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  1. Re: Finale instrument options for "mandolin" sound

    Thanks August; yes I looked several places--device, orchestral, plucked, world... and found different options marked "mandolin," but not a good sound. I just want to hear what I wrote with as closer...
  2. Re: Finale instrument options for "mandolin" sound

    I don't see a VST option; I have Play through Audio Units (?) or Play through MIDI. If I select Audio Units I don't hear anything.
    I do have Garratin options, keep trying them but as you say, bad...
  3. Re: Finale instrument options for "mandolin" sound

    I am not sure about year I installed the software, but I have upgraded it within the past year or so-- probably. And I do have Garratin options, I think I tried that but on your good advice I will...
  4. Finale instrument options for "mandolin" sound

    I am writing a lot of music while sitting at home these days, but I am completely dissatisfied with the actual sound palette in my Finale program. Writing for mandolin orchestra I have tried strings,...
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    Re: What is the "Must Have" Mandolin Book(s)?

    A big second to that; August's book comes with a code to connect with online videos, the kind of things that are hard to get from reading text or looking at photos.
    And I know this is a "mandolin...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I paid that much for a 1911 Gibson K4 Mandocello in very fine condition (was listed at $12K). It was worth it, would do it again-- except I already did. And I have it. So what is that, a yes or a no?...
  7. Thread: A la Russe

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    Re: A la Russe

    Well.... that "alternate reality" thing sounds pretty interesting when you look at the reality we actually live in.
    By the way... just how do you hold a bowl-back???
    jim
  8. Thread: A la Russe

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    Re: A la Russe

    Maybe they'll let you have a cameo moment? Playing in the back of some smokey cafe?
    Hey, my Granddaughter is a New York casting agent, I could put in a good word!
    jim
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    Re: A la Russe

    Hey Victor, I am trying (along with Fabio Giudice) to convince my wife I need a liuto cantabile, maybe this will help. Problem is I spent a small fortune on my Gibson K4 and besides that, when I look...
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    Re: Ensemble pieces for beginners

    I used some of Andy's music (along with yours of course) for my solo Mandocello music workshop. I had not seen his ensemble stuff, guess I'll have to look again.
    Thanks August.
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    Re: Ensemble pieces for beginners

    John Goodin writes very fine music, and some pieces have quite accessible parts. You also might look at some early Mozart quartets, where most of the action is in the upper parts, with basic root...
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    Re: John Goodin mandolin duets

    I don't think anybody posts as much interesting music (with colorful videos) as Martin Jonas, and Martin was a big help and contributor in my solo mandocello project. Thanks from all of us, Martin!...
  13. Re: Bach BWV1007, an interesting experience with an unusual audie

    Hoping this won't show up on the Cafe video--or youtube:disbelief:
  14. Re: Free Mandolin Orchestra/Ensemble music by John Goodin, update

    As nice as it is to read through and play classical string music (Mozart, Schubert, etc.) there is something special about John's Music written specifically for the plucked orchestra. His presence at...
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    Lot's of good advice here. I was a choral director and music theory teacher, picked up the mandolin when I retired. Like you, I could read and theorize just fine, but I kept getting lost looking at...
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    Thanks for the "OK" on that Victor; is the full orchestral score available?
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    I can't help wondering how this would sound with (Hey, it's the Cafe!) mandolins. I am not sure the sweet sustain of the bows would be matched by tremolo; on the other hand, you did start with a...
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    [QUOTE=JeffD;1751743]Jacob Reuven answered this exact question in a workshop I attended. He introduced to us a technique of unmetered tremolo where the rapidity of the tremolo parallels the volume,...
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    Evan Marshall had something very musical to say about this in a workshop I attended a few years back. Singers (that's my people) have a technique called messa di voce, a swelling and diminishing as...
  20. Re: Thomas Tallis: Hear The Voice And Prayer (c. 1560)

    Thank you for clarifying--the "borrowed" music from motet to Mass was very common so I assumed that was what I saw. I did think the part lines for the "Kyrie" seemed just like the motet, which I have...
  21. Re: Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680): Modo hypodorico

    Very interesting; and in my years of study I had not come across this Kircher. I did read about Guido d'Arezzo (the hand and the "ut[do]-re-mi-fa-sol" scale), Zarlino, a contemporary of Monteverdi, ...
  22. Re: Thomas Tallis: Hear The Voice And Prayer (c. 1560)

    My choirs sang Tallis motets including this little masterpiece (back when I wasn't so retired). The score I see is the Kyrie from a mass Tallis composed based on the motet "Hear the voice and...
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    As I thought: a better player than I! You get a great sound out of the same instrument (I have a similar vintage K4), and you do a LOT of all-string cording. I struggle with the single-string lines...
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    Mando-Bob, I see you are in Germany; when our Oregon Mandolin Orchestra played at Bruchsal, Holger Paetz loaned me his K1 and showed me his K4. I wonder if you know each other--not just because...
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    "An error occurred" and it sent me to a youtube of SNL Weekend Update, pretty funny, so thanks. Hope you can reset the connection, meanwhile I will sit and admire my own 1911 Gibson K4. You probably...
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