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    Re: Ranieri - Art of the Mandolin

    As I understand it, the original books 1 & 2 were first published in 1925. Those 1925 editions are out of copyright and maybe reproduced at will. Though the editions published in 1956 and 1959 seem...
  2. A mando orchestra what am a mando orchestra

    In this forum we often get videos of individuals. Here is an incredible orchestral performance from Tokyo:

    "Main Festival" from "Roman Festivals" (Arranged by Respighi Hideyasu Endo) Arte Tokyo...
  3. Re: Possible podcast/youtube weekly series - copyright problems?

    On the copyright.gov site, there is an option to "Ask a Copyright Specialist" -- right now it is followed by "Chat is offline" ... but maybe later?

    Joe
  4. Re: Source for Jules Cottin melodic studies?

    If you search the Library of Congress online catalog, you'll get 35 hits. I cataloged most of these items at LC over the last few years in my attempt as a volunteer to get more of LC's mandolin...
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    Re: Sight-reading resource

    I've become a big fan of MuseScore over the last few months. It is easy to learn (you have to take a quick tutorial as the functions are not particularly intuitive). Google searches work wonderfully...
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    Re: Substantial sale at Bernunzio's

    Allen, I did my best to resist the 1890 Vinaccia at Bernunzio's ... but caved last week. And glad i did. Beautiful instrument in great shape. My luthier is re-glueing a couple soundboard braces...
  7. Re: Looking for Biographies about Mandolin players

    And while rounding up the usual suspects, let's not forget John Duffey's Bluegrass Life by Stephen Moore and G.T. Keplinger.
  8. Re: Modern case options for teens Gibson A models

    I bought a HISCOX LITEFLITE "PRO II" from Elderly for my 1917 A4. Fits very well with lots of room for auxiliary stuff. I haven't traveled with it yet but it seems study.

    Joe
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    Re: Critical MAS + MC + TMS = NMD

    Thanks for the beautiful performance. Obviously this mando was built just for you.

    Joe
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    Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds

    Typically overcommitted, I only got to the Right Hand workshop with Sebatiaan late in the day. And here is a heads-up for folks: After watching the workshop, I tried to watch the follow-up Q&A...
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    Re: Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    O Piazzola είναι ένας από τους αγαπημένους μου συνθέτες! Ομορφη μουσική! Ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!

    Τζο
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    Re: Mandolin Editions of Classical Pieces

    Dowland, yes! By all means, Dowland!

    Joe
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    There are four recordings (78s) you can stream from the Library of Congress's National Jukebox here.
    Joe
  14. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I certainly envy your opportunity to personally handle these instruments. For so many, such an opportunity is a dream trip away.

    Joe
  15. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A, B, C fretboard - all radiused?

    L & H style A, #2356 (1925). Flat board.
  16. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    Shiney, isn't it? I very much enjoyed the piece being played as well as the performance. I'm left asking, like one of the unanswered comments, what is this piece?

    Joe
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    Re: MuseScore software

    I recently learned the basics of MuseScore in order to transcribe a poorly printed, difficult-to-read score. Though it took a bit of time, I have to say that I never lacked immediate answers via a...
  18. Re: Score for Slavator leonardi: Souvenir de Sicile?

    For those like me who's eagle-eyed orbs are not what they used to be:

    I began practicing this piece with the pdf attached to Jim Garber's message above. This was visually difficult but I became...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    aliparia, per your request, here are photos of the 1980 Pecoraro I just acquired. Both the sound and the playability put this instrument in a whole other class than what I am accustomed to playing. ...
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    Re: Florian Klaus Rumpf

    Tim, this happens to me all the time. Woody Allen once said that God invented time so that everything wouldn't happen all at once. Sometimes on Mandolin Cafe it seems that everything is happening...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    William Smith, Yes, the engraving is on the end:

    187632

    Mark, thanks! I look forward to reading this.

    BTW, the FON on mine is 11989-10. I assume this means it dates to 1923-1924?
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Worth? Not really sure. I bought mine at a Maine thrift store for about $100. It needed a headstock repair which I had done. The luthier I use in MD had one of these in his shop and mentioned...
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    187068

    Still life with computer, Calace, and a growler of homemade carrot wine.
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    Re: Deterioration due to closed case

    sblock, thanks for the clarification. If the pickguard hasn't deteriorated before now, you say, we can take for granted that it is stable. If deterioration due to "not just right" original...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    At age five, I felt old during the first day of kindergarten. At age eleven, I felt old as I threw folded newspapers on to porches as a new paperboy. At age seventeen, I felt old as I crept up the...
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