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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Eoin, I managed to get some videos of the Mandolin Orchestra of Devon on youtube...excellent! I liked everything I heard...:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Got A Problem: Too Many Cucarachas!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Cucaracha

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: El Noi de la Mare

    You are the living example of what a complete musician is: great technique, exquisite taste and a vast knowledge of musical theory...chapeau! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Frank Mr. Magic Fingers :mandosmiley:

    I finally found his stage name :)
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    If you want to achieve a perfect "measured tremolo", the best resource to use is The Mandolin Method by Giuseppe Branzoli, available at imslp.org. It's from the golden age, but I think there is...
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    Re: Music for banjo mandolin

    The only thing I have in mind with the name banjolin, is the "Methode complete de mandoline ou banjoline" written by Jean Pietrapertosa and found in IMLSP. By the way, it brings quite a lot of sheet...
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    Re: Brahms: Waltz in A-Flat Major

    Yes Frank, it's a bowlback.:)
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    Re: Brahms: Waltz in A-Flat Major

    :mandosmiley:

    https://soundcloud.com/jairorp/brahms-waltz?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
  9. Re: Mandolin in soundtrack of 1961 film "A Taste Of Honey"

    In the credits at the beginning of the film John Addison (on wikipedia are all his data) appears as composer and director of the music, performed by the "Virtuoso Ensemble"; at the end of the film...
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    Re: Matteo Casserino Tune. Name?

    That's why we're here at the cafe, Frank, to help each other...not to feed our egos...:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Matteo Casserino Tune. Name?

    This page contains some mp3 with music performed by Matteo Casserino, Canzone dell'amore is the fourth:

    https://www.brucezweig.com/music/matteo/

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    Re: Matteo Casserino Tune. Name?

    Frank, certainly the name is Canzone dell'amore...composed by Bruno Cherubini and Cesare Andrea Bixio, the latter also composed Parlami d'amore, Marił...:mandosmiley:

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    Re: Chord Charts and Progressions

    I agree with everything you have written, maxr. For years I played the mandolin only melodically, with some chords already written in the sheet music, and double stops, etc. When I got interested in...
  14. Re: Anastasia Tiurina - Balalaika NMC

    Some time ago, when I was studying "Melodia" by Myroslav Skoryk, I came across this gem. The video is from 10 years ago, but it is wonderful. It's amazing to see so much talent in such young people!...
  15. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    You perform these arrangements fantastically, and it must be stressed that Evelyn's arrangements in her books are excellent! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Pentatonic Shapes

    Yes, everything has shapes (and they are movable) on the mandolin: scales, chords, arpeggios etc ... the best and most comprehensive book on shapes on the mandolin is Mandolin Exercise for Dummies,...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    It is obvious and to be expected that after the question asked by the op, many of the members of the forum will give their opinion. I, imho, have always believed that the best way to answer many of...
  18. Re: Mandolin for Dummies/Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

    I'd say, imho, that any mandolin player should have Julin's books as part of their arsenal. Julin's books and Marilyn Mair's are the best mandolin books have been written in years.

    Mandolin for...
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    Re: adventures in Italian music

    Beautiful, performed with good technique and taste, it sounds great! Thanks :mandosmiley:
  20. Re: Chris Thile - 10 representative tracks.

    I really like that list, but like all lists, we will always feel that something is missing ... Bittersweet Reel is missing, and for me it has all the best of Chris Thile: technique, execution, taste,...
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    Re: The "Essential" Chris Thile

    Everything in Chris Thile is essential, that guy more than a virtuoso is a genius! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Schottische

    The chotis (Schottische) became the most representative and traditional dance in Madrid, Spain. In Colombia this is played and danced to its own and local version, it is called chotis too or chiotis....
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    I have found this site, it seems to me an interesting resource and that is why I share it here with the forum members. It is worth clarifying that I do not have any financial interest.
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    Re: Blind test of 6 different bowlbacks

    I love bowlbacks, their sound for me will always be that of the "mandolin" ... I liked them all, I couldn't put them in order, but number 5 fits my taste ...:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Chord Questions

    Sherry, this link has been very useful for me:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chord_names_and_symbols_(popular_music)
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