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    Re: Neapolitan/Southern Italian Christmas songs?

    Yes, thank you, I have the book. The song within is the "Santa Allegrezza" I mentioned. I'm hoping to find a few others.
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    Re: Neapolitan/Southern Italian Christmas songs?

    I sighed at the image of the pannetone. :)
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    Neapolitan/Southern Italian Christmas songs?

    I suspect that what I'm looking for is probably here somewhere, but I was unsuccessful in my searching. Perhaps I didn't use the right search terms.

    I'm hoping someone can point me to...
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    Re: We Speak no Americano feat. bowlback

    I had three years of Italian in high school, but that ended forty years ago. My dad was Italian, but his parents made a point to only speak English in the house, so the only Italian Dad learned...
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    Re: We Speak no Americano feat. bowlback

    The song is "Tu Vuo Fa l'Americano," covered innumerable times, but this is the original by Renato Carosone. The translation given is faulty; there is much more going on here. The original Italian...
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    Re: D’Addario Exp74 misleading advertising

    I finally cashed in all the points I'd been accumulating since the '80s. Got a nice canvas gig bag and a set of bass strings. (Being primarily a bassist who likes strings more on the dead side, the...
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    Re: Question about this Miroglio

    I had contemplated--should I actually develop some minimal amount of proficiency--that it might be fun in certain specific instances to dress as Pulcinella, and that a strap would be useful, but...
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    Re: Question about this Miroglio

    Another question I forgot to ask: I know it's not traditional to use a strap with a bowlback, but if one wanted to, where would one tie it at the tail end? Under and around the tailpiece? (Not an...
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    Question about this Miroglio

    I picked up an eBay refugee Vincenzo Miroglio & Figli bowlback recently. First off, I understand that Miroglio is not a highly thought-of maker, and I'll probably be looking for a nicer one down the...
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    Re: New here--pick question

    Yes, I have Rob's e-book; it's a great resource and he's very generous for giving it away. I sanded the feet of the bridge to better match the belly of the beast. Then on measuring the action after...
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    Re: L. Ricca Bowlback

    I found these while doing a Google search. I hope they're of interest.

    From the January 1895 World Almanac & Encyclopedia:
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    See center advertisement from the August 1896 Loomis' Musical...
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    1926 high school Banjo-Mandolin Club

    I hope this is appropriate to post here. This is the photo of the Banjo-Mandolin Club in my grandfather's high school yearbook. Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1926. They had a ukulele...
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    Re: New here--pick question

    Thank you, everyone. I ordered a few of the Dogal picks in different weights, and will check local shops for some of the others.
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    Thank you so much, Rob. The tip about making DIY fret saws is worth it alone (having griped about the cost of store-bought nut files I might only use once). Color me another appreciative user.
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    New here--pick question

    Hello, I'm new here, and new to the mandolin. My primary instrument since 1980 has been electric bass, so I'm finding the transition considerable, not only in scale length but in terms of tuning in...
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    Re: Hello, new here!

    Hello, I'm new here as well, also a bass player (also four-string, primarily a Rickenbacker (occasionally other oddities, like an Ampeg AUB-1), with roots in rock and punk but now playing jazz and...
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