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  1. Mandolin Mondays #159 - D'Addario String Comparison

    Mandolin Mondays #159: This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special video sponsored by D'Addario Strings. Listen to an in depth comparison of 3 different D'Addario mandolin string styles played back to back to back on my Apitius Vanguard F5 mandolin.



    For this video, I used medium gauge sets (.011, .015, .026, .040) of Phosphor Bronze, Nickel Bronze, and Monel strings. Check out the links below for more details. ...

    Updated Jan-14-2019 at 10:22am by Mandolin Cafe

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  2. Mandolin Mondays #109 /// David Benedict "Twisty Jigs"

    Tomorrow I'm getting on a flight to visit Ireland (so excited!), so I've been brushing up on my jigs. Recently learned these three particularly twisty ones--"The Return Home," "Cahal's Jig," and "The Mystery Inch."



    Stay tuned for my new 7-part video lesson series on Mandolins Heal the World all about the Irish jig. We'll be looking at the right hand jig picking pattern, Irish triplets, and melodic ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #45 - Waltzing Matilda

    Excited to introduce you guys to my new friend from Apitius Mandolins based in Ontario, Canada. So happy to be on Oliver Apitius's artist team! My new Vanguard F5 Model is only a few weeks old and it already sounds so open and responsive. Putting it through the paces with my pseudo-fingerstyle guitar arrangement of this Australian classic.



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