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  1. Poll: Re: Poll: do use use a bevel edge or round edge pick?

    I use "BlueChip TAD-1R 40". It has very smooth beveled edges and it maintains its shape for a very, very long time. In my experience about 1000 hours of playing and some more.
    Toomas Rannu
  2. Two songs from “The Magic Flute” by Mozart

    I used several sources for completing this simple arrangement of “Das klinget so herrlich/Könnte jeder brave Mann” from Mozarts “The Magic Flute” including the score of the opera and recorded this in...
  3. Re: “Juba linnukesed” (“Already the birds”)

    Thank you, John! Simplicity is the point. For its simplicity this song is used in music education. Students in different ages make their first steps on different kind of instruments. This tune is...
  4. “Juba linnukesed” (“Already the birds”)

    I think everybody in Estonia knows this simple song about springtime. I’m sure that first time I learned it at school when I was about 7, but probably even earlier. The melody is traditional and the...
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    Re: Vals från Vargön, jazz version

    Here is the mandolin tab (PDF) of this “Vals från Vargön” jazz arrangement.
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    Re: Vals från Vargön, jazz version

    Thank you, John! That's a good melody for improvisation and when the thing is right, everything else comes after.
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    Vals från Vargön, jazz version

    The reason why I’m posting this jazz version here, is because of the folk version of the same tune I posted about month ago, so you can compare with it.
    Making tab (PDF) is a little complicated. I...
  8. Re: “Tuonne taakse metsämaan” (“To the woodland far away”)

    Thank you! The process of developing this technique is still running. In search of new sound and wanting to get closer to music I’m interested, I started with it in September 2019. I use pick and...
  9. “Tuonne taakse metsämaan” (“To the woodland far away”)

    This lovely Finnish folksong was arranged for two voices and was published in “Lemmiklaulik VII (Riho Päts) (K.-Ü. "Kooli-Kooperatiivi kirjastus, Tallinn, 1938)”. Here it is played on one mandolin:...
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    The Blue Bells of Scotland

    I found this beautiful tune from “The Celtic Fake Book: C Edition” by Hal Leonard Corporation and made an arrangement for two voices on one mandolin. English subtitles for those who like to sing...
  11. “Mamma har sagt till mig” (“Mom has told me”)

    This Swedish walse from Dalarna was arranged for two violins and was published in “Låtboken" (Utgiven av Sveriges Spelmäns Riksförbund, Falun 1998). Here it is, transcribed for one mandolin:...
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    Bach: Bourreé I&II, BWV 1009

    Usually the First Bourreé is played in clear rhythm and the Second Bourreè is played smoother and in a little slower tempo, Meno Vivo, for example. I set the tempos quite the contrary. Why not?
    Here...
  13. Re: "Vals från Vargön" ("Walse from Vargön")

    Thank you, John! I like your term “hybrid picking”. This style comes somehow from my background as a guitar player. Years of violin lessons in childhood, metal-band in eighties, jazz’n’swing bands...
  14. "Vals från Vargön" ("Walse from Vargön")

    This Swedish walse from West Gothland was published in two books: one voice in one book and one in another, both for violin. I put them together, made some changes in the low voice and here it is:...
  15. Re: started playing again....some Bach.....

    Thank you for sharing! Waiting for the B side!
  16. Bach: Allemande, BWV 1009 (swing version)

    This is a swing version, so a little snap on 2. and 4. beat is helpful. Thank you!
    https://youtu.be/SH6x3ZwKmGA

    Toomas Rannu
    Flat-backed mandolin, crafted by Viljar Kuusk in 2008 (Tallinn,...
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    Re: “Viire takka”

    Thank you, John! I found this arrangement of “Viire takka” for two voices from an old Estonian school songbook “Jo, le, mi” published in 1972. The purpose of this song was to teach young students the...
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    Re: “Viire takka”

    I was very near to that. All that rocking...:sleepy:
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    “Viire takka”

    “Viire takka” is an Estonian folksong, a cradle song from Muhu island (by some sources). It’s about how from the horizon I see three ships approach, they all have smokestacks. The day coming to an...
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Lot of thanks to you for these words! The work you’ve done is very impressive and also we can say now that someway your transcriptions have come back to you. I downloaded the the original...
  21. Re: Carlo Aonzo teaches the Allemanda from Bach's solo BWV 1004

    Nice demonstration! I use a little different fingering playing this Allemanda, but the main principles, like holding tones when playing others, calculating the direction of strokes ect. are the same....
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Thank you! I can say that it was not very easy to „make the plan come together“, especially in the third movement, but somehow it succeeded. In what key did you played this tune and did you tried the...
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    James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Pretty often is easier to play a tune, than to describe after that, what is this I have done. So it is now. Just my version of James Oswalds Divertimento I.
    https://youtu.be/6AsUnYE59A0
  24. Re: Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z 629. Second Act Tune: Air

    If anyone interested, PDF (music+tab) of this arrangement of Purcell’s Air is here uploaded and also available via MC Messanger. Send a note if any trouble in downloading
    Toomas Rannu
  25. Bach: Partita d-Moll, BWV 1004 – Allemanda

    Sonatas and partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) by Bach is an exiting material to work on. The „Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato“ (Six Solos for Violin Without Bass Accompaniment), as...
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