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Desvairada e Brasileirinho – 16 mãos! Incrível – Danilo Brito and Friends

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Mandolin and Violin are close, right. Well, here they are really close!

Desvairada” (Garoto) e Brasileirinho (Waldir Azevedo). Participação de Carlos Malta (flauta), Ricardo Herz (violino), Danilo Brito (bandolim), Alessandro Penezzi (violão), Luizinho 7 Cordas, Leo […]

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Selecting a mandolin – Terms, Glossary and Guide for Wood Selection

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

This article is part of an article series to serve as a guide for people looking to buy an instrument in the mandolin family. In this first article the focus is on the selection of woods for […]

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Baião da Siriema – with Luiz Simas (piano) and Marilynn Mair (mandolin)

April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

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Marilynn Mair

April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Internationally praised for her concerts and recordings, she has established classical mandolin in chamber music circles worldwide, earning the title, “First Lady of the Mandolin”. Marilynn has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, […]

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Asturias – Albéniz – Jacob Reuven – Mandola

April 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

An inspiring performance by Jacob Reuven of Albeniz masterpiece, Asturias. The orchestra is excellent and the result is unique and very beautiful.
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Displaying a unique combination of technical brilliance and a rich musical persona, […]

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Asturias – Isaac Albeniz- Kerman Mandolin Quartet Live at Festival “Mandolines de Lunel” 2012

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

An excellent arrangement by lev haimovich of Isaac Albeniz masterpiece, Aturias, performed with sensitivity by the Kerman Mandolin Quartet live at the Lunel mandolin festival in 2012. The quartet excellent technique is obvious and the […]

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CAPRICCIO SPAGÑUOLO – Carlo Munier by Ferdinand Binnendijk (mandolin) & Eva van den Dool (piano)

April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

The ‘Capriccio Spagñuolo’ (Op. 276) by Carlo Munier (1859 – 1911) performed by the Dutch mandolinist Ferdinand Binnendijk accompanied by Eva van den Dool on Grand piano. Ferdinand Binnendijk started to play the mandolin at […]

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RÊVERIE – Claude Debussy performed by Ferdinand Binnendijk, mandolin, and Annegreet Rouw, harp

April 16th, 2015|0 Comments

A fine example of music written for piano, performed with a duet. This duet consists of harp and mandolin and is very capable both artistically and technically/ Enjoy!

RÊVERIE – Claude Debussy performed by Ferdinand Binnendijk, mandolin, […]

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Raffaele Calace – RONDO Op.127 performed by Ferdinand Binnendijk, Mandolin, & Annegreet Rouw, Harp.

April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

A very nice performance of Rondo by Ferdinand Binnendijk. I admit that the harp-mandolin sounds better than the guitar-mandolin combination, nevertheless I am preparing to publish my own performance together with the excellent Greek mandolinist Yannis […]

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Ferdinand Binnendijk (1991 – )

April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Copied from Het Consort and Stringendo (see external links below):

Ferdinand Binnendijk (1991) began to play the mandolin at the music school in his home town Zwolle at the age of 4. In 2003 and 2006 he […]

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A most helpful , clear and sensible lesson and explanation. The lesson avoids the usual loose words and imprecise directions.

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Wow you are doing a lot of work but this is great. I have always loved the sound of the mandolin, I play at the guitar and I have two daughters 9 and 13. One is musically gifted with an amazing voice. I wanted to teach them guitar but mandolins might fit their hands and fingers better. So I picked up a used a style mandolin. I will be following your lessons, thanks again for your work.
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I live in Brazil and I’m so glad to find this wedsite to learn more about mandolin. Thank you so much Chris !!!
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Very very helpful course for those who realy like to learn Mandolin.
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I have started the lesson and would really like to continue with the lesson. will you be posting the next session soon. Please do I really could use the lesson!

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A Luthier’s Journey #5 – Synchronicity

Probably the most enjoyable part of my journey as a luthier has been of recent years. It all started with attempts at building timber resonator cones. I was looking for warmer tone.

