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  1. Sylvius Leopold Weiss Fantasie Mandocello Tablature

    I have attached my C minor mandocello tablature arrangement of the D minor Fantasie of Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1719).
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    Marcha turca (mozart) en el tres cubano

    I discovered today.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8u44phmOP4
  3. Re: The mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830)

    Hi JIm!

    Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate people reaching out.
    Sorry you had to have patience for me to respond - I don't attend this forum on a regular basis.

    To answer your two...
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    LOTR - Concerning Hobbits - Mandolin

    It has been SO HOT here in Seattle these past two days (100+ degrees). It feels as though I am in Mordor. Ha! See what I did there?
    Please consider SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube channel and please...
  5. Re: The mandolin in Portugal (ca. 1770-1830)

    Thanks for the compliments! I do spend a lot of time on my research and writing it all up.

    I sometimes worry some readers might find things too long and detailed. But breaking things up in small...
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    Education (trip to Carter's)

    Hey y'all! It's been a while since I've stuck my head in here... Been busy with life and stuff, but I've still been playing plenty of music!
    I had the privilege of volunteering at Banjo Ben Clark's...
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    2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    Just got this lovely Frank Tate tenor guitar from Cafe member gortnamona/Lawrence the other day - it's an absolute beauty! This is one of my favourite jigs (written by Seán Ryan), and always the...
  8. Re: Any atheist / agnostic Bluegrasser's out there?

    Religion and politics are two of the easiest ways I know to shut down a thread on this board.

    This is a site about mandolins, plenty of other places to talk about those things.
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    Re: Collings, Northfield, Girouard

    The simplest answer: When faced with the exact same question this winter, I chose a Girouard Concert A5 and I'm very happy with it.

    Longer answer: All three are great quality mandolins. We're...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    As long as they haven't been subjected to poor storage! I've had to pass on a few that would have been great had they not been allowed to become crack-ridden or warped. I have a nice, excellent...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Another difference in the fiddle world vs mandolin/guitar/banjo world is the lack of brand awareness. Nothing on the headstock to show that you have that “amazing instrument.” I imagine that makes it...
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    Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    After two years of immersion in the mandolin world, this past six months I’ve been reacquainting myself with banjo and fiddle. Here are some observations about the mandolin world vs the fiddle world:...
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    Re: New Mandolin Style

    It is a super adventurous, interesting, and cool design.
    However, surely the scroll shapes taking up huge real estate in the meat of the tone producing area of the mandolin will hamper tone.
    Your...
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    Experimenting with Logic Pro

    I decided to finally delve into some of the extended features in Logic Pro that as a mandolin player I've never before felt compelled to explore. It's some pretty amazing software.
  15. Newly discovered mandolin and orchestra pieces (Vienna 1820)

    Hi all,

    I've posted a new blog article about my latest find. I discovered two manuscripts with music for mandolin and orchestra (violin 1, 2, viola, basso, flutes 1&2, horns 1&2) from Ernest...
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    Concerning Hobbits

    https://youtu.be/y327vWkXBLs

    Ran across this wonderful piece and wanted to share. Not sure if this fellow is a member here or not. Enjoy!
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    Re: Experiences with ArtistWorks

    I have been studying with Mike Marshall at AW for the last 8 years and with Catarina Lichtenberg for 3 years. I have not taken lessons on other sites and have no plans. My experience has been nothing...
  18. Re: Invention in C Major BWV 772 Nugget F5 and Northfield Octave

    Absolutely!

    I really start off with good lighting. It can be something as simple as a strong reflector shop light (I am using a Godox SL-150 as my key light meaning it is my main light source)....
  19. A swing tune I wrote called Sunrise Swing with tab.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7qq_BCGnSA
    Tab
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    Re: MuseScore software

    Hi all-

    Glad to see that there's so much enthusiasm about this software (and also to pick up a few tips even from this short discussion). I have about 2 dozen pieces that I have notated in Muse...
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    Re: MuseScore software

    Here’s a little musescore trick.

    If you want the TAB for an abc file that you are going to import into musescore do this first:

    Using Plugins -> ABC import: paste the abc file into the window....
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    Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I submit for your perusal, critiques, and perhaps even enjoyment, what I have so far in my 2020 new year’s resolution: to record the complete Bach Cello Suites on mandolin, publishing each next...
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    The Great Scottish Composers

    I have compiled a small booklet looking at twelve different Scottish composers from the past 300 years, giving musical examples and a brief biography of each. I have chosen musicians who have,...
  24. Re: Octave mandolin, mandola or mandocello. Confused

    Mandolin Family Ranges (not 100% sure about the C number designations --more than one set of number exists?)
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    Re: Learning to play Bach

    Some well thought out ideas here. I can't help but respond.

    I think for all music, classical and folk and whatever, there is a huge difference between the kind of enjoyment and appreciation I get...
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