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  1. Thread: i78s

    by Joe Bartl
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    i78s

    In the relatively recent discussions about the online availability of early mandolin recordings, I didn't find a mention of an interesting and useful site called i78s:

    198844

    In order to access...
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    On my computer is a folder with my favorite works of art -- I use this as a screen saver on my iMac. One item in the folder is this, taken from the MandoCafe classifieds some time ago:

    198712
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  3. Thread: Milton Avery

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    Milton Avery

    Milton Avery's art sometimes featured mandolins-- and you can find at least two previous instances of Avery's art being featured in MC threads. However, no one has ever posted his "Mando-cello...
  4. Thread: Plectrums

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    Re: Plectrums

    Doubtless, this is more than you want to know, but it is worth watching Ralf Leenen describe various pick styles and weights.
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    Re: Fretless mandolin?

    I really enjoyed this. But it does raise the question: what is a mandolin? This instrument is shaped like a mandolin, but it has only four strings and no frets. There are ukes shaped like guitars,...
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    Re: John DeJulio Scrolled C.1915 Mandolin

    NickR, You certainly know how to lead someone (like me) into temptation. Stop!
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    Re: What's the best room/apt humidifier?

    Humidifiers I have known:

    VENTA:

    198315

    I have two of these, purchased years ago before they were called "airwashers".

    Pro:
  8. Re: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Waltz Theme

    Very nice, indeed. Just in time for New Year's Eve! Thanks.
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    Re: Fisoma strings

    I recently purchased a set of the Fisoma Consort 80/20 Bronze strings. The package had little check boxes for either a "Light" or a "Medium" gauge, and on the back of the package, the actual gauges...
  10. 400,000 pre-1923 sound recordings enter the public domain

    Not sure if this has been noted here before but if you are interested in early recordings, you may be interested to learn that upwards of 400,000 pre-1923 sound recordings will be in the public...
  11. Re: Information request on Angelo Ciglia and Ant H Claassens

    You might try asking a reference librarian in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Division: https://ask.loc.gov/performing-arts
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    Re: Mandolin Duets?

    You mentioned Bach. You might enjoy this:

    198027

    Edit: Oh, sorry! I was replying to the 2010 OP. I have to learn to look at the dates ...
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Sue, Here's the chair. There are so many things about it that are "just right!" I'd be taxing your patience listing them. Yes, for likes of me, this was a pricey solution to an age old and an old age...
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Just a note to thank M19 for alerting me to the SoundChair. Mine arrived two days ago and it immediately became clear that when they come to write my biography, they will divide my mandolin career...
  15. Re: Looking for Orchestration and Arrangement classes or worksho

    If you'd rather not spend the money at Amazon, you can view Berlioz's A treatise on modern instrumentation and orchestration online at the Hathi Trust.
  16. Re: VEGA tenor lute. banjo - tenor guitar - octave mandolin!

    Buying an instrument unseen and unplayed from an unknown source is nervous-making. Nevertheless, this Vega is now on its UPS-way to me:

    197942

    First time bidding and buying on ebay. I'm doing...
  17. Re: VEGA tenor lute. banjo - tenor guitar - octave mandolin!

    Looks a lot like my Vega mandocello, except with a different neck and head stock. Is this originally Vega as a 4-string something or other, or was the original neck replaced?
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    Re: Oval Hole Picking Technique

    Tim,

    Did you mean to say "perpendicular" to the strings? "Parallel" to the strings leaves you with nothing to pluck ...
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    Re: Box-shaped electric resonator mandolin

    Meant to be the steampunk version of an electric mando?
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    Re: Local instructor - Rochester NY ?

    You might also lookup Ken Luk: Aside from the classical guitar, Ken cofounded the Rochester Mandolin Orchestra in February 2019 and organizes monthly meetings for mandolinists and guitarists of the...
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    Re: Local instructor - Rochester NY ?

    Try asking at Bernunzio's (downtown) or Stutzman's (Ridge Rd.).
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    Re: Any good RH technique resources?

    Also for the serious student, Mandolin and the Art of the Right Hand by Maria Grazia Criscenzo. A bit pricey, but a good compendium of right hand technique and picking patterns used from about the...
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    Re: Florian Klaus Rumpf Kickstarter

    I kicked ... nay, jumped ... in on the first day. Great to see others supporting an important voice in contemporary mandolin composition, performance, and pedagogy.
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    Re: Books About Mandolins

    Pictures being worth a thousand bibliographic words ...

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    Re: Mandolin Identification Gibson A Oval Hole

    Look for the FON (factory order number) on the neck block as in this image:

    196920
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