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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Bob (and Lee and others in this thread)
    "The correlation between mandolin playing in the early 20th century and social class is an example of a topic that needs more research. People often point to...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Jo, I know you had the world music radio program, but I still wonder where and how you find so much varied and interesting music. Recordings? Travel? Printed sheet music?
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Lee, glad to see you were able to pursue this project; I remember talking with you about a symposium-like event about MO's. But regarding your article/notes, I was surprised not to see any mention of...
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    Re: Owen Hartford, "Family Squabble": PMO

    Lively and interesting piece and performance. I had suggested this Hartford selection for our local group, we'll see what happens. But I am especially intrigued by the use of wind and other...
  5. Re: CMSA Kalamazoo 2022: Registration Now Open

    We talked the last couple years about mandocellos at CMSA. I'm not doing a workshop this year, but you will be meeting and playing with a bunch of enthusiastic bass cleffers, and Klaus Rumpf is going...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Molk-e Del" with a huge choir & orchestra!
    Wish I knew of this music when I was still conducting choirs. Do you have notation for this one? I'm not sure my ear is as good as yours; also, any kind...
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    Re: My latest baroque mandolin

    Beautiful; 6 courses I see. I know the instrument evolved and adapted in different settings but I don't think I've seen 6 on a mandolin, as opposed to lute or early guitasr. So I'm curious if you...
  8. Re: Article: New Music - Mike Marshall Mandocello Solo J.S. Bach

    I like what Mike says about "What Bach wanted this music to sound like." Of course we'll never know exactly, but there is plenty of historical literature and period style documentation to guide us....
  9. Re: Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra - “American Classics” concert

    "Deep River" was always my favorite spiritual to do with my choirs; I like your flowing tremolo rendition and harmonization, slightly different from versions I have done. Hope to see some of you soon...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Around the World in 80 Strings!"
    What indigenous plucked string instruments would these have been played on originally? I'm imagining a Darwinian evolutionary/geneological/roots family tree of...
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    I am assuming they do not make cases for a Gibson K4 mandocello... right?
    I am worried about air travel and looking at Calton. I do not want a TSA or flight attendant to say "Sorry, no carry on" and...
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    Re: Travel with mandocello...?

    Looking at PDX to OHare to Kzoo; last link looks like it might be a smaller local, Eagle Air or similar. But I will check before buying tickets. THANKS!
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    Re: Hello from Oregon

    Welcome to Cafe, DNG, and it's nice to see a few Oregon replies. I am in Independence, just across the river from Salem; I have a Stiver F5 for jamming, but my main efforts go into my classical1912...
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    Travel with mandocello...?

    I have a 1912 Gibson K4 which I would love to bring with me to Kalamazoo CMSA, but I am afraid to take my chances with TSA or a flight attendant on a crowded flight. "Sorry sir, that goes in cargo."...
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    Re: Mandocello

    I have a classic 1912 Gibson K4 which I am afraid to take on an airplane. To travel, I purchased a German made Thomann mandocello (at that time around $700 usd) which surprised me with its tone and...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    I have some similar problems, but a very different history; I'm a retired music professor, so I have high musical standards in my mind. But I never played a string instrument with any serious intent,...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Jo,
    Your selections are so interestingly out of the mandolin "mainstream" (Euro-classical, Irish, Bluegrass, etc.). I see printed sheet music in the video: what are your sources for these many...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I think you are just about the most innovative and international-intercultural musician I have encountered. This track is a nearly psychedelic blend of sounds and cultures. Was the throat singer...
  19. Re: Goichberg Mandocello Studies: No. 7, 23, and 30: Robert Margo

    Even though these compositions are quite a few decades old, they seem like "new repertoire for mandocello" material. Thank you for bringing this neglected music back to life! Looking forward to...
  20. Re: A discovery for me - Kubota Philomandoline Orchestra

    Great to see a symphonic ensemble all (mostly?) plucked and sounding so artfully musical. It reminds me of listening to MMQ's Dvorak New World cd and thinking "They sound like a fine string quartet,"...
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    Re: A new mandocello

    Beautiful, and a very interesting list of woods used. Are these typical in Australian luthier shops?
    We'd love to hear it....
  22. Re: Early mandolin recordings / Correcting Wikipedia

    Living music history! Thank you Neil, thank you 78rpm's, thank you public domain.
    What grabs me most abut these recordings is the continuous tremolo portamento, the legato glide up and down the...
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    Re: Double Sharps in Notation

    You were a tech wizard way ahead of your time!
    When I was learning scores (to conduct) I was lousy on piano so I would record a part on a Grundig TK6L, one of the first high quality battery-powered...
  24. Re: European vs American approaches to the mandolin

    Good point; I'm a retired choral musician and I get annoyed with people talking about "African music" as if there's no difference between a cappella Zulu isychatamiya and township jive or Malian jazz...
  25. European vs American approaches to the mandolin

    I have heard from different master players from both sides of the Atlantic (might hear from someone across the Pacific from my Oregon home) about this. Fabio Giudice, Chris Aquavella, August Watters,...
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