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  • The Song-A-Week Social Group

    Welcome! Every 2 weeks we'll have a new Tune of the Week. This will be a great way to learn new tunes, show off skills, & see others at work. All skill levels & genre are welcome! Please note, while we have a new tune biweekly this isn't a contest. Please browse through the Table of Contents, & learn, comment on, or submit your video, regardless of when it was originally posted.

    We also accept tunes other than the Song of the Week. If you've got a favorite tune, please submit it, with the name of the tune as the subject of a new discussion.

    Start by finding & reading the post "New to Our Social Group? ~ Read Me First!"

    We have three 'TABLE of CONTENTS' discussions with links to the discussions. I try to keep these on the first page of discussions. There is a discussion called "Poll Tune Suggestions" where you can suggest tunes for me to add to the poll.

    You can find the poll in the regular forum part of the Cafe, under "Song and Tune Projects"

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Last Activity: Today 9:06am

    1,527 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Sunset Over Ayr
  • Newbies

    This is a group for all of you like me who are new to the mandolin.

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Last Activity: May-28-2020 8:08pm

    1,308 member(s)
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  • Octave Mandolin

    A group for players and fans of Octave Mandolins, Bouzoukis, Citterns, Mandolas, Mandocellos and any other large scale members of the Mandolin family.

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Last Activity: May-28-2020 7:03am

    170 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Guitar-shaped octave mando?
  • Bach on Mandolin

    A group where players can discuss playing the music of JS Bach on mandolin and mandolin family instruments. Emphasis on (but not limited to) the sonatas and partitas and cello suites.

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Last Activity: May-27-2020 8:44pm

    213 member(s)
  • Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing - Zoom Discussion

    Howdy! I was wondering if any swingin' mandolin pickers would be interested in a once-a-week discussion of Jethro Burns ideas and approach to the mandolin and music? We can pick one tune to look over or just simply one idea. There's so much to explore as far as Jethro Burns playing such as theoretical ideas, his own technique to playing the mandolin, plus swing repertoire. Of course there is a bunch of online material to take from but I always learn best by diving in with groups!

    Only thing needed is an open mind and a mandolin :-)

    Please no bad attitudes. Let's keep this a fun conversation and a focused discussion. Please send me an email if interested!

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Last Activity: May-25-2020 5:26pm

    13 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Resources for Jethro Burns
  • The Woodshed Study Group

    It's a good thing to "woodshed" - to study music and practice your instrument in isolation. But there's a lot of value in comparing notes, and working together with others through a course of materials as well. This group works its way through some of the popular curriculum for playing mandolin. The idea is to choose a curriculum, work our way through it with lesson assignments, share our progress, and when we finish with one curriculum we'll choose another. I'm your host for leading the group studies, but I'm not a teacher, just a fellow student seeking to advance by working through the materials and sharing with others.

    Welcome to the Woodshed!

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Last Activity: May-25-2020 8:02am

    79 member(s)
  • Celtic Mandolin Players

    A group for the Mandolin players of the celtic regions in the world such as Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. All welcome :)

    Last Activity: May-23-2020 7:51pm

    134 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Sessions in Cornwall (UK)
  • Tyler White Mandolins

    This group is for owners & fans of instruments built by Tyler White of Bloomington, IN

    Last Activity: May-22-2020 10:55pm

    18 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    White #9
  • Big Muddy / Mid-Missouri Owners

    A group for Big Muddy and Mid-Missouri mandolin family instruments

    Last Activity: May-20-2020 7:37pm

    148 member(s)
    Latest Discussion:
    Thomastik IF Strings on M-11
  • Blues Mando

    A resource for blues mandolin tunes- tabs, videos, instruction.

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Last Activity: May-20-2020 12:26pm

    389 member(s)