’t...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    I forgot to mention that there are a couple slow downer apps I use to learn tunes/songs. One is Amazing Slow Downer for audio the other is one called Audiostretch that a fellow Cafe member turned...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    Such a cool song! He is a super nice guy, I'd contact him and have him teach you what he's doing.
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    Re: Fiddle Tune Chord Change Book

    Here is a link to a nice list of tunes with the chords from Steve Kaufman
  6. Re: Banjo Ben Clark store, lessons and Eastman 515V

    I bought an Eastman mandola from them a few years ago, the order process was great. I had a question that was quickly resolved with a short convo with Jake and I received it quickly with no issues....
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    Re: Transposing Notes

    It is very good practice to transpose tunes/songs to other keys. You could start with a more familiar tune like twinkle twinkle little star or other common nursery rhymes or whatever you know. ...
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    Re: Road trip music

    Not mandolin specific but I recently got the Jimmy Martin and Osborne Bros box sets and that is my plan for an upcoming road trip. Tone poems is a good album, Bluegrass Mando Extravaganza, David...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Listen to the tune and learn the chords first, hum along until you got it and then tackle the melody. Welcome to the Cafe.
  10. Re: New (to me) Gibson A5L . To scoop of not....

    When I hear the pick click on my Gibson it reminds me that the pick is digging into the strings too far rather than just skipping over them enough to make noise, I use it as a reminder to clean up my...
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    I don’t really practice measured tremolo at all as I like to more free form it when I’m playing…that said, it was suggested in a wks I attended to take a tune like a waltz and play it all tremolo so...
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    Love these strings and mine lasted a year. I put a set on in Feb 2020 and just recently changed them in the last month or so. I would buy more but the price has nearly doubled from the last time I...
  13. Re: Anyone Else Using Chris Henry's Monroe Video Lessons?

    I have just about every video that Christopher has produced and think the quality is fine, anything gets better over time but there is no way to compare what he does as a one man band with PegHead...
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    Re: Lakota mandolin straps

    I have both braided and flat, the braid “gives” slightly, the flat one not at all. Love them both…need more mandos…
  15. Re: Beginner - Hoping to get more into chord work

    Like, you just want to change chords all the time…

    I dont know any punk mando tunes but you could look at jazz tunes, they generally have alot of chords - All the things you are comes to mind.
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    This is my source for music theory…:disbelief:
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    Re: Capo for an octave

    I use Paige capos that store on the neck…for no particular reason other than they store on the neck and I don't have to search around for one. They work well for me and I dont get any fret buzz with...
  18. Re: A tip that’s helping my clarity and speed

    You are so welcome! Strum Machine is a great resource, I tried it for a few months when it first came out. I say whatever motivates you to play our beloved mandolin is good, have fun!
  19. Re: A tip that’s helping my clarity and speed

    Scotter’s thread is about him posting chord charts to share with the iRealPro community. There are other threads here on the Cafe that talk about iRealPro but to just give a bit of an answer to your...
  20. Re: A tip that’s helping my clarity and speed

    Strum machine is a really nice resource but since I already own iRealPro I generally use that or backup tracks on the www. In addition to tempo change iRealPro also has a mode that will change keys...
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    Thanks Scott, these charts are very handy. Been using iRealPro for years now - it's a great resource, I like changing up the backup rhythm and playing along to tunes/songs - nothing like playing Big...
  22. Re: how do you prevent and get rid of hand cramps

    First off, I'd make sure it's nothing medical that needs to be addressed.

    Gentle stretching and hydration is good and then assess your technique. If playing is causing cramps back off the...
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    Welcome to the forum! What kind of music do you like? Id pick a tune or two and just work on them, you already know alot due to your background of trumpet and uke. Just the other day I watched a...
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    Re: One versus two-piece backs

    When I ordered my Northfield F5M I specifically wanted a one piece back but solely because of aesthetics...I just like the look.
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    Re: Absolute Silence seem pretty clear...
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