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  1. Mandolin Mondays #62 w/ Special Guest Giri Peters

    Here's my friend Giri Peters doing some tasty picking on the Kenny Smith tune, "Studebaker" with his Northfield 5S Mandolin.

    Based in Nashville, TN, Giri is an award-winning mandolinist on the rise in the acoustic roots music world. I met Giri a couple years ago and was already impressed by his musicianship. Since then he's become a force to be reckoned with as a composer, performer, and improviser.

    Giri also just ...
  2. This Shows a Great Dentist

    I laughed when I found this pick on my desk- Bruce was using it yesterday while working on his new project...
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  3. The Legend of Zelda [Acoustic] (#48)

    Hyello. This week I put together a minimalist arrangement of a song from one of my favorite game franchises ever.

    I always include a section of improv so of course I took a chorus over it.

    Next week I'll be back with a combination of a Django song and another. See you then!

  4. Personalize

    Truss Rod Covers are fun and an easy way to personalize:

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  5. First kit mandolin

    I have just ordered my first kit mandolin f5 I would like to know where to I get the stain to stain it and finish to finish it I would like to do a sunburst to it and I also was wondering about tap tunning what note should the wood be tuned to thanks
  6. Mandolin Mondays #61 w/ Special Guest Ethan Setiawan

    Today, special MM guest Ethan Setiawan takes on the monumental Chick Corea composition "Spain" with his Clark F5 Mandolin.

    Ethan is a Berklee student here in Boston and is already known in acoustic circles for his diverse musicianship. He started out studying with jazz mandolin luminary Don Stiernberg, and since then he has continued to branch out into other styles such as bluegrass, funk, and many others. In 2014 ...

    Updated Feb-27-2017 at 11:16am by dbmandolin

  7. Tiny Rick - Rick and Morty [Acoustic]

    Two weeks until I'm back with more jazz content. This week I did an arrangement of a song from a favorite animated show. It's a bit folky.

  8. heavy, medium or thin picks for beginning mandolin player?

    so i ve been playing the mando for about a month and i think im pretty good but im not great and i could use a lot of improvement.
    i got one pick when i bought the mandolin and its thin/heavy, but i found another pick at home and its thin. I cracked the thin pick, but i like it better than the thick one.
    also the pick occasionally flies out my hand or i find it slipping? is that because of the think im using or is it just i need better pick grip?

    THANKS!! this really ...
  9. Mando Mayhem

    This one is older than 20 years- yikes!
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  10. Mandolin Mondays #60 w/ Special Guest Jarrod Walker

    This week Jarrod Walker brings us a classy chord melody arrangement of Paul McCartney's "Here, There and Everywhere," played on a powerful Gibson Doyle Lawson Model mandolin.

    Originally from Florida, Jarrod is now an in demand Nashville-based mandolinist. From an early age, Jarrod has made waves in the bluegrass scene, but his strong tone and imaginative playing continues to cut through in whatever genre or situation he finds ...