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    Re: Bach Prelude No 1 in C for Mandolin

    This seems like a job for a 10 string! I worked this up in about an hour just to see how it would go and I'm pretty happy with it. Playing is a little rough but I didn't have all day to practice. I...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    For anyone who was hesitant about the title track, this will probably be a welcome relief:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPTl0KWHLJE

    No tricky rhythms, no unusual chords, just a great slow...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    What a fascinating arrangement. I liked it at first and it grows on me more every time I go back and listen to it. I can't help but wonder what people who don't know either Norman or Tony's version...
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    Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    Thanks for posting that!! I only have a digital copy and it's been driving me crazy not knowing who's who on every track. The music is fantastic, of course, I think that goes without saying at this...
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    It's almost a pity he plays mandolin, it seems like that makes it very difficult to connect with the right audience given the critical reception this album seems to be receiving here. Understandably,...
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    I've only been able to listen once so far but I think this is probably his best work in quite some time. I saw him premiere Salt in the Wounds several years ago and was intrigued by it then. I'm...
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    Re: Bach Partita 2 Allemande

    Fascinating comparing the two, both great. I completely agree, Avi's version is phrased very much the way a modern violinist would do it (makes sense considering that he essentially was trained as a...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Congrats on completing the whole thing!!! I absolutely love the gigue of the sixth suite, it's so much fun to play. This is probably the movement that you miss the lower string the most, that final...
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    Re: Sounds I wish would enter my earholes

    I played this in college as a violist in the larger of the two orchestras, it was a great experience. I would be happy to learn any of the violin or viola parts if you ever want to put something...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I'm just catching up on the last few entries in this series and I have to comment on the Sarabande, it's extraordinary. Your solution to finding more sustain in an already haunting movement really...
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    Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    MuseScore works very well for relatively small things. I've done some fairly complex work with it and it handles everything just fine in my experience. I think that's a much better bet than the more...
  12. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    I have a couple possibly contradictory thoughts on this. I've had a Collings MT2 for about 12 years, it's a great mandolin. I also within the last month got a new mandolin, custom built for me by...
  13. Thread: Moonlight Sonata

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    Re: Moonlight Sonata

    While there are some Beethoven sonatas that I could conceive of making a solo mandolin arrangement of (I've been toying around with the last movement of the Pathetique for a while now), I don't think...
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    Re: Bach D Major Prelude from Suite #6

    I played viola many years ago but never attempted this suite so I came to it originally on mandolin so I favor the higher passages. They do sound wonderfully rich in the lower register on your...
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    Re: New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    I didn't have much experience with any variety of walnut before this but I can't argue with the results. The way that came about, I was attempting to describe the kind of tone I was looking for and...
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    Re: New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    My wife is calling it "the other woman", so we're on very similar brainwaves there!
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    Re: Bach D Major Prelude from Suite #6

    Excellent playing, Tom! This prelude is one of my favorite pieces to play, even though that last page is usually a train wreck when I attempt it. I'm curious why you went with the edition you did. I...
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    New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    I've been an admirer of Brian's work for many years, particularly the wildly original instrument he built for Joe Brent some years back and when I finally decided I wanted my dream mandolin built, he...
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    Mandolin at the Tonys

    Don't know if anyone else was watching the Tony awards last night but my wife is a huge theater fan so naturally we were and imagine my surprise when I see a familiar sight from a completely...
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    Re: Thile at Carnegie May 8

    It was indeed a great night. I think the thing that struck me most was that it was really 20+ years of musical evolution on display, at least for Chris (it's his residency at Carnegie, after all)....
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    Re: Avi Avital Recital on Prime.

    Great find! This is a great opportunity to see Avi's playing up close, both video and audio are excellent.
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    Re: Chris Thile at Carnegie Hall 11/28/18

    Keep in mind that one of the "songs" listed is in 3 movements and ran at least fifteen minutes by itself. Some of the other songs did feature extended solos, yes, and Another New World is probably...
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    Chris Thile at Carnegie Hall 11/28/18

    I was lucky enough to get to see Chris Thile in the ~250 seat Weill Recital Hall last night where he performed for about an hour and a half totally totally solo. Here's the set list, which I was...
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    Re: Chopin E Minor Prelude Mandolin Arrangement

    Fantastic job on this arrangement! I love adaptations of piano pieces for mandolin when you find one that works. I may have to steal this one for myself.
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    Re: A New Dean Mandolin!

    Absolutely stunning! Brian is hands down my favorite builder working today because I don't know of anyone else who combines his unique designs and exquisite workmanship. I've got one of my own...
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