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    Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    MuseScore works very well for relatively small things. I've done some fairly complex work with it and it handles everything just fine in my experience. I think that's a much better bet than the more...
  2. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    I have a couple possibly contradictory thoughts on this. I've had a Collings MT2 for about 12 years, it's a great mandolin. I also within the last month got a new mandolin, custom built for me by...
  3. Thread: Moonlight Sonata

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    Re: Moonlight Sonata

    While there are some Beethoven sonatas that I could conceive of making a solo mandolin arrangement of (I've been toying around with the last movement of the Pathetique for a while now), I don't think...
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    Re: Bach D Major Prelude from Suite #6

    I played viola many years ago but never attempted this suite so I came to it originally on mandolin so I favor the higher passages. They do sound wonderfully rich in the lower register on your...
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    Re: New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    I didn't have much experience with any variety of walnut before this but I can't argue with the results. The way that came about, I was attempting to describe the kind of tone I was looking for and...
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    Re: New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    My wife is calling it "the other woman", so we're on very similar brainwaves there!
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    Re: Bach D Major Prelude from Suite #6

    Excellent playing, Tom! This prelude is one of my favorite pieces to play, even though that last page is usually a train wreck when I attempt it. I'm curious why you went with the edition you did. I...
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    New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    I've been an admirer of Brian's work for many years, particularly the wildly original instrument he built for Joe Brent some years back and when I finally decided I wanted my dream mandolin built, he...
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    Mandolin at the Tonys

    Don't know if anyone else was watching the Tony awards last night but my wife is a huge theater fan so naturally we were and imagine my surprise when I see a familiar sight from a completely...
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    Re: Thile at Carnegie May 8

    It was indeed a great night. I think the thing that struck me most was that it was really 20+ years of musical evolution on display, at least for Chris (it's his residency at Carnegie, after all)....
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    Re: Avi Avital Recital on Prime.

    Great find! This is a great opportunity to see Avi's playing up close, both video and audio are excellent.
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    Re: Chris Thile at Carnegie Hall 11/28/18

    Keep in mind that one of the "songs" listed is in 3 movements and ran at least fifteen minutes by itself. Some of the other songs did feature extended solos, yes, and Another New World is probably...
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    Chris Thile at Carnegie Hall 11/28/18

    I was lucky enough to get to see Chris Thile in the ~250 seat Weill Recital Hall last night where he performed for about an hour and a half totally totally solo. Here's the set list, which I was...
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    Re: Chopin E Minor Prelude Mandolin Arrangement

    Fantastic job on this arrangement! I love adaptations of piano pieces for mandolin when you find one that works. I may have to steal this one for myself.
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    Re: A New Dean Mandolin!

    Absolutely stunning! Brian is hands down my favorite builder working today because I don't know of anyone else who combines his unique designs and exquisite workmanship. I've got one of my own...
  16. Re: J. S. Bach BWV1004 - Ciaccona Transcr. Eduardo EgŁez

    Why do we even bother playing mandolin?

    Now I need to go find a lute...
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    Re: New Labraid (Brian Dean) Grand Concert - Jazz

    Every instrument Brian builds is more beautiful than the previous one. Another stunner. I just put down a deposit for a 10-string flat back from him, so I certainly hope that trend keeps up!
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    Re: What the

    Thanks for the history lesson! I know Grapelli and Reinhardt, of course, but not Eddie South. I was referring to that group that came specifically out of bluegrass, David Grisman (thanks for the...
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    Re: What the

    I've been out of the loop for a while but I have been keeping up with Chris and his work with whatever PHC is called now. I heard this when I first listened to that week's episode and I though it...
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    Re: Are they really worth it?

    I was very happy with the Blue Chip for many years (still my go to pick for guitar) until I switched to Wolle when I got more into classical playing. They would be quite a bit cheaper if I didn't...
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    Re: Stradivarius, del Gesu and Loar

    Put me in the Kerman camp as well. I've heard both Chris and Avi play Bach in a live setting and while they're both tremendous players, I'll take the Kerman every time. This isn't entirely a...
  22. Re: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer new Bach Trios recording

    A quick check of the score shows that they're playing the three lines exactly as written, Chris the top, Yo-Yo Ma the middle (you'll see he's way up the neck most of the time the camera is on him)...
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    Re: New Pono octaves!

    Any chance of doing a larger bodied version as mandocello? I love the way the octaves sound but I want the low C!
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    Re: Learning Bach's Chaconne, soliciting tips

    Well said, I quite agree. I find the allemande, while not very difficult compared to the rest of the suite, to be quite beautiful and rewarding to play. The corrente is also quite fun and a great...
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    Re: Learning Bach's Chaconne, soliciting tips

    That's a very good start! You've got the notes down, and a very nice tone throughout (that looks like a Big Muddy, right?). I have a couple suggestions, maybe of more of a musical nature that might...
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