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  1. Re: New release by ETSU mandolin orchestra, on Bandcamp!

    Here's a live performance of some of the material from the album (in the space it was recorded...), with photos of the group.
    I am still in wonder that some of these folks had never played the...
  2. Re: New release by ETSU mandolin orchestra, on Bandcamp!

    Thanks, Jim,

    About notation - I can ask - which in particular are you interested in?
  3. New release by ETSU mandolin orchestra, on Bandcamp!

    Hi, folks, here's the bandcamp release of the ETSU Mandolin Orchestra album:

    https://etsumandolinorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

    Eager for other folks who like this kind of music to hear the...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Hi, folks - Again, my thanks for the suggestions and corrections. The document is in much better shape with your (and others') contributions. I am grateful for community! Here's the current state...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    [QUOTE=joh;1875159]A very naive question: are there mandolin orchestras that don’t play classical music?

    To joh -
    Well, if our group counts, then yes! Curious to hear what others would say,...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    I appreciate your thoughts, Mick! The class issues here are fascinating. I just ordered the Mignano book - thanks for the reference.
    ...and maybe we can sway you to liking mandolin orchestra...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Thanks so much for the reading, thinking, and suggesting, folks! The essay is in much better shape due to your help!
  8. Re: Mandolin Orchestra Liner Notes - Suggestions?

    ...and this thread has shifted to the Orchestra genre area.
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Robert,
    Thanks so much for the careful reading and substantive reply. I will work the historical information in as I am able -- but certainly can give the conclusion a wider scope, and at least...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Thanks so much, Dotty! I appreciate the reference, and the call to action on mandolin orchestra activity!
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    Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Hi, folks -
    I've attempted to summarize the history of the mandolin and mandolin orchestras for an upcoming recording by the East Tennessee State Mandolin Orchestra. In my line of work, I am called...
  12. Re: Mandolin Orchestra Liner Notes - Suggestions?

    ...was really most interested in hearing about the essay on Mandolin orchestras - I imagine there are folks here who could spot any major gaffes in the story I spin...
  13. Mandolin Orchestra Liner Notes - Suggestions?

    Hi, folks - I might be opening up a barrel of monkeys here, but I figured some folks here could offer timely and constructively critical suggestions/corrections for this text that I am working up for...
  14. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    ... you know, thinking about this, I remembered that our local mandolin (chamber) orchestra undertook the crazy task of re-interpreting Fela Kuti's "Water he no get enemy," with some spanish-language...
  15. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Thanks for this list, Joel - of course I should have thought of ILAM!
  16. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Among Malagassy players of tsapiky there seem to be instruments referred to as "mandolins" but I'm still not sure what they are, exactly - anyone know more about this territory / style? ...
  17. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Great, David! Can't wait to hear it!
  18. Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    Hi, folks - since listening to Afropop Worldwide as a kid growing up, I have had a mix of afropop guitar styles in my head. anyone else have the crazy idea to play (something like) these styles on...
  19. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Here are two documentaries with sights and sounds of string band music from overseas: Far Western - http://www.farwesternmovie.com/ and Banjo Romantika - www.banjoromantika.com (stream on demand...
  20. Por Una Cabeza - ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    Hi, folks - just wanted to share this recording that my students and I put together at the end of the past Spring semester - it's finally ready to go. There will be at least one more soon- and I...
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    Re: ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    August - I found this arrangement on IMSLP - https://imslp.org/wiki/Tangos_argentinos_tradicionales_(Brugger%2C_Hans-J%C3%B6rg)
    I comb through that site a lot , since it is free and open. If we had...
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    ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    I know there is a small audience for this kind of ensemble, but I figured I might find it here !

    Here's a recording that my students and I made as part of our Mandolin Orchestra course at East...
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    Re: Milonga by ETSU mandolin quartet

    Not sure if this is the spot to post this - it's not really about the equipment, but rather about the playing... Hm - put in general discussions?
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    Re: Milonga by ETSU mandolin quartet

    thanks for the feedback - hm - how's this?


    https://youtu.be/_M_Ha4ykSXg
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    Milonga by ETSU mandolin quartet

    Evening, folks - wanted to share a recording that my students and I made as part of our Mandolin Orchestra course at East Tennessee State University's program in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country...
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