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    Re: Old photo(s) with mandolin

    A picture of my Dad aged 20. he played all three instruments....shame this pic is with him holding Banjolin rather than mandolin.....as its him who originally inspired me to play!62580
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    Re: 10 Questions For Christopher Acquavella

    GREAT! Fascinating.....I just learnt more about Chris than I did in 4 years teaching him at Trinity! He deserves our support...he is such a driving force....I know this sounds like the mutual...
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    Re: Travis Finch's Final Recital

    YAY YAY YAY!
    WELL DONE - every inch deserved.
    Wahey!:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Father's Day, and Music

    What a lovely idea for a thread. Well Done Victor.
    It is good to remember that parents are capable of sharing arguably the greatest love of all with their children - the love and appreciation of...
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    Re: Travis Finch's Final Recital

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for all your messages of encouragement and luck to Travis - I know I can speak for him and say that he really appreciated them. All I can say on the challenging/bullying front is...
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    Re: New series of Mandolin Lessons

    I tend to - yes, and I certainly encourage students to too - certainly when playing in third or 4th position and higher you surely have to move your right hand plucking position to get the best tone...
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    Re: Travis Finch's Final Recital

    "Challenging" is a politically correct term for BULLYING! But I hope it was nice and useful bullying!!
    Good luck at Richard's recital with Sprongl today. That's bit of a killer too.....hopefully...
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    Re: Travis Finch's Final Recital

    Well - what a corker! Travis played out of his skin! I knew he was good and we knew he'd really put the work in - but boy! did he deliver?! Brilliant. I was SO proud of him. The programme was very...
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    Re: Travis Finch's Final Recital

    Today is the day. I'm really excited as I know Travis has worked really hard. Now he needs to just go and enjoy himself!!
    I'll be there!
    Travis and I will both report back I'm sure!
    Ali...
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    Re: Bruchsal BDZ Festival

    Stalking!? Me?? No, I just like you. :grin: You're my nice Mandolin friend.
  11. Thread: Bowlbacks of Note

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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Yes - my 1985 Pecoraro had flowers on instead of the dragon as he knew it was for a young girl - I was mortified at the time - I wanted a Dragon! I got over it though and guess I ended up quite...
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    Bruchsal BDZ Festival

    I got back at 1am Monday morning from 3 days at the BDZ Festival in Bruchsal. Amazingly interesting and wonderful. I met or re-met so many mando-friends from across the world. Old friends like Sue...
  13. Re: 20th Anniversary HET CONSORT - Concerts in Zwolle and Amsterd

    YAY! It IS SO exciting - can't wait!
    The Bach will be lovely as will the whole Amsterdam concert. The concert the night before will also be fantastic. I get to meet all my nice mando friends and be...
  14. Thread: Jubileum!

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    Re: Jubileum!

    YAY! Well, as one of the VERY honoured recipients - I can indeed vouch for this lovely bubbly, effervescent piece. It will sound glorious on two Emberghers with us knocking the stuffing out of them...
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    Re: Avoid Corrosive Sweat?

    I had a student who had this problem to excess. He bought hand anti-perspirant by Adidas - its designed for sports people (racket sports mostly) but worked a treat! Not sure where you buy it but...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    VERY nice Jim, That'll be a beauty when its fully restored - though looks in reasonable nick now....I like model 3 Emberghers, understated but extremely beautiful and elegant and with a lovely voice...
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    Re: Crossing Abbey Road

    Yup thats me! Alison Stephens, better known as Alimandolin! (or just plain Ali!)
    Thanks for being so welcoming guys!
    I'm going to run down the halls more from now on....its fun!
    Ali
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    Re: Crossing Abbey Road

    Hi,
    I usually post in Classical section but just thought I'd jump in - I play/record there fairly regularly. Mostly for film but also some CDs. Most recent projects there were sound track for...
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    Re: PRELUDE by VICTOR KIOULAPHIDES on Youtube.

    Alex,
    Your playing of Victor's wonderful piece is emotional and beautiful. I think you over did it with the titles for the video (virtuosa!????) - I'm very flattered but am more considered by most...
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    Re: New piece from Estonian composer Tonu Korvits

    Hi Alex and Victor
    Thanks Alex, for doing some more research on Tonu and his other lovely music. I am really excited to have made friends with him. I really like his "voice". He is really determined...
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    Re: Travis Finch's Final Recital

    Well done for notifying everyone Travis.
    It promises to be a really eclectic and interesting programme. The final piece is a modern Choro and Travis played it last week with Emily and Nick to...
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    Re: New series of Mandolin Lessons

    Very good - very interesting. I like the way he does not approach the lesson with "you MUST do this, or you MUST do that" but tries to explain his own personal preference and what has lead him to...
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    Re: Mandolin Quartet

    Thanks for sharing Ben, its just great to find out about all these different pieces and groups playing to such a high standard across the world. Nice pieces - especially the 2nd one.
    Cool.
    Our...
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    Re: Evocation Espanola CD by the Trio Chamorro

    Hi Mark,
    Is that Jaime in Madrid's trio? Not sure it is. Can't remember what his trio is called. If it is then I have an email address for him if that helps. Have you tried CD Baby?
    Ali
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    Re: New piece from Estonian composer Tonu Korvits

    Well said Jamie. I posted this piece here purely for peopele's general interest and so you all knew about it. As has been noted, it is a slightly more unusual way of writing for our little instrument...
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