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  1. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Thanks for this list, Joel - of course I should have thought of ILAM!
  2. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Among Malagassy players of tsapiky there seem to be instruments referred to as "mandolins" but I'm still not sure what they are, exactly - anyone know more about this territory / style? ...
  3. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Great, David! Can't wait to hear it!
  4. Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Hi, folks - since listening to Afropop Worldwide as a kid growing up, I have had a mix of afropop guitar styles in my head. anyone else have the crazy idea to play (something like) these styles on...
  5. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Here are two documentaries with sights and sounds of string band music from overseas: Far Western - http://www.farwesternmovie.com/ and Banjo Romantika - www.banjoromantika.com (stream on demand...
  6. Por Una Cabeza - ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    Hi, folks - just wanted to share this recording that my students and I put together at the end of the past Spring semester - it's finally ready to go. There will be at least one more soon- and I...
  7. Re: ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    August - I found this arrangement on IMSLP - https://imslp.org/wiki/Tangos_argentinos_tradicionales_(Brugger%2C_Hans-J%C3%B6rg)
    I comb through that site a lot , since it is free and open. If we had...
  8. ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    I know there is a small audience for this kind of ensemble, but I figured I might find it here !

    Here's a recording that my students and I made as part of our Mandolin Orchestra course at East...
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    Re: Milonga by ETSU mandolin quartet

    Not sure if this is the spot to post this - it's not really about the equipment, but rather about the playing... Hm - put in general discussions?
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    Re: Milonga by ETSU mandolin quartet

    thanks for the feedback - hm - how's this?


    https://youtu.be/_M_Ha4ykSXg
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    Milonga by ETSU mandolin quartet

    Evening, folks - wanted to share a recording that my students and I made as part of our Mandolin Orchestra course at East Tennessee State University's program in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country...
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    Re: Mandolin music library

    Skyliner -

    I am a professor at ETSU, and lead a mandolin orchestra as part of my work in the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country music studies program. I established the ensemble in 2012 or so, and...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    Folks, if you are still tuned in to this thread: I just spoke last week to the wife of the original owner of the H-2 snakehead mandola, (tentatively named "The Centaur"). She told me that her...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    One more, showing the Centaur in a different setting:

    https://vimeo.com/146137761
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    I think this thread is winding down (I will post any more information that I can find about the history of the H-2 snakehead), but wanted to add a report from a concert last night featuring the...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    Thanks, Mike! i'll credit all future use of it. Can someone photoshop in the Snakehead mandola to that graphic? That would be the right hook for this show...
  17. Mandolin Orchestra performance 11-17-2015, Johnson City, TN

    if you are in striking distance of Northeast Tennessee, come join us at the second annual Mandolin Orchestra concert, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnson City, TN - Tuesday November 17, 2015 ...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    In other news, if you are in striking distance of Northeast Tennessee, come see this instrument in action at the second annual Mandolin Orchestra concert, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnson...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    All,
    more videos - the camera is working again:

    https://vimeo.com/145167711


    https://vimeo.com/145167709


    https://vimeo.com/145167710
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    Now, apart from joyfully and gratefully playing (and listening to this instrument being played) in our Mandolin Orchestra, I am going to direct my energies towards finding out more about the history...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

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    James Condino came over the mountain to examine the centaur today - more info to come.
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    More images:
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    Any idea what the back and sides are made of?
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    Here's the neck joint - looks good to me!
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    Goodness, folks, hold your horses. I was working all day in the office pictured behind both of the photos!

    The serial is not on the mando archive list, I checked. It _is_ a mandola, the "H2" is...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    The institution where I work received an instrument donation, some older axes of various kinds and qualities. Along with this beauty, which looks to be a 1924-ish snakehead, with "H2" printed on the...
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    Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    Looking around on the cafe, I've found that folks here aren't aware of any extant Gibson-made snakehead mandolas. I realize that this ground has been covered, but I want to raise the question again...
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