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Mandolin Mondays #151 w/ Special Guest Mike Giverin

Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.
This week on Mandolin Mondays British mandolinist Mike Giverin aka "Mando Mike" brings us this amazing original waltz played on his Czech made Kristufek A style mandolin.



Mike has been touring the UK for 10 years with Americana/Bluegrass trio Jaywalkers and they have just released their 4th studio album Time to Save the World back on the 5th of November. The Record contains 10 originals, including the tune recorded in this video.
You can also find Mike touring with the progressive folk/jazz band 4Square which he's been a member of for almost 5 years.

Earlier this year Mike started a new online mandolin website called MandoMike which is a subscription free way to learn mandolin online. He publishes a free lesson every month and each one is split into 3 levels, (beginner/intermediate/advanced). Check it out here: http://www.mandomike.com/

Here's a word from Mike about this music and mandolin "The tune I play in the video is a solo mandolin arrangement of a tune from the new Jaywalkers album. It’s a simple waltz I wrote after reading one of the many worrying articles in the papers about the state of the world. On the album, it is tagged on to the end of a song called ‘This Time’ which you can see here https://youtu.be/1IoUxZDEkDQ .

My mandolin is a Kristufek A style, model #269 made in 2002. It has a rather unusual solid 1-piece mahogany back and it’s been with me for almost 15 years."

If anyone wants to download the tab/notes for this tune, Mike has published 3 versions of it on this webpage: https://www.mandomike.com/free-monthly-lesson

Be sure to connect with Mike at the following links below for more information about his music, video lessons, and performance schedule:

http://www.mandomike.com/
http://www.jaywalkers.co.uk/
http://www.4squaremusic.co.uk/home

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Beautiful waltz, Mike. Welcome to Mandolin Mondays!
  2. AMandolin's Avatar
    truly amazing
  3. Anglocelt's Avatar
    Nice playing, Mike.
  4. giverin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe
    Beautiful waltz, Mike. Welcome to Mandolin Mondays!
    Thanks! Really pleased to be a part of it, think I've watched all previous 150 videos
  5. EvanElk's Avatar
    Beautiful piece, great playing!
  6. StevenS's Avatar
    Really delightful way to start the week!
    Steve
  7. darylcrisp's Avatar
    Wow, Mike, that's beautiful. This is the style of music on mandolin that I love to hear and learn. As I listened I thought, wow, I will watch this video and learn this, then when it finished I noticed the free tabs!
    thank you so much.
    going to check out your other offerings as well, thanks so much for sharing all this with us.
    daryl
  8. Alfons's Avatar
    Very nice! I've enjoyed some of your stuff with the Jaywalkers as well, particularly the video of Big Sciota.