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  1. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I bought my first mandola in the nineties, pretty soon after starting to play mandolin. I upgraded over the years from Gibson H2, Lebeda H4, Flatbush A5 style to a very nice L. Smart H5. It's a...
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    Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    People have more than one mandolin???
  3. Thread: Youtube Find

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    Youtube Find

    Came across this on Youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03TG1Bzjmwc


    Dance of the Shepherds (Colin Brumby)∑ Paul Hooper (Mandolin)∑ Adrian Hooper (Mandolin) ∑ Joyce Bootsma (Mandola) ∑...
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    Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    For those of you who never had the opportunity to hear what these rare ancient beasts sound like: Here is a vid of my K4.
    Cheers,
    Bob
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    Re: E-MandoCello -- Opinions Please

    I have always loved the sound from this double strung mandocello... but I’m leery of the long 26” - 27” scale length. I never played guitar, just went straight to mando.
    But the low rich sound from...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    My talent is tenacity.

    When I want something I bulldog it down. I am like a T-Rex fighting a Triceratops, a mother lion taking down a gazelle, etc.

    Just tenacity. Ask my friends, who find me...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    There can be little doubt that natural talent for music exists. One only has to consider child prodigies for this phenomenon to be abundantly clear, but there are numerous other examples in history...
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    Most Mandocellos at CMSA

    Most mandocellos EVER?? Well, there were 25 of us in a 140 piece orchestra!
    The Solo Mandocello Worlshop was a success thanks to the contributing composers: August Watters who has published (online)...
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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    Wow, thanks for the transcription, Spencer. That'll keep me busy for a while. I love this tune and call it frequently and first started playing it at Winfield Kite Kamp about eight years ago.
    ...
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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    If anyone is interested, I transcribed that video for my own practice (and in preparation for the Heiden Octave I should be getting any day now).

    Spencer
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    Did someone say PICKS?

    NFI. Just thought I'd post it for grins.

    bratsche

    https://images.craigslist.org/01010_kkesthzAoZL_1200x900.jpg
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    Olga Egorova on mandola

    Always looking for mandola music, what a treasure!
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    Be sure to check out Folk Alley. It is a GRRREAT source for the type of music that MC followers may like, and, IMHO, really deserves public support.
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    It's Mandocello time at CMSA

    This year the CMSA Convention "MandoLincoln" in Normal Illinois will include some special experiences for those of us in the bass clef department (we'll even let you in if you transpose from...
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    Re: Tunes on the old Sobell

    A few videos from a recent gig at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe gigs at the Royal Oak Bar in Edinburgh, 2019


    https://youtu.be/-U-SZoZUR6I

    https://youtu.be/RPhajDwYMKw
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    Tunes on the old Sobell

    A couple of sets with the lads recently Ö


    https://youtu.be/R2V_V5FrhBI


    https://youtu.be/KdCxNFsM7H0
  17. If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    If you could have any mandolin in the world which one would it be?

    Letís say the premiss here is that going for a $150000 Loar, then selling it and buying your dream mandolin with a nice chunk of...
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    Re: Best Time of Day to Practice ?

    Right after breakfast.

    D.H.
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    Original music for SOLO Mandocello

    Mandocello fans, here it is!
    A few months ago, I started a quest for solo music composed specifically on the mandocello to present at the CMSA Convention. No transcriptions, no bowed cello suites,...
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    Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    ... and a big thanks to Scott and his entire team for such a helpful and valuable resource. Also to the members of the various forums and social groups who make this place something really special.
    ...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    What he uses means nothing to me, as I will never sound like him. I just want a pick that sounds good to me.

    Carry on.:grin:
  22. Keeping instruments for sentimental reasons

    What is everyoneís thoughts on keeping instruments for sentimental reasons?

    Letís say you have reached middle age and have instruments that have been in your care for 30 years. There are...
  23. More mandocello etudes (Bickford & Boden)

    I'm taking this out of the "Mandocello History" thread, as it doesn't really fit there.

    We were discussing the Bickford Mandocello Method (1913) and other mandocello etudes. I have already posted...
  24. Re: Mandocello, goldtone and Eastman comparisons please

    I own an Eastman mandocello, and my take on it is that it's basically an eight-string arch-top guitar –– same neck profile, body, etc. It sounds really good, with a sharper attack and more mid-range...
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    Re: Bruchsal Eurofestival Zupfmusik

    Here's the Oregon MO performing an arrangement Brian Oberlin made:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbmdHNNa8qM
    Sounds really nice!
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