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  1. Mandolin Mondays #27 - American Pie

    Perhaps not the most uplifting song about America, but a good Don McLean song nonetheless. Happy 4th of July from Mandolin Mondays!



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

    Happy Picking!

    David

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:42am by dbmandolin

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  2. Everything I Know Might Be Wrong!

    Elsewhere I wrote about the hierarchy of hard. I think I can explain at least one of those hierarchies better.

    I have this idea that one of the reasons many folks pursue technical excellence is that it is easier to pursue than musical excellence. Yes, easier. Itís easier to pursue playing at blistering speeds in all keys up the neck, with intricate double stops and four finger moveable chords, than it is to learn to play beautiful music beautifully such that it moves people.
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    Updated Jul-18-2016 at 8:48am by JeffD

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #26 - Denver Belle

    Happy Birthday to the greatest bluegrass fiddler of all time, Kenny Baker! (6/26/26) Trying out some silly acrobatics on this cool tune that he was known for playing.



    Today marks half a year of Mandolin Monday madness! Thanks so much for watching, sharing, and making this an unforgettable experience so far! Here's to many more!

    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal ...

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:41am by dbmandolin

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  4. Mandolin Mondays #25 - Deep River Blues

    Can't beat Doc Watson's playing on this old Delmore Brother's tune, but I enjoyed using it to explore some finger style guitar sounds on the mandolin.



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

    Happy Picking!

    David

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:41am by dbmandolin

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  5. Rendezvous

    One more for good measure! These guys really slayed this last tune. So honored to have them play on my tunes.



    Thanks for watching and sharing! If anyone is interested in learning "Rendezvous" I've written out the tune in tab/notation. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/

    Happy Picking!

    David
  6. Last Thing on My Mind

    Tried singing a little Tom Paxton too. Stay tuned for one more video tomorrow!

  7. The Girl Who Played the Flute/The Resonant Universe

    Have some jigs on us! I wrote these two jigs and recorded them on my Into the True Country record.



    Thanks for watching and sharing! If anyone is interested in learning these jigs I've written out the tune in tab/notation. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/ Stay tuned for more videos of the band throughout the week!

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  8. The Crooked Waltz

    Here's another video from our show earlier this month! This is a tune I wrote called "The Crooked Waltz."



    Thanks for watching and sharing! If anyone is interested in learning "The Crooked Waltz," I've written out the tune in tab/notation. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/ Stay tuned for more videos throughout ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #24 - Hello Mary Lou

    Earlier this month, I had the privilege of playing a couple shows in NC, with my own 4-piece band. Here's a video of us playing Ricky Nelson's "Hello Mary Lou" from our performance at White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain, NC.



    I was fortunate enough to have some of my favorite Nashville players come join me: Christian Sedelmyer on 5-string fiddle (10 String Symphony and Jerry Douglas Band), Jake Stargel on Guitar ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #23 - Botanisten (The Botanist)

    Happy National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag)! What better way to celebrate than with a polska from the greatest Swedish band of all time, Vasen! I first learned this tune at the 2013 Acoustic Music Seminar and it's been a favorite ever since.



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin ...

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:40am by dbmandolin

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