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    Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    It's easy:

    You practive with metronome until you can play (metered)
    4/beat at 160 bpm+ (or 8/beat at 80 bpm+)
    3/beat at 200 bpm+
    6/beat at 100 bpm +
    (you can also try 5/beat or 7/beat if you...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    The music from my video of Hasapiko (fast) has been used in the following video - maybe you like it and learn how "normal" oranges from Greece are treated.

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    Re: Scarlatti music video

    I think this "dream" video was a special video for the kickstarter project - why not tell a story...

    Here is the more normal - non dream - video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eLAHCBMBBk
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    Re: Bluegrass Jamboree 2019 in Germany

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    Yesterday was the last concert of the Bluegrass Jamboree 2019 in Germany.
    Here's a picture from the concert with all the artists
    Hoot and Holler
    Price Sisters (with Lauren Price Napier...
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    Bluegrass Jamboree 2019 in Germany

    As every year Rainer Zellner has invited three Bands for a big tour through Germany with his Bluegrass Jamboree. See details in his website

    11. FESTIVAL OF BLUEGRASS & AMERICANA MUSIC ON TOUR...
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA9lpHnZbFU

    Remembering Evelyn I made another video of one of her arrangements:
    The Old Man and the Old Woman

    Thanks Evelyn!
  7. Re: German romanticism or – Two voices, one mandolin

    Great job, Toomas! I enjoyed your videos. Great idea to play it on one mandolin. Nice and mellow sound!
    Have you ever tried to play guitar music on the mandolin? Many pieces for guitar can also be...
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    Re: 1911 recording

    I have compiled some information about Dounis including sources/clippings from The Crescendo in my German blog http://www.gezupftes.de/?p=14703
    It's based on a thesis about Dounis:...
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    Sad news, Evelyn's arrangements are great, and I love to play the arrangements with my loop station. Evelyn has made a good contribution of easy and good sounding arrangements for mandolins - Thanks!
  10. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    New video from Elvely's Mandolin Book:

    Schottis fran Härjedalen


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-TC8HOCVf4

    I have played and recorded the complete trio with my loop station.
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

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    I did not know that they also made Embergher copy mandolins. Here's a picture from the instruments exhibition at the Eurofestival in Bruchsal, Germany 2018.

    This is another one showing a...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    I have posted several mandolin methods in he public domain in the Petrucci Library (mandolin methods - I think most of those method have been scanned or uploaded by me).

    You can only upload books...
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    Re: Gelas mandolin family at Bernunzio's

    I do not think it's German, it's probably French, maybe made by Claude Patenotte. Patenotte uses the same headstock for his instruments.
    I'll check if this kind of double top instruments were ever...
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    Re: Gelas mandolin family at Bernunzio's

    One bass instrument like the one in this picture has been shown in this video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAYrCRTQ9Y4

    It is played at the end of the video at ca. 4:10
  15. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    Here's another tune - The Female Saylor - from Winter's Tale 1
    It's a nice jig composed by Marin Marais long time ago.
    I have recorded a complete set with classical guitar as a background to my...
  16. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    Cold Frosty Morning from Winter's Tale 1
    with a looper you can play all parts together:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0B5i8FG5fY
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    A Celtic Morn - Emile Grimshaw

    A Celtic Morn by Emile Grimshaw
    I have used my looper to record the chords and also the second mandolin part.

    The sheet music can be found in the Jan. 1926 issue of the B.M.G. magazine

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  18. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    I have just uploaded a new video for Sentimento Notturno (Nocturne Thoughts) , by Prof. L. Canoro, published in 1928 by A. Paolilli's Music Co. from Sheri's dropbox archive. A very nice tune in e...
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    Here is the Carthorse Rag - the last piece in the book - played with mandola (octave mandolin) and guitar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y-sXJ_zSCM
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    Here is my version of Face in the Crowd:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tspfsGOR9vo

    The guitar part ist good to play, the mandolin part is easy and a good exercise for legato playing.
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    Re: Greek Mandolin Sheet Music

    Hasapikos politikos


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqZswNZE0WU



    Free sheet music at musicaneo
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    Enchanted Castle
    A thoughtful, mellow piece - play with sensitivity and expression


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR2dJ03KhdM
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    I have now made ca. 10 videos from this book - more will follow. The pieces are very short - mostly just one minute - so it might be better to play the pieces two or more times.

    A very easy blues...
  24. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Another great tune from Sheri's archive - Tra Veglia e Sonno - it's also featured in Italian Mandolin Heroes in America.

    Two versions:

    Tra Veglia e Sonno - Suzuki bowlback

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  25. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Many of the recordings by I Quattro Siciliani are available here:

    Discography of American Historical Recordings

    and in the Internet Archive

    I have also made a youtube playlist with some of...
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