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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    "To keep your quest for original mandocello material alive, there is exactly one piece in the Nakano index marked with "mandocello": a serenade by Stellario Cambria for a trio of mandolin, mandola...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Note #3: the Japanese website mentioned in my previous posting does not list works by living Japanese composers but instead redirects users to a separate website.

    Note #4: I've attached a copy of...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    "Hunting down the less well known music written specifically for Mandolin (or its close relatives) would I suspect be a long albeit fascinating journey. Then there is the question whether its just...
  4. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    "What would you do?"

    The Knorr. I've played both Knorr and Woll, very recently, which is basically the high end decision in Germany. The choice between the two is entirely a matter of personal...
  5. Re: Strings and stringing of historical mandolins

    Oops, that should be Mimmo Peruffo, sorry. Haven't had my morning coffee.
  6. Re: Strings and stringing of historical mandolins

    Hi Eric,

    In February 2017 the UK Lute Society held a meeting in London on historical mandolins. I attended, as did Beverly and Mark Davis. I wrote a brief article about the meeting in the May...
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    Re: Read the CMSA Newsletter

    "I am trying to find information on the Classical Mandolin Society in Dayton. Do they have their own website? Do I need to join the Classical Mandolin Society of AMerica to access their information?...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    "Funny thing, though, I tried the MundoPlectro site to purchase (I support artists!) but it would not let me enter "US" in my address--it insisted on Spain. As it happens I will be in Spain later in...
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    Re: Mandolin sources in Yale University library

    Fantastic work, as always.
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "The mystery for me was why she is maidenly-abbreviated as ELM vs. ELO."

    No mystery, I was typing too fast and hit "Post Quick Reply" too quickly. ELO would have been better (unless one reads...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    "Could you give the sources/publishers of this music? Trekel ? Available on line?"

    "Urban Sketches" is published by MundoPlectro and is available here:...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    Owen Hartford Retrospective: Music for Mandolins

    This is a concert in honor of Owen Hartford, one of the most prolific modern American composers for plucked strings ensemble. Six ensembles the...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "mea culpa!
    I wanted to correct my statement about Olcott being a teenager in 1914. She was not, rather she was about 30 years old (born 1885) when she moved to New York to assist Bone in his...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "He also calls all of this "Universal Notation," I am sure another source of disagreement."

    There is no disagreement. The Bickford mandocello method is written in what was called "universal...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "Unfortunately not even that: it's written in universal notation, which for mandocello means double octave treble clef. It's the one clef that is almost guaranteed to be completely useless for any...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "In case you play in bass clef, Bickford also has one of the very few method books on mandocello."

    The entire Bickford mandocello method is written in octave treble clef. Not a measure of bass...
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    Re: Cross picking by way of Bach

    "I saw a cross-picking related thread under Theory, technique, Tips & Tricks, about "defining" the term. If you are interested in some very well informed and well-known thinkers on this topic, you...
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    Re: Cross picking by way of Bach

    "I read the Tristan Scroggins interview and his discussion of banjo-style cross picking. I remember a couple years ago at a bluegrass camp workshop I played the opening arpeggios of Bach G Prelude on...
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    Re: Flatwound strings for 17'' Mandola

    "The scale length of your instrument is about ideal for CGDA and really rather too short for GDAE."

    A European mandola (GDAE) intended for use in a mandolin orchestra, bowlback or half-round as is...
  20. Re: Das Badische Zupforchester - New Videos - Biber / Scarlatti

    ”When we (Oregon Mandolin Orch) were at Bruchsal Zupffest I noted that all the German groups used guitars rather than mandocellos. When I looked through the stacks at sheet music vendors I saw the...
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    Re: Bach Cello Suites

    "My advice would be not to do this. You can get the scores transposed for violin for free on IMSLP. Transposing on the fly may mess with your reading abilities!"

    On the contrary it is a perfectly...
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    Re: Mandola string gauges?

    "I'm tacking my question onto this old thread hoping someone will spot it. I'm working on restoring an old German bowlback mandola from the 1930's, scale length 420mm (16.5 inches) to be tuned CGDA."...
  23. Re: 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    "does anyone have the name and/or email address of the gentleman who did the computer work to transcribe the En Masse orchestra parts for Santa Rosa? it was announced and I had a chance to chat with...
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    Re: calace preludes quick question

    They are written for a different instrument, the liuto cantabile. Look under "Liuto Solo".
  25. Re: 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    "I am registered for the mc section at the convention, and I didn't receive either via email.
    I checked my Gmail spam, and still no luck....
    can somebody help me out?
    i've been tackling measures...
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