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    Re: I am on this board to learn!

    Hang in there. The use of "codes and insider-collector shorthand" will be typical for any group of folks with a specialized interest. It isn't generally intended to be excluding, but is just a way...
  2. Thread: Playing level

    by Andy B
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    Re: Playing level

    Another skill that belongs to “advanced intermediate” and “advanced” players is the ability to kick off a song (vocal number) with a kick off that is in time, makes it clear to the rest of the group...
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    Re: David Grisman's Dawg pick

    Sorry, it is possible, but keep workin' on that computer nut thing. You might get it.

    Same information as what is on the Dawg's site or below.

    176045
  4. Thread: Playing level

    by Br1ck
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    Re: Playing level

    I've been hitting the mandolin in a serious way for the three years I've been playing one. Three hours per day, mostly fairly task oriented playing. It is exciting times for me because in the last...
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    Re: David Grisman's Dawg pick

    I’m no computer nut but I don’t think they’ve ever made a version of Flash for iPad.
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Well... you joined in 2013, and there have been innumerable references to "Ken" (Ratcliff) in the years since, so many that I'd almost defy anyone to count - so I am guessing that yes, most would...
  7. Thread: Playing level

    by JL277z
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    Re: Playing level

    Hmm. Well... I'd say something like these...

    Beginner:

    Has difficulty making the notes sound clear/clean.
    Has problems with timing/rhythm.
    Doesn't feel quite at ease or comfortable with...
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    The Slocan Ramblers

    An 1hr 34min and 51sec very well spent watching this great performance by "The Slocan Ramblers"
    Listen to the third song, its a wonderful instrumental called "Galilee"
    I have their last couple of...
  9. one of my most fav Mandolin Orange -Harvest Moon

    oldie but its so good

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4u00tZpy8w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4u00tZpy8w
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    Goodness.
  11. Re: The new Sorensen 2020 X-Series mandolins . . .

    Eli Wildman recorded this version of "Brilliancy" from a practice room at Berklee School of Music today --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZI7wphQ_Lg&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
  12. Re: The new Sorensen 2020 X-Series mandolins . . .

    Another X-Series prototype that has been hiding in plain sight and getting some real world exposure is Eli Wildman's SX Prototype --

    Played by Eli -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7_VHqT5pbQ...
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    Re: Separation of Singing and Playing

    I experience this acutely when learning new songs. With tunes I've been playing a while, it seems that "muscle memory" takes control and it all just flows...except for that embarrasing moment not...
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    Re: Mandolin-Driven String Bands

    I've posted this before.....here it is again!

    It's very very good.



    Also available on iTunes.
  15. Re: The new Sorensen 2020 X-Series mandolins . . .

    Rusty,

    Thanks!

    All four of the 2020 X-Series designs (AX, SX, VX, and Sprite2X) are built around the new Sorensen "Fusion Frame" that unifies blocking, kerfing, and side support, and the top...
  16. Thread: Primetone

    by Bob Visentin
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    Re: Primetone

    Me too!
  17. Re: Name this tune Emory Lester is playing...

    Thank you administrator!......it is indeed 'Forever True', which is a song I wrote back in 1993, and has been recorded on my old 'Emory Lester Set' album, and another version of it on an album I did...
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    Whoa! Check out that bridge tilt! That’s some serious compensation!

    If it is a rebranded Rogue, and I strongly suspect that because of the strong resemblance, it’s a good buy for someone will to...
  19. Re: Amplifying an Eastman 305; pickup, amp or DI question (newbie

    Thanks for all the tips! I decided to go with the K&K twin Internal system. My drummer is pretty skilled in electronics and wood work and is gonna drill the jack hole for me. For now, I ordered the...
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    Re: Flamekeeper Documentary on Amazon!

    Thank you so much for this. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning.
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    Flamekeeper Documentary on Amazon!

    All,

    Just wanted you to know that a fantastic documentary on Michael Cleveland is out on Amazon for rent or purchase. NFI on my part, but I was so humbled and amazed by his story. Lots of...
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    Mystery of the Magical Mandolin

    Killing some time at Crossroads Music in Port Townsend while waiting for my daughter I tried out #165 from a local builder, James Curtis. This is an A style body with f holes like quarter note rests...
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    Re: Pick ups ?

    Not used the tonedexter, but I am using the M300 and it is by far my favorite pickup for mandolin. Very natural sound, hot output, and strong signal to feedback. It's a pricey option, but was worth...
  24. Re: Amplifying an Eastman 305; pickup, amp or DI question (newbie

    I had a 305 and it sounded great through one of these: http://www.jjb-electronics.com/The_Marcato.html ... much more affordable than others and just as good. I played it through a LR Baggs Para...
  25. Thread: Pick ups ?

    by Br1ck
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    Re: Pick ups ?

    Is anyone using the Fishman M300 with a tonedexter? This would seem to have the best feedback resistance with the added benefit of your mandolin's miced sound.
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