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    Re: Reharmonization with bitonality

    Pretty neat stuff!

    Bill Frisell (with Ron Carter) does a great reharmonized version of You Are My Sunshine.
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    Re: Reharmonization with bitonality

    This is perfect. Next time I forget to switch harmonicas between songs I’ll tell the band I’m experimenting with bitonality. :)

    That was interesting, and a good choice of familiar tunes to...
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    Song Lines Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

    anyone up for 43 minutes of Lunny and Irvine ?
  4. Re: The mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830)

    Hi JIm!

    Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate people reaching out.
    Sorry you had to have patience for me to respond - I don't attend this forum on a regular basis.

    To answer your two...
  5. Arrangement of a Finnish folksong “Kukkuva kello”

    This is my arrangement of a Finnish folksong “Kukkuva kello” (Cuckoo clock). A rough English translation of the first verse of the song would be something like this:
    “Buy me, you son, that cuckoo...
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    Thanks for the compliments! I do spend a lot of time on my research and writing it all up.

    I sometimes worry some readers might find things too long and detailed. But breaking things up in small...
  7. The mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830)

    Hi all,

    I've published a rather large blog post concerning a dark horse of mandolin history: the mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830).

    Besides listing some sources already discovered by...
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    Re: Early Medieval Lute GGAAddgg

    Following the Oud, the Mediaeval Lute is played with a long pick called a Risha. The drone notes need to be on adjacent strings and, I assume, Tonics, Fourths and Fifths of the key you are in. Jo...
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    Re: Mandolino toscano

    Oops. I'm wrong. I'd forgotten that Alon Sariel uses a Tuscan mandolin as a reasonable facsimile of Brescian mandolin and is good enough to even name it correctly! (Although I am skeptical of his...
  10. Newly discovered mandolin and orchestra pieces (Vienna 1820)

    Hi all,

    I've posted a new blog article about my latest find. I discovered two manuscripts with music for mandolin and orchestra (violin 1, 2, viola, basso, flutes 1&2, horns 1&2) from Ernest...
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    Re: Renaissance songs for Tenor Guitar

    Another fine set which suits the tenor guitar, Ondrej.
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    Re: Songs from old Prague for Tenor Guitar

    Nice melody! Thank you
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    Mandolino toscano

    While searching for simple jps images of common partial scrolls with square finials for some correspondence in a different forum, I stumbled across this little article:...
  14. Oblivion for solo mandola (in G) and accordion

    I posted a video a few weeks ago elsewhere in the Cafe of my solo arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” which I performed on mandola in G (octave mandolin). My brother-in-law, Raymond...
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    La Fürstenberg

    La Fürstenberg (anonymous, 17th century)
    Pizzicar Galante
    Anna Schivazappa, baroque mandolin

    https://youtu.be/s7RIjSWIuIo

    The song is possibly a mockery of the countess of that name,
    who was...
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    Re: Krönungsintraden by J. I. Linek

    Two fine performances, Ondrej. Interesting hearing both instruments individually.
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    Re: Krönungsintraden by J. I. Linek

    Great melody, well played! Thanks.
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    Re: Harp Seal´ s Castel

    King Wenceslas is one of the more popular carols in the English-speaking world. When my partner is leading Christmas singsongs, people always requests it, and everyone sings heartily. Here's the...
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    "Clear Skies" new Mandocello Quartet

    For those of you who missed the CMSA but like mandocellos:
    "Clear Skies" is a piece I wrote to be performed (open mic) at the 2020 CMSA Convention in San Diego. The convention was of course moved to...
  20. Re: Songs from old Prague for GDAD Bouzouki or Tenor Guitar

    Fine selection of tunes, Ondrej. Great tone from that bouzouki and tenor guitar - and the Martin Seagull in the second video. Fine playing too!
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    Re: Bohemian Zwiefacher

    Fine selection of pieces here, Ondrej. I love the look of intense concentration on your face as you scan the notation.
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    Re: Bohemian Zwiefacher

    Two interesting sets of tunes, and well played, Ondrej.
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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    I've been playing a lot of the tunes from this book lately, posting them in the Song-A-Week social group. As the site has been down for some time now, it may be useful to have the original PDF...
  24. Concert of Swedish folk music with bouzouki and mandobass

    FYI, there's a lovely concert of Swedish folk music on YouTube with Sofia Karlsson playing a guitar body bouzouki and mandobass. It seems quite rare to hear a mandobass being played so clearly.
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    And you too!

    here are a few Arabic places to start:

    http://www.learnarabicmusic.com/Learning%20Arabic%20Music-E/

    https://www.maqamworld.com/en/index.php
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