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    Re: Piccolo (Soprano) Mandolins

    Those are two beautiful instruments
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    Re: Piccolo (Soprano) Mandolins

    Yes and No. The nicest part of the piccolo mandolin is you have a very easy play up to the high C 3 octaves above middle C. Also you can play open to fifth position on all of the strings pretty...
  3. Bickford MandoCello Method in BASS CLEF!

    Finally, here for your enjoyment, is the Bass Clef Version of the Bickford Mandocello Method. I'd still say it's in draft phase, but hey, it's here and hopefully there aren't too many errors or...
  4. I made a "Smart" purchase this weekend

    Took a trip to Kansas City this weekend to Bradford Company Fret Shop to pick up two new instruments. I've wanted a matched pair of a Mandolin and Mandola and I found the legendary Authur Stern...
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    Re: Tchaikovsky on mandolin

    I’d love to hear this piece done with the horn as a solo mandola and then the mandocello play the trombone part and a bass playing the tuba part, but it is a very nice arrangement of the pieces.
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    Re: New Bickford Mandocello Method

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    It's finally here. Not sure why I'm having trouble uploading the whole file itself to the board, so I just put it into 4 parts.

    This is the Universal Clef version...
  7. Re: Article: Progressive Melodies for Mandocello: 40 Studies for

    Yeah, I like to print mine off and bind them myself so any print on demand version is great for me. I really look forward working through them! Thank you for creating more studies for the...
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    Re: New Bickford Mando-cello Method

    Good news to my fellow Mandocello enthusiasts. The first draft is just about done. Everything is entered and formatted to a point, now I’m doing the rough first run through for errors. It’s in...
  9. Re: Spring Suite, May 2019 for OM or Mandocello

    Great Stuff John. Very excellent.
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    Re: New Bickford Mando-cello Method

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    Awe heck, I'm feeling generous.

    Remember, the page numbers and layouts aren't done yet, and there's no proof reading yet. So there may be errors, but it's close to what the layouts...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    I will say, I certainly agree with you to a point. Having a copyright is meant to be a protection so that a persons works will not be profited by another individual and group. It was also a...
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    Re: New Bickford Mando-cello Method

    to give an update pgs. 75-end are complete. most of the first 10 pages are complete also. i started working back to front since I figured those would have the most music to transcribe. if anyone...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    I know they’re not free, but the 4 Bickford are available from the django site. About $48 all together. I bought all of mine there.

    The pettine is still under copyright but I have my own...
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    Re: Bickford Mandocello Method

    I want to thank everyone for reaching out. To let half a cat out of the bag, the reason why I’m collecting this is to reissue the original Mando-cello method (1913 copyright, it is in the public...
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    Re: Best Classical Picks?

    I play a lot of different mandolins in a classical style. The previous posts are correct. Picks can be very personal. Of the 10 mandolin members I play on, I can tell you, no two picks sound the...
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    Re: Four Centuries of Solo Mandolin Music

    Considering I got this book for a steal, I feel that I should at least write an honest review of this work for Neil.

    First, if you like professional level classical music, there are very few...
  17. Re: Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Mandolin

    Close. Concerto for oboe and violin.

    http://imslp.org/wiki/Concerto_for_Oboe_and_Violin_in_B-flat_major,_RV_548_(Vivaldi,_Antonio)

    One of my favorites.
  18. Re: Just Bought a Breedlove Crossover... not my original plan at

    I got a Breedlove prototype and it's by far my favorite mandolin to play. I'm with you. Let your fingers do the walking. It sounds great and plays great.
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    "Weber" you like them big or small?

    I thought in honor of the gallatin mandocello and soprano mandolin being removed from production, I'd post my two family members. They're no frills, no binding, but so much fun to play.

    Now I...
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    Re: Erik Satie: "Je te veux"

    I think in a full mandolin orchestra, the tremolo would be a little less distinctive, so I can see those long slurred passages played that way, but for a quartet I like your musical interpretation.
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    Re: Incoming: Emburgher-style Mandolin

    Can't wait to see your videos with it.
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    Re: Reflections

    I'm taking lessons from Caterina Lichtenberg online, and yes she agrees that all down strokes should be "rest strokes" at a 45 degree angle... Now there are exceptions like fast passages and certain...
  23. Re: Any tenor banjo players - early jazz style

    I've played with a traditional jazz band for over 10 years on tenor banjo with a CGDA tuning. When it comes to tuning, there are a lot of people who play different tunings. I knew another...
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