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  1. Beethoven Sonatina in C for mandolin and piano

    learning the piano part on this kicked my butt haha but i eventually got there :-) Link below

    https://youtu.be/AYjYsJm2Rng
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    Paganini Caprice #2

    So my main mando was back at the factory for a few months getting some work done. I got it back a little less than a month ago and wanted to do something special so i thought I try to learn...
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    Georgia on My Mind

    I took a little break from my 1001 Irish tunes project to work up this Ray Charles Classic... link below

    https://youtu.be/etwEwxyhh2w
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    Re: The Humors of Glendart

    Thanks for the reference! I'm sure to some degree I'll always be a bluegrass player... and I'll probably always sound like one to some extent but maybe by the end of all this all get the feel down :-D
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    Re: The Humors of Glendart

    haha right! I'm not sure I really thought this through :-P
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    The Humors of Glendart

    So, i'm on day 19 of my 1001 Irish tunes... somehow this one was more challenging than it should have been lol but I got it done and i'm pretty happy about how it turned out. Link below.
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  7. Malowney's Wife-1001 Irish Tunes: DY 11

    Hey all! This one is my favorite so far. It's a really straightforward melody which meant I could arrange it a little bit more than the others... I was still limited to one day to prep it lol but I'm...
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    Pipe on the Hob- 1001 Irish Tunes: Day 9

    So far so good... I'm up to 9 days in a row :-D Anyways, for day 9, I'm doing pipe on the hob. It has more long notes than any of the other ones I've tried so far so it's a good way to work on my...
  9. Re: Doctor OíNeillís jig. (1001 Irish tunes: day 6)

    Yeah the collection is separated into tune styles so it'll be a while before i get out of the jigs but that may be best... hopefully it will help me really develop the right hand techniques over...
  10. Doctor OíNeillís jig. (1001 Irish tunes: day 6)

    So Iíve decided to use the slow down in live music productively and create a new challenge for myself. Iím gonna try to go through chief OíNeillís legendary 1001 Irish dance tunes. Hereís my video...
  11. Allemanda from Bach violin partita in dm

    https://youtu.be/Hsk65-Y-G7s
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    The way you look tonight

    I used to spend a lot of time on this arrangement. And I revisited it a couple days ago and finished it up. Let me know what you think... link below

    https://youtu.be/gm3dtR4v6x4
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    The Old Rugged Cross

    I hope everyone is having a great Easter. The link to my new vid is below.

    https://youtu.be/WiA-WM4PE74
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    Black's Fork (Matt Flinner cover)

    With all the extra time on my hands due to the current pandemic, I decided to try to tackle a tune from on of my favorite mandolinists, Matt Flinner. Let me know what you think!
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    Blue Skies

    The awesome folks at Thomastik-Infeld were so kind and sent me a couple sets of their flatwound mando strings when they heard I used them at Winfield. I restrung my mando and made this vid for them...
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    Re: Flight of the bumblebee

    Haha sorry to make you anxious! �� imagine how I felt!!!
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    Re: Flight of the bumblebee

    Thanks! It really is a good tune to work through. Its actually a lot of fun at lower tempos.

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    Thanks! I appreciate it.
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    Flight of the bumblebee

    I'm still working on improving speed and dexterity... So on new years, I thought I'd start learning flight of the bumblebee... Its a great time for speed and dexterity. Anyways, the link is below.
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    Charlie Brown Christmas medley

    Almost forgot to do a cheesy Christmas song! Luckily my wife has been playing Charlie Brown Christmas music all week lol so I did a medley. I posted the link below.

    https://youtu.be/jJKhSjOMBro
  20. Ham and cheese (chris thile/edgar Meyer cover)

    I picked up an upright that needed a bunch of repairs tge night before thanksgiving. After i got it all fixed up, I learned this tune! Let me know what you think. I put the link below (if you're on...
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    Fishman m300 mandolin pickup

    The people at fishman offered the m300 mando pickup as part of the prize package at winfield. I though id do. Quick demo of it. I put the link below. Not a bad little pickup. Especially when you pair...
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    How to play mandolin faster

    I've been working on building speed for a little bit and I thought I would share some of the things that worked well for me. The li,k to the vid is below and you can find tabs and a bonus vid on my...
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    Re: D'addario String Comparison Video

    I totally agree. That's where I felt it was too. Same thing for feel. I really like the XT's and I guess they're supposed to replace the EXP's? I don't know if that means they're going to be...
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    D'addario String Comparison Video

    Well... it was time to change the strings on my new Collings MF5... I feel like one of the most exhausting things about a new instrument is finding out which strings pair well with it... anyways, I...
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    how to play Little Rock getaway

    I'm still not sure how to get the youtube player to work on here lol any tips? Until then, here's a youtube link to a lesson-type video I did on Little Rock... it's a little too big to do a note for...
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