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    Re: Recommendation for mandolin lessons in USA

    Nashville is a great place for mandolin related stuff. If you have to pick a single spot to go, I'd recommend going there and hitting up some retail shops like Grunh and Carters. They have tons of...
  2. Song Breakdown: Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

    Hey all,

    I was working this up Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms for a student and figured I'd make a post of it.

    The post contains a basic chord / lyric chart, 2 ways to play the melody, 2 ways...
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    Re: How to “woodshed”

    No matter the genre, good practice is the same. No practice can really start without a goal or a reason for you to be practicing. If you don't have a goal, that's just playing music - which is great...
  4. Re: Anyone tried this mandolin-friendly guitar tuning?

    I used to tune my guitar to D A E G B E or D A E G A E for fun. I never actually played any shows or wrote any songs with those tunings, but they were fun to play around in.
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    Re: Bitter creek lesson

    Great stuff man! Really clean and well put together :)
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    Re: Salt Creek Breakdown

    Glad y'all like it and thanks for the compliments :)

    I have 3 I'm working on now:

    - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
    - Swing 42
    - Clinch Mountain Backstep

    If you have any suggestions for...
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    Minor Chord Shapes

    I just posted the next lesson in my Chord Shapes series covering basic minor triads.

    Check it out here https://mattcbruno.com/2022/06/27/chord-shapes-minor-shapes/ and let me know what you think...
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    Re: Some Original Bluegrass Tunes

    Good recording quality and nice break on this too. Good stuff man! Nice swing type feel!

    If the Windermere is Windermere in Seattle WA, we're neighbors ;)
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    Salt Creek Breakdown

    Hey all - here's a quick breakdown of Salt Creek including the basic melody, chords, a harmony idea, and a few chord options. Enjoy

    https://mattcbruno.com/2022/06/23/song-breakdown-salt-creek/
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    Re: Jam Etiquette re: Playing Mandolin Chords

    I think there's a good distinction I forgot to make. Playing a percussive "chop" is one thing, and the "Big G Chop" chord is another IMO.

    The Big G Chop is just the closed chord shape that...
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    Re: Darrington Bluegrass (WA)

    Haha - no worries. Too bad we didn't connect before - I was at Wenatchee myself and it woulda been fun to jam! On Saturday, I was walking around with an ape costume on ;) It may look funny - but...
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    Re: Jam Etiquette re: Playing Mandolin Chords

    Depends on the tune and the jam I think.

    For a faster song, I generally steer clear of open chords because they can bleed over each other and I don't personally like the way it sounds. So for...
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    Re: Darrington Bluegrass (WA)

    Are you talking about the Wenatchee festival? The Darrington is in July :)
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    I'm far from a great song writer - but couple of thoughts:

    1. The list idea presented earlier is a great one. A friend of mine does this for her songs - when she doesn't have a starting point...
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    Re: "Fretboard Logic" for the Mandolin

    I took it down since the full post went up here - https://mattcbruno.com/2022/06/20/chord-shapes-major-shapes/
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    Re: Major Chord Shapes

    Thanks for the feedback Journey Bear :)

    For the 0223 chord, I see what you're talking about. I updated the site and added that in as a Full 4 note basically using 2455 and noting that you can...
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    Darrington Bluegrass (WA)

    Hey all - anyone heading to the Darrington Bluegrass fest? This one is real close to my house, so I'm pretty pumped about it!

    I was thinking, if there's at least a couple from the MC going, we...
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    Major Chord Shapes

    Hey all, Here's the first in my chord shape series which I previewed a bit ago for some feedback. I've made updates based on what I heard -...
  19. Re: How long does it take to get over fumble fingers?

    Or that the mandolin is not balanced well with the strap. IMO, if I have to hold the mandolin up with my hands, then I'm introducing additional friction with the mandolin resting on my hand that...
  20. Re: How long does it take to get over fumble fingers?

    Just to be clear - by "fumble fingers" do you mean you're not able to get your fingers to play the notes you intended to play (i.e. trying to hit the 5th fret, but over / under shoot and get the 6th...
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    Billy in the Lowground Breakdown

    Hey all

    I've been post a lot more lessons and song breakdowns - so I had to make a change to my posting schedule. I just added a breakdown on Billy in the Lowground for anyone interested. It's a...
  22. Re: How long does it take to get over fumble fingers?

    You sorta hit it when you said that you're trying to go slow but it's awkward. Start slow and play a tune through till you don't really need to think about it much. Picking a song with a simple...
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    Re: Question on "tiers" of instruments

    There's also the Fancy AF one's ;)
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    Re: Question on "tiers" of instruments

    The curve of mandolin prices vs quality is STEEP. IMO, until you get to those instruments priced around $1,500, you are mostly just paying for better quality control. You can find 2 low end...
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    Re: Standard Chord Shape Series

    Thanks for all the feedback! Based on the views I got from the Preview, I've rearranged my posting schedule and will be posting Major triads, Minor triads, Dom 7, minor 7, and major 7 chords every...
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