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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    It’s not so much the other instrumentalists relying on the guitar players left hand position as it is the guitar player’s assertion to tune a half step from the generally accepted tuning and then...
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    The way I deal with this is to cycle the songs I learn. I’ll start on one tune, get the basic melody down where I at least know what I “should” be playing. Before I begin just repeating sections of...
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    Holiday music

    With the holidays around the corner, thought it’d be fun to learn some good Christmas/Holiday tunes to get in the spirit of the season. I got the basic melodies down for Jingle Bells and Deck the...
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    Just in case your curious, I tried the rosin, to some mild success, but it’s old rosin, haven’t bowed in a few years. Plus I’m sure it’s seen enough outdoor summer gigs from when I played in a...
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    I have some bass rosin, for when I bow the upright. I assume it’s the same as violin rosin. I’ll give it a go next later today.
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    Pick “spinning” while strumming

    So, to give a little background, been playing mandolin for a month and a half, but have played both upright and electric bass for over a decade. More to the question, been working on my chords and...
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    Re: Evansville area jams?

    Thanks guys! Bean Blossom and Flora are a bit of a drive for a regular jam, but will definitely check them out for special day trips. I had seen things for the Boonville jam, but it was several years...
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    Evansville area jams?

    I’m new to mandolin (playing about a month) but have been playing bass for a over a decade. Long story short, does anybody know of any jams in the Evansville, IN area? Looking to play/learn with...
  9. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    When your wife is on the phone with her sister, who happens to play violin, and you interrupt them to ask the sister if she’s has any old violin books you could borrow, and end up highjacking the...
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