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    Default A Year With Calace?

    I just signed up for this:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/c...an-Klaus-Rumpf

    One lesson a month for a year for the price of a coffee each lesson. It's a nice way to support mandolin pros. His website shows the number of workshops he's had to cancel due to Covid-19. Enterprises like this help a little, if we support them.

    If more people here sign up for it, we could use this thread to discuss it, maybe, and hopefully Florian will stop by sometimes.

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    I signed up for it a few days ago. I think it is a commendable and lovely project to support I look forward to receiving his first lesson. I believe it is being translated into English.

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    Default Re: A Year With Calace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Canada View Post
    I believe it is being translated into English.
    From Florian's Ko-Fi page:

    I am currently working on my book "A Year with Raffaele Calace" with Etudes of the Maestro with tablature and instructions in German and English for each month of the year .
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    Default Re: A Year With Calace?

    I got the first lesson yesterday, and had a choice to download either a German or English version. Florian asked for feedback on the translation, and I sent him a few recommendations, but overall it is excellent.

    I don't want to let all the secrets of the lesson out of the bag, as it were, but basically he takes an exercise from the Method, presents it with treble clef and tab, and discusses technique for both hands, and interpretation. He has some good pointers, and I can't really disagree with anything he says.

    Florian has recorded the sonatas and partitas for violin by Bach, which is no small undertaking, and is clearly a virtuoso. I'm happy to buy him a coffee once a month during this downtime for musicians, and I'll learn a lot too.

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    Great idea thanks for flagging this up Rob. With so many of my normal boot up the bum activities drying up I've noticed a drift in my classical playing. This will hopefully get me a bit more refocussed.
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    I have been working on lesson 1 for a week, and it's proving a worthwhile effort.

    If we want something to discuss, how are people handling using the same finger on adjacent strings? If it's the first finger, as in bar 18-19, I am bridging but I haven't found an elegant solution for the 4th finger in bars 20-21?
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    Default Re: A Year With Calace?

    Good point. In bars 18-19 I'm doing a momentary two-string bar, and ease off the 3rd string when playing the 4th string.

    Bars 20-21 are more problematical, but I do basically the same thing: a momentary two-string bar, partially lifted when the right hand goes from string 2 to 3.

    Being a dumb guitar player, the violin/mandolin Position thing is a head scratcher, but I am sure it just requires repeated practice to make it seem normal. Position II seems to extend from the 3rd fret to the 9th.

    So, I'm just at the locating notes and strings phase.

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    Another thing, why not use finger 4 for the A# in measure 18? Violin/Mandolin fingering seems very prescriptive, each finger has its own role, no matter if it leads to awkwardness. I'm not saying I can't use finger 3 for the A#, but 4 is easier.

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    Default Re: A Year With Calace?

    I began this about two weeks ago. Ironically, I found that Florian's first lesson was precisely at the piece I had currently reached working through the Calace method myself. How could I not join up? I did send a note telling him he'd dropped two measures from the middle of the piece. He quickly corrected the mistake and sent out a fresh copy to the group. I note this by way of saying that Florian is responsive ... which bodes well for the year ahead.

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