I've always loved this song. It's essentially an Irish tune in a Zelda game. As always, I threw in an improv section.
I recall, a long time ago in a grade school far, far away, a teacher attempting to take us into the very distant past and get us to imaginatively appreciate ancient history in the first person. As if we were there, in ancient times, living it. This must have been fifth grade, or likely earlier. A class mate raised his hand and offered the observation that, “it was much easier to go to school back then. Kids didn’t have as much history to learn.”
I think this is a very American observation.
Even though our thermometer is still hovering around zero we are engaged in a social whirl of activity. Link up:
*So far on Pinterest I've mostly seen Bill Monroe and Alison Krauss under 'bluegrass', but I've just started. Maybe they are mostly who the 'outside' know about bluegrass music? I like to catch myself sort of thinking in a bubble world- makes you catch a glimpse...oh never mind. You can get stuck on Pinterest for HOURS.
Following is a pretty common project, with a happy player!
Thanks so much for the great work on my Absaroka! Its playing just like I hoped it would when I bought it - looks and sounds great!
Replace TP felt
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
This week I decided to try a favorite gypsy jazz standard - Paquito by Ninine Garcia. Guitarist Brad Brose taught me this tune back in 2013 and it really stuck with me.
I also haven't posted a video with my home made jazz box mandolin in a long time. I hope you enjoy!
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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
This week was another silly cover.
This is a song from the original Pokemon games that I threw some jazz harmony into.