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    Mom's miniature parlor

    Mom's a nut for Victorian doll houses/miniatures. At least her parlor sports appropriate mandolin (far wall, next to the pump organ). (In the interest of total transparency, the mandolin was a gift...
  2. Thread: Deck the Halls

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    Deck the Halls

    https://youtu.be/VxlvxnTok10
    https://youtu.be/VxlvxnTok10

    With the choir of crickets... Merry Christmas!
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    Pre 1900 SS Stewart Publications

    While looking for something else I ran across this page. Some history. More mandolin content towards 1900.
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    Re: Fun holiday mandolin tunes

    https://pghardy.net/concertina/tunebooks/#xmas
  5. Re: Odd Oscar Schmidt 12 string (four courses) mandolin

    There was a 12 string Gibson in We Buy Guitars n 48th Street in NYC many decades ago. I assume someone bought it. Also, Mandolin Brothers had a D'Angelico 12 string.

    Here's one of the videos of...
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    More books

    Well, learning Graham McDonald has some more book and having a credit on Amazon I bought a few more books. These should keep me occupied reading for awhile.

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  7. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Hi Sheri,

    Here is the Tarantella Siciliana by Giuseppe Tarantola from your archive, the mandolin trio from the O. Pagani edition:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvlRKXHiMqk

    I have started...
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    Not a mandolin, butI built a cello!

    Not a mandolin I realize, butI built a cello:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8OUY4UxMzg&feature=youtu.be
  9. Re: Good source for beginning Celtic and Quebecois music

    Hi Leslie and welcome to the Cafe!

    Here are some resources to start with on the Irish side which I'm more familiar with, maybe someone else will jump in with Quebecois info.

    A good place to...
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    Re: Starting a Bowlback

    Here are a couple of solid moulds as used by Lorenzo Lippi in Milan. This first one is for an Embergher Style 5. The neck is attached at one end and the tailblock at the other.

    166511

    The...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Some Italian tunes in tab format:
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    Italian Mazurka: Bambina Mia (1919)

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    Arranged by Joseph Gio
    Published by O. Di Bella Music, New York, 1919

    This is an Italian-American mazurka published in 1919. Like most of these ballo liscio dances, it was...
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    Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF1SspL54F8

    Mandola, Violin, Banjo, Piano, Bass and Drums. Got the rights from Annie and Dave to release this as a single with my band. Sorry, no bluegrass here,...
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    Re: Free tunes for winter 2016: Winter's Tale 3

    Dear Mandolin Friends,

    Once again another year has gone by since I posted my last Winter's Tale tune book on this Forum. Here is Winter's Tale Book 4, with 22 tunes for mandolin trio plus guitar...
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    Mario Maciocchi / L'orchestre plectre mandola

    Here's an interesting one that came to me for repair recently, I'm hoping that someone will know more about Mario Maciocchi than I've been able to find on the web. In particular I've found no...
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    Re: RIP Don Williiams

    This is very sad news indeed. I simply loved Don William's voice - deep,rich,easy to listen to & it had a beauty of it's own. Along with the sadly departed Glen Campbell,Don Williams was possibly the...
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    Re: Rest in Peace - Glen Campbell

    https://youtu.be/j8AKbrEjUmQ

    This is one of my favorite videos. His phrasing is fantastic even when he's playing slower
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    Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

    In memory of Leonard Cohen, who had a purity of thought and elegance of words that cut right through to the inner core of being.

    My recording of "Hallelujah" is based on an SATB choral arrangement...
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    How To Play Tweeter And The Monkey Man

    A five minute tutorial on how to play Tweeter And The Monkey Man by The Traveling Wilburys. A simple tune, Am Em & Dm, with a Dmaj chord accent in the bridge.
  20. Laurent Fantauzzi: "Brunette" (waltz), with score

    Laurent Fantauzzi (1870-1941): Brunette - Valse

    "One man, Laurent Fantauzzi, totally dominated the mandolin scene in Marseilles, throughout this period and beyond. Born in the Neapolitan province...
  21. On-line hymnal library at Calvin College

    Unfortunately, all the music I saw was in standard notation.


    http://www.hymnary.org
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    Re: Good/Popular Fiddle Tune

    Yes Melissa, use Eric's suggestion. Pick anyone of those tunes to learn. You can find a tef file for them on this site so you can hear the melody and slow it down. You can do a search on YouTube with...
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    Re: Intonation problem

    When i set up a guitar i do not necessarily make the 12th fret the same as the harmonic. If the player plays in the first position mostly then i will leave the 12th fret sharp and set up at the 7th...
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    Re: A good song book for playing folk music?

    Also check out this great collection of free PDFs:

    Link

    Martin
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    Re: Easy folk songs?

    For folk songs (as opposed to instrumental tunes), this is one of my favourite places:

    Link

    Melody lines and good, playable chords in well-presented PDFs for a great many public domain folk...
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