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    Re: Advice on how to learn sheet music?

    Practice reading without spending alot of money. You can print free Mando sheet music from the web.

    You are learning to read it. Do not do all your reading with an instrument. Pick up the sheet...
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    Re: The Kentucky

    The KM-380 has an A-5 style body. Kentucky’s KM-380S was a previous model and identical looking. These were above the beginner models in features, and price and have been discontinued from production.
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Hereís the back of my Kentucky KM-380
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    Bass Sounds for Beginner

    As I jam with a beginner, he’s new to learning any instrument. Jon has been listening to bluegrass his entire life, and just purchased an Eastman MD-315.

    After a month or two of trading off melody...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Another newbie- practicing after 1-2 months, and planning to join in a jam for the first time. I appreciate this thread, and the ideas/ experiences posted for us new players!
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    Re: Playing a five string vs a four

    8 strings works for me. When learning to play, hearing two D strings side by side referred to as THE D string sounds like a failure to communicate. One course or pair of D strings is plural. ;)
  7. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    gDGBd, 1,2,3,4,5, yep 5 strings worth.

    Still no clawhammer photos in this thread?
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    Re: Photographing shiny things

    Daytime, and indoors. A bright, sunlit room with no lightbulbs on.

    Find an angle that has fewer reflections- no part of the camera or other objects in the reflection. Patience, and 20 or more...
  9. Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    For anyone not being graded, or judged in a a contest, it’s up to the individual to decide. Let’s consider a solo- where tone is not buried in a mix of instruments.

    Do you want the audience to...
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    Re: A New Pick For Slick?

    Bottom row- far right pick has a bevel that shows in the photo. That’s a good number of picks to begin with!
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    So many suggestions, thanks everyone!

    Anyone else?
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Yeah, and, some of those banjo players do not appreciate banjo player jokes.:))
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    Re: G(I) chop to 3 or 4-finger D(V) chop?

    Muting the E - with the fretting hand is a big challenge for me.

    Suggestions, anyone?
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    Re: Go To Jams Now!

    Actually, I've been wondering if there's any hope for a beginner getting a jam started. Anyone heard of such a thing?

    It's got to be tough for some of the oldsters to put up with newbies.
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    Internet Radio Stations?

    What Internet stations have mandolin music? The Bluegrass Junction on Sirius only works (for me) when Iím driving one of the company cars.

    Any favorites for BG, or other types?
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    Re: Change signature

    Yes. Look at the top (right) of Mandolin Cafe.

    Settings is what you want. It’s to the right of My Profile.

    Then, at left is a list with Edit Signature. Once
    there, replace old signature with...
  17. Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    If the Rio Grande that youíre looking at has anything in common with my various RG pickups, it will
    be a dandy!

    John
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    Re: Always surprised how people send stuff

    Really? Try this on for size.

    An alto sax shipped in a box with lots of room, and two sheets of newspaper tossed in. The sax rattled the whole way from that ebay ‘pawn shop’ seller to my door. No...
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    Re: Tips for Learning - Beginners

    Great thread!

    As someone that enjoys playing other instruments as well, mandolin is new to me. I’ll add that part of my active approach to practice is certainly focusing on right hand technique....
  20. Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    Good one, Josh!
  21. Re: Micing my Farmers Market/Retirement Home Bluegrass band

    How to limit feedback w/ single condenser type? Is it finding a ‘sweet spot- level’ that works?

    (My experience is sound guy on a ‘fixed’ Yamaha LS-9 digital w/ single mics.)
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    Focusrite Scarlett Solo (or other Scarlett models), USB Audio Interface (Gen 3). See youtube demo uploads on that site of these very popular products.

    Connect your mic, and instrument to this...
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    You are a great entertainer, and I'm ready for no. 3, now!

    Those questions mentioning beginners are appreciated.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes :)
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    OP is original post (#1) in a thread. Some people will use OP when referring to the individual that started a thread.
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