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  1. Mandolin Mondays #40 - Grey Eagle

    I was inspired when I heard John Reischman's rendition of this multi-part Texas fiddle tune over the summer and decided to work up my own arrangement. SO MANY PARTS!!! Also, really excited to be partnering with Don Julin and Mandolin Heals the World to pair many of my MM videos with the amazing Sound Slice technology on the site. Be sure to sign up!



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    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:45am by dbmandolin

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  2. Mandolin Mondays #39 - Blue Monk

    Letting loose with this dissonant and spunky jazz blues by the great Thelonious Monk. One of my favorite quotes: "A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination" ~ Monk.



    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

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    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:44am by dbmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #38 - Winnie the Pooh

    Revisiting my arrangement of this childhood favorite to celebrate my niece's birthday this week. She turns two this year and Winnie the Pooh is her absolute favorite. Happy Birthday, Norah Grace!



    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!
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  4. Mandolin Mondays #37 - The Old Mountaineer

    Happy Birthday, Bill Monroe (Sept 13th)! My life would be completely different without your hand in making the mandolin into what it is today. So here's my watered down version of one of my favorite Monroe tunes "The Old Mountaineer." I compared notes on this piece with some great recordings by Mike Compton, Jimmy Campbell, and Kenny Baker.



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  5. Mandolin Mondays #36 - Brejeiro

    Here's a little Choro music to put you in the mood for Brazilian Independence Day (Sept 7th). Brejeiro is a very fun piece written by Brazilian pianist and composer Ernesto Nazareth--made popular on the mandolin by Jacob do Bandolim. This was my first time digging deeper into Choro music, and I had a lot of fun trying to incorporate the melody, harmony, and infectious rhythms all in one part.



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    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:44am by dbmandolin

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  6. Mandolin Mondays #35 The Boat Tune

    To finish out a month of collaborative Mandolin Mondays, here's a video from a recent show I did with my good friend Michael Moore down in Birmingham, AL, at this cool place called Moonlight on the Mountain. We recorded "The Boat Tune" on our duo record Each By Side last year. It was the first tune we ever wrote together and since has become a favorite of ours to perform and share.



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  7. Mandolin Mondays #34 - "Indiana Firefly"

    This year I've been working on a transcription book for John Reischman which includes tab and notation for all of his tunes and solos from his incredible record, Up in the Woods. This summer we met up at the Swannanoa Gathering, and he was kind enough to record one of the record tunes with me, and offer a free sneak peek at the tab/notation for this tune to anyone who wants it--in anticipation of the full book to be released later this fall. It was such a privilege to get to play alongside what ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #33 - New Brick Road

    This week I got a little help from the guy who's taught me just about everything I know about the mandolin, Matt Flinner. He showed me this great Norman Blake tune a while back and was kind enough to play some harmony on it with his incredible Gilchrist mandolin for this video. Thanks for everything, Matt!



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  9. Mandolin Mondays #32 - Night and Day

    For a very special Mandolin Monday, I had the great jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg help me out with an impromptu duo jam on this Cole Porter classic, "Night and Day." We both happened to be at the Swannanoa Gathering in NC, this past week, and Don was incredibly kind to reprise this tune from his amazing record Swing 220. Don is a huge inspiration--his fearless playing and expansive imagination is always so fresh. And his gorgeous two point Nugget mandolin is pretty incomparable too! ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #31 - "Ship in the Clouds"

    I recently stumbled upon this gorgeous crooked old-time tune and had to make a video of it. Really inspired by Scott Nygaard's take on the piece on his great record, Dreamer's Waltz.



    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 4:43am by dbmandolin

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