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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. Thread: "A Bruxa"

    by DavidKOS
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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.
  6. 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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    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)
    181502
  10. 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...
  12. 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...
  15. 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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    Re: A Celtic Morn - Emile Grimshaw

    Nice playing! I love tunes with that feel
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    Re: A Celtic Morn - Emile Grimshaw

    What a jolly piece, Michael. Thanks for posting this and congratulations on your impressive technique. Your link to the BMG archive is also very welcome. I have a) nearly complete set of original...
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    free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    3 mandolin solo and trio books from Evelyn.

    Dear mandolin friends. i Have2 new books on amazonfree for download from this forum and one more mot on amazon. Please avail yourelf of your free...
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    Japanese Commission / Premiere

    Greetings, global mando-friends.

    I am delighted to share the exciting news that the Sapporo Plectrum Ensemble will premiere Under the Northern Star, a work I have written expressly for them, at a...
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    Got to revive this thread I started almost 2 years ago: I bought the book, but I never managed to play something from it, so it ended up in a pile of unused sheet music books.;)
    But lately it was...
  21. Mandolin sources in Yale University library

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share with you my latest blog posts about some discoveries of 18th century mandolin music at Yale University Music Library.

    First of all, a general blog post about Yale...
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    London Mandolin Ensemble

    A programme of British Music, featuring the work of Eileen Pakenham

    Saturday 27th April 2019 - Please see the attached flyer

    http://www.londonmandolinensemble.org.uk
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    Avi Avital on Performance Today

    A recording of Avi Avital playing Bach's Sonata in E minor back by harpsichord is featured on the April 3 Performance Today program. For your listening pleasure (click the Hour One link):...
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    Puccini's "O mio babbino caro" solo

    I don't think I've ever shared this here, so here remedied. It's a super-easy (but—I like to imagine—super-effective) duo-style arrangement of Puccini's popular aria. When the aria is extracted,...
  25. Re: Das Badische Zupforchester - New Videos - Biber / Scarlatti

    ”When we (Oregon Mandolin Orch) were at Bruchsal Zupffest I noted that all the German groups used guitars rather than mandocellos. When I looked through the stacks at sheet music vendors I saw the...
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