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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    Thanks for the "OK" on that Victor; is the full orchestral score available?
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    I can't help wondering how this would sound with (Hey, it's the Cafe!) mandolins. I am not sure the sweet sustain of the bows would be matched by tremolo; on the other hand, you did start with a...
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    [QUOTE=JeffD;1751743]Jacob Reuven answered this exact question in a workshop I attended. He introduced to us a technique of unmetered tremolo where the rapidity of the tremolo parallels the volume,...
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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    Evan Marshall had something very musical to say about this in a workshop I attended a few years back. Singers (that's my people) have a technique called messa di voce, a swelling and diminishing as...
  5. Re: Thomas Tallis: Hear The Voice And Prayer (c. 1560)

    Thank you for clarifying--the "borrowed" music from motet to Mass was very common so I assumed that was what I saw. I did think the part lines for the "Kyrie" seemed just like the motet, which I have...
  6. Re: Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680): Modo hypodorico

    Very interesting; and in my years of study I had not come across this Kircher. I did read about Guido d'Arezzo (the hand and the "ut[do]-re-mi-fa-sol" scale), Zarlino, a contemporary of Monteverdi, ...
  7. Re: Thomas Tallis: Hear The Voice And Prayer (c. 1560)

    My choirs sang Tallis motets including this little masterpiece (back when I wasn't so retired). The score I see is the Kyrie from a mass Tallis composed based on the motet "Hear the voice and...
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    As I thought: a better player than I! You get a great sound out of the same instrument (I have a similar vintage K4), and you do a LOT of all-string cording. I struggle with the single-string lines...
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    Mando-Bob, I see you are in Germany; when our Oregon Mandolin Orchestra played at Bruchsal, Holger Paetz loaned me his K1 and showed me his K4. I wonder if you know each other--not just because...
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    "An error occurred" and it sent me to a youtube of SNL Weekend Update, pretty funny, so thanks. Hope you can reset the connection, meanwhile I will sit and admire my own 1911 Gibson K4. You probably...
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    Re: Bellenghi and Weidt mandocello methods

    I was not aware of these in all my reading; wish I had known about them for my CMSA MC Solo/Method Book session. But I just don't understand the publishers and composers problem with clefs. I do know...
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    Re: More 'Cello Power at 2019 CMSA!

    Fabio inspired us to play "musically" rather than struggle to get all the notes (which a few of us could not) in rapid 16th runs. He provided carefully worked reduced parts for those of us who found...
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    Re: Japanese Commission / Premiere

    I was struck with the full rich "orchestral" sound (not just "plucked ensemble"). I am sure this is a result of the size of the group, their skilled playing, and your composition. ["painting a with...
  14. Re: Bickford MandoCello Method in BASS CLEF!

    having fun and learning from it already!
    jim
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    Re: Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    Not sure I understand the question, but Newtone will make a set--all 8-- to your chosen specs. I didn't put it together, I just sent them the gauges I wanted for each course.
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    Re: Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    I thought D'addario J78's were .074 on the C string. But for easier playing I use Newtone custom made strings, C is .070; lighter action still good sound. I had a K2 (same build as K2) and now a K4...
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    Are you talking about mandocello, or mandolin. If MC, yes I would say lighter. I had custom made strings from Newtone (UK) with the low C as .070, not .074. Kept a healthy sound, much easier to play....
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    Re: Mandocello Specific Techniques

    I'm just glad to hear other people see this as a difficulty (is that schadenfreud?); it tells me I'm not necessarily "doing something wrong," just struggling with a common problem. But I love my K4...
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    Re: New Bickford Mando-cello Method

    Ben!
    A big question at my CMSA Mandocello Workshop was "bass clef? ... Please?" and you have answered that call. I will get word to my com-bass clef-patriots, and there were a lot of us--at least 25...
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    Re: Stiver Mandolin Experience

    I was on the phone with Elderly Instruments a few years ago asking about a 70's era Gibson F5. The sales person was kind of so-so abut the instrument so i asked him to let me hear his choice. He...
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    Re: Changing the tuning for medieval sound

    Regarding the "authenticity" of historically informed performance, it is true that we don't know exactly what things sounded like a couple hundred to a thousand years ago. So any claim to "this way...
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    Re: Most Mandocellos at CMSA

    We probably talked at some point, I was at the table a few times, but too busy to check out name tags. I wonder if you heard the Cello ensemble (Low-Lifes) or the Aria? Glad you were there anyway.
  23. Re: Article: Progressive Melodies for Mandocello: 40 Studies for

    It's a great time to be a mandocello player! Thank you August, and people should also check out John Goodin's Winter Suite for Mandocello.
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    Re: New Bickford Mando-cello Method

    We discussed your publication at CMSA, looking forward to the bass clef version. Thanks and congratulations on this achievement!
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    Most Mandocellos at CMSA

    Most mandocellos EVER?? Well, there were 25 of us in a 140 piece orchestra!
    The Solo Mandocello Worlshop was a success thanks to the contributing composers: August Watters who has published (online)...
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