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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    Thanks Jairo. The site is of great value.
    I join you in thanking Martin Jonas and Sheri Mignano. I have used the scores they shared over the years.
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    Update. I got an immediate reply and was granted access. I am exploring the site and trying to figure out how to use it :)
    Thanks again
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    Thanks Jairo. Great news. I tried to submit for a password, unfortunately I got an error. Could not figure out what was wrong. I sent an email. I hope they reply and grant me access
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    Good thing I now play classical guitar. I even encourage the cats to play with the nylon strings. I make sure they are not around when I change mandolin strings.
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    Re: Allargando and rallentando

    Thanks 😊
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    Allargando and rallentando

    What would be the difference?
    They both mean slowing down.
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    Re: My Bowl back Carl Fisher mandolin

    The mandolin looks good. I would not do anything to that brass bolt. If the neck is straight and the action is good, the instrument playable and stable, don't touch it.
    Unless it is bothering you...
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    Vamos Pastores Vamos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgOyfifoAJo&pbjreload=10

    Merry Christmas and Happy holidays :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Calace method exercise 52

    No 50 is completely different. You have to check no 49. In classical methods like Munier and Calace, you use a down stroke to move from one string to another. It's also like playing the violin you...
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    Re: Calace method exercise 52

    This is the link to the method for those interested
    http://www.federmandolino.it/listing/spartiti_raffaele_calace/14-metodo_per_mandolino/
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    Calace method exercise 52

    I was going through these picking exercises as I am trying to play some Calace pieces. These start in exercise 49, which is quite interesting and challenging. In exercise 52, syncope and tremolo, my...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Rest In Peace, Ivan.
  13. Re: New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    I am not sure if Matsikas would do a setup. If you intend to buy an old bowl back restored, just have a good look at what was repaired, and other details. And yes they need some care and light...
  14. Re: New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    Matsikas are good mandolins. I have tried them out in their shop in Athens. However a bowl back needs a very good set up and thomann don't offer that.
  15. Re: New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    Check this site http://www.mandolinluthier.com/mandolins_for_sale.htm
    You don't necessarily need a bowl back to play classical, maybe an oval hole mandolin would do for you.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    So Sorry to hear this. I hope too that the biopsy is in your favor. Best wishes. I will keep you in my prayers.
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    A la Nanita Nana - Christmas carol

    It's time to start posting carols. Hope you like it
    Merry Christmas

    We used the score is from this site. (http://www.janwolters.nl/jwfree5-uk.html)
    We recorded this in October, that's why I was...
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    Re: Si maritau Rosa - mandolin and guitar

    This was very nice, you kept your tempo better than I did.
    To tell the truth. Paul my friend playing the guitar wanted to use the capo, but I did not want to place it on my Alhambra guitar. (he was...
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    Re: Si maritau Rosa - mandolin and guitar

    Yes, that's the score. Glad you liked it
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    Si maritau Rosa - mandolin and guitar

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


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3dQ-iCIhkI&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Gigi L'amoroso - mandolin and guitar

    Very Nice Martin as usual. Thanks for the sheet music link . I don't have this one.
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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
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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...
  25. Re: Old Italian bowl back with no label inside

    Looking thoroughly at the photos, there seems to be a separation or crack on top at center joint. The tuners don't seem to be authentic. And the photos of the top have been tampered with to cover...
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