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    Re: Bluegrass or Classical Mandolin Lessons

    I am taking classical lessons through Artist Works with Caterina but I play bluegrass with a group in my church. It's almost like playing two different instruments so it really does come down to your...
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    Re: Is there such a thing as a "Mandolin Culture?"

    One of the defining aspects of a "culture" or community can be its
    shared language. For example, I had to think about the abbreviations in the last post to figure out their meaning (and still am not...
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    Re: Trio Renaissance Music Links?

    Thomas Morley's "Canzonets for Three Voices" could work. The copy I have has 21 canzonets and a fantasy in various arrangements of SSA, SST, AAB, TTB for recorders which I play on mandolin and...
  4. Re: Finding Other Players With Interest in Classical

    I play along with a lot of ensemble music through Notion on my computer but I also recruited some people at church who play instruments that work with an ensemble. We have a recorder player, a guitar...
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    Re: Need a beater mandola

    I should probably be more specific in what I'm looking for. Basically, I thought it would be helpful for the ensemble member to have an instrument with a mandola scale length and tuning for...
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    Re: Need a beater mandola

    The Blue Moon Flat Top Tenor Mandola looks perfect. Thanks.

    Laurie
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    Need a beater mandola

    Hi,

    I play in an "Early Music et al" ensemble in church and frequently have music which requires both a mandolin and mandola. I have a mandola which I loan to the other mandolin player when we...
  8. Thread: Music Software

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    Re: Music Software

    I'll put in a plug for Presonus Notion. I find it easier to use than a lot of music software, you can get it for both desktop and iPad, and you can set the string pitches so that you can create tab...
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    Re: Bedside Mandolining

    The last few days of my mother's life when she was in a hospice room at the hospital I would bring my mandolin and play (mostly early music tunes). She was unresponsive by that time but what I didn't...
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    Re: Stauffer studies

    I haven't played them but after reading your post, I googled them to see if they were something I might want to look at. I found a reference in a bibliography compiled by Jim Dalton of books on...
  11. Re: Mando +GDAE guitar: instrumental What a Friend We Have in Jes

    I love your arrangement of this. Would you have the score written out or did you do it by ear? (If you have the parts, would you be willing to share it? I'd love to do this in church.)
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    Mandola Flatwound strings and tailpiece

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    I want to put flatwound strings on my Trinity College mandola (17" scale) because I use it in an ensemble playing mostly classical and early music. I use Thomstik on my mandolin and love them...
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    Re: Music for Quartet

    Sorry, Bob is correct -- there is a lot of guitar music for some periods. My group plays Renaissance music and occasionally Baroque and in those periods I find less music that includes guitar. That...
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    Re: Music for Quartet

    This is why I read the forum -- the suggestions everyone made are extremely helpful and I just ordered Evelyn's book. I can't wait to try it out. I will also second the recommendation of Andy...
  15. Re: I Saw Three Ships - trad Cornish arr. A D Boden

    This is great Andy. I love the arrangement and can't wait to try it. Thanks for posting it.

    Laurie
  16. Thread: Mandola action

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    Mandola action

    I bought a Trinity College mandola and in playing it I have noticed that the C and G strings require more pressure than I'm used to. (I have an Eastman Neapolitan mandolin as my primary instrument.)...
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    Re: Reading Music on Mandola

    Thanks everyone for your help. I've decided to have a short term strategy and a long term strategy. Short term, so that I can get playing as quickly as possible, I'll play it like a mandolin and not...
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    Reading Music on Mandola

    I play Early Music on mandolin with an amateur ensemble and have just purchased a mandola so that we can have some lower tones to balance the other mandolin and soprano recorder. I read music on...
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    Online classical mandolin lessons

    I searched the forum and didn't find this so I apologize if it's been asked before. I am wondering if there are any good teachers who do classical mandolin lessons via Skype. I have been teaching...
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    Re: Catchy, pretty, worthwhile songs and tunes

    I don't know whether this will be helpful but here is a list of songs our Bluegrass Band has done in church. Most of them can be heard on Youtube and have chords and lyrics available somewhere on...
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    Re: Resource for Medieval and Renaissance Music

    Allen Alexander has a number of books of arrangements of Renaissance and Medieval music for mandolin. The books come with both notation and tab, and CDs with guitar accompaniment. His music is not...
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    Re: Violin or fiddle?

    My 14 year old son asked me the difference between a fiddle and violin just a few weeks ago and when I said, "Same instrument, different music and style", we got to wondering if there were any other...
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    Re: Answer the Call -- Ralph Stanley

    Thanks. That makes more sense than what I was coming up with which was something about a hearse coming some day!

    Laurie
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    Answer the Call -- Ralph Stanley

    Hi all,

    Our Bluegrass group is playing "Answer the Call" by Ralph Stanley for Easter. Does anyone have the lyrics? I can't quite get the second verse from listening to Stanley.

    Also any tabs...
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    Re: How do I find Octave mandolin dealers?

    Maybe I'm over-thinking this whole thing because now I'm wondering if an octave mandolin is even what I should be looking for. I've been doodling some more with my modified Greek Bouozuki (strung...
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