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  1. Florida Man Saves Gunnar (no mandolin content)

    No mandolin content but it did make me think of one of our regular posters, Gunnar.
    Notice during the vid, the man in the water stumbles a couple of times? He keeps tripping over.
    The darnest...
  2. Telemann - Con Tenerezza from TWV 41:D3

    When I was working on my two Telemann books for Mel Bay I played (or attempted to play) through hundreds of pieces from many collections. One of my favorite books was the Barenreiter edition of the...
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    Re: Santa Lucia, mandolin quartet (with score)

    "Santa Lucia" may be a cliche tune, but that's because it is a great, memorable melody. Sorry we disagree, Rob.
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    Torna a Surriento (arr. Evelyn)

    Ernesto de Curtis (1875-1937): Torna a Surriento (Come Back To Sorrento)
    Arranged by Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    This is one of the classic Neapolitan songs, recorded by everybody. Somewhat...
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62STufC_EFY
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    My video of another Rudy Cipolla tune - Ricordante - Study for two mandolins. This tune has been recorded for the album "Traversata".
    The sheet music can be found in Sheri's Drop Box.

    ...
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    Mi sobrino, Pablo, on lute

    Here's my nephew, Pablo, here in Austin performing a piece on the lute that was recorded for a seniors' center up Canada way.

    Even though this is hosted at a GDrive location, the video doesn't...
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    Thanks for the music Trini Lopez!

    Just learned that Trinidad Lopez III passed away on August 11, from complications due to Covid-19. Trini brought songs like Lemon Tree and If I had a Hammer to the masses, with a steady rhythmic...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Study for two mandolins by Rudy Cipolla


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY08H5vBWhk

    This tune can be found on the CD "Rudy Cipolla - Portrait of an American Original", played by Radim Zenkl.
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    After Piazzolla- crosspicking exercise

    Enjoy
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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...
  16. 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...
  17. Carlo Aonzo's The Migrating Mandolin - I Viaggi del Mandolino

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h4qxK12leo
  18. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
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