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    Back to building kits!!!

    I have begun to build my kits again!!! I first started in 2000 at the request to give workshops. It is 2021. I have just retired from 34 years in the public school classroom scene.
    I am now...
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    by Sheila Lagrand
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    Nomd

    My new old mandolin arrived today. She's an SS Maxwell from the 1930s, in decent condition for an old girl in her 90s. She came with a nice case and some interesting "documentation," too.

    I need...
  3. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    This weekend, actually July 11, 2014 this thread became active! seven years ago! Unbelievable! And what is even more exciting to me is how those musicians who've been outside the Italian dance...
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    Re: No love for old Martins?

    I think the premise behind your questions is inherently flawed.

    I love my Martin canted-top mandolin. Unequivocally.
    I think you'll find numerous discussions here among folks who enjoy playing...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    https://youtu.be/dEoVcLLb8cc This link takes you to the restored video by Richard Schatzman

    Finally, after the original video languished for 31 years, it is a fully restored 20 minute...
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    My latest build: A medieval gittern

    https://i.imgur.com/d2qiblr.jpg
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    Re: Losing Your Place

    Jill, Your advice and observations on variations in tunes, especially in the traditional/aural-learning world is really spot-on for me.

    I was playing in a real, LIVE session on Thusday evening...
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    'Mermaid' Charango

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224466519404

    https://i.imgur.com/9oBN1KO.jpg
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    New videos from Dix Bruce

    I have been busy! I just posted a bunch of new videos. Most are product profiles of my more recent books with sample solos and such. Some are video lessons for mandolin and guitar. All can be...
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    Glorious fun

    Between COVID and a career change, I have had little time or opportunity to play recently. But today I had a rare free couple of hours. I spent them standing too close to a 30w amplifier and...
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    TablEdit is back!

    Mandozine was hosting a wonderful collection of TablEdit files for mandolin, but as you are probably aware it has not been reliable lately. The site went offline at the beginning of 2019, was...
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    My latest renaissance lute

    A 7 course renaissance lute I just completed. By request of customer, this is fretted in 1/6 comma meantone and with an extra wooden fret on the 4th course between nut and 1st fret.
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    Bluegrass Stomp with mando and octave

    My buddy and I playing as a mando duo for fun. Beside mandolins we both play octave but in this video just one octave :)

    https://youtu.be/vrMYpk0mI6w
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    A medieval citole

    Here's a medieval citole which I built for a customer here in the UK:

    https://i.imgur.com/pIOP2Lt.jpg

    And here's a sound and video sample I did before it was shipped out:
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    Mandolin Build RAG Mandolins

    Looked high and low for an oval F style and decided for the money to invest in a USA builder instead of an import.

    Found Roy A. Gordon in the builders section. Contacted him, gave him some...
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    Fraulini Caterina - a prototype

    For the last few weeks and in spite of the pandemic, I've had a welcome visitor in the house... a prototype mandolin built by Todd Cambio (Fraulini Guitar Co.). Todd is a guitar builder with a deep...
  17. Oblivion for solo mandola (in G) and accordion

    I posted a video a few weeks ago elsewhere in the Cafe of my solo arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” which I performed on mandola in G (octave mandolin). My brother-in-law, Raymond...
  18. A good reason to have more than one mandolin

    I was playing my Stradolin this afternoon, put it down for a second and heard a loud SPRONG. E string slipped off the post. I have new strings for it, and have been putting off changing them (haven't...
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    Re: Vitti 'Na Crozza

    And here is the version by Michelangelo Verso

    https://youtu.be/Y5NeQLUU6xU
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    Vitti 'Na Crozza

    https://youtu.be/QzAaCHkRIFc

    The song was a leitmotiv of Pietro Germi's movie "Il cammino della speranza."
    In 1950, Pietro was in Sicily to start filming his movie. One day at Favara,
    where...
  21. Two more Piccolo Mandolins- Cherry and Black Walnut

    Here are the latest Piccolo (Sopranino) flat-top mandolins off my bench (Barn Cat Mandolins Kitten model). One has local cherry back/sides and the other local Black Walnut backs/sides. Both have...
  22. Building a new double-top mandolin by Yaron Naor

    Hi all
    I have started to make a new double-top Mandolin, Flat back.
    I have added some finished mandolin images at the beginning so you can see it at the end, and I will publish more as the making...
  23. Avi Avital's new CD reviewed in Grampophone

    Avi Avital's recent CD, The Art of the Mandolin, receives a very positive review in the current (January 2021) issue of Gramophone. I won't quote all four paragraphs but the review begins:

    "Avi...
  24. Re: a suggestion for not mutin you mando with your belly

    https://www.goldsgym.com/
  25. The merciless camera (recording ourselves as a reality check)

    Oh, the unexpected (but valuable) things we see and learn when we sit in front of the camera to record our progress!

    How often have I felt I was chugging along quite nicely on a new tune, only to...
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