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  1. Torrafied is actually an ancient Jewish process

    Any young boy, age 12 or 13, can tell you that the right of passage called Bar Mitsve is an intimidating process. They have to learn enough Hebrew in order to read a part of the Torah in front of the...
  2. Something I'll remember for the rest of my life

    I was talking to a band mate the other day. This is how our conversation went.

    Did I tell you about my teacher?

    Oh, yes many times. He's very famous. A world renowned performer and highly...
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    My only contact with a beloved little baby, now about 5 weeks old was on Skype. She's beautiful and I hope to hold her someday.
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    Re: Vous Et Mois for mandolin orchestra

    Nice harmonies there. I captures a mood from an earlier generation.
  5. Re: Buying myself my first mandolin for my 30th. Need help

    The Puglisi fluted bowlback mandolin has much better quality materials. The cheaper instruments, guitars as well as mandolins, 'paint or stain' cheaper quality wood. (As in the model 10)

    These...
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    Can anyone help find this tune for me? I thought Sharon by the Sea was recorded by the Assad Brothers guitar duo years ago. If not them, then some well known group. I love this tune.
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Brooklyn Rider, I knew I'd seen him somewhere. Right now my favorite is a guy named Sato. Check him out here.
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    She is, without a doubt, one of the finest jazz musicians on mandolin. It certainly is tasty! Hot Fudge Sunday and chocolate chip cookies TASTY!

    She is a great advocate for the mandolin. Here's...
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Very nice Xavier. The dramatic lighting has great emphasis on the head stock. Wonderful.

    I'm working on the Gigue from suite #3 in D major BWV 1068. It is part of our orchestral set of tunes...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    So the question is, "When is Collings going to make an Octave Mandolin?"
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Lane Pryce is buying some Monels. I prefer flatwound strings for the type of music I'm playing. And I'm very happy with EFW74's and Thomastik 154's. GHS N250's are my top pick for wound strings next...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    This notion that an instrument will sound better when it is 'played in' is a few hundred years old. Currently I'm reading a book about violin lore called "The Glory of the Violin" by Joseph Wechsberg...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    You are the only one here that thinks Collings does not 'measure up'. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Doug the serial # 2452[/QUOTE]

    I suppose others may enjoy this connection on the thread. So I'll say something there.
    Thanks

    This mandolin has become much more complex in tone and it can do...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    I actually have had a room mate that played pipes as well as another who played banjo. Now my wife plays accordion and also viola. For me it is more like St. Cuthbert near Durham* - pietat quaesumus...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    You guys are a tough group. However I know now that there is a reason my only contact with most of you is through the internet. :whistling:
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    Re: A idea does does not NOT need to e revived

    Torture Museums? yep, bad idea. (Some )People are so stupid.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    I was asked several questions at the retirement home before entering on Monday night. They wanted to know if I had been in any crowds larger than 50, knew anyone who just returned from some...
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    Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    I think I go to sleep and it takes a while to wake up. However I think that if one has played an instrument and knows it very well, and I'm talking about huge amounts of practice and performance...
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    Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    I have a couple of Arbor Vitae Cedar trees (saplings?) now about 6 inches high. Does anyone know how to transplant them? Is there a concern about the type of soil?
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    Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    I'm a woodworker too and love all kinds of wood. However I planted a tree for the shade it would provide. The wood, from a Norwegian Maple which has soft wood, is not good for woodworking and besides...
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    Re: Thomastik medium on Eastman MD305?

    The tension does matter so TI's should be heavier for an Eastman 305. Trouble is that expensive strings are made for expensive instruments. I know I'll get some critics arguing the contrary. But the...
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    Re: My new mandolin (02.24.20)

    Do computers play mandolins?
  24. Re: Bach BWV1007, an interesting experience with an unusual audie

    As a former art student and as a mandolin player, this seemed quite natural. I am sure everyone listened because there were few distractions aside from cell phones and a cold window.
    My best...
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    Re: tone woods for Octave Mandolin

    So how is the process going? Tbone17 'looking into having an OM built'?

    Step one, like Nigel says is to find a builder.
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