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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    here's the right video link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=208VuTuTZbs&t=3s
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    This reminds me of an experience I had about 20 years ago. A friend who is a pro classical violinist was playing a concert at an experimental music eve in the Royal Northern College of Music in...
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    It's unusual to find an acoustic mandolin in the field of free improvisation/avant jazz. Sam DH, and others cited, obviously feel the instrument has efficacy in this form. If nothing else, an...
  4. Re: Recommendations for a great Jazz tenor guitar?

    This Gibson Es-175 Tenor (Used, 1954) at The Music Emporium right now is pretty cool. And very pricey.

    196990
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    Astroturf Noise

    Only 136 views and 3 likes so far - difficult genre to get listeners I guess. I like these folk


    https://youtu.be/kBJdvmUYeQs
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    by lowtone2
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    Barbara

    I love this, and probably everyone who reads this sub forum knows the tune, but just in case! Andy Statman, and really good guitar by John Carlini. I don't know who are playing bass and brushes, but...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    I've created a 6 minute glimpse into Rudy's life. All the (47) images derive from my compilation of photographs I've accumulated and finally were able to credit and describe at length. This video...
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    John Goodin passing

    Not much to add. Just read it from a mutual friend on FB. He played in Contracopia as well as Foot Notes with Beth Horven Rotto. Also was a composer and was the person behind Playford for Mandolin...
  9. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    Yes, you can trill a double stop. & as my friend, David, said it’s not easy. At a lesson w Mr. Vicari something about trills came up & he was demonstrating how to play them. Then he went into some...
  10. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    The first advert that uses the term "liutino moderno" by my knowledge is from the Public Advertiser (13 April 1769). It contains an advert for a concert organized for the benefit of Merchi (on 27...
  11. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    Hi all

    As you probably realised, the "liutino moderno" mentioned by Giacomo Merchi is not the same instrument as the one later invented and often called liuto cantabile.
    Nomenclature in plucked...
  12. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    Van (or is it Mr. Van Tichten?),
    I am very impressed by and interested in your posts regarding mandolin in different places and cultures; I was just reading an article by Louise Wrazen about...
  13. The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    I've just published a new blog article about the mandolin in the Netherlands (ca. 1750 - 1850). Based on primary source research on adverts in Dutch journals, I've been able to trace quite a lot of...
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    Yank and Sleepy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVhyv-S3R0g&t=117s
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    Re: Right arm placement

    Right, I'm certainly no expert but I've heard a good pick angle is favorable as it helps the pick sort of move "through" the string, and is why some picks have that sort of asymmetric bevel (which...
  16. Re: Advice on buying a new mandolin? Been playing for 15+yrs

    Nothin' worse 'n' a warped Johnson...
  17. "Anileda," by Stellario Cambria and ...?

    I have just come across a cache of mandolin sheet music, some dating circa 1915. I have no idea how much "good stuff" is in here, but sitting right on top is an arrangement of Tschaikowsky's "Chanson...
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    interesting movie

    Caught an old movie the other night that may be of interest to fans of the jazz and also the mandolin!

    It's "Second Chorus", from 1940, starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, and Burgess...
  19. Italian mandolin magazines: Il Plettro and Vita Mandolinistica

    This may already be widely known, but I have only just noticed that the revived Nakano Archive website also includes a near-complete archive of back issues of "Il Plettro" and "Vita Mandolinistica":...
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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    Just heard this awesome Ry Cooder produced Mavis Staples song on the radio, with Ry playing mando and slide guitar, and his son Joachim on drums:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZmZ1Pt6C0
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  21. Thread: Cornish Tunes?

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    Re: Cornish Tunes?

    Yeah, but what we need is a metal version of Quay Fair, with Mongolian throat singing - think late Saturday night at the Front bar (Falmouth) :)
  22. Rest in peace - Choro das Tres loses member

    You will be seeing this sad news on social media... Eduardo, the father of the family group Choro das Tres, and tambourine player, has passed from complications of COVID. For those less familiar with...
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    Re: Neapolitan mandolins at Bernunzio

    Got myself a new baby. Fancy double top Ceccherini, number 2350, I guess Circa 1915 or so. Not as fancy as the one sold by Bernunzio, not fluted and with short fretboard, but with the same ornaments...
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    Re: Cornish Tunes?

    Bit of an old thread, but I've recently also recorded my first Cornish tune (taken from the kesson.com site linked by Eoin above). This is a lovely mazurka called "Morvoran", written by Cornish...
  25. Re: The mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830)

    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...
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