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A Luthier’s Journey

Richard Morgan is a maker (luthier) from Australia and a member of theMandolinTuner community. From the moment that Richard joined theMandolinTuner we started exchanging e-mails and I was very happy to read about his work, especially as Richard mandolins (and mandolas, mandocellos, etc.) are truly innovative, featuring a unique sound-board design and lots of other innovations as well.

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Chords Database

864 Fingered Chord Diagrams!

Playing chords with the mandolin is easy! If you are new to this,  check the “Beginner? Start Here” section below to see how to play easy two-fingered or three fingered chords! Otherwise, you can access the by far biggest online mandolin chords database, to find how to play any chord you can imagine.

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Mandolin Around the World

I am creating an on-line database of mandolinists, mandolin orchestras and mandolin heroes with video performances.

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  • Stephen Lalor & Davis Duo – play Trio Seicento (IV)

    Stephen Lalor & Davis Duo – play Trio Seicento (IV)

    This is part of  a trio sonata for two mandolins and guitar, written by Victor Kioulaphides in 2012. Great music from a composer with Greek origin. The mandolin community is lucky that he is focusing on […]

  • Bach Prelude from Cello Suite N. 2 – Mandola, Fabio Gallucci

    Bach Prelude from Cello Suite N. 2 – Mandola, Fabio Gallucci

    Bach Prelude from Cello Suite N. 2. A very impressive performance by a mandola great virtuoso, Fabio Gallucci. This was recorded in a live performance at Tel Aviv Einav Culture Centre October 2012 and it […]



    A beautiful old French ‘vals musette’ performed by the CAFE TRIO PLUS with Mark Davis on the mandolin. This “Chinese” waltz, was composed by Georges Ghestem and Joseph Colomb and is in fact a  real French musette […]

  • La Primavera by Jonathan Jensen

    La Primavera by Jonathan Jensen

    TRIO 868 performs Jonathan Jensen’s “La Primavera” at the Festival Mandolines de Lunel (FRANCE) in October 2011. Jonathan Jensen has been called a “musical chameleon” and for good reason. Though best known as a BSO bassist, […]

  • Andre de Sapato Novo – ‘Trio 868′ (Davis Duo, Marissa Carroll)

    Andre de Sapato Novo – ‘Trio 868′ (Davis Duo, Marissa Carroll)

    ‘Trio 868′ is a project of Mark and Beverly Davis to collect and perform music for guitar and two mandolins ( Since its formation the ‘third chair’ in the group has been filled by a […]

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