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  1. Mandolin Mondays #78 /// "Bluegrass in the Backwoods"

    Happy birthday to everyone's favorite fiddler, bluegrass boy Kenny Baker, who was born this day 91 years ago. I recently learned this epic 5 part tune that he wrote, and wanted to play it in his memory.



    Thanks so much for watching and sharing these videos with your friends! 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 ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays # 77 w/ Special Guest Sterling Abernathy

    Grand Ole Opry mandolinist Sterling Abernathy is with us this week on his toneful Gilchrist F5 mando, playing a beautiful solo arrangement of the Debussy piano piece Dr. Gradus Ad Parnassum from the Children's Corner Suite.



    Sterling Abernathy, originally from Broken Arrow, OK, now lives and performs professionally in Nashville, TN. He got an early start in music and by age 13 he was touring full time as part of the young group ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #76 w/ Special Guest John Reischman

    The phenomenal John Reischman is with us for this week's Mandolin Mondays with a stunning chord melody arrangement of Charlie Parker's Yardbird Suite played on a gorgeous Heiden Heritage Model F5 Mandolin.



    John is a mandolinist who needs little introduction. Over the years, his incredible tone, imaginative compositions, and tasteful playing across a wide variety of genres have made him a pillar of the modern mandolin idiom. ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #75 w/ Special Guest Steve Smith

    Mandolin Mondays #75: Steve Smith is with us this week playing and singing a powerful solo rendition of the famous "Crossroad Blues" on his Ellis mandolin.



    Now based in New Mexico, mandolinist Steve Smith has been in the mandolin business for quite some time. Back in the 80's Steve got his start playing with the hot young bluegrass band from Charlottesville, VA, called Cloud Valley, featuring Missy Raines on the ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #74 /// "Diabinho Maluco"

    Working on this Choro tune by Jacob do Bandolim and it's been a tricky little devil to learn. In fact, that's what it's called! I enjoyed exploring some dynamic and melodic variations with this one.



    Thanks so much for watching and sharing these videos with your friends! Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tunes in this video. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #73 w/ Special Guest Rory Hoffman

    For this week's Mandolin Mondays, I'm thrilled to have a special video of Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist Rory Hoffman test driving his brand new Voight 2-point mandolin with an incredible improvised blues.



    Rory's inimitable and virtuosic playing across a plethora of different instruments and genres has made him somewhat of a Nashville legend. Over the years he has toured, performed, and recorded with such musicians ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #72 w/ Special Guest Don Julin

    Creator of Mandolins Heal the World, Don Julin is here with us this week playing a sweet Led Zeppelin song on his Airline Electric Mandola.



    Don Julin is a Michigan-based performer and instructor who has been at the forefront of mandolin education for many years. In 2012, Don wrote and released the popular mandolin learning resource, Mandolins for Dummies--a veritable smorgasbord of mandolin history, exercises, techniques, ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #70 w/ Special Guest Alex Heflin

    Los Angeles-based jazz mandolinist Alex Heflin joins Mandolin Mondays this week with a tasty solo arrangement of his original tune, "Benjamin."



    Alex has been making waves in recent years with his own youtube channel. Every Friday he posts a creative cover featuring his adept playing on the mandolin and multiple other instruments. Alex also transcribed and published a great collection of monumental jazz mandolin solos ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #69 w/ Special Guest Tristan Scroggins

    Tristan Scroggins is with us this week for a solo mandolin rendition of a Bela Fleck tune on his power house Stellings S-5 mandolin.



    Based in the mid-west, Tristan is one of the leading young, creative voices on the mandolin today. He plays full time with the prolific Jeff Scroggins & Colorado band—they have been called one of the hardest working bluegrass bands on the scene. And when he’s not too busy touring, Tristan ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #68 /// Dave Matthews Band Mandolin Medley

    So... I may or may not have been obsessed with the Dave Matthews Band as a kid... Here's a mandolin mashup of a few of my DMB favorites: "Grace is Gone," "Tripping Billies," "Rapunzel," and "Ants Marching.”



    Thanks so much for watching and sharing these videos with your friends! Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tunes in this video. I'd ...

    Updated Apr-17-2017 at 4:40pm by dbmandolin

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