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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Thank you Evelyn for you beautiful music! Best wishes fro Finland with CANTICLE OF THE TURNING


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJAeRXyRot8
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    Nine Pound Hammer

    https://youtu.be/x0y-M9HnGbY

    Love this song, the first solo is from banjo Ben Clark's build a break lesson, and the other two I made up (I did use some licks from banjo Ben's bag of licks lesson)...
  3. Re: “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    I came across the above quotation recently in a 100-odd-year-old Crescendo magazine. It illustrates a way of thinking about tremolo: that it may be played at different speeds, but it is not a...
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    Re: Improvising

    Spread that equine fertilizer Ralph....

    For a better understanding I could refer to the first couple of paragraphs in the introduction of Jerry Coker's "Patterns For Jazz" (a book I've used over...
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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...
  6. Cherokee Shuffle feat. The pickin' critters

    https://youtu.be/ipVKPSnxh7k
    https://youtu.be/ipVKPSnxh7k

    Full description at YouTube
    I recommend listening with earphones to hear the guitar solo
  7. German romanticism or – Two voices, one mandolin

    I travelled in Germany last summer and bought a book of sheetmusic from a second hand bookshop in Munich at first as a souvenir - simple german folksongs and tunes of composers from the romantic era...
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    Re: Hector the Hero

    Nice to see this great tune being revived here again. Here is a version I posted back in 2010, with my late accordion partner Derek MacDonald (no relation of Hector's, he assured me).

    The...
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    Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    I'm saddened to share the news that our friend, composer, harpist, accordionist, professor of neuroscience, and beautiful person Evelyn T. Castiglioni passed over to the other side early this...
  10. Thread: Sicilienne

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    Re: Sicilienne

    A weird wandering diminuendo across systems in the previous. Here graphically improved.

    181071
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    1911 recording

    Calace prelude, but not Calace performing

    http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?nq=1&query_type=call_number&query=7060
  12. Eilee Pakenham, her Compositions and her Ceccherini mandolin

    See this link on Eileen Pakenham.

    http://www.banjomandolinguitar.org/pakenham.htm
  13. Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    I recently acquired a copy of "Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50" by George H Hucke from the BMG collection. As I hadn't seen a copy available I have scanned it and uploaded it...
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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    Here’s a book of Popular French Folk songs, a lot of which are probably played on the fiddle, see with YouTube.
    Enjoy....
  15. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    I've read the whole thread.

    My one question back - and it has been touched upon - what about the Italians that brought their invention, the mandolin, to America and played Italian folk traditional...
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    Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    There would have been more, but the mandolin was accidentally buried in whipped cream during a photo shoot.
  17. Re: Concert aria for baritone and plucked orchestra

    You raise many, interesting points. Here is my reply, perhaps too involved for anyone to care to read it. :)) My views, of course, are just my views, not universal values.

    It's fair to say that...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    I will say, I certainly agree with you to a point. Having a copyright is meant to be a protection so that a persons works will not be profited by another individual and group. It was also a...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    I know they’re not free, but the 4 Bickford are available from the django site. About $48 all together. I bought all of mine there.

    The pettine is still under copyright but I have my own...
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    Groovin' High with Isaac Eicher

    Isaac made a couple of videos with Martin Gioani at Django in June this year. Great tunes and beautifully played. And that Heiden was possibly my favorite instrument of the camp.
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    twoMacha

    We are done with recording our EP of original songs. Should be available on iTunes and Spotify shortly. Heres a little taste of it....:mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMWVxDujxJg
  22. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    It's time to "Play Along" wth....
    THE SHAGGS! ! ! !


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN9UT2zF8c8
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    B M G Magazine

    I saw a post the other day which included a link to the Banjo Mandolin Guitar Magazine from England. I followed the link and have to say that I think it's a very great resource and a lot of fun to...
  24. 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
  25. Published: Anonymous mandolin concerto (sinfonia)

    Hi,

    Just wanted to share that I finally found enough time to publish editions of the mandolin concerto ("sinfonia") I discovered in 2012 (see initial blog post). (It's likely from around the 1750s...
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