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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #47

    One of my favorites by Cooder. Simply brilliant.
  2. New Hamilton de Holanda CD - Jacob Bossa

    Wonderful new CD by Hamilton. Features a lot of Jacob reinterpreted by Hamilton using Jacob's last bandolim. The first time it has been played since Jacobs death. If you like choro you likely will...
  3. Registration for 2019 Centrum Choro Workshop Open Now!

    Centrum has just opened the 60+ slots for next April's 10th Annual Choro workshop. Returning back are: Dudu Maia -Bandolim, Jovino Santos Neto - piano, Douglas Lora on 7 string guitar, his brother...
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    Re: Choro guitar method?

    Since I just got asked this question off this older post, the "White Books" referred to above are the Chediak CHORO Songbooks, 1,2,3. If you only can get one, get #1. But all three are great...
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    Re: Strategy to get better

    Good tips frm dadsaster. I've spent time taking lessons with a variety of very good working pros and always ask about their practice techniques. Many of them also took lessons from masters, so if you...
  6. Fado: Dudu Maia, Douglas Lora, Irene Atienza

    how to accompany a vocalist. check it out. music starts at 1 minute mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfbMl1MiGnQ
    try this link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfbMl1MiGnQ
  7. Choro & Samba Workshop in Niteroi/(Rio) Deadline is May 25th!

    Bay Area percussionist Ami Molinelli is putting together a killer choro and samba workshop in late July (yes this year!) in Rio. She has pulled together Rogerio Souza, one of the authors of the...
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    Re: Songlist for next week (in my dreams)

    Dave, there is a wonderful mandolin version of “My Favorite Things” done by Reischman on the Tony Rice CD “Backwaters”. Might give you some inspiration.
  9. Joel Nascimento & Maurício Carrilho - Evocação de Jacob

    Nice.A master at work with some good closeups of his hands. 1979.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfSqU5i_pqA&list=PL177678C10FDBECF7&index=49&t=0s
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    Re: Jazz Workshop Performance

    Just logged in for the first time in a while. Nice job on these tunes Tom.
  11. Choro Das 3 honor Jacob's 100th birthday with video

    Very cool video! Interviews with those that knew Jacob in his later years, including Amilton Godoy, who played with him on his famous last concert with Cardosa, where he recorded Chega de Saudade.
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    Re: Bill Collings has passed away

    One final thought. A good friend, himself a superb luthier, who builds guitars and mandolins, some years ago, when Collings brought out his first line of MF5's went and looked at them at a shop. He...
  13. Danilo Brito - Live recording from the Kennedy Center

    Well worth watching if you are wanting to hear a great Brazilian player. A full concert.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxXdocO_9aMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxXdocO_9aM
  14. Choro: Dudu Maia, Anat Cohen, Douglas Lora,Alexandre Lora

    In the Spirit of Baden. Written by Anat Cohen. Live at the 2016 Centrum Choro Workshop in Port Townsend. Dudu is playing a custom built 10 string bandolim by John Morton of Port Townsend. Douglas...
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    Re: If You Had A Gibson Lloyd Loar Mandolin

    Dawg's point is well taken, "What's it all about?" It's about playing the instrument and getting the best tone for the money. If you are concerned you can't secure it while you travel, then don't...
  16. Re: Anyone with video of Monroe they shot? - Video Project need

    Thanks very much. I'll be doing a more formal announcement, perhaps even a Kickstarter, later in the year if all goes well.

    Al
  17. Centrum Choro 2015 - Rastapé no Chaparral

    From 2015 Centrum Choro instructor's concert. End of the first set. An original song written by the saxophone player, Eduardo Neves. Dudu Maia on Bandolim.

    Rastapé no Chaparral (Eduardo Neves) ....
  18. Half hour Brazilian radio show on Jacob do Bandolim

    Really sweet. Going to work on my Portuguese to translate it, but there's a ton of rare Jacob here...you are allowed to download it also! Presented by the Club do Choro de Sao Paolo.
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  19. Re: Could improper fretting hand technique cause pain in a finger

    The type of neck you have can certainly affect your finger fatigue If you have big hands and the neck is like many early Gibsons, meaning teens and 20s, it is a much different neck than today's...
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    Re: What Is Your Favorite Mandolin?

    I have been playing a Heiden A lately, c. 1993. Superb instrument. Can't ask for more than this one.
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    Re: Visiting Brazil - Live Choro?

    Contact Alexandre Lora or choro Das 3
  22. Video from the Centrum Choro Workshop Instructor's Concert

    Noites Cariocas. More songs to follow as I have time to edit them, and the musicians like them. The energy in this is pretty high. Three cameras. Sound off the board.
    Dudu Maia - 10 string bandolim ...
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    Re: Então, chora bandolim! - A choro thread

    Just stumbled on this beautifully done version of Jacob's Ternura. Vitor Casagrande seems to do a wonderful job of dynamics on this.
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    http://www.ragtime-resource.com/String_Ragtime.htm...

    http://www.ragtime-resource.com/String_Ragtime.html
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    Re: Mike Marshall's online school?

    You might also check out John Mcganns video lessons. For beginners they are quite good for technique.. John also left us with many good threads here on the cafe. I miss his input but refer to his...
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