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    Mandocello in the 21st Century at CMSA

    Once again I will be presenting new music, new ideas, and new composers of music written specifically for the mandocello. The CMSA Convention in the Clouds will be virtual, so you can attend from...
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    I studied with Walter in early July of 1985. I went with the Bauers' daughter and her children on the 4th to a nearby Park for the Independence Day celebration. I'm sorry, but I don't remember her...
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    Re: Vega mando type model publication?

    The two catalogs mentioned both have a lot of good info, but they don't cover everything Vega. Neither the bowlback nor the CB Vega catalog has a reference to the Vega mando-bass. There were two Vega...
  4. Re: Are you interested in a new method for the mandocello?

    Hello Robert,

    Thank yo for your feedback.

    I want to clarify that I am very grateful for every post that is written here. That helps me very much to give the method a structure that helps as...
  5. Re: Are you interested in a new method for the mandocello?

    Personal preference based on a career of music education: use bass clef. There will be resistance to this, but working with orchestral and choral scores I have come to believe that notation carries...
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    Music, Always New :-)

    Dear mandolinist friends around the world,

    what a year this has been! Looking back at the time that has elapsed since last spring, it may at first seem interminable. To put this ordeal in some...
  7. Newly discovered mandolin and orchestra pieces (Vienna 1820)

    Hi all,

    I've posted a new blog article about my latest find. I discovered two manuscripts with music for mandolin and orchestra (violin 1, 2, viola, basso, flutes 1&2, horns 1&2) from Ernest...
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    Mandolino toscano

    While searching for simple jps images of common partial scrolls with square finials for some correspondence in a different forum, I stumbled across this little article:...
  9. Thread: La Fürstenberg

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    Re: La Fürstenberg

    This decade-plus-old conversation via listserv might be of interest: https://www.mail-archive.com/lute@cs.dartmouth.edu/msg29031.html. In it, I refer to de Murcia's setting for guitar (found in the...
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    Re: La Fürstenberg

    And here is a version on theorbo

    https://youtu.be/C8TeZV4ExIs
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    BTW, in America and other free societies, website owner has a right to control content.
  12. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I find your use of invective (“parochial”, “prejudice”) lacking in imagination and creativity. Also, you read my posts a bit carelessly. I never said the learning TAB detracts from more productive...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    August, thanks for that.
    I just put out what works for me, ymmv. I (used to) play in church alot and found that the flat and sharps were the chords I need most frequently. So, this is what I came...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I just want to point out that one thing standard notation does very well is to allow a composer to write music and have appropriately trained musicians be able to read the score and make music that...
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tok6c2x0i6s4k17/AABGnLTSpaz4wbMzcPHH7Qj7a?dl=0 (Morelli folder) the new sheet music is attached here as well.

    This link takes you to the Morelli folder with 17...
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    Alison Stephens memorial tribute online

    Just received from the British BMG Federation Committee:

    "Saturday 10th October marks the 10th anniversary of the late, great British mandolin maestra Alison Stephens and you are invited to join...
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    You have a pretty valuable instrument. You might consider one of the custom makers like Cedar Creek or Ameritage. Of those two American companies I believe one of a friend of mine ordered a solid...
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    New double concerto for mandolin and mandola

    Composition professor Brian St. John has shared to Facebook:


    WKU Symphony YouTube channel
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    Re: Classical Mandolin Videos

    Hi all!

    Here is a short video with a Prelude composed by the German born violinist Thomas Baltzar, a musician who, from 1655 till his death in 1663, enjoyed great fame in England. Enjoy the sound...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    If anyone needs to escape to North Carolina let me know, we are closing on a new house soon and will have some extra space.
    Wish that we could send you some of our rain!
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Maestro Rudy Cipolla would have celebrated his 120th birthday Monday, September 21, 2020. In preparation to honor him, I'm creating a slide show which will cover some of the highlights of his life as...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    That reminds me of the old Italian solfeggio method of learning to sing off of notation (various clefs, too) before you got to play an instrument, thus guaranteeing that the music was "in the ear" of...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Only if you mean medieval organ TAB, which became the grand staff.

    However, Gregorian chant staff notation was around before TAB.

    Notation was around during the lute era where lute (and...
  24. Thread: Le Cygne

    by Eugene
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    Re: Le Cygne

    I again thank you for your kind words, August. The one I posted there had the benefit of some very slight revisions after posting here. I am thus attaching that slightly revised version here.
    ...
  25. Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Got a text a few minutes ago from a friend in Orgeon, then checked Ken's Facebook page. Very sorry to hear the news that he has lost his home in the Oregon fires.

    Ken, for those of you that don't...
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