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    Re: Repertoire suggestions?

    One of the big hits for anything plus guitar.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-2AngS_Z5k

    (Just in case, the link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-2AngS_Z5k.)
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Some info on the use of tree-ring dating in the violin world:

    http://violin-dendrochronology.com/
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    Re: Calace method exercise 52

    Interesting question, but not easy to sort out. It looks to me like the rule given on p. 4 (that tremolo on a new string must begin with a down stroke) will decide the answer in some passages. In...
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    Re: 1910 Mandolin

    And thanks, Jim, for making some sense out of this strange conversation. I was hoping the OP, as owner of the instrument, could tell us a little about it. Not gonna happen, it seems.
  5. Re: Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    When I owned a Stradolin I just played it with no strap. But I seem to recall the Strad tailpiece included a little channel that I always imagined was meant to take a piece of cord about the size of...
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    Re: 1911 recording

    Great playing on both items! Thanks for posting.

    I've only known Dounis as the author of a series of books of exercises and studies for violinists, including this one I worked through (on guitar)...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    I'm pretty sure that book (like many other transcription books and fake books) came out in three forms: one each for C, Eb, and Bb instruments. A tune played in Bb on piano/guitar/etc. is in G for...
  8. Re: Opera singer guitarist in need of help

    I played that mandolin part on two different productions about 10 years apart. The first time I actually did it on guitar (as requested by the conductor). That puts the part down an octave, but it...
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    Re: Mini Guitar to Tenor Tuning

    Wow, great job, Roland!

    (As title isn't showing up here, video gives a fine transcription, a fine performance, and an excellent lesson on Old Dangerfield.)
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    Re: A. Alberto - Kleine Mandolinen-Schule

    Oops. I see this now in Alex's post #15. Would be very glad to know the source of this information.
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    Re: A. Alberto - Kleine Mandolinen-Schule

    Hmm, I wonder. The Wikipedia article tells us Albert published early compositions under the name Enrico (sic) Alberto, and founded before 1900 the Milan Mandolin Club, and that after 1900 he was...
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    Re: A. Alberto - Kleine Mandolinen-Schule

    Thank you for that, Sheri! It's nice to know that our mystery mandolin pedagogue is none other than Heinrich Albert, well known to classical guitarists as the editor of most of the classical-period...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    New on the Cafe classifieds today is this Antonio Grauso mandolin:

    177971

    It's a new name to me, and a nice looking instrument. Have we seen anything else by this maker? Apparently he was an...
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Here's the fingerboard on mine. Don't know if I've seen another like it, with the sapwood and heartwood together. Must have been the cheapest ebony in the pile, but it's a nice look.

    177907
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    Re: Loar-period A-Jrs.

    Nice! Here's mine, with original bridge and fingerrest.

    177904

    Probably from 1924. I got new frets on it a few years ago, and now it plays very nice. And a new nut gave me a little wider...
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    Re: Chord notation questions re + - and o

    In a theory class there's a distinction between the diminished triad (g#-b-d) and the diminished seventh chord (g#-b-d-f). But in my long experience I've never seen a pop or jazz arranger actually...
  17. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    Good example. You could write it in 9/8, but no one would bother. Simpler to just think of it as swing feel.
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    Re: Chart

    Super job! Thanks, dcav.

    And in Bb— all makes sense now.
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    Re: Chart

    Looks to me like:

    Bmaj7 / C#-7 (F#7/E) | B/D# / E-7 A7 | D#-7 G#7 C#-7 F#7 | Bmaj7

    Sounds right too... :)
  20. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    9/8 gives you three beats each subdivided in three.

    So the beat is the dotted quarter note and the tempo is about 116 beats per minute.

    It's a waltz.:)
  21. Re: A.F. Anderson 12-string Mandolin made from old, 1660 London p

    Yeah, lots of free pianos around, though probably not many built from 200-year-old Brazilian rosewood.

    Beautiful old Hammond organs are also now worth next to nothing!
  22. Re: A.F. Anderson 12-string Mandolin made from old, 1660 London p

    I hadn't heard this, but I do recall a rumour from the seventies or so that a well-known British guitar builder was going around to country auctions buying old rosewood pianos (19th century...
  23. Re: A.F. Anderson 12-string Mandolin made from old, 1660 London p

    A few more questions: what is the string length, nut to bridge (or nut to 12th fret, times 2)? It's hard to get a sense of scale in the photo, but it looks like this might be longer than a normal...
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    Re: Strap button on neck?

    Here's what I use. (Laughlin mandolin)

    176923

    I've had the same arrangement on a Mowry A and one or two other mandolins.
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    Re: Strap button on neck?

    I would find that a real problem for playing up high on the neck. I've usually had a button put right on the back, into the heel of the neck. It's out of the way and very solid there. Works fine...
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