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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Many mandolin orchestras also play some world music, as there have been plectrum ensembles in many cultures....balalaika & domra, tamburitza, filipino rondala, etc.
    And RAGTIME sounds especially...
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    HI Jim
    I'm very rusty, but looking forward to it. Do you think there will be anyone with mandocello ensemble music?
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    Looking forward to meeting everyone...it's been ages for me. I'll sit in the back and soak it all up!
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    Re: Pieces of Rubber or Fabric?

    Chamois work great! I also use one when I play treble viola da gamba. Never ever harm!
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    Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    I'm registered and reserved, coming with my Larson mandocello. I'm a bit rusty, but excited!
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    Re: Mandocellos at CMSA

    Sorry I can't do much of it, Jim, but I WILL be attending bits and pieces. Looking forward to it!
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    Re: Violinist to Mandolin Questions

    As a fiddle/cellist who moved to mando, with mandocello first, I will tell you that the LH will be fine, but get a method and really work on your picking technique! I didn't for a long time and it...
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    Re: General question about an Ebay transaction

    As an eBay lister for a business, I know some Post Offices are lacking on scanning items. We used to just drop off our packages; now I stand in line to make sure they are scanned. Definitely contact...
  9. Re: Free Mandolin Orchestra/Ensemble music by John Goodin, update

    SMITTEN is one of my all time favorites, but there are so many great tunes...Thank you, John!!!
  10. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    I wanted to add that, not only is Sebastian a phenomenal player and performer, he is also a wonderfully down to earth and nice human being. We were thrilled to talk to him at CMSA this year. Truly a...
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    Inexpensive APC mandocello

    No personal interest here as I have a lovely Larson cello; just putting it out there...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/APC-mandocello-model-305/153722677126?hash=item23ca95e786:g:KGYAAOSw1wZdIR3r
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    I wish I could say thanks again. I've never met Evelyn, but I enjoyed the music she shared here, and then I went on to buy 3 of her books off Amazon. I've shared her music with students, and my...
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    Re: Mandocello Specific Techniques

    As a bowed cellist/bassist, I have used MUCH of that technique on my mandocello. #3, flattening fingers has not been a bad issue for me; many of us do it occasionally even on the bowed instruments,...
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    Re: Most Mandocellos at CMSA

    NO! Did anyone record it? IF it ends up on the CMSA site, I'll see it eventually...I need to reup my dues. But alas, not for awhile due to finances; that's why I wasn't attending. But it was GREAT...
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    Re: Most Mandocellos at CMSA

    I'm sorry we didn't get to meet at CMSA. I was volunteering at the table most of the time. It was GLORIOUS to hear all the cellos at the En Masse Concert! And I loved Fabio's performances; he was so...
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    Re: It's Mandocello time at CMSA

    Would love to play in a MANDOCELLO ensemble. I have a CD of a group from an old CMSA, I think somewhere...
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    Re: It's Mandocello time at CMSA

    Hope to get to meet you, just coming for some of the concerts. I miss not playing my mandocello in a group so much!
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    Re: Read the CMSA Newsletter

    HI
    The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra is now defunct, sad to say. Several of us still play, in small ensembles or on our own. There was also a Centerville Mandolin Ensemble, for the less advanced set,...
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    Re: Read the CMSA Newsletter

    Sigh...I know dues aren't that expensive for everyone, but I've given up all my former organizations now that I'm on a limited income. I think there should be a reduced SENIOR rate, as low as the...
  20. Re: Thomas Morley (1593): Canzonets To Three Voices

    I LOVE these, have played them both on viola da gamba and recorder. Was revisiting them this am with my husband, who was not familiar, and found your video on YouTube. THANK you!
  21. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    Thanks so much, Evelyn!!! I've just gotten my copy of book I and I LOVE it! My husband and I play them on recorders (badly!) and pennywhistle/fiddle/mandolin and then I use some of them with...
  22. Re: 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    Seriously, is the next convention in Bloomington? I MIGHT be able to make that one! Keep us posted....
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    Re: Mandola to Viola

    As a studio strings teacher who also taught school strings, work on the bow and BE PATIENT! I tell all my beginning adult students to be a like a 10 year old...yes, you will squeak and make scratchy...
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    Re: Goichberg mandocello studies

    Any chance that those of us cannot attend can eventually access this material? I am no longer a member and no longer play in an ensemble, but would love to work more on my mandocello skills here at...
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

    It's a Larson Bros. (Stahl label) mandocello. I love it.
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