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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I also used to use mandolintab.net. When mandolintab was suspended I purchased a copy of TablEdit. I am still learning how to use it, but I did manage to convert some abc tunes to standard notation...
  2. Re: Luthier for Fouchetti-period mandoline? Or Bortolazzi style?

    Rob: When I researched your post, I noticed that Martin Jonas did a lot of recordings of Fouchetti. Martin is quite active on Mandolin Cafe.
  3. Re: Luthier for Fouchetti-period mandoline? Or Bortolazzi style?

    Here is another link:

    http://www.mandolino.it/Costruzione.htm
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    I have been working my way through John T La Barbera’s book on Southern Italian music, and just got Carlo Aonzo’s book on Northern Italian. I also found the links to Rudy Cipolla’s music. So, I...
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    I use Martin .010 -.034 on my Martin mandolin but am interested in trying something different. I have thought of using Thomastik, Dogal Calace and Elixir. I want to find strings that work well on...
  6. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    Tim, that is a nice review. I have been admiring Carlo's mandolins for quite a while
  7. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

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    These have been the picks I have used most often. The shape of the middle pick was ideal, I switched to the blue tortex because they are readily available. The primetone gives the warmest...
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    use your pocketknife to carve one out of a small piece of wood
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    Re: Mazzacarra Lucia model mandolin

    If you have not been following Carlo's sites, his more recent builds have been the Classico A style. He has also been building mandolins and mandoloncello from the mozzani school. Currently he is...
  10. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    I would think there would have been a lot of Italian folk mandolin music being played in New York City before Bill Monroe’s time. I wonder how much of it has been documented.
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    Re: Another pick grip question

    and what is the best way to hold a pick for Italian style tremolo ?
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    Re: Gibson Army Navy label source?

    Here is an interesting article that might help:
    https://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Reference/Make_custom_labels_for_your_guitars.html
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    They sound great Jill. I am amazed at how fluid your playing is, and that you can post a tune every week.
  14. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    Yes, recordings can be harsh and unforgiving. They highlight every flaw, which makes them useful for learning. Making good recordings also takes some knowledge and practice.
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    That is a nice mandolin. I also was admiring its choice of top wood. I like a lot of the mandolins that are called Celtic, both carved and flat tops.
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    Re: Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    https://soundcloud.com/brian560-mandolin/alla-carpinese-and-guitar

    I am also trying to work my way through John LeBarbera's book. Here is my first try
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    Re: Cheapest Multi-Track Rrecording

    The multi-tracking is done in Melosity. You record one track into their software, it can be played back while you record the next.
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    Re: Cheapest Multi-Track Rrecording

    Melosity ( https://melosity.com/ ) is an easy to use DAW that is cloud based and allows for collaboration with others on a project. For microphones portable recorders like the Zoom H2n work, and...
  19. Re: December Jazz Tune of the Month: Honeysuckle Rose

    David, That's awesome !
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    Re: Repair: 1914 Martin Style B Flatback Mando

    Jake thanks for the string recommendation. I will check them out. I have checked out your shop page and music. Great stuff on both sites !
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