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  1. Re: Rudy Cipolla Mandolin Sheet Music Manuscripts (Bay Area CL)

    Clarification: CMSA Open Mic is designated at mid-day, approx. 11:30A to 1:00P Saturday, not in the evening. These short slots allow for a maximum number of players to perform (just a couple of...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Bill's story matches everyone's experience. If you stopped into the Book Nook, he trusted visitors! Of course, had you brought him a bottle of mint Fernet Branca, he would have put down his marker to...
  3. Re: Rudy Cipolla Mandolin Sheet Music Manuscripts (Bay Area CL)

    I was just approved for two workshops "Rudy Cipolla" and a slot on Saturday night's open-mic. Attaching a PDF of my proposal if you have any trouble with the jpg.
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    Re: Tripoldi Mandolin

    Thanks for posting the detailed snaps. Indeed, the Pagani label (a Tipaldi retail distributor) was after 1905 and probably closer to 1910. I can see that I'll need to get this into a second edition...
  5. Re: Rudy Cipolla Mandolin Sheet Music Manuscripts (Bay Area CL)

    I've been transcribing his archive over the years. Now that my HEROES book is out there, I have devoted my time to more transcriptions in preparation for a Cipolla workshop at the CMSA convention in...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    The mandolins are still heard at Caffe Trieste, once a month on Saturday mornings. I try to post the schedule on MandoCafe's calendar. In addition, I've proposed a workshop for CMSA during the San...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    I'm pleased to put out an announcement about a Rudy Cipolla workshop at the upcoming Classical Mandolin Society of America convention in San Diego, November 2020.
    Please see the attached CALL FOR...
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    Re: Tripoldi Mandolin

    Indeed, the date 1850 is 3-4 decades too early. Tipaldi wasn't in earnest until the mid to late 1880s or early 90s when he was back in Brooklyn. It is a piece of history that should be bought for...
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    Re: Tripoldi Mandolin

    A 12-string Tipaldi is currently on eBay. (see attached) Since he was a "Spanish Student" member of Curti's group, I'm wondering if Tipaldi built this to imitate the 12-string bandurria. What is the...
  10. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Links expire and if you stumbled upon some defunct links, here are the current viable links identified with their folder name. Each link is a mandolin publisher. Some mandolin publishers, like...
  11. Re: Article: Italian Mandolin Heroes in America

    and here's a link to my website; scroll down to the PDF order form: www.zighibaci.com Thank you!

    These are the books you can order.

    Italian Mandolin Heroes in America --mandolinists as...
  12. Re: Article: Italian Mandolin Heroes in America

    Thank you for your support and I'm pleased to be able to continue the 20% discount to MandoCafe. see the attached order form. You can also visit PayPal and buy a copy by contacting me there. (Zighi...
  13. Re: Rudy Cipolla Mandolin Sheet Music Manuscripts on CList

    I'm busy at work transcribing the remaining titles in the Rudy Cipolla archive from the unreadable manuscripts to readable scores vetted through my software system to eliminate the annoying prevalent...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    I'm busy at work transcribing the remaining titles in the Rudy Cipolla archive from manuscripts to readable scores. I should have quite a few more titles available in PDF format by late spring.
    ...
  15. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Salvatore Pietro (S.P.) Fachutar was one of the original "Spanish" or "Roman" Students and launched a very long and successful career after he left Maestro Carlo Curti's group. He was a v. young man...
  16. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    I'll be updating the links that take you to individual music publishers. When you see an old link, you should know that they 'expire' and eventually, they're of no use. Stay tune as I will post each...
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    Re: bohman mandolins

    thanks, August!
    I'm only too happy to share my research. Here's the paper on Bohmann and how he intersected with the Spanish Students mania (these were Curti's "Roman Students" known as recent...
  18. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    A hundred years ago, a group of citizens reorganized the Klan from the Reconstruction era. They chose the Thanksgiving holiday to announce their reinvigorated formation. WWI kept people focused on...
  19. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    PIANO ROLLS FOLDER:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ai5w4idshkbc66h/AADl4pnlU0LKPjV7-4eq3D1Ra?dl=0
    I just uploaded a live performance on a pianola, a 1904 Polyphon Mechanical Player Piano, performed...
  20. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Curious if pfox was persuaded or not (about Seville)...
  21. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    I'm so sorry but I uploaded the wrong file...in my haste. Here's the final copy. as attached. Thank you!

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    see post #109 for correct final paper on Mr. Seville.
  22. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    :mandosmiley::mandosmiley::mandosmiley:

    I'm pleased to announce my investigation about the first American-made mandolin.
    Thanks to the enormous support from many friends and a tremendous amount...
  23. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    I'm very very close to publishing my definitive history on the first American-made mandolin. I'm excited with a sense of trepidation! I think it will help future scholars to continue in the search...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Try not to go postal...~o) but we do have a dysfunctional "acting" government at this moment and its many branches are suffocating for lack of permanent staff. Beyond that, all I can say is that ya'...
  25. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    just added a September 1954 recording made at Bella Napoli on Mulberry Street. Luigi Giorno from Germantown, PA. and his M2, Joe G. and Tony C on guitar. "Niagara" was published by Tesio. You can...
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