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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    Glad you enjoyed this, Greg, make it your own :) I love doing Willie Nelson numbers.
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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    Thanks Mike ... BTW, for anyone interested, here is a direct link to download the PDF: http://markgunter.net/includes/download.php?hash=56&t=2
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    Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    I've been wanting to put out some ideas in tutorials for Willie Nelson numbers, but there never seems the time, or I lack the patience, to do it the way I want. This morning, I decided to go ahead...
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    Re: This Masquerade

    Thank you for the encouragement, Henry.
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    This Masquerade

    Mostly just the simple one line melody, with a MIDI backing band groove I created.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgo6_xryN10
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Over The Hill and Far, Far Away
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    If you figure it out, let me know.

    signed/flying fingers
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    Re: Double Standard

    "the most prominent etymological riddle of our time" according to wiki
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    Re: Double Standard

    Carl, I don't wish to belabor the point in this thread. I'll happily discuss this via PM. Meanwhile, you might ponder why this scientific treatise uses the word incorrectly according to you and...
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    Re: Double Standard

    :)) Sorry. It was not my original intention to post about amplification in this thread. Blame it on CarlM ... I happened to read his post.

    sblock, we'll have to disagree on this, again. I'm not...
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    Re: Double Standard

    On the topic of the OP - people can easily dismiss a poster's question by writing "do a search", whether they mean to be helpful or simply dismissive, and this happens all the time. But these are...
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    Re: Double Standard

    You might want to revisit that characterization of the "amplification" issue. "wanted to run with a non-technical and very incorrect definition definition of the word ..." is simply nonsense. As...
  13. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    Wow. I prefer playing mandolin, still not very good, but when playing with others that’s what I prefer. Solo, there are still numerous vocal tunes where I need to play guitar. When? I’d say that when...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    If the music is going over like a lead balloon, I pull out Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother. That gets the Texas C&W crowd singing along. An up tempo Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright can get people...
  15. Interesting study on pentatonic scale usage

    I was browsing around the net on the topic of pentatonics this morning and came across this interesting study from Anton Schwartz.

    https://antonjazz.com/2016/01/pentatonic-scales/
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    Steve Miller (NMC)

    Just read a really cool, sort of multi-dimensional article about Steve Miller. Sharing the link for those who might be Steve Miller fans among us.
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    Re: A chord without muting A string

    +1

    With time, you'll find the right microadjustments. It won't sound clean at first. Have you practiced playing this as a "chop", by playing this chord and quickly muting with ring & pinky the...
  18. Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    I've used TablEdit for years, also use MagicScore Notation plugin for Microsoft Word.
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    Washburn A with mahogany back & ribs and spruce top. Been practicing bluesy licks, worked up a mandolin version of Kind Hearted Woman Blues based on RJ's original guitar style, and working through...
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    Yep.

    Pages 5, 6, 7 & 8 contain numerous exercises for doing just what your teacher is suggesting. This is a free (or donate what you wish) booklet that Brad Laird offered on a recent podcast. NFI...
  21. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    I inadvertently introduced a copyist error myself (as I was unable to cut and paste from the text I have) in my previous post #150, where I ommitted reference to the "English and Spanish Guittars"...
  22. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    I have read the thread again, and there appears to be a prevailing assumption on the part of the experts here that an instrument of fine workmanship, or an instrument that exhibits qualities of e.g....
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    Thank you for that! It was my presumption from the first, and that entry strengthens it. If we assume that we are correct, it pushes back the first mention of mandolins in the New World a few years....
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    Re: Speed related issues

    You're on a good track, because you are thinking about training your fingers to use a more efficient method ... i.e. when to hold a note position and when not.

    But also, I think there is a pitfall...
  25. Re: Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    Yep, that little one-off by Sam is a masterclass in solo blues-rock mandolin ;)
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