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    Re: Neapolitan/Southern Italian Christmas songs?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYzTBofT6dg

    Dormi, Dormi
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    John T. La Barbera has at least one in his Southern Italian Mandolin book.
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    Gigi L'amoroso - mandolin and guitar

    Here is our version of this beautiful song. Hope you like it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr_LRIzzvhA&feature=youtu.be
  4. Re: Neapolitan/Southern Italian Christmas songs?

    Here's an Italian Christmas classsic:
    Mai le campane risuonano pi dolcemente

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnGJN8Wv9lo

    OK,OK, it's the German Ser die Glocken nie klingen poorly...
  5. Love Theme from "Romeo and Juliet" (Nino Rota)

    This is Nino Rota's famous love theme from the soundtrack of the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Rota is of course best known in mandolin circles for his soundtrack for...
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    Re: Question about this Miroglio

    Looks very nice. Re the strap, have you consider Hugstraps, which ukulele players use? They attach without need of an end pin, they clip onto the bottom of the soundhole.
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    Re: Question about this Miroglio

    The only time I ever used a strap on any mandolin was when I had to carry it around at Renn fairs.

    Bowlback mandolins do not need a strap when p[played either sitting or standing.
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    Re: Question about this Miroglio

    I wouldn't tie a strap to the tail piece, you risk hurting the instrument. These are rather old and fragile.
    I usually play seated but on youtube you can find some players playing the bowl back...
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    Re: Question about this Miroglio

    Congrats. That's a fine instrument. Enjoy learning and playing
    I have one, but not in such good conditions, but it still plays well and has a beautiful sound.
    Here is another thread about Vincenzo...
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    Re: New here--pick question

    As far as overall shape, no, you are not missing something. I may have confused the trade names for the pick materials.
    The picks I refer to are these:
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    Re: New here--pick question

    And you can use Ultex/ultem sharp .73mm picks - these work very well for my Italian playing.
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    Re: New here--pick question

    Dogal picks are standard issue in the Italian conservatories. They're also very popular amongst my Italian mandolin friends:...
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    Re: New here--pick question

    Wegen makes a nice pick. Check them out at one of the Cafe's advertisers.
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    Re: New here--pick question

    FWIW I like these : https://www.davapick.com/picks/jazz_grip
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    Re: Hello, new here!

    Welcome Fab and you too Bob.
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    Re: New here--pick question

    There is no fixed rule -- as with pick choices on other mandolins or guitars, personal preference also applies to bowlbacks. Generally, classical players prefer thinner picks over thicker ones and...
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    Re: New here--pick question

    I have 3 picks I use with my bowlback. The every day pick is a D'Andrea 358 celluloid teardrop. Next is the Clayton Ultem teardrop. The final is a Dogal PM3 teardrop. It's probably the only...
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    Re: New here--pick question

    Have a look at the D’Andrea Pro Plecs.
  19. Re: Working on tremelos. Good trick or am I cheating myself?

    Yes, some folks swear by rounded picks.

    I do not, as the Neapolitan Italian method is to use a pointed pick and it works great for me!



    Keep up with the pointed pick - and your reasons for...
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