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    Re: Read the CMSA Newsletter

    HI
    The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra is now defunct, sad to say. Several of us still play, in small ensembles or on our own. There was also a Centerville Mandolin Ensemble, for the less advanced set,...
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    Re: Read the CMSA Newsletter

    Sigh...I know dues aren't that expensive for everyone, but I've given up all my former organizations now that I'm on a limited income. I think there should be a reduced SENIOR rate, as low as the...
  3. Re: Thomas Morley (1593): Canzonets To Three Voices

    I LOVE these, have played them both on viola da gamba and recorder. Was revisiting them this am with my husband, who was not familiar, and found your video on YouTube. THANK you!
  4. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    Thanks so much, Evelyn!!! I've just gotten my copy of book I and I LOVE it! My husband and I play them on recorders (badly!) and pennywhistle/fiddle/mandolin and then I use some of them with...
  5. Re: 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    Seriously, is the next convention in Bloomington? I MIGHT be able to make that one! Keep us posted....
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    Re: Mandola to Viola

    As a studio strings teacher who also taught school strings, work on the bow and BE PATIENT! I tell all my beginning adult students to be a like a 10 year old...yes, you will squeak and make scratchy...
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    Re: Goichberg mandocello studies

    Any chance that those of us cannot attend can eventually access this material? I am no longer a member and no longer play in an ensemble, but would love to work more on my mandocello skills here at...
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

    It's a Larson Bros. (Stahl label) mandocello. I love it.
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    Re: "Family" addition, from the Larsons

    WOW!!! Severe MANDO-ENVY as I am also a bassist......ENJOY that beautiful instrument and send newer pics when you can!!!!
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    Re: My prim tamburitza arrived

    Another good place for tamburitza strings is Deligo Picks http://www.deligopicks.com/
    Fast and they can answer questions.....Not that I'm an expert, but tamburas are a bit different than mandos. I...
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    Re: Music for mandola

    Check out some of the free music sites www.8notes.com/viola/ so you can try out some easy tunes reading alto clef. It really isn't so bad once you get used to it, but learning it with the easy...
  12. R.I.P. Allen Richmond, Dayton Mandolin Orchestra

    I wanted to let folks know that the founder of the revived Dayton Mandolin Orchestra, (Tony) Allen Richmond, has passed. Truthfully, many of us lost touch with him when he left the orchestra, so we...
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    Re: Eastern European sheet music DROP BOX

    THANK YOU! I'm in the middle of moving, but have been drooling over the Italian music you've been sharing; now I'll have these too once I'm settled.
    WONDERFUL!
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    Re: Free sheet music for winter tunes for 2015

    THANK YOU!!!

    My husband and I have played all of Book 1 and I've even used a few tunes with my violin students. LOVE these!
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    Re: Where do you find quality balalaikas?

    Curious about your playing....are you just playing for yourself or in a group? What kind of music? I fell in love with the sound and have a bass domra that I played in an ensemble at Balkan Camp,...
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    Re: From viola to Mandola

    I made the transition from bowed cello to mandocello several years ago and STILL use a lot of my bowed cello music. I found the transfer pretty easy as far as the LH was concerned; yep, the plectrum...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy Mandocello #1

    If I could only win the lottery....HA~!
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    Re: Mandocello - options..?

    I know a solution to getting mandocellos to be more popular....turn more BOWED cello players onto them! Seriously!
    Yes, I'm a double bassist/cellist who got TURNED ON to Mcello!
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    Re: Mandocello Enlightenment Needed!

    As a cellist as well as a mandocellist, starting with a cello instructor would be fine; I use my cello studies etc. all the time. Once you feel pretty comfy with the fingering system, shifting, etc....
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

    It IS a Larson Bros. mandocello. Has had some bad repairs done that I'd like to get restored someday, but it has a really great sound!
    Where are you? I know of tambura teachers in NY and Pittsburgh...
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

    Don't know who on here reads music or learns by ear, but if you're doing the Bulgarian stuff, I recommend BY EAR. I'm classically trained, so the first time I prepared for camp I tried to do it all...
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

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    This is (hopefully) me with my bulgarian tambura at the EEFC Balkan Music Camp in NY several years ago.
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

    I have both a Bulgarian tambura and a Macedonian one; I also play tamburitza instruments (which is what Ollaimh has). You might want to hook up with the Eastern European Folklife Center...
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    Re: new mandolin orchestra

    If anyone does a Virtual Mandolin Orchestra, let me know. I probably can't do it since my pc is ancient, but if I can, I'd love to do mandocello or mandola.
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    Re: the end of Wishnevsky instruments (aka Wishbass)

    I can't stress enough that if you can help, please do. I make minimum wage, but have been watching his instruments for some time. AFFORDABLE and made here in the USA.....
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