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June 14, 2014 | Avoid the treacherous "Third Rail" playing mandolin

We've mentioned in several articles the hazards of playing mandolin like a guitar. We've also recommended you be careful of some things when playing WITH a guitar. This week's Tips and Tricks column is exactly that, the critical things you need to avoid in this kind of ensemble situation while playing an accompaniment role.

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Posted by Ted at June 14, 2014 12:24 PM

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