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    Any Central Illinois pickers out there? Im a pretty new player (8 months). Looking for some patient soles to let me sit and experience a jam and maybe learn a thing or 2 about playing with others. I feel like that would really help my playing.

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    What do you like to play, what genre? You might check out c4A, Community for the Arts, Urbana.IL. What part of Central Illinois are you located in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcillini View Post
    What do you like to play, what genre? You might check out c4A, Community for the Arts, Urbana.IL. What part of Central Illinois are you located in?
    Right now, I知 just learning and playing base fiddle tunes, practicing chords and chop chords, and practicing technique. My main interest is bluegrass though. As I said I知 very new to the instrument and I feel like I致e grasped the basics and I want to learn how to jam and play with others, hopefully in a learning environment. I would need people who understand that I知 just a beginner! Honestly, the thought of playing with others makes me a little nervous.

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    And sorry, I知 from Springfield.

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    If you need a teacher Andy Hatfield is in Peoria. He is as good a teacher as anyone anywhere and a national champion mandolin and guitar player.

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    I’ m from Girard just thirty miles South ! We are practicing next Wednesday at a farm at Palmyra from ten to noon and you are welcome ! PM me if interested !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlM View Post
    If you need a teacher Andy Hatfield is in Peoria. He is as good a teacher as anyone anywhere and a national champion mandolin and guitar player.
    Thanks! I’ll look him up, I am shopping around for lessons, I’m unsure if I want to go online school style like artistworks or banjoben or get one on one lessons.

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    Online I would check out Pete Martin at pete@petimarpress.com ! Excellent online instruction !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim_J_W View Post
    And sorry, I知 from Springfield.
    That's okay, you're still welcome to the forum.
    Last edited by jesserules; Aug-09-2020 at 11:25pm.

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