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    Alison Stephens memorial tribute online

    Just received from the British BMG Federation Committee:

    "Saturday 10th October marks the 10th anniversary of the late, great British mandolin maestra Alison Stephens and you are invited to join...
  2. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    I've told this story a million times in a million corners of the Internet, so I apologize if I repeat myself.
    I played the viola for 30 years and then had a terrible car accident and hurt my bow...
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    Re: Cafe versus Craigslist

    I dislike telephones. I don't wish to be intruded upon at the whim of strangers.

    Email can be dealt with on my own schedule, and it provides a permanent record. Beyond that, complex concepts can...
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    Re: Cafe versus Craigslist

    Certified old guy here. It’s not a generational thing. I prefer text or email until I know someone is serious. I don’t want my phone number in the hands of some anonymous person (at least anymore...
  5. Thread: Mandocello Envy

    by Alfons
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful instrument, composition and playing with us! I really liked that piece, and the instrument sounds great.
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Nice instrument! Looks great and I love the sound.
    Ironically, I just happened to listen to the “Meditation” last night. I’ve had a pulled neck muscle For about the last month and a half and haven’t...
  7. Thread: Mandocello Envy

    by MrMoe
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    The planetary tuners and their layout are a very nice touch. We listened to mediation on 5 several more times and found our teeth very relaxed. Thanks again, Maurice
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    by CES
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Very, very nicely done!
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    by MrMoe
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Agreed, lovely playing, lovely tone, Reminiscent of some of Rob MacKillop`s pieces. Congratulations
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    The Thing has a lovely sound, very clear. If that's your first composition, I can't wait to hear your fifth or tenth!
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    My thought was "Celtic harp" sounding , very nice piece.
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Nice meditative piece, and the quiet but steady 5 string motion is beautiful.
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    It looks great and I like the voice a lot! Congratulations.

    Jamie
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Very clever, and I really like the intentional attachment of the tuner, too!
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    It's gorgeous! How does it sound?
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    Let me warn you, as someone who plays a five-course... you will come to a point where you will have to make the conscious choice to curtain your arrangements and chording in order to keep your...
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    That's a beautiful... thing! :) It sounds like you are off on a new adventure; enjoy the journey!
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    Re: How to enhance mando for legato piece

    https://youtu.be/wfduZ5yzAEA
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    Re: Musical Reincarnation ;-)

    Hello, old friend. :) Glad you enjoyed it. If consensus is Elgar, Elgar it is. ;) I do admire his music and its fabled, expansive "Englishness"— whatever that means.

    Yes, arrangement is...
  20. Passacaglia della vita (Bisogna morire), renaissance madrigal

    This early 17th century madrigal is usually attributed to Stefano Landi (1587-1639), although this is considered unreliable. My recording on two mandolins, two mandocellos and tenor guitar is based...
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    To A Higher Standard

    Not quite sure where this thread should go, but this seems like a good choice.

    My youngest son played percussion in his high school band (and later graduated from Berklee College of Music). At one...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Possibly another example of innate talent that enabled practice under adverse conditions...

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/22/experience-i-learned-to-play-piano-without-a-piano
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    Re: Larson-Symphony Harp Mandola

    It’s cool, but, I don’t know about if it’s THAT cool.
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    When I was younger I wanted to play everything. I still own instruments I barely can play any more including button and piano accordion(s), flute, recorders, musical saw, harmonicas, melodica, bowed...
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