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    Ignatius Sancho Minuets

    I found out about Ignatius Sancho recently after watching the BBC documentary "Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History" and discovered that he had composed music for violin, mandolin, German...
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    Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Hi Scott (and Dan), thanks for all your work in keeping this forum going and the effort the last few days must have been.
    I haven't been a member here for long but have been visiting for at least 10...
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's the tune for week 36 - a reel called "Tom Ahearn's":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    All caught up now - here's the Week 18 tune for the Tune A Week project, a lovely jig by the Kane Sisters, "An Pangur Bán" - the title is taken from an old Irish poem written by a monk about his cat....
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 16 of the Tune-A-Week project, a great Paddy O'Brien reel called "Easter Sunday", well timed as Easter is just a few days away!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 15 of the Tune-A-Week project, a great Niall Vallely jig called "Emmett's Hedgehog":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 13's tune is a great jig by the Kane Sisters called "Three Deer and a Hare":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's the tune for Week 12 - a lovely hornpipe attributed to Junior Crehan, "Nellie Your Favour I'm Afraid I'll Not Gain"
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 5 - a great reel called "The Maple Leaf", composed by the late Darach de Brún:
  11. Thread: Mando Goes Pop

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    Mando Goes Pop

    Trying to play pop songs on the Mandolin is so fun. It's defiantly a great way to reimagine the instrument. Heres my attempt.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-QgnYc6usM
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 2: A reel called "The Duke of Leinster":
  13. FREE chord melody lesson: LADY BE GOOD -from Aaron Weinstein

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_vdd5bM2sk
  14. Shostakovich: Praeludium for two octave mandolins & tenor guitar

    Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-75): Praeludium I (for two violins and piano)

    This prelude by Shostakovich is usually played on two cellos and piano (lots of professional versions on Youtube), although...
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    Re: how to separate tremolo notes?

    ....This woman on YouTube does a very good job of teaching tremolo...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxvD41asKCY&feature=related
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    Maria Linnemann-The Amelia Waltz

    Maria Linnemann is a Dutch composer and guitar player, who predominantly composes guitar music ranging from very easy to more advanced. Her guitar pieces are quite popular with German guitar...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGFjkBcwAec

    That's my latest....earlier this year.
    I'll jump in with my 2 cents.....read most of this thread, skimmed some of it for sake of time....but thought...
  18. Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    Dear Mandolin Friends,

    Here is my fifth folio of free mandolin trio arrangements for winter. I included 6 carols this year, all of them beautiful and most not well-known. All but two are new...
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    Re: A few easy Django tunes?

    Pretty easy to find gypsy jazz backing tracks on YouTube. Check out user gale rouilhac who has at least a couple dozen nice, extended rhythm tracks you can practice behind.
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