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  1. The Language of Mandolin Notation

    In thinking about the best ways to notate mandolin music today, it can be helpful to consider some mandolin music that was very specific about where notes are to be played, and by which finger -- a century before the rise of mandolin tablature. The following excerpt is from Calace's first prelude (op. 45), included in his Metodo per Mandolino volume 6a:

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    Perhaps the most interesting part about the notation is how seldom Calace indicates ...

    Updated Jul-18-2015 at 9:03am by August Watters