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  1. Re: Weber Bridge - nut spinning, unable to raise/lower

    Thank you for all your wisdom. MN winters cause very low humidity and there's only so much I can do humidifying in the case to help with that. Do the best I can.

    Summers are humid.

    So, the top...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Also, here's another well-researched article:

    "Sweet Harmonies from Little Wooden Boxes" which is about the mandolin in the midwest.

    https://works.bepress.com/amy_shaw/2/
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Very interesting. I have no specific comments about your materials, but as I'm preparing a table of 'golden age' photos for the Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra's performance at the Minnesota History...
  4. Weber Bridge - nut spinning, unable to raise/lower

    I have two Weber instruments with a bridge like the one pictured. The instruments are a mandocello and an octave mandolin.

    One of the nuts just spins. Won't raise or lower. I'm about to change...
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    Re: Italian music, getting started

    If you get a chance, attend a workshop by Carlo Aonzo. He typically hosts them in connection with the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra.

    You can't get more Italian and more classical than Carlo.
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  6. Re: 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    No, not yet.

    I'll post as soon as I hear anything official.

    It's always great!!!!
  7. Re: 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    Here's a Youtube video slideshow from our hosts:

    https://youtu.be/m0xoC4Riwz4

    And here's the convention art work - I can't wait to get my t-shirt!!!

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  8. 2018 Convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America

    Hello, classical fans as well as the many other genres represented here!

    This is the start of the thread for news on the CMSA's 2018 Convention.

    Our destination this year is Santa Rosa...
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    Re: Beginner classical solo piece

    John Goodin has some nice arrangements of Bach and Teleman.

    http://www.mandotopia.com/mandolinPD2.htm
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    Re: Classical mandolin studies collection

    I noticed that August Watters book is also available via Amazon. August is a very skilled player.
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    Re: Classical mandolin studies collection

    Marilynn Mair has a great method that covers what I think you're seeking. It's all standard notation. If you want tablature, I think Mike Marshall has some Bach and other classical tunes published.
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    Re: Where can I find these scores

    Chris Acquavella was classically trained in the UK. He has a presence here, I’d imagine, otherwise, I’d suggest you friend and message him on Facebook. I’m sure he’d be happy to provide more info.
  13. Modern Mandolin Quartet headlines Classical Mandolin Convention

    Hey Mandolin Café: the Classical Mandolin Society of America is here to interrupt your usually scheduled program with an important update!

    We think you would very much enjoy participating in this...
  14. Re: CMSA 2016 Convention, November 11/2-11/6, Valley Forge, PA

    It's time! Time to register for the 2016 CMSA convention.

    Our new website has been live for a few months and now our registration tools are live as well! Please check it out here!

    The...
  15. Re: CMSA 2016 Convention, November 11/2-11/6, Valley Forge, PA

    2016 Convention Breaking News!

    CMSA is happy to announce that the Modern Mandolin Quartet is "returning with a vengeance" and will inflict it upon our willing ears at the 2016 Convention, Wed 11/2...
  16. Re: CMSA 2016 Convention, November 11/2-11/6, Valley Forge, PA

    2016 Convention News - Hot off the Presses!

    CMSA leadership announces that Dr. Jim Bates is returning as En Masse Conductor.

    And our composer-in-residence is Neil Gladd, a prolific composer of...
  17. CMSA 2016 Convention, November 11/2-11/6, Valley Forge, PA

    Time to begin planning for the CMSA 2016 convention, to be held in Valley Forge, PA from Wednesday 11/2 through Sunday 11/6 with optional pre-convention workshops Tuesday 11/1 through Wednesday 11/2....
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    Re: Denver Mandolin Orchestra

    I'll pm you with Bill Urban's email. He's the last contact active in the CMSA's membership list for that organization.
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    Re: where to play

    On coffeeshops - the espresso machines are TREMENDOUSLY loud. The one we tend to hit is near a private university so often there are students there studying. It's a great way to play in front of...
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    Re: where to play

    When Lou Chouinard and I formed Duo Borealis, we had the same conundrum as we play mostly classical and all things most people have never heard before. A bass-playing friend of ours encouraged us to...
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    Re: CMSA 2015 Convention October 13-18, 2015

    Wow, what a convention this has been!

    Over 130 instrumentalists performed in the En Masse Orchestra directed by Dr. Jim Bates. It was a big and luscious sound.

    Joel Hobbes world premier...
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    Re: CMSA 2015 Convention October 13-18, 2015

    It looks like the x'ed d notes have the marking below in German to strike on damped string. And then the chord under the roman numeral III says to do an arpeggio over damped strings.

    Don't worry...
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    Re: CMSA 2015 Convention October 13-18, 2015

    CMSA 2015 Austin Convention Hotel Update - IMPORTANT! Time Sensitive!

    The convention hotel is Sold Out. But not to worry - we've identified two nearby hotels within walking distance that have...
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    Re: CMSA 2015 Convention October 13-18, 2015

    CMSA 2015 Convention - IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Our host hotel, the Midtown Holiday Inn, is now fully booked for two of the nights of our convention. We are negotiating additional rooms with nearby hotels...
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    Re: CMSA 2015 Convention October 13-18, 2015

    CMSA 2015: Still on the fence about attending? Planning your days in Austin?

    Our preliminary schedule is available online for your perusal.

    As schedules go - there may be changes, so be sure...
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