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    Re: Thile Pick Grip

    He changes his grip at about 0:47. Look at it near the end and it is more standard.
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    Buck White Gets Swingin!

    Buck White, Matt Glaser and Carlie Rose jamming backstage at The Joe Val Festival.


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

    Enjoy!
    Dem
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    I had to share this with you!!

    I'm so happy! My last album has had great reviews and has ranked on the "best of 2018" lists at some of the most prestigious musical media in Spain.
    That means national exposure for mandolin among...
  4. Re: How do you store your instruments when not playing

    Like this:

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    This is in my heated, insulated, humidity-controlled basement. I keep 'em where I can see 'em, reach 'em and play 'em. I don't have any critters or small children to...
  5. Thread: the addiction...

    by JeffD
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    Re: the addiction...

    It is much much easier to get a better mandolin than to get better at the mandolin.
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    Re: In Praise of Mediocrity (?)

    The good thing about the mandolin is that the average person hasnt heard any Chris Thile or Sierra Hull or Avi Avital. For all they know, youre the best in the world
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    Re: Dirk Powell and Tim O'Brien

    Some of it has to do with tune selection but I would listen to people like Carl Jones.........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sQrJVyxju0

    Also check out Adam Tanner........
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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #29

    Charlie Burse (1901-1965) was another blues mandolinist who played with the Memphis Jug Band (see: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #20, Vol Stevens, and #26, Will Weldon). Burse was born in Sheffield, Alabama....
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    Re: Pete Seeger Ripping on Mandolin

    This brings fond memories of the Jack Tottle book.
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    Re: Pete Seeger Ripping on Mandolin

    Maybe change a few minds about Martin mandolins? ;)

    Mick
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    Re: The Andy Statman Interview

    Noting the anniversary of the publication of this interview. If you haven't listened to the streaming MP3 in the article, it might alter your paradigm.
  12. Article: The Charlie Derrington Interview

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content.php?368-The-Charlie-Derrington-Interview

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=157184&d=1495030450&stc=1
  13. Thread: Memorization

    by Bill Foss
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    Re: Memorization

    I agree completely and recommend it.
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    by Bill Foss
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    Re: Memorization

    I agree it gets easier the more you work at it. One thing that helps me is to listen over and over to the tune until it's stuck in my head and I can hum it without effort (I call this the...
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    Re: Self taught practice

    Mark G's and Mark W's advice is really helpful IMO. Different practice routines work better for different people, and I can't follow exactly the same one every time without getting bored, but in...
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    Dennis Vance - The Man!

    Hi, Everyone:

    Just a quick shout out to Dennis Vance qt The Mandolin Store. I called Dennis looking to make a trade and he said he didn't have what I was looking for in stock. So, he and I...
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    The Mandolin Store

    In town for spring training, I made the treck across town to visit the Mandolin Store, and I can tell you, it was well worth the trip for the education. The ability to try mandolins back to back is a...
  18. Thread: G Chord

    by billhay4
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    Re: G Chord

    Sure, it's fine. The 4 finger chord gives a more percussive sound, though, and is worth learning. Practice both.
    Bill
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    Another trip to Carter's

    Was putting an instrument up for consignment and had some set-up work for my GOM so had a chance to spend some time perusing the front room (where the higher end is located). I did not play the...
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    Pretty Little Goat

    Loving this group.

    And getting it done with a flatty!!
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    Adam Steffey Interview

    I just happened across this great interview with Adam Steffey on youtube today.
    I didn't see anywhere it was posted before and thought some others may enjoy. It appears to be from a school project...
  22. Thank you Rob Meldrum for the wonderful E-book

    It's really hard to say thank you using the forum Mr Meldrum..

    I would have preferred thank you face to face and celebrate with a couple of paints of a good beer showing the progress I made...
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    Re: Mando strings go sharp--why?

    When the humidity increases, the wood absorbs it and expands, pulling the strings tighter, resulting in higher pitches.
  24. Two renaissance dances (Erasmus Widmann, 1613)

    Erasmus Widmann (1572-1634): Musicalischer Tugendtspiegel
    Neue Däntz und Galliarden mit vier Stimmen, 1613
    (5) Christina - 0:00
    (6) Sybylla - 0:45

    These are two renaissance (or early baroque)...
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    Re: Preferred Polish

    3M Imperial Hand Glaze, as George says, is what Weber uses as a final polish before shipping. They do recommend it's occasional use and say that it will put a factory fresh shine on things and even...
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