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    Another Ashokan and Turkey in the Straw

    Pandemic plaid on plaid pajama practice on the good old Gibson. Oh, the things this instrument has seen in its 95 years. I'm the 2nd owner. I was told the original owner was known far and wide for...
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    I think the web-app is pretty much finished! Or I hope it is, anyway ... I've spent altogether too much time on it the past week or so in fine-tuning, and writing up the text descriptions.

    Here's...
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    mandocrucian, there's no need to be condescending. My post was a self-burn, I think you missed that. Talk about cheap shots ... read what I wrote. I said "people have been learning modes like this...
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    lol I get what you're saying, but it wasn't aimed at Mr Niles, it was aimed at the textual format itself.

    Modes tend to be an advanced topic - as well as Mr Niles' page is written it is not an...
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    Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Here's a little webapp I've been working on for some time (version 3 now, rebuilt from scratch.)

    If you've ever struggled to understand what modes "look like" and how they are constructed, this is...
  6. Seattle Mandolin Orchestra: Virtual video of "Yes Yes Honey"

    The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra jumps on the virtual bandwagon with this version of "Yes Yes Honey" by Lennie Niehaus, arranged for mandolin orchestra by our own Tom Hudon. Our friends in Alaska and...
  7. Carlo Aonzo's The Migrating Mandolin - I Viaggi del Mandolino

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h4qxK12leo
  8. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tok6c2x0i6s4k17/AABGnLTSpaz4wbMzcPHH7Qj7a?dl=0

    Please visit my new Dropbox folder: Alessandro Morelli: A Monograph of his famous waltz "Speranze Perdute".

    The PDF...
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    Ranieri recording of The Swan

    https://youtu.be/5lDMo8kjeEI

    My YT comment:

    Wonderful, Ralph, the find and the video, and of course the performance most of all. He plays it as we would expect a performer of his era would have...
  10. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
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    10-15 Minute Theory Practice

    I've been working on Chad Mannings theory for fiddle and mandolin on peghead nation and I think his 10 minute theory practice routine is great. In short, you pick a key and;
    1. Run through the...
  12. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    If you are on Facebook, look up Tyler Grant Music. He has been hosting playalong jams every monday night at slow, mid, and fast tempos. And they are all archived on his page. It is pretty fun.
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    Some new backing tracks

    Hi, everybody. I started a blog when I was preparing for some flatpick and mandolin contests years ago, to share the tools I was using to practice. I recorded a lot of backing tracks to practice...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    Kemal - a great song by Manos Hadjidakis, this is my version with guitar and mandolin:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTVqY-Dgcv4
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    "J'attendrai" Gypsy Jazz

    Just stumbled upon this trio, nice stuff...
  16. Thile Fingering for Bach's Corrente (B Minor Partita)

    Another week has flown by and another one of these is fresh off the press (and my press I mean my computer). This time around we have the Corrente from the B Minor Partita for Solo Violin.
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    Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    In the spirit of helping each other get through this period of increasing downtime and decreasing income, the pdf's at Mando Scales are now free.

    (And, if you get a few down enough that you want...
  18. Danse des Filles de Joie (Quarantine Mood)

    https://youtu.be/ykPJYGnjqrk
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    James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Pretty often is easier to play a tune, than to describe after that, what is this I have done. So it is now. Just my version of James Oswalds Divertimento I.
    https://youtu.be/6AsUnYE59A0
  20. Thread: For John Prine

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    For John Prine

    Joanie has still got it!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJPvc5vvKY4
  21. Re: Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    Although there are already two versions of those exercises available I have made a 3rd scan and uploaded it to the Petrucci Library
    This is a 600 dpi bw scan from a reprint of the studies, good to...
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    She is, without a doubt, one of the finest jazz musicians on mandolin. It certainly is tasty! Hot Fudge Sunday and chocolate chip cookies TASTY!

    She is a great advocate for the mandolin. Here's...
  23. Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z 629. Second Act Tune: Air

    Many beautiful songs and dances are put together in this wonderful semi-opera or masque “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell (1692). I’d like to play them all.

    I got at least one of them arranged...
  24. I'll See You In My Dreams - Django transcribed for mandolin

    Hey Friends, long time no see, hope you all are well. Transcribed this last year for Steve Smith's mando camp, made a youtube video after and have had a few requests for the transcription. Thought...
  25. Jazz mandolin/violin duet from Aaron Weinstein

    When the band doesn't show for rehearsal


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy4EKhHgqiM
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