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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Here’s one...https://www.jerrysleftyguitars.com/index.html

    And a whole bunch on this list... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musicians_who_play_left-handed

    Interesting how there are so...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    I think there are some people who are so lefty they could not play righty. If youíre a lefty who has never played a stringed instrument before get a lefty and try it. Iím sure there are righties...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Ha! When I was in basic training in the Army I always got in trouble because my clothes faced the ďwrongĒ direction which was not the Army direction...I chuckle to this day when I am in my...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Iíve been thinking about switching to lefty for sometime now. I grew up playing golf, guitar, drumming, opening cans, etc right handed...I write and throw/kick do things that require dexterity...
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    Re: Chord drones?

    I think there may be some things on YouTube but Iíd say why not record yourself then loop it? Loopy is a good app, iRealpro is a good suggestion, Iím sure there are others even get yourself a loop...
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    Re: James Mandolin Tailpiece

    Mine has become very tarnished as well, having been in the US Army I have decided to not polish in any way as I had my fill of that years ago...maybe they sell one coated like the sta-brite brass...
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    Not sure this will help with that big ol’ chop chord...I think that just takes some time and practice...and patience. But one thing I did to get the fingers on my left hand to move faster and more...
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    Re: Bluegrass Stomp

    Nice job, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Repertoire suggestions?

    Check out Mel Bay books - 40% off today. I saw a few Brazilian and jazz type things as I was browsing earlier.
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    Re: Advice on how to learn sheet music?

    I would get yourself a method book, 40% off at Mel Bay today.
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    Re: Subscription Tutorial Sites

    My reply doesn't really address your specific questions because I think its all different for all of us - just depends on how you learn. Me personally, I like individual one on one time with the...
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    Re: Fun holiday mandolin tunes

    Wanted to correct that Silas is playing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer not Jingle Bells...sorry about that.
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    Re: Fun holiday mandolin tunes

    I like this version of Jingle Bells from Old Sausage...https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=goJ_HNXlZZo

    Silas Powell does a nice bluegrass version of jingle bells but I think itís only on Facebook.
  14. Re: Cherokee Shuffle feat. The pickin' critters

    Hi Gunnar, is this you? It’s a great version. I love Cherokee Shuffle and play it quite frequently, I’m working on a chord melody version myself. Oh, love, love the band!
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    Re: My Last Days on Earth

    Wow, very nice job. Great playing and video - I like that you smiled and looked into camera while playing. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Very sorry to hear this, Ivan and I have been chatting via email for much of the last year. We discussed everything from our love of music and mandolin and the banjo, current events, and the US and...
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    Emory Lester - Missoula, MT

    Emory will be holding workshops and performing in Missoula, MT on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

    https://www.longstaffhouse.com/event/emory-lester-october-27/
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    Re: Web based backing track tool?

    Hi scotter, Iím not sure I understand your question but it sounds like you figured out how to make your own chord sheet. I have noticed that sometimes things are not as I - or my jam group - would...
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    Re: Anyone taking online lessons?

    Hi cassetteland, in Emoryís case go to his website and fill out the contact form and heíll get back to you, currently he charges $50/hour and is very generous with his time.

    Skype works great,...
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    Re: Anyone taking online lessons?

    Iíve been taking Skype lessons from Emory Lester for about 5 years now. IMO an exchange of videos cannot come close to real time feedback. Skype works great, as long as you have reliable internet...
  21. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Yes, all kinds of purchase options at pbs.org...I went for the whole shebang and got the dvd, cd, and book. iTunes has the 5 cd set for download and I saw the book in my local Costco a few weeks ago.
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Excellent advice to play along with recordings, I’m trying and getting better but it’s tough. One thing I do is pick out the melody...once I have a few lines I can generally get the key then. Keep...
  23. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    I’m still catching up...today is Episode 5, I have really enjoyed the series. I’m fairly new to the mandolin and bluegrass in general so it’s quite the education for me. One of my jam mates plays...
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    Re: Jolene Tab

    Hereís a couple of videos with mandolin breaks...great song, Iíve been working on it myself lately.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTpvH0qyisc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_EXWFpiKV0
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Yes, jams cam have all kinds of quirks that’s for sure. Possibly the reason no one took a break on your friends tune is because no one else knew it. If I say I’m gonna do...x tune...and just about...
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