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    Re: Mazzaccara Classico A style mandolin

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    Mazzaccara Classico A style mandolin

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on the forum. I’ve been reading and learning so much from this site since I started playing about six years ago, such a wealth of information. I’ve just acquired a...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Dear Rudy Fans and future Fans!
    It's done! I am so happy to announce "Rudy Cipolla: Maestro Extraordinario." I finished this visual biography with brief annotations for each of the 40 "slides"....
  4. Thread: Le Cygne

    by Eugene
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    Le Cygne

    Wedding request. I'd prefer this piece be performed in duo (or, as originally written, as a trio). However, in being contracted as a soloist this outing, this seemed a more convincing approach to...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Just uploaded an interview that Dix Bruce did with Rudy in Frets, May 1987. Just click on the Dropbox folder link.
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    the Nakano Collection

    On the Japanese site "Circolo Mandoloinistico Fiorentino", the Nakano collection of mandolin, etc. is again available. You only have to ask for a password to access the files. I requested it and...
  7. Concert of Swedish folk music with bouzouki and mandobass

    FYI, there's a lovely concert of Swedish folk music on YouTube with Sofia Karlsson playing a guitar body bouzouki and mandobass. It seems quite rare to hear a mandobass being played so clearly.
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    Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Howdy friends! It looks like I'll be doing these for the long haul, so thought I'd just make a dedicated thread for all the Tiny Moore Tuesday posts.

    This week I took a stab at a great solo from...
  9. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tok6c2x0i6s4k17/AABGnLTSpaz4wbMzcPHH7Qj7a?dl=0

    Please visit my new Dropbox folder: Alessandro Morelli: A Monograph of his famous waltz "Speranze Perdute".

    The PDF...
  10. The sound of the Ranieri orchestra - 78rpm

    This just appeared on Ralf Leenan's Youtube channel:



    https://youtu.be/RjhjhIpS3Bo


    And this is the comment I wrote below it:

    Wow, this is a revelation! At times I had to remind myself I...
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    Great right-hand practice routine

    I found this video a while back and recently decided to give the scale workout a try. Wow! It's a great way to warm up the right hand and improve control (and conscious awareness) of what the right...
  12. Re: What did we play on Mandolins 100 years ago in the USA?

    Check out the Ballo Liscio thread. Lots of music that Italian and Italian-American players performed.
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    Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    In the spirit of helping each other get through this period of increasing downtime and decreasing income, the pdf's at Mando Scales are now free.

    (And, if you get a few down enough that you want...
  14. Thread: "A Bruxa"

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    Re: "A Bruxa"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB9XofJWyOA&list=PL7GNiZHmGjhfVat_QpMGzzE74Jeid3eNY&index=3&t=0s

    A version by the Alta California Orchestra.

    I played bass and guitar on this some years ago.
  15. Thread: "A Bruxa"

    by Martin Jonas
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    Re: "A Bruxa"

    Great tune!

    There are several settings at the Session:

    https://thesession.org/tunes/4194

    Also, there's a three-part harmony setting in one of Evelyn's books and I recall a rather intricate...
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    Re: Changing strings--winding and leaving?

    When I found this clip by Brad Laird a few years ago, my string changing life changed forever. Nothing could be easier or quicker, no slipping off at the loop end, no three hands, just easy and quick...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Starting to build a Cipolla archive. Slowly but surely we will be uploading all the transcriptions as easy to read/send PDFs.
    Please use this link to access, view, and download sheet music etc.
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    New Book of Evelyn Castiglioni's Tunes

    Evelyn's books over the past 5 years, ever since her first "Evelyn's Big Book 2015," have been a great source of wonderful arrangements of mostly traditional tunes, with a few originals scattered...
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    From her Book 3:
    The Old Man and the Old Woman (Christmas Rum)
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  20. Music notation to Mandolin Mondays #204 - Chop Melody Medley

    Hi Mandolin Pickers!

    If you're interested in the written out music to my Chop Melody Style Medley (tabs or standard notation), just give me a private note, with your e-mail address and I'll send...
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    Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    I'm saddened to share the news that our friend, composer, harpist, accordionist, professor of neuroscience, and beautiful person Evelyn T. Castiglioni passed over to the other side early this...
  22. Eilee Pakenham, her Compositions and her Ceccherini mandolin

    See this link on Eileen Pakenham.

    http://www.banjomandolinguitar.org/pakenham.htm
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Modern Embergher 5bis copy by Dietrich at Bernunzio. I am unfamiliar with this German Shop.

    Looks like this is the page on their website showing mandolins.

    Here are pics from Bernunzio's site.
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    Re: Etude book or something like that

    You might look at Marilynn Mair's The Complete Mandolinist, available from Mel Bay. She has compiled scales and etudes in keys up to four flats and four sharps. Other sections deal with developing...
  25. Published: Anonymous mandolin concerto (sinfonia)

    Hi,

    Just wanted to share that I finally found enough time to publish editions of the mandolin concerto ("sinfonia") I discovered in 2012 (see initial blog post). (It's likely from around the 1750s...
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