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    Re: Bach--Gigue from Suite #3 in C major

    Is that a 10-string cittern, liuto cantabile, or what? Sounds great; I have a very fine mandocello (1911 K4) but that extra string really interests me.
    Nice baroque style, wonderful playing; love...
  2. Re: August Watters - two books arrived today

    Rob, alto clef doesn't relate to tuning--C is the middle line no matter how you're tuned. The orchestral parts would be written with the assumption you are tuned CGDA, just like a viola, so I think...
  3. Re: August Watters - two books arrived today

    I'm a retired conductor so I had to read all the clefs--and sing all the parts. But I was never a string player until I retired and got serious about mandolin and mandocello. My wife has a tenor...
  4. Re: August Watters - two books arrived today

    I'll make sure August sees this review; I believe the virus shut-down has kept him at the Oregon coast--I live in the valley so we might be visiting as the travel opens in June. My background is in...
  5. Re: Great new composition by Joe K. Walsh - mandola and bass

    Mandola and bass--unusual combination. I play mandocello and one of my best friends plays mandola--is there sheet music for these pieces?
  6. Re: Bach Prelude to suite #3--new recordiing

    You bring out the voicings nicely--the baroque thing of an instrument accompanying itself with repeated drones, patterns in different octaves, and such. Smooth articulation too--I can never get that...
  7. Re: More on August Watters’ Exploring Classical Mandolin

    Also agreed; an easy going book that does not go too fast for a novice but still has valuable material for more experienced players. I must also recommend August's excellent (and only modern!) book...
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    Re: Mandolin Orchestra News

    I think this addition to the "Classical etc." thread is a very good idea, Joe (and MandoCafe). Just a shame it started at a time when orchestras cannot really meet. I am enjoying the suggestions for...
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    Re: Change to this Forum's title

    I was unfamiliar with the whole world of classical mandolin music until somebody at a bluegrass jam told me I should join "the orchestra." That was my entry into all this, as it might have been for...
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    Agreed; the best music is about music. I went to a songwriter workshop and the talk was about "the audience only remembers the beginning and end, so the middle doesn't matter.... and don't make the...
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    Listened to the Frati performance on Mandolin Mondays. I spend most of my time in the bass clef world with my K4 mandocello, but I need to move up in the (clef) world and try this beautiful piece. I...
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    Re: Playing remotely with friends

    I haven't done this yet, but a friend and I plan to exchange recordings of duets--I send her my part so she can play along with the recording, and vice versa. It should work, we'll try it next week....
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?...
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Thread: A la Russe

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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!...
  25. Re: Bach BWV1007, an interesting experience with an unusual audie

    Hoping this won't show up on the Cafe video--or youtube:disbelief:
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