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  1. Re: Long Island Mandolin Orchestra Looking for new Members

    Just to let people know how exciting the Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is you should know that we did a concert with Radim Zenkl! We performed one number with him, and we played the first...
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    mandolins on television

    Old Kung Fu episode with Jodie Foster playing mandolin.
    Old Partridge Family episode with Ray Bolger playing a Martin mandolin.
    I wish there would be more mandolins on television!!!
  3. Re: RIP: Jon Sholle, Guitarist with DGQ in the 1980s

    I just found out. He was my favorite guitarist. He was also a great mandolin player.
    I met him at the Bottom Line. I saw him play a duet with Rob Wasserman where they both looked at each other...
  4. Thread: Rita Dove

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    Rita Dove

    There are 23 poems in the section, "Mandolin", in Dove's book, THOMAS AND BEULAH (1986). The whole book is reprinted in her COLLECTED POEMS: 1974-2004.
    From the poem, "Variation On Pain":

    "He...
  5. Thread: Lara's Theme

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    Re: Lara's Theme

    Leonard Davis had many stories about being with Maurice Jarre who wrote "Lara's Theme".
    One funny story which I can't remember was about Jarre's wife! We even did a concert where we paid tribute to...
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    "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me"

    This story by David Gates is all about a dying bluegrass mandolin player. It is available in the 2014 volume of "The Best American Short Stories" selected by Jennifer Egan. A Gibson F-5 plays a...
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    "The Wonderful O"

    James Thurber's story features a mandolin player!
  8. I just want to say that I took lessons with Fred...

    I just want to say that I took lessons with Fred in Los Angeles. He is a great teacher and a great person. Everyone I have ever met who knows him thinks highly of him, too. His instruction books...
  9. Thread: Lara's Theme

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    Re: Lara's Theme

    Just thought you should know that Leonard Davis is the balalaika player on the soundtrack of Dr. Zhivago playing "Lara's Theme". I played in the Balalaika and Domra Society of New York under...
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    Re: Best Mandolin Method Books

    3 volumes of the William Place, jr. Mandolin Method published by Belwin-Mills. Marilyn Mair endorsed them in an old Mandolin World News so I went over to the Belwin-Mills plant about ten minutes...
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    I was one of Jethro's students by mail. I also...

    I was one of Jethro's students by mail. I also spoke to him on the telephone. His Mel Bay books changed my life. I got the tapes of the books from Ken Eidson and Ken's other mandolin books from...
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    Favilla Mandolins

    Was wondering if anybody has or has seen a Favilla mandolin. I bought a guitar from Tom Favilla which I am very happy with. The Favilla mandolin compares well with the Martin mandolin. Favilla...
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    Re: RIP Rob Wasserman

    The only time I met Rob Wasserman was at The Bottom Line in New York. He was standing next to Dawg who was giving me his autograph on the issue of Mandolin World News with his picture, the Homespun...
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    Aaron Weinstein's Mel Bay books

    Just picked up the chord melody mandolin book and the jazz violin solos book.
    It all looks so simple!
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    Re: Dave Apollon Photos

    THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH. I have been looking through it and haven't been able to find the mention of Dave Apollon. I think Augie is Bellow's best book.
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    Re: Dave Apollon Photos

    If you come across the passage in the book please let me know where it is.
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    Irving Berlin

    An early song of his is: "Pick, Pick, Pick, on the Mandolin, Antonio". I got it out of the Lincoln Center music library. It is so old that the music does not come with chords on the sheet music. ...
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    it's official

    I went to a Martin Guitar showcase yesterday. They will not be building mandolins ever again. Not now, and not in the future. They will continue to manufacture mandolin strings.
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    Re: Dave Apollon Photos

    I played in the New York Balalaika and Domra Orchestra which included three great players: Alexander Kuchma, bass, Jack Raymond, alto balalaika, and Nick Parmon who was the concert master, domra.
    I...
  20. Thread: new webpage

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    new webpage

    www.longislandmandolinandguitarorchestra.com

    Some tunes and video as well as a nice picture of the whole orchestra!
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    Re: Telemann: Duetto Affetuoso (TWV 40:107a)

    Can't say enough about your posts! Classical mandolin lives!
  22. Re: Barcarole: Lever du soleil sur Sainte Victoire (G. Jean)

    Outstanding! You have an open invitation to sit in with the Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra!
  23. Re: F.A. Bonporti (c. 1700), Trio Sonata in C Major

    I am enjoying this one, too. The combination of 2 mandolins and guitar is something else!
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    Re: To A Wild Rose (E. MacDowell, 1896)

    Congratulations on another terrific rendition!
  25. Re: Enrico Toselli (1883-1926): Serenata "Rimpianto"

    This is one of the first pieces I played when I joined the Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra over forty years ago!
    We did it as an instrumental and as a vocal. I like to play it on the...
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