This week on Mandolin Mondays we have 10 string mandolin player Tom Wright with us, carving up a fun medley of "Big Yellow Taxi" and "La Bamba" on his Thomas Buchanan mandolin.
Tom grew up in Washington, D.C. listening to classical music and studying violin. The creative explosion of the sixties caught his ear and he learned guitar and the songs of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Frank Zappa, and
Been looking at this fun fiddle tune over on my YouTube channel recently, and I thought it would be fun to work up a solo arrangement for Mandolin Mondays here.
I've got a free pdf tab/notation transcription for all the notes I played in this video right here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FFe...ew?usp=sharing
Also, check out this free lesson video for the
This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by German mandolinist and bluegrass promoter Rainer Zellner, playing a beautiful solo version of "Flowers of Edinburgh' with his Northfield Big Mon mandolin.
Rainer started playing music in the early 70s on guitar when folk music caught his attention. It did not take long until he switched to mandolin for Bluegrass music. In the mid 80s Rainer wrote and published "Das Mandolinenbuch,“
This week on Mandolin Mondays we have Austin, Texas-based mandolinist Alex Rueb with us to play the frets off this 2005 Collings MF5 Deluxe Varnish with a bit of "Little Rock Getaway."
Alex Rueb was born and raised in Omaha, NE. Having a strong interest in music from an early age, Alex started playing piano at age 10 and moved on to guitar at 13. At age 17, he picked up a cheap mandolin from a pawn shop and was quickly
This week on Mandolin Mondays, we have Vermont-based Celtic mandolinist Claudine Langille with us to play a fun set of Irish tunes, "The Fairy Queen," "Red-Haired Molly," and "Hardiman the Fiddler" all performed on her 1914 Gibson A4 mandolin.
Claudine first picked up a mandolin in 1976 when a traveling musician from Scotland put one in her hands, saying “Try this-it’s way easier than guitar.”