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    Re: Royal Box Waltz

    I'm looking for the music to the waltz. Thanks.
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    Royal Box Waltz

    I'm looking for notation for John Hartford's "Royal Box Waltz."

    Heard it on the really nice cd, "Memories of John."
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    Eva's brother ran for U.S. State Representative fr. CA. Didn't win; maybe next time.
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Actually an interesting question. I would spend it on a Heiden A model.
    But have no peace at home.
    And, I actually have two really nice mandolins: an older Gibson A and a Fletcher Brock A, which...
  5. Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    I have two mandolins: the Gibson 2AZ I mainly play in classical settings (or at other times when I feel like it); my 2007 Fletcher Block A, I play a bit
    more: at senior centers; and other...
  6. When I was maybe in high school, I knew only...

    When I was maybe in high school, I knew only Homer and Jethro as a comic duo. I had no sense of their skills as musicians! Later (much later) taking up the mandolin with a passion I learned more...
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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Evelyn, my thoughts are with you and your musical husband too. I recall really nice "music making" with you both at AMGuSS.
  8. Re: Chord melody-MISTER ROGERS THEME SONG by Aaron Weinstein

    I liked it in part because often chord melody pieces are fast. I love the pace of this piece.
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    the tune "The Road to Malvern"

    Anyone have the notation for The Road to Malvern, a tune by Jim Childress?
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    Hector the Hero

    I'm looking for the music notation for Hector the Hero in the key of D.
    thanks for help with this. Nick
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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    I think you'll have a great time! I usually seem to make it about every other year. I have made friends there; played at Open Mike; and love the orchestra.
    working with Jim Bates, the conductor,...
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    Thanks for all the feedback, and rcc56's comments about a Loar costing more than a 1/2 year's wages is interesting!
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    Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    I have a sense of what a Lloyd Loar F5 might cost today;
    what did one cost when bought at the Gibson company
    in 1923 or 1924?
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    Re: Strap around headstock?

    I have a 1923 Gibson A mandolin with the strap around the headstock. The main problem is getting one of the G strings out of tune
    w. that arrangement.
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    Re: Happy Birthday David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday, David. Loved hearing you play at the Mandolin Symposium over a number of years AND your sessions
    in the morning, talking about music, musicians and your playing was always really...
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    Re: Marshall Mandolin Retreat

    You will be studying (and playing music) with two great musicians. I've done Caterina's classical workshops a number
    of times, during the years of the Santa Cruz Mandolin Symposium.
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    Let me update my email about Paul Hostetter: he regretted my 2AZ mandolin, and worked on other instruments of
    mine. I also remember his playing with Italian mandolinists here in town.
    Nick Royal
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    I've know Paul for years, both as a luthier and fine musician. He regretted by
    Gibson A2Z some years ago. In fact, when I "inherited it" he told me what a great mandolin it was before I got to...
  19. Re: Swedish Christmas Youtubes. Moller, Tallroth etc.

    Great! I love Christmas carols, and play lots on the mandolin. Swedish carol music was new to me, but I really enjoyed
    the pieces.
  20. Re: New to swing mandolin, who should I be listening to?

    Another interesting jazz player is Will Patton who lives in Vermont. He plays an old Gibson A mandolin & does a lot of
    arranging of jazz tunes, plus presenting his own compositions.
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    Re: Reading notation up the neck

    I too am very bad about knowing the names of the notes up the neck. (I can play scales up the neck.)
    Don Julin has a YouTube about learning the notes on the mandolin neck. Basically, taking a note...
  22. Great interview. Years ago when I taught a folk...

    Great interview. Years ago when I taught a folk music class at UC-Santa Cruz, I made use of Country Music USA.
  23. Thread: recorders

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    recorders

    I have an H2 Zoom recorder that I find not easy to work. Can anyone recommend a recorder they think is easy to operate? OR...is it that I don't do well w. technology.

    Any recorder suggestions are...
  24. children's book on Bill Monroe - "Blue Grass Boy"

    I was in the library today, to get some books and saw this children's book on
    Bill Monroe: "Blue Grass Boy" by Barb Rusenstock with drawings by Edwin Forhringham.
    I brought it home to read to my...
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    Re: Cat smell in a mandolin case

    Thanks for all the suggestions...now to get back to practicing my mandolin!
    Nick
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