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    Default Transforming Mazas Op36 No15

    Mazas is full of possibilities. Some changes in rhythmic structure in the bar gives a kind of funky groove to Mazas Op36 No15
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJPSbWbU5ls

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    Default Re: Transforming Mazas Op36 No15

    Mazas? I thought that was a car, ha, ha.

    First my guilt for not doing more of these great etudes piles up like the snow in the video.
    Second, well done! Did you memorize the whole thing? Tell us about your mandolin. (Or is that a mandola?)

    One has to know the original rhythm to really appreciate what Toomas is doing so I've included a video of the original. (Wow, does this guy have a great 'bow arm'.)

    Decipit exemplar vitiis imitabile

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    Default Re: Transforming Mazas Op36 No15

    MINA: Lot of thanks to you for including the original. It just gives the whole picture.
    I'm usually memorizein' the whole thing first and after getting rid of sheets I’m ready for the music.

    This is a flat-backed mandolin crafted by Viljar Kuusk in 2008 (Tallinn, Estonia). This kind of mandolins were popular at the beginning of 20-th century in Estonia. The sound still gets better year to year. Light set of strings (9,13,20,32) makes possible to give a slight bend or vibrato to the sound and naturally sustains it.

    P.S. This kind of snow is something I usually see at times through my window about five months a year.

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