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  1. Thread: Kentucky Waltz

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Kentucky Waltz

    Love this tune too. It’s one that I especially like for practicing tremolo, as well. Thanks for sharing this great rendition. I really enjoyed it.
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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    This is really the same approach that Sharon Gilchrist uses in her new “fretboard” method PHN course. You combine an understanding of where the root notes are found in a 1,4 &5 progression and...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    This guy covers a lot of ideas for building a break (kinda Don Julin style).
    https://youtu.be/5pJSNOipQR0
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Sherry, you can get pretty far with the 3 finger g- chop 523 (root high) moved across and up and down; the 233 shape (root middle) and 224 shape (root bass). They move around nicely to play in any...
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    Re: New Tenor Guitar Day

    My ‘36 Kalamazoo TG is a flat top sunburst.
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    Re: Strap Button Recommendations

    I love these buttons. No screw showing. Lots of wood choices and options like MOP.
    Easy install w/ tapping tool.
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    Re: On-line guitar lesson suggestions

    I love Banjo Ben for bluegrass mando, banjo and guitar and membership gives you access to all three. He's an excellent instructor and the videos and supporting material, play along etc and very well...
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    Re: Tied notes in TablEdit - How?

    Thanks for this last post. I was just tabbing out a piece of music and was wondering why I couldn't get a tie in some places but could get them in others. Now I realize that the places it didn't work...
  9. Re: What under $1200 used tenors would you look at?

    Charley, I did!

    It was way under my budget and in pristine condition except for a bit of shrinkage on the pick guard. I like the scale and the neck and most importantly, the sound. The neck was...
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    Re: How to learn by ear

    Just finished watching the video and am doing very similar training myself. I haven't used the slow dower apps (I do know that youtube has a free slowdown feature built right into the video playback,...
  11. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Well, I spoke up tonight and just said what song I was playing and the key and that I didn't really know how to give out breaks other than to ask. They told me that it goes around clockwise from me....
  12. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    I agree with you and do play without watching, if I'm just playing rhythm. If I switch to picking I have to look. I did play guitar for a few years before I took up mandolin, so I'm used to not...
  13. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Mike, I am gonna do just that. I'm gonna pick a super common song, like "bury me beneath the willow" and keep working til I can get it up to speed or maybe a slower song like "Wayfaring stranger"....
  14. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by Bunnyf
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    Jam etiquette

    I'm a newbie to jams and also a beginner mandolin player. I've gone to a couple local jams and they are very welcoming to beginners and encourage you to take your turn and not pass around the circle....
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    Re: Harmonizing at the end. Vids. Please!

    https://youtu.be/NcveEoewD_U

    Don't know if this fits the bill but I love the harmonies. Original Flatt &Scruggs was better, but I didn't see a vid
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    Re: Jamming-What to do?

    I play guitar and mandolin. Guitar was first but mandolin is my primary instrument. I play guitar to accompany my solo performing but in a jam I like to play mandolin. Lots and lots of better guitar...
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    Re: Tab writing apps

    JL, I am going to check out the web version. I only have an iPad, no computer. The app store had only subscription versions. I will investigate further cuz free would be ever so nice. Thanks again.
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    Re: Tab writing apps

    JL277z, nice tutorial and tab was way easier for me when font was made bigger. I wish it wasn’t a monthly/yearly subscription.

    Mark G, in the meantime I got me a nice sharp pencil, cuz like you I...
  19. Thread: TI strings

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: TI strings

    Strings and beyond has 15% off TIs and free ship, comes in at under $40, just fyi
  20. Thread: Ten Years In

    by Bunnyf
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    Re: Ten Years In

    Mike, I started playing uke when I retired, then moved on to guitar. Eight years in and I am a mediocre player at best. I have played nearly every single day since I started, so you think I’d be...
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    Pickloser’s guide to doublestops and repeating patterns really excellent! Clear and interesting reading, not dry at all and explained in a way that it is easy to remember. Thank you Laura.
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    do a quick search here and look for pete martin’s mandolin improv from scratch series and his chord tone scale stuff. it is excellent
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    Re: Problems we like to have ...

    Three that come immediately to me:
    Having an instrument that’s so nice that you worry about taking it out.
    Having so many different instruments that you can't decide which to play today.
    Having so...
  24. Re: Just add it to your cart......and don't ask questions!!!!!

    You know, I don't have "one click" set up either and often put stuff in my cart and do the save for later thing. Sometimes I'm going to go ahead and buy but I might want to check on shipping charges,...
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    Re: Ukulele as enjoyable as mando?

    If you are into the social aspect of making music, ukulele has a lot of "club" opportunities and are very open to beginners who just want to strum and possibly sing. For me, the downside is, that...
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