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Thread #33044   Message #438076
Posted By: Whistle Stop
11-Apr-01 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: I'll never learn mandolin because....
Subject: RE: I'll Never Learn Mandolin Because.....
Bruce, you can always play along with records, or (even better) with other musicians. Some folks may not consider this "practice," but if it's a choice between doing that and giving up the instrument, I'd give it a shot.

Frankly, I've always wondered that about a lot of instruments. Keyboards and guitar can sound pretty complete by themselves, because they're polyphonic, and because they cover a fairly wide tonal spectrum. Most other instruments do not have these qualities -- as a guitar player, it's a wonder to me that anyone sticks with them.