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  1. Re: Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos with Aaron Weinstein

    I have just enrolled, looking forward to learning with you Aaron, even with the crazy time difference! I will be barely functional and guzzling coffee.
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    Re: NMD - Peter Coombe classical flattop

    Hi Eric, congratulations on your new mandolin. I too am a very proud owner of a Coombe flat top mandolin. Peter's choice of timber combinations, knowledge of traditional mandolin construction and...
  3. Thread: Tremolo Tips

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    Re: Tremolo Tips

    Everyone will have their own take on it..... here's mine.

    Check out the classical methods, particularly Bickford, who advises people don't attempt tremolo until they have done lots of work on rest...
  4. Re: A mando orchestra what am a mando orchestra

    Very impressive! Is this a professional mandolin orchestra? They sound incredibly well rehearsed. Are there any professional mandolin orchestras?
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    Re: History of Mandolin Orchestras

    I watched this while cooking dinner! Thanks for sharing.
  6. Re: Maienzeit bannet Leid (Neidhart von Reuental, c. 1220)

    Nice! Thanks for sharing this. I haven't explored medieval music yet, still working on Bickford! Will start looking for earlier music to play.
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    Re: New Mandola from Hora in Romania

    Hi Poul, looks good, how much do they cost?
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    Re: Kerman style build

    I like how it looks like an A style body nestled inside a bigger mandolin.
    Looking forward to a sound clip. Or even a comparison with your German bowlback!

    Side question - are you playing in an...
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    Re: Hi, I'm new to this

    Hi Bron, good to see a fellow Australian mandolin player here! There is great mandolin community in Australia though we are fairly widely dispersed.
    I think there may be a mandolin ensemble being...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I can heartily recommend Peter Coombe's mandolins. I have one of his 2nd generation flat top models, which is based on the outline of a Lyon and Healy style C, but is a flat top with certain design...
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    Re: Mazzaccara Classico A style mandolin

    Beautiful mandolin! Congratulations!
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    Re: What is Marissa Carroll up to nowadays?

    My teacher is a friend of Marissa's here in Australia. I think she mentioned Marissa is also a lawyer.
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    Re: New Birdseye oval hole

    Beautiful Peter! I miss our rehearsals where you bring one or two of your latest creations. My Coombe flat top is my favourite thing ever!
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    Re: Mandolin Orchestra News

    Ah, yes, I had an online lesson with Fiona today and she told me that you are all good friends. This reinforces my feeling that the classical mandolin community is very friendly.
    I feel very lucky...
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    Re: On The Road Again-chord melody

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Mandolin Orchestra News

    Hi Mandolute, there is a lag, so most of us are muted. Not ideal, but we are practicing our parts at least, just as Margora said.
    Hi Margora! Nice to meet you, I will tell Werner that you're playing...
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    Re: Mandolin Orchestra News

    Hi Joe, I think this is a great idea for a thread. I am playing with the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra here in Australia. We are still rehearsing weekly via zoom. Everyone's microphone needs to be muted...
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    Re: Livestream Bach on the mandolin workshop

    Hi Paul, I am definitely interested in anything you have to share. I am particularly keen to work on improving classical ornaments/grace notes etc!
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    Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    Thanks everyone, it really is a beautiful instrument. Peter has another one made with sassafrass back and sides, in case anyone is interested.
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    It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    I have had it a couple of days now and still can't wipe the smile off my face! It is a thing of beauty. It's lightweight, precision made, loud and has great sustain.

    It's one of Peter's 2nd...
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    Re: Caterina Lichtenberg‘s On-line course

    Thanks MoreThanQuinn. Good to hear the Mike Marshall course is working out for you. I was doing the Paul Gilbert rock guitar course a couple of years ago! It was fun and he is of course a monster...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Just discovered this thread, what a fantastic learning resource. Thanks for your work Pete!
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    Re: Caterina Lichtenberg‘s On-line course

    Hi Tim, I am thinking about signing up to Caterina's course and was wondering what your thoughts are now you are about half way through?
    Any insights or revelations?!
    Cheers,
    Dean
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    Re: Ensemble pieces for beginners

    Thanks Martin, I just had a look at Evelyn's music - what a great resource she shared with us!
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    Re: Ensemble pieces for beginners

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and sorry for the late reply. Barry I will pm you as soon as I figure out how to do that!
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