The “National” style of […]

Selecting a mandolin – Terms, Glossary and Guide for Wood Selection

This article is part of an article series to serve as a guide for people looking to buy an instrument in the mandolin family. In this first article the focus is on the selection of woods for […]

Just Gave a Concert with MandolinArte in Creta and I really enjoyed it #1- here is how it was arranged

It was a lovely weekend! I travelled to Creta for a concert with my friends and excellent musicians from Mandolinarte and we had lots of fun. Oh, we also gave a concert.

Here is a small […]

Why a trained ear is a must-have requirement for any musician?

Ear training is the process of connecting music theory (notes, intervals, chords, scales, melodies, etc.) with the sounds we hear.

Studying ear training is building a bridge between the language of music and the sounds that […]

Easy Mandolin Tuning with just a Guitar

There are many ways to tune your mandolin. When selecting a way, you must take into account various conditions. For example, when you are trying to tune in a noisy environment, tuning by ear may […]

Hamilton de Hollanda performs Capricho do Sul

Capricho de Sul is included in the latest CD release from Hamilton de Holanda Trio.

Hamilton de Holanda(10-string mandolin) transgressor of the mandolin adding 2 extra strings. André Vasconcellos (double bass) a reference point in the Brazilian bass and Thiago […]

Mandolin for Beginners: Lesson 1

Big day today! Starting mandolin lessons to my 10-year old child Panos and the 13-year old Alexandra and I am excited. I want to show them how much fun playing the mandolin can be and […]

Mandolin Events Calendar just released

Big day today! I am very excited that I have just released a new ‘Mandolin Events’ feature here at theMandolinTuner. If you are interested, please take a look and let me know what you think […]

Learning Pacoca for mandolin – Searching for the music sheet

This article is about a song I heard via Pandora radio, called Pacoca, by Celso Machado.

The original piece was written for flute and guitar and it is a song with such character and personality, that made me wonder […]

Learning Double from Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002, J.S.Bach

During the last two weeks, as I mentioned in my latest post full of energy after an exciting summer, I have been studying an excellent piece of music, Double (no.6) from Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV […]

Chris Thile performs Bach, Partita No.1 in B minor BWV 1002: VII – Tempo di Borea

The Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) are a set of six works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. They consist of three sonatas da chiesa, in four movements, and three partitas, in dance-form […]

Avi Avital – Introduction to Bach Album

This is Avi Avital debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, devoted to one of his great passions: the music of J.S. Bach. The programme includes Avi’s own mandolin transcriptions of three concertos and a trio sonata […]

Danilo Brito and Mike Marshal – Desvairada

“Desvairada” is a three part valse-choro played in 6/8 and has the form: ABBACCA, the piece containing several examples of appegios in double timing, very intricate to master.

Here it is played by two members of […]

Cherub WMT-555C tuner and metronome review

As I mentioned before in my SNARK SN-8 tuner review, I tend to tune by ear, at least when I am practicing at home, as it is a mental exercise as well. You need to […]

SNARK SN-8 Super-tight tuner review

Being a mandolin and guitar player for almost 37 years, I got used to mainly use my ear to tune my mandolins and guitars. Nevertheless, there are some occasions where a digital tuner can be […]

All you need to know about mandolin picks

The pick can have as big an effect on sound and playability of your mandolin as a bow does for a violin – on the other hand if you do not know how to play violin […]

Left Hand Techniques for Beginners

Although mandolin is an excellent instrument for beginners, it is natural a student to feel  strange at the beginning even trying to hold this new instrument right and to be full of questions.

Taking even a […]

Libertango, by Astor Piazzola and how to play it

Libertango is a composition by tango composer Ástor Piazzolla, recorded and published in 1974 in Milan. The title is a portmanteau merging “Libertad” (Spanish for liberty) and “Tango”, symbolizing Piazzolla’s break from Classical Tango to […]

How to Play Five Easy Mandolin Chords

Strumming chords is a nice way to begin playing songs on the mandolin. But, as you may already know, there are a lot of chords and for each chord there are many ways to play […]