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  1. Mandolin Mondays #232 w/ Special Guest Sam Frangos-Rhodes

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, New Zealand mandolinist Sam Frangos-Rhodes brings the heat on this original tune played on his David Harvey 2012 Gibson custom F-5L Custom Fern.



    Sam began playing fiddle at the age of 6 and has developed his love of bluegrass by watching the NZ bluegrass greats The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. Now he's branched out to guitar and mandolin, and has become a core part of ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #231 /// "Wildwood Flower"

    Hey folks! Happy Mandolin Mondays! I just launched a new Patreon page and, and decided to celebrate with a little "Wildwood Flower."



    You can expect a lot more videos like this to come! Head over to my Patreon page to get the tab/notation transcription of this performance and a bunch more weekly mandolin content: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #230 w/ Special Guest Tapas Roy

    All the way from India, the amazing Tapas Roy brings us an amazing video for this week's Mandolin Mondays. Here's Tapas original composition played on his beautiful Mintu Biswas Mandolin.



    Tapas Roy, is a versatile mandolin player from India. He began his musical journey with the Dotara, at the age of ten, learning from his father Pdt Paritosh Roy who was a legendary Bengali folk music composer and a renowned Dotara player. ...

    Updated Jun-02-2020 at 2:52am by dbmandolin

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  4. For The Glory Of True Love - John Prine

    Hey folks. I put together this quick John Prine arrangement this week featuring a bunch of mandolin and guitar jamming.



    Thought you folks may enjoy.
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  5. Torified wood

    Having trouble bending mandolin sides using cooked or torified wood. Anyone have experience with this?
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  6. Successful failure

    Today I gave up an almost eight-year long project. I am disappointed to decide that I should not complete it. But though it will remain inned. Incomplete but not a failure.

    Eight years ago I wondered: what would a small, guitar-body octave mandolin be like? I love my full-size octave mandolin, and I’ve always loved the guitar body shape. So I set out to determine whether I could build a small size guitar body octave mandolin. The least expensive way to do it was to buy a tenor ...
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  7. Mandolin Mondays #229 w/ Special Guest Adrian Gross

    This Mandolin Mondays, the incredible Canadian mandolinist Adrian Gross of The Slocan Ramblers gives us some beautiful tones on his vintage Gibson mandola with an impressive performance of this Jimmie Rodgers classic.



    The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #228 w/ Special Guest Mike Marshall

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, mando master Mike Marshall brings us a very special virtual orchestra experience with the help of 32 of his Artistworks online students. Thanks to all the participants in this video for showing us the amazing possibilities for musical progress and collaboration even in these challenging times. Video editing by Martin Hietkamp.



    Mike Marshall might just be the cornerstone of modern mandolin playing ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #227 w/ Special Guest Oskar Reuter

    Swedish mandolinist Oskar Reuter stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play some original Swedish folk music on his lovely Vaña F5 Master Model built by Miroslav Vana in 2012.



    Oskar Reuter is a prolific musician and educator based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His main focus musically is Nordic traditional and contemporary music, and can be found playing guitar, cittern, nyckelharpa, in addition to the mandolin.

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #226 w/ Special Guest Josh Pinkham

    Kittel & Co mandolin monster Josh Pinkham blows this Charlie Parker number out of the water with some crazy metronome antics this week on Mandolin Mondays. That is quite the Red Diamond axe to boot!



    Josh has been a recognized mandolinist since a very young age. A quick search or youtube will find a young Josh on stage with David Grisman, Mike Marshall, and Chris Thile. Now Josh continues to make a ...