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  1. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    Isn't "Trill" a short-name for Tribble?

    ... And "Hammer-on", just a quaint way of telling someone to get drunk?
  2. Beethoven Sonatina in C for mandolin and piano

    learning the piano part on this kicked my butt haha but i eventually got there :-) Link below

    https://youtu.be/AYjYsJm2Rng
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    Fauré, Piazzolla, Sydeman recordings

    Hi folks, I put up a three new recordings on my little classical mando site today. Two 20th century compositions ("Treble Quartet" and "Oblivion") and a romantic piece arranged for twelve flutes,...
  4. Audiovisual cheat sheet for scales and modes

    I've always struggled with scales and modes so I made this tool for myself a year ago.

    The chromatic circle of notes (not the circle of fifths!), with a movable pattern overlaid on top to show the...
  5. Thread: B7b9

    by mandocrucian
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    Re: B7b9

    Just because a lead sheet gives a chord such as B7b9, there is no requirement for you to play all 5 notes of that chord simultaneously. You can play 3 notes if you want. Or you can break the notes up...
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    Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 Sarabande

    Hey, it's a just few notes here and there, right? Yeah right...This was deceivingly difficult to play for me. A true tongue twister for my fingers! After literally 40+ takes, this is what I got. ...
  7. 'Good Vibrations' for 7 mandolins and 3 mandocellos

    I haven't decided how well this video works, but it was inspired by a phenomenal piece of artistry. I remember hearing the original work while I was on my knees, scrubbing floors in Orwell, Ohio...
  8. REGINELLA and SERENATA MALINCONICA ( Calace )(Solo Mandolin)

    Please accept my humble first offerings to this part of the forum to show that Italian music is alive and well.:mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg2PX4wAH1s ...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I recommend the Guinness, or perhaps a Dos Equis.... oh you were talking about mandolins, my bad!
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    adventures in Italian music

    My introduction to Italian music was through recordings that were collected by a friend of mine. He would periodically send my transfers of 78s that he had found, and I would typically cringe a...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Calace is in the shop, so the Ellis will have to suffice. Trying not to forget over here.


    https://youtu.be/OmfQjMqhjeI
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    Bluebell Polka

    Guitar, mandolin and bass. On the slow side, but about as fast as I could handle the guitar part.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/bluebell-polka

    The back story on this one is a bit...
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    Re: O Sole Mio

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw3c5d3aBSE
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Hi,

    They’re French and called the Melonious Quartet. If this link does not work the tune was called Gaucho. Perhaps my favourite video on YouTube.


    https://youtu.be/sj_MpqS53mI

    Regards,
  15. Thread: Question

    by bigskygirl
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    Re: Question

    Bluegrass Breakdown, an awesome tune indeed!
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    Re: ArtistWorks 5 Day Challenge?

    Maybe the challenge is to see if you'll keep trying for 5 days. :grin:
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    Tiritomba (Neapolitan song)

    The famous Neapolitan song arranged in bass-melody style.

    https://youtu.be/AzsJQLZXChs

    Toomas Rannu
    Flat-backed mandolin, crafted by Viljar Kuusk in 2008 (Tallinn, Estonia)
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    I think the first is Speranze perdute:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/61564-Speranze-Perdute
    ...
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    Easy jazz chords (guitar)

    194600

    Glad we only need to cover 4 positions.
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    Blind test of 6 different bowlbacks

    Hi all. I am going to offer you a blind test of 6 different bowlback mandolins. I was having fun today playing them side by side and recording the results using Rode mini USB mic and Audacity with no...
  21. Sensível, a Choro Vals from Pixinguinha

    It is a solo arrangement of Pixinguinha´s Choro Vals Sensível, originally made for mandolin but performed here on mandola. The basic of the arrangement can be found in Mike Marshall´s Choro Book...
  22. Re: The mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830)

    Thanks for the compliments! I do spend a lot of time on my research and writing it all up.

    I sometimes worry some readers might find things too long and detailed. But breaking things up in small...
  23. The mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830)

    Hi all,

    I've published a rather large blog post concerning a dark horse of mandolin history: the mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830).

    Besides listing some sources already discovered by...
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    Re: International Jazz Day

    Sure...for the last few weeks jazz is what I've been playing. I'm a native of New Orleans - jazz is my folk music.

    Here's something in a totally different style, from one of the very first masters...
  25. Beethoven 3. Sonatine in C - major WoO 44a

    we recorded Beethovens 3. Sonatine from 1796 today

    Kuno Wagner - F4 Mandolin
    Jenifer Möbus - Harpsichord

    https://youtu.be/x0UJqwVAkwI
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