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  1. Embedding Facebook videos into the forum

    It's possible to embed Facebook videos directly into our forum and the instructions are fairly simple (our opinion).

    In order to achieve this, you need to use the forum's BB Code. BB Code is a way forum owners across the internet allow users to implement HTML inside of our forum without the inherited and dangerous risks of allowing you to write HTML --another discussion that is technical that most of you don't want to hear, and is more than needed for this discussion.

  2. Mandolin Mondays #94 w/ Special Guest Tommy Norris

    Tommy Norris, mandolinist from the Barefoot Movement brings us a tasty chord melody arrangement of this jazz standard on his beautiful Prucha F5 mandolin.

    Based in Nashville, Tommy has made a successful career in the bluegrass world. Over the past seven years his band, The Barefoot Movement has been around the block a time a two, making appearances on Country Weekly Magazine,, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs ...
  3. Bartok Violin Duets on Mandolin/Violin

    Hey guys! In 2015 I recorded six of the 44 Bartok Violin Duos with my friend and incredibly talented violinist Judith Meyers in West Virginia. I thought I'd throw them into one video and share it!

    I think I shared them somewhere on the cafe a couple years ago, but this is a slightly better way of presenting them. Enjoy!

  4. Mandolin Mondays #93 /// "Old Tom"

    Here's an original tune of mine that's featured on Mile Twelve's forthcoming record Onwards!

    The album will be officially released on Friday, October 27th, and I can't wait for you all to hear it! You can now preorder the record from our bandcamp page HERE. This tune is named after a famous Australian killer whale by the name of Old Tom. You can read up about him HERE.

    Speaking of Down Under! Mile Twelve is ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #92 w/ Special Guest Jason Anick

    Mandolin Mondays #92: Jazz mandolin virtuoso, Jason Anick joins Mandolin Mondays this week with a beautiful original composition on his incredible 5-string "jazzbo" electric mandolin from Paul Lestock.

    Based in Boston, Jason Anick is taking the jazz world by storm with his progressive and tasteful violin and mandolin playing. He's one of the youngest people to ever teach at the Berklee College ...

    Updated Oct-02-2017 at 6:47pm by dbmandolin

  6. Mandolin Mondays #91 w/ Special Guest Cory Piatt

    Cory Piatt from the Summer Brooke and Mountain Faith Band is with us this Monday for a beautiful rendition of an old gospel classic on his Daley F5 mandolin.

    Cory is one of the brightest young mandolin players on the scene today. He's already spent time performing with the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys and The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, and in recent years he's made a name for himself with The Summer Brooke and Mountain Faith ...
  7. So Long, Mario - 4 on 6 [Original]

    Hey guys! I wrote this song a couple years ago with some great friends in Morgantown, WV, and we actually recorded it on a record. I was feeling a little nostalgic this week so I thought I'd throw together this quick arrangement. Enjoy!

    All the writing credits of this 7/4 funk tune:
    Alex Heflin
    John Posey
    Eli Weidman
    Greg Thurman

    Oh, and if you're interested, here's the lead sheet: ...
  8. The Special History of a Mandolin Pickguard

    Some of you may remember this story, but it's a good one:

    By Bruce Graybill

    When Bruce Weber built my first custom Weber Mandolin, he had me play for several of his builders using my ‘go to’ Mandolin of that time. He had some special cedar from a tree cut in 1910, that he thought would really work well for voicing the kinds of range and timbre of the classical pieces I was playing. Along with the incredible experience of having woods and building style specifically ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #90 w/ Special Guest Bella Betts

    Boulder, Colorado mandolinist Bella Betts joins us this week for an original song on her Collings mandolin.

    Though just 16 years old, Bella has been making waves in the acoustic music scene for quite some time now. Known for her mature mandolin playing and songwriting, she has gained the attention and praise of such artists as Aoife O’Donovan, David Grisman, Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Hull, and Chris Thile. In 2012, Bella released ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #89 w/ Special Guest Andrew Collins

    This week, Toronto-based, award-winning mandolinist Andrew Collins brings us an imaginative arrangement of the Celtic classic "Banish Misfortune" on his lovely Heiden F5 mandolin.

    Andrew has been a fixture in the Canadian folk music scene for over a decade. Through the years, he's been awarded numerous Juno and Canadian Folk Music Awards for his expansive recorded work.

    I first ...
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