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    Monday Musicians, Welsh Waltzes

    We made another video, still mostly non mandolin, I have defected to tenor banjo, but there is a rather nice Flatiron on here.


    https://youtu.be/ibEfogkDUdA
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    I learnt using the Ranieri books, after an ad hoc grounding in folk, and would tend to play that era of music in his style and anything else with much less tremolo -although one lady did accuse me of...
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    Re: Advice please! Pietro Tonelli Mandolin

    Yes, I have always liked the styling of those and the back and sides look to be of lovely pieces of wood. The workshop is worth a visit, I had my banjo fettled there, very evocative.
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    Re: Advice please! Pietro Tonelli Mandolin

    As you are in London then John Alvey Turner in Camden has a couple in your price range : https://johnalveyturner.co.uk/mandolins/

    You could also try Hobglin in Rathbone place, I think they are...
  5. Re: New and recent Tenor, best than vintage Martin's and Gibson ?

    Well, that's what I keep telling myself, but maybe I'm just decrepit.
  6. Monday Musicians LockdownVideo - English Jigs

    Limited Mandolin content.


    https://youtu.be/5WHgdU9U67g


    By coincidence, I only got the video yesterday.

    Monday Musicians has been running since the 1930s, we usually meet at 7pm on the...
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    FWIW I have had a couple of the Clifford Essex Roman plectra and found them a bit uncomfortable, they are about 4.5 cm long rather than the 6.6 suggested on...
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    Re: A Year With Calace?

    I have been working on lesson 1 for a week, and it's proving a worthwhile effort.

    If we want something to discuss, how are people handling using the same finger on adjacent strings? If it's the...
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    Re: Classical Mandola

    I play classical mandola tuned GDAE, and the old mandolin orchestra music I have is written that way, not in alto clef which I think is more common in the US. My bowlback mandola is 42.5 cm scale...
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    Re: Fine music broadcast from Glasgow, Scotland

    Laura Beth was the mandolin tutor at Folkworks in Durham a couple of years ago, she taught us some great tunes, Kitchen Girl was one.

    I doubt it will happen this year, sadly.
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    Re: Vinaccia vs Embergher vsCalace Video

    Tricky, when I played them in order I liked the one I was listening to, then I started flicking between them and the Vinaccia & Calace sounded quite similar. I might have a slight preference for the...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    Being English social distancing comes inbuilt.
  13. Thread: Musician quotes

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    Re: Musician quotes

    'The more I practice, the more natural talent people tell me I have' -Harmonica professional Steve Lockwood.
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    You could be in luck Kevin, just seen an eBay UK ad from a Bournmouth shop quoting delivery in 3 days https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274265082962?ul_noapp=true
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    Re: Baroque mandolin

    Good looking and sounding instrument. I like the tune too.
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    One opinion is to buy an instrument better than you are and that removes one of the variables from the equation, it's definitely you that needs to improve.
  17. Re: Borodin: Polovetsian Dance (Stranger In Paradise)

    Nice one Martin, I do like the voice of your Vinaccia. Now if you just provide a source for Dancing Maidens, I'll be set.
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    Re: Calace method exercise 52

    Hmmm, I think I would find it hard not to start on a down stoke, and since I am going into tremolo and thus picking a lot quicker I think it would be ok. As to what a modern players in the Italian...
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    That's a shame, I have brought Evelyn's arrangements into various groups I play with and they are always well received. We'll be playing a couple in Christmas shows, I am sure the audiences will...
  20. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Lovely work again Gary. No. 1 has just been torturing Pachabel's Canon, practicing for the Christmas show.
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Brejeiro

    No problems, it's been worth wait, I listened to the tango afterwards and enjoyed both.
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Brejeiro

    Should there be a link? Or is Brejeiro four minutes, thirty-three seconds long?
  23. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I have a Greek Sakis mandola that I am happy with, I was playing it in a group last night. I have mine strung as an Octave but it was built to be CGDA. I think it was one of the cheaper models, and...
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    Re: Saw the Trials of Cato yesterday

    Thanks for that Caleb it was driving me up the wall trying to remember, and I used to play it too :mad:

    FWIW I think the other two tunes are Welsh, the band didn't name them just the set.
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    Saw the Trials of Cato yesterday

    They were excellent :)

    Here's a taste


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mZ1kK2CB5Q

    They got a very different audience in Cressing Temple Barns, almost as old as the barns themselves.
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