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  1. Re: 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    Seriously, is the next convention in Bloomington? I MIGHT be able to make that one! Keep us posted....
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    Re: Mandola to Viola

    As a studio strings teacher who also taught school strings, work on the bow and BE PATIENT! I tell all my beginning adult students to be a like a 10 year old...yes, you will squeak and make scratchy...
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    Re: "Family" addition, from the Larsons

    WOW!!! Severe MANDO-ENVY as I am also a bassist......ENJOY that beautiful instrument and send newer pics when you can!!!!
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    Re: My prim tamburitza arrived

    Another good place for tamburitza strings is Deligo Picks http://www.deligopicks.com/
    Fast and they can answer questions.....Not that I'm an expert, but tamburas are a bit different than mandos. I...
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    Re: Music for mandola

    Check out some of the free music sites www.8notes.com/viola/ so you can try out some easy tunes reading alto clef. It really isn't so bad once you get used to it, but learning it with the easy...
  6. R.I.P. Allen Richmond, Dayton Mandolin Orchestra

    I wanted to let folks know that the founder of the revived Dayton Mandolin Orchestra, (Tony) Allen Richmond, has passed. Truthfully, many of us lost touch with him when he left the orchestra, so we...
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    Re: From viola to Mandola

    I made the transition from bowed cello to mandocello several years ago and STILL use a lot of my bowed cello music. I found the transfer pretty easy as far as the LH was concerned; yep, the plectrum...
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    Re: Mandocello Enlightenment Needed!

    As a cellist as well as a mandocellist, starting with a cello instructor would be fine; I use my cello studies etc. all the time. Once you feel pretty comfy with the fingering system, shifting, etc....
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

    Don't know who on here reads music or learns by ear, but if you're doing the Bulgarian stuff, I recommend BY EAR. I'm classically trained, so the first time I prepared for camp I tried to do it all...
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

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    This is (hopefully) me with my bulgarian tambura at the EEFC Balkan Music Camp in NY several years ago.
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    Re: Bulgarian Tambura

    I have both a Bulgarian tambura and a Macedonian one; I also play tamburitza instruments (which is what Ollaimh has). You might want to hook up with the Eastern European Folklife Center...
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    Re: Wishnevsky shop fire

    I wish someone would put this on the HOME page. I think it is THAT important. Steve was making AFFORDABLE mandocellos as well as guitars and basses.
    He is a strong person and will probably bounce...
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    Re: new mandolin orchestra

    I second Jim; the materials are NOT the problem, nor your knowledge. We have TRIED to get something going here in Columbus Ohio on and off for probably 10 years. The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra has...
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    Re: Domra

    I play tamburica music, in addition to mandolin, and tremolo on single strings is much more difficult for me. It IS a different technique, but I have found that my technique has IMPROVED since...
  15. Re: Acoustic Bassist wanted for New York Mandolin Ensemble

    Not sure why, but finding acoustic bassists who read is sometimes a problem. If I lived in NY, I'd GLADLY play for you!
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    Re: Mandocello technique -- tremolo or not?

    I agree with what is said above. Playing in mandolin orchestra, I also mainly tremolo on notes on the higher strings and/or melodic lines. Longer 'bass" notes can be helped to sustain via the...
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    A friend bought me the book and these are great...

    A friend bought me the book and these are great studies! I get bored with our Mandolin Orchestra music--it's not much more of a challenge sometimes than the classical double bass parts I'm used to...
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