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    Re: Mahler 7 Tonight (7/7/20)

    Well done. You played it perfectly, and didn't embarrass the mandolinist's chair. But one hour before playing is nothing - I played the guitar part in Wagner's Meistersinger, and it is THREE hours...
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    Thanks for the contributions. I think the general tenor is that there are different strokes for different folks. I think that was always obvious. Less obvious, though, is how you might all interpret...
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    Thanks, Bob. I suspected he did, but wonder if he adapted his technique to all non-tremolo, or did he draw Bach within his own orbit. Part of me is hoping he did the latter, if only for the...
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    Indeed, we can all do what we like, and the old schools do not need to be followed any more, though some choose to do so.

    I would definitely find it odd, though, interpreting a Ranieri edition...
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    Yes, more violin-like. It makes it difficult, trying to play the mandolin under your chin ;-)
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    How different is the Neapolitan style form the Roman, other than the pick? I imagine Calace has something to do with it, no?
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    Mongrel Technique

    Most of us will be aware of the "German School" of technique, characterised by angled downwards rest strokes, followed by a single-string up stroke, contrasted by 90 degrees to the string for scale...
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    Re: The perfect T-shirt

    Good one! Are the fish are criticising the use of TI flats on an Italian mandolin...?
  9. Re: Mazurka sentimentale (Carlo Munier, 1906)

    Very nice, Martin. I loved the graphics of the first version, but the performance in the second is certainly better.
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    Well, there's a huge difference between a Wolle and a Galli. There, you could have sent me the $15, and saved yourself money by not buying them. :cool:
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    I have no knowledge, but I imagine the thick rubber pick developed after the Seifert-style instruments appeared on the scene, but when was that? Wider fingerboards, deeper bowl backs and larger...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    Anything pre punk is old school, and became instantly old school the moment Never Mind The Bollocks was released...and it too is old school now. Who cares? Not I. Live life, explore music, enjoy.
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    Take Your Pick

    https://youtu.be/NwdELWoEHiI
  14. Re: The Ranieri Method: full introduction and tremolo, by Ralf Le

    Sure, but you could simply subscribe to his YouTube account. Ralf used to be a member here, alas not currently.
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    Re: Classical mandolin album library list

    She got a divorce, and changed her name to Weyhofen, so look her up with that surname.
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    Re: Classical mandolin album library list

    I second No.5, the Tröster Calace Preludes. Stunning, and so very musical.
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    Well, my two-packs of Galli plectra arrived half an hour ago. I chose the 70mm medium and the 100mm heavy. They seem good-quality, and cheap with 6 in each pack. The 100mm is warm, the 70mm has...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Definitely better at the lower pitch, I think. Well done.
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    Re: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    I haven't played the piece, but I do have an observation that might be pertinent. Romantic-inspired players tend to use higher positions on inner strings, in contrast to "period-informed" players who...
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    Ranieri recording of The Swan

    https://youtu.be/5lDMo8kjeEI

    My YT comment:

    Wonderful, Ralph, the find and the video, and of course the performance most of all. He plays it as we would expect a performer of his era would have...
  21. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Aquila sell sets of 5ths-tuning for ukulele. One set is the same pitch as the mandolin/violin, which can only be used on the small soprano uke. The other is for Concert ukulele, CGDA. I'm using the...
  22. Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    I strung my uke like a CGDA mandola, but the strings were too tight, so I tuned down a tone. Fun to play.


    https://youtu.be/RmGrb-ulNMY
  23. Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    The book is available now: https://www.melbay.com/Products/30679M/tunes-from-17th-century-scotland-arranged-for-mandolin.aspx

    Any questions, just ask.
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    I've just discovered this thread. I've updated my "guittar" pages: https://robmackillop.net/guitar/18th-century-wire-strung-guittar/

    and here is a dedicated James Oswald page with thee free...
  25. Re: The Ranieri Method: full introduction and tremolo, by Ralf Le

    The links are from the YouTube page:

    LINKS:
    Silvio Ranieri mandolin method "The Art of the Mandolin" in 4 books.

    Books 1 and 2 are still in print and available via different sources.
    Here are...
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