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  1. Mandolin Mondays #6 - "You've Got a Friend in Me"

    Trying to channel my inner Don Stiernberg this week for this jazzy Randy Newman piece, "You've Got a Friend in Me," made famous by Pixar's Toy Story. Had to break out my "groove face" towards the middle there...



    Thanks for tuning in this week! If anyone is interested in learning this arrangement, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tune. I'd love to connect with you and send you ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #5 - The Evolution of TV Sitcom Theme Songs

    Happy one month Mandolin Mondays anniversary! To celebrate, here's a very special installment--my most involved so far. Everybody loves TV, right? Here is a small representation of the theme songs from some of the most popular TV sitcoms dating from 1951 through 2013--all in their respective original keys.



    Thanks so much for watching! If you like the video, I'd appreciate it so much if you'd share it with your friends. Also, ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #3 - Beatles Mandolin Medley

    Happy Mandolin Monday again! Here's a chord melody medley of three of my favorite Beatles tunes: "Day Tripper," "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," and "Lady Madonna." This arrangement was a particular challenge, trying to play the melody with those fun Beatles bass lines simultaneously.



    Thanks so much for watching! I've written out the tab for the whole medley. Drop me a line through my website if you'd ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #2 - Hard Times Come Again No More

    Happy early Stephen Foster Memorial Day (Jan 13th)!! For the second installment of my weekly Mandolin Mondays music videos, here's an original rendition of this great American songwriter's well known tune, "Hard Times Come Again No More." I had fun exploring a lot of chord melody and crosspicking possibilities with this one.



    Also, I've written out tab for the arrangement exactly like I played it in this video. Send ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #1 - Huckleberry Hornpipe

    This year I'm taking on a new mandolin challenge! Every monday I'll be posting a new homemade mandolin music video of original arrangements of familiar tunes from all genres. And what better way to start a new mandolin tradition than with an old fiddle tune played too fast, with too many notes, and with questionably appropriate interpretations of traditional music styles. Here's a couple passes of an old favorite: Byron Berline's "Huckleberry Hornpipe."

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