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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    To my ears, the best solo mandolin recording in any genre is Gertrud (Tröster) Weyhofen's album of the 10 preludes by Calace. Here it is on Spotify.
  2. Re: Love the Vega cylinder back sound but can't afford one, optio

    Consider trying out some Vega bowlback mandolins. I recently found a wonderful one for $400, and its sound is similar to yet better than a Vega cylinder back I used to own. I have not found it...
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    Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    The piece is Shalom Aleichem (Peace Be With You), the traditional Jewish music sung after prayer to mark the start of Shabbat.
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    The second episode is even better than the first.
  5. Michael Nix brings life to old concert tapes

    This is an interesting article about mandolinist Michael Nix, primarily a classical player and composer, who has spent his Covid time restoring a found trove of audio tapes from his bluegrass days in...
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    Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Peter Ostroushko recently put up on his website (scroll to bottom of home page) the first episode of a podcast about his work as a radio musician. The music is fantastic, but Peter's telling of his...
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    Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Great suggestions here — I’ll add Searching for Sugar Man.
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    Re: Gertrud Tröster - Jiro Nakano - Calace

    It's worth mentioning that she now performs and records as Gertrud Weyhofen. She's the best classical mandolinist I know about.
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    Re: Classical Mando Video Sessions

    Jordan, your playing in the video was fantastic – and what an interesting piece! Please post more when you get the chance.
  10. Thread: Youtube Find

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    Re: Youtube Find

    Thanks for posting. I met the Hoopers during a visit to Australia in 1982 and heard their ensemble in performance. They were very impressive.
  11. Re: New ideas in playing two voices on one mandolin.

    Thank you for posting. Are you playing without a plectrum, using your fingers only?
  12. Re: Free Mandolin Orchestra/Ensemble music by John Goodin, update

    I can attest that John’s mandolin orchestra music is wonderful to listen to and to play.
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    I doubt that many copyright owners would fault someone who wants to make a photocopy of an out of print work for personal use. But that is very different from someone posting a scan of the out of...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    The creator's year of death does figure into the determination of public domain in many countries, but not in the US. The works of many creators who died before 1949 still enjoy US copyright...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    It's worth mentioning that even if a work was originally published in the US before 1924 (advanced from 1923 last January 1), a later translation of the work to another language may still have...
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    Re: Mandolin music library

    All Frets (formerly the Fretted Instrument Guild of America) has a large and catalogued sheet music library open to all members. They may be interested, but they're not an academic center.
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    Re: The racehorse Mandocello

    I'd wager he has an oval hole and no f-holes.
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    The racehorse Mandocello

    Has anyone been following the rising fortunes of the racehorse Mandocello?

    https://www.racingandsports.com/thoroughbred/horse/mandocello/1413837
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    Re: Minneapolis

    Just yesterday an article appeared in the Star Tribune about Quinn's, a newer guitar retailer. Also check out Twin Town Guitars.
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    Here's an update on Peter Ostroushko

    ...who spoke at a benefit concert held to help pay his medical bills:

    http://www.startribune.com/ailing-minneapolis-musician-ostroushko-inspires-supporters-at-fundraiser/488858811/
  21. Re: New mandollin article on Wikipeida, Giovanni Vailati

    Nice article about a mandolinist unknown to me. Thanks!
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko

    There will be a benefit concert for Peter next month in Minneapolis: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ostroushko-family-benefit-potluck-tickets-46455571866
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko

    Peter's Go Fund Me campaign had a goal of $40k, and it has brought in more than $67k. I haven't heard anything new about his recovery progress.
  24. Grant available to fretted instrument teachers

    The D'Addario foundation is offering grants to teachers who can introduce musical instruction to kids in the community. Info here.
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    Peter Ostroushko's health problems

    Some of you may know that veteran mando wizard Peter Ostroushko has suffered some serious health problems in recent months. He's now rehabilitating, and his friends have set up a Go Fund Me page to...
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