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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    I think you'll have a great time! I usually seem to make it about every other year. I have made friends there; played at Open Mike; and love the orchestra.
    working with Jim Bates, the conductor,...
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    Thanks for all the feedback, and rcc56's comments about a Loar costing more than a 1/2 year's wages is interesting!
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    Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    I have a sense of what a Lloyd Loar F5 might cost today;
    what did one cost when bought at the Gibson company
    in 1923 or 1924?
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    Re: Strap around headstock?

    I have a 1923 Gibson A mandolin with the strap around the headstock. The main problem is getting one of the G strings out of tune
    w. that arrangement.
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    Re: Happy Birthday David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday, David. Loved hearing you play at the Mandolin Symposium over a number of years AND your sessions
    in the morning, talking about music, musicians and your playing was always really...
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    Re: Marshall Mandolin Retreat

    You will be studying (and playing music) with two great musicians. I've done Caterina's classical workshops a number
    of times, during the years of the Santa Cruz Mandolin Symposium.
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    Let me update my email about Paul Hostetter: he regretted my 2AZ mandolin, and worked on other instruments of
    mine. I also remember his playing with Italian mandolinists here in town.
    Nick Royal
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    I've know Paul for years, both as a luthier and fine musician. He regretted by
    Gibson A2Z some years ago. In fact, when I "inherited it" he told me what a great mandolin it was before I got to...
  9. Re: Swedish Christmas Youtubes. Moller, Tallroth etc.

    Great! I love Christmas carols, and play lots on the mandolin. Swedish carol music was new to me, but I really enjoyed
    the pieces.
  10. Re: New to swing mandolin, who should I be listening to?

    Another interesting jazz player is Will Patton who lives in Vermont. He plays an old Gibson A mandolin & does a lot of
    arranging of jazz tunes, plus presenting his own compositions.
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    Re: Reading notation up the neck

    I too am very bad about knowing the names of the notes up the neck. (I can play scales up the neck.)
    Don Julin has a YouTube about learning the notes on the mandolin neck. Basically, taking a note...
  12. Great interview. Years ago when I taught a folk...

    Great interview. Years ago when I taught a folk music class at UC-Santa Cruz, I made use of Country Music USA.
  13. Thread: recorders

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    recorders

    I have an H2 Zoom recorder that I find not easy to work. Can anyone recommend a recorder they think is easy to operate? OR...is it that I don't do well w. technology.

    Any recorder suggestions are...
  14. children's book on Bill Monroe - "Blue Grass Boy"

    I was in the library today, to get some books and saw this children's book on
    Bill Monroe: "Blue Grass Boy" by Barb Rusenstock with drawings by Edwin Forhringham.
    I brought it home to read to my...
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    Re: Cat smell in a mandolin case

    Thanks for all the suggestions...now to get back to practicing my mandolin!
    Nick
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    Cat smell in a mandolin case

    Fellow mandolin players,
    Maybe you've had this problem. One of our cats spent time in my mandolin case, and now the case smells of "cat." We've tried to get the smell to go away, but so far no...
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    What mando chords are these?

    A friend of mine was singing a song, and playing guitar. He was calling out chords for a pianist to join him. Such as: G+2; A+2; Em+2
    What chords are the on the mandolin?
    thanks,
    Nick
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    Re: Mystery instrument found in Ecuador...

    I have a bandurria that I bought while in the Peace Corps in rural Philippines. 12 strings and the back and sides are carved out of one piece of wood. It needs work to make it playable.
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    Looking for the music to Suo Gan

    Suo Gan is a lovely Welsh lullaby. Does anyone have the music for it?
    thanks,
    Nick in Santa Cruz, CA
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    Re: G sus chord?

    Thanks everyone, re: the G sus chord. I will use two down in the 3 fret area.
    Nick
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    G sus chord?

    What is a G sus chord? How to play one; and the notes
    in a sustained chord.
    thanks,
    Nick
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    Re: CMSA Convention 2017 - In the Afterglow

    I wasn't able to attend the Convention this year, though my wife and I did get to Madison. So, friends drove me over Saturday for the final big finale. I loved the concert; and seeing Convention...
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    Looking or the music to Serenade

    I am looking for the music to Toselli's "Serenade."
    Can anyone help me with this?
    thanks,
    Nick
  24. Re: Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Bass and Mandolin

    Mandolin and Bass - I love the combination. I have been collecting a few recordings of those two instruments. Along with the first Thile/Meyer cd, I have two more to recommend. Not so interested in...
  25. Re: AWESOME "People Get Ready" cover (Sierra Hull)

    One of my favorite versions of People Get Ready is by the late Eva Cassidy.
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