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    Re: David Benedict quit Mile Twelve

    Like others, every Monday I have to check out the Cafe to see what David has come up with...who is playing including David.
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    Re: Sad news: John Goodin died yesterday

    I need to proof read what I write...I know that! He made every CMSA convention and starting at the Dayton one, I seemed to make every other one. It was always great to see John selling his many...
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    Re: Sad news: John Goodin died yesterday

    I was very sorry to hear, today, about John Goodin's passing. I got to know him well when we attended the Classical mandolin conventions. He made very one, and I guess I made very other one. A...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Like many here, I met Arthur at the Symposiums I attended. I am sorry I never made it up to his Studio.
    A passionate mando guy.
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    Whaat is this chord?

    I start with a Dm = 2 0 0 1
    and raise the G string to 3001

    I like that chord a lot. What is the name of it?
    thanks,
    Nick
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    I want to recommend the late Peter Ostroushko, who became famous as an early member of the Prairie Home Companion band. His work with other instruments,
    piano, cello, etc. is really special.
  7. Beethoven's Adagio for Mandolin and Piano

    I am looking for an arrangement of Beethoven's Adagio for Mandolin and Piano,
    which is for guitar and mandolin.

    Does such an arrangement exist?
    Nick Royal
  8. Another great interview on the Cafe. Tristan...

    Another great interview on the Cafe. Tristan Scroggins did a really good job, and John covered a lot about his mandolin playing and approach to music.
  9. the Lloyd Loar F5s: in the 1920s and today

    I find myself wondering if Lloyd Loar had any idea that his new creation, the F5 mandolin would be such an amazing instrument today...played by John Reischman, David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Chris...
  10. Looks like a great album!

    Looks like a great album!
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    Re: NMD - Skip Kelley two-point

    Really nice sounding mandolin. Is it your new instrument? Or your playing? Or both?
    Nick
  12. Re: Article: Caterina Lichtenberg Interview - Republish from Hype

    A great interview. I recall when Caterina came to the Mandolin Symposium with her guitar partner then, Mirko Schrader, in 2007 I think. The evening they got up to perform, everyone in the audience...
  13. Re: Poets in Time for mandolin orchestra, free

    John, I see there is also a banjo player there too. I wonder how many of these students continue on with mandolin...both classical or say another style like bluegrass?
    Nick
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Like those above, I too loved the playing of Peter and enjoyed the several times I could interact with him. Eg. the workshop at the Classical Mandolin convention, mentioned by Doug and John. Years...
  15. Re: Best Oval Hole A Mandolins for Orchestra Playing?

    Sylvan Music, in Santa Cruz, has a Lyon & Healy listed. f.y.i.
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    Re: Andrew Marlin and Tommy Edwards

    Wonderful casual concert! Fun to listen to AND get some ideas for my own playing too!
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    Re: Jenny Lynn Polka

    Thanks Mike....and with the correct spelling of the Jenny Lind Polka!
    Nick
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    Jenny Lynn Polka

    I'm looking for musical notation for the tune: Jenny Lynn Polka.
    I play it by ear, and want to share it w. a friend who's a sight reader.
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    Re: Recordings of Mandolins as String Quartets

    A variation on Mandolin Quartet music: Mandolinist Jeff Midkiff has recorded two Qunintets with the string quartet, Carpe Diem. Hopefully some day
    we shall see and hear Jeff Midkiff on Mandolin...
  20. Re: Florence Reece, "Which Side Are You On?" for solo octave mand

    Another version of the song can be heard in the new Kronos Quartet recording on Folkways Smithsonian records. A classical string quartet that has done all sorts of music over the years. "Long Time...
  21. Re: Whiskey Before Breakfast - Interesting Approaches?

    Joe Walsh has an album out (an early one?) called "Saturday night Waltz," and I love the way he does the tune. Can't figure out who the guitarist is, but
    together they do a great version of Whiskey...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I like the clarity of the piece; of the way Bob arranged it.
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    Re: Classical mandolin album library list

    Bach cello suites - A cd I like a lot is by Robin Bullock and called "Suites for Mandolin - Volume One."
    On the album are Suites 1, 2, and 3. We hear #1 lot, but not the other Cello Suites played...
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    Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds

    I thought the Virtual Convention was really good! I saw some great concerts; and helpful workshops; etc. What I would like to see is a way that
    some of the presentations could be shared with...
  25. Re: Article: Canadian Bluegrass Star Adrian Gross Perseveres thro

    Great and thorough interview. I liked Andrew Collins' advice: learn to play tremolo, and fast for fiddle tunes. (Still working on both to those myself!)
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