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by CB
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: From the Depths of Hell
Replies: 5
Views: 11583

I ran into a guy last winter who was a member of a 30+ member mandolin orchestra. I gather they are popular. He told me there were dozens in the US and he was hosting concerts of similar European mandolin orchestras in New England this summer. His group in turn tours Europe next summer. He says ever...
by CB
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Improvisation #4
Replies: 13
Views: 20353

Tim,

Thanks for the transcription! A much needed addition to the library of Django's transcriptions. This one is not included in Michael Horowitz's Unaccompanied Django.

Really looking forward to working on this one, thanks again.

Craig
by CB
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: metronome
Replies: 7
Views: 11375

I like my Crystal Metronome.

http://www.milsoftware.com/

Free to try for 30 days, then $10. I bought it cause I liked it. Accurate, steady, good interface, start and stop with the space bar, tap with the mouse to set a tempo.

Craig
by CB
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Cutting oval hole & rosette
Replies: 3
Views: 4919

Cutting oval hole & rosette

I'm building my first Selmer style and I'm at the point of cutting the small oval hole & rosette. I am looking for the best way to do this and would appreciate any insight. I am familiar with Shelley Park article in Guitarmaker where she discusses making a top for a Selmer style. She uses router...
by CB
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Improvisation #4
Replies: 13
Views: 20353

Thrip: Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing. Your post of your performance of Improv #5 prompted me to work on it myself. I have Michael Horowitz's Unaccompanied Django and #5 is included. #4 is not. Did you transpose it yourself or is there a transcription somewhere one can access? I still have a l...
by CB
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Selmer 503 copy
Replies: 18
Views: 25561

You might want to look at David Hodson's 503SR. I have one, quite pleased with it.

http://website.lineone.net/%7Edavid_j_hodson/Index.htm

Craig
by CB
Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Colin Cosimini Books and backing tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 3334

Well, I have all the books and tracks CDs and I think they are great. I'm in a similar situation, I only get to play with others once a week at best. The tracks are fairly fast, often too fast for me, but I deal with this quite effectively by playing them through Transcribe! (an indispensible bit of...
by CB
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: Why 12th year?
Replies: 38
Views: 39960

I've always imagined, with no evidence at all other than the playful and innocent nature of the melody, that "Twelfth Year" refers to joys of or in a youth in his/her 12th year of age.


Craig
by CB
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Francois Book (The Story Of Maccaferri Selmer Guitars)
Replies: 2
Views: 4444

You might also try:

http://www.gypsyguitars.com/accessories.php

Says "Out of Print", but I suspect is Jacques way of impressing you that these are limited edition and soon to be sold out (forever, as Jack says). I'd he still has some.

Craig
by CB
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: titi winterstein quintett
Replies: 6
Views: 4387

Well..... I have the Djinee Tu Kowa Ziro and it is one of my very favorite in this style. Titi is certainly one of my favorite violinist along with a whole stable of great guitarists led by Lulu Reinhardt. I wish I could find more Titi Winterstein somewhere.

Craig
by CB
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Does Hardware Really Matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 21199

For Gadjo: I think "hardware talk" is something one engages in more frequently when one is new to the endeavor. It takes some discussion to figure the gear out. Once the gear is figured out, most people seem to settle in for a long term engagement with the task itself such as making good m...
by CB
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Does Hardware Really Matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 21199

Talkin' hardware is pretty universal, it has been part of almost every endeavor I ever engaged in (photography, sailing, music, bike racing, wood working, computer graphics, etc). In each of these there has been a few whose talent rose above the need for decent hardware. Some of these used decent ha...
by CB
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Improvisation #1 Anyone here play it?
Replies: 19
Views: 26363

Phil:

Hey, nice job man, nothing to be embarassed about there. The flute sounds great too, fits very well. Thanks for posting

Craig
by CB
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: The Virtual Gypsy Jazz CD II
Replies: 22
Views: 103138

Volume 1 is on djangology's site (Thanks Jon!):

http://www.djangology.net/virtualgypsyjazz/
by CB
Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: dupont nomade??
Replies: 11
Views: 11691

Alex: I'd try Michael Horowitz or Stephane Wrembel direct for their books. I'd be surprise if they would not ship to Japan. Both have websites and email, Give them a try. The Gitanes are great intro guitars as Frater says. The 250 (I've got this one), 250M (maple backs & sides) and 255 (same as ...