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  1. Mandolin Mondays #55 - Super Mario Mandolin Medley

    Happy to be back on Mandolin Mondays this week with some 8-bit music from everyone's favorite digital plumber! Here are a few tunes composed by Koji Kondo for Nintendo's original Super Mario Bros. game, now transcribed and arranged for solo mandolin. Game on!



    Hope you have been enjoying all the special guests here at Mandolin Mondays. Tons more to come this year! Thanks so much for watching and sharing these videos with your ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #54 w/ Special Guest Nate Lee

    This week, here's a video of the impeccable mandolinist and fiddler, Nate Lee, playing his arrangement of the traditional tune "Rubber Dolly" on his gorgeous sounding, new Pava F5 mandolin.



    Nate is a musician on demand in Nashville. Over the years he has toured with such artists as Ashleigh Caudill, Irene Kelley, Town Mountain, the Jim Hurst Trio, and now with the award-winning Becky Buller band. In addition to ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #53 - w/ Special Guest Joe K Walsh

    Throughout 2017 Iím really excited to be using this weekly Mandolin Monday video format as a way of connecting with and featuring other mandolinists. I'll still be making videos, but Iím also having some of my mandolin friends make videos of their own solo mandolin arrangements to feature here on my Cafe blog. And what better way to start the new year off than with the inimitable Joe K Walsh on his amazing new Nugget mando.



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    Updated Jan-02-2017 at 11:54am by dbmandolin

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  4. Mandolin Mondays #52 - Auld Lang Syne

    Hard to believe it's already been a full year since the beginning of Mandolin Mondays. 52 videos later... Reflecting on the past year with this old Scottish classic. Thanks to all who have joined me on this weekly adventure--your encouragement, support, and interest has helped make 2016 the most enjoyable year of my career yet. Mandolin Mondays will ride again in 2017 with some exciting guest artists--stay tuned!



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  5. Mandolin Mondays #51 - Christmas Time is Here

    Here's a rendition of one of my favorite Christmas tunes--and I just happened to find this amazing bass player, Missy Raines, to join me It's been a privilege getting to play music with Missy over the past couple years. She's a wonderful person and musician, and I'm so grateful for my time with her and the rest of her band The New Hip. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!



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  6. Mandolin Mondays #50: Star Wars Mandolin Medley

    Ever wonder what John William's iconic film score for Star Wars would sound like on solo mandolin? Wonder no more! Just in time for the new Rouge One film here's an intergalactic mandolin medley of intrepid tunes from the original trilogy--including the Main Title Theme, Binary Sunset, The Cantina Song, and the dreaded Imperial March. Please share with your friends everywhere, no matter how far, far away.




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  7. Mandolin Mondays #49 - Richmond

    Here's another favorite crooked old time tune I learned from the playing of fiddler Bruce Molsky.



    Thanks so much for watching! If you liked the video, I'd appreciate it if you'd share it with your friends on social media. Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tune in this video. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/ ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #48 - In Despair

    Hey everyone! In case you missed the big news, next year I'll be moving up to Boston to join the young, New England bluegrass band, Mile Twelve. I'm so excited about this new opportunity, and I'd love for you to hear the band! Here's a video of us playing and singing Bill Monroe's song "In Despair."



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  9. Mandolin Mondays #47 - Turkey in the Straw

    Happy Thanksgiving from Mandolin Mondays!



    Thanks so much for watching! If you liked the video, I'd appreciate it if you'd share it with your friends on social media. Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tune in this video. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/

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  10. Mandolin Mondays# 46 - John Hardy

    I think I was able to squeeze in just about every Sam Bush lick I know into this rendition of John Hardy. Slarge Son!



    Thanks so much for watching! If you liked the video, I'd appreciate it if you'd share it with your friends on social media. Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tune in this video. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/ ...
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