Weekly Roundup - 5 Dec 14

Hi reader

 Here is happened in theMandolinTuner during the first week of December.

A new artist has been added, Simon Mayor from UK together with some beautiful video performances. Also a nice video performance of Czardas from Avi Avital has been added, check it out! 

Yet another post for mandolin chords has been added, this one is for C# (or Db). It again includes more than 70 chord diagrams, fingered, raising the total number of mandolin chords in the blog to more than five hundred!

Finally, the blog has been re-branded with new logos and colours, hope you like it!

Here are links to the new articles in the blog:

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C# / Db mandolin Chords - Quick Reference with 72 chords fretboards

C# / Db mandolin Chords - Quick Reference with 72 chords fretboards

Here is a quick reference I created for C sharp (C#) / D flat (Db) chords that I think you will find very helpful, as: - It is simple: chords are fingered. - It is fast: with one click you see three variants of any chord. - It is complete: It includes a total of 72 fretboard figures. - Is …

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V. Monti- Czardas (Avi Avital and Ivano Battiston) - YouTube.clipular

V. Monti: Czardas (Avi Avital and Ivano Battiston)

From a live performance in Italy comes this Czardas video. Avi Avital showcases his virtuosity and accompanied by an excellent musician, Ivano Battiston they manage to give an excellent version of this popular piece. Well done!

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Simon Mayor & Hilary James 'The Buttermere Waltz'

Simon Mayor & Hilary James playing Simon's composition, 'The Buttermere Waltz'. Filmed at Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Ontario, Canada. Visit Simon Mayor & Hilary James at http://www.mandolin.co.uk. Label - Acoustics http://www.acousticsrecords.co.uk - Promoted by Pat Tynan Media http://www.pattynanmedia.com   Thats a lovely tune written by Simon Mayor, Enjoy!   Discography   Videos and other related articles

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Simon Mayor Queen Of Sheeba

Simon Mayor - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

I like to hear the classical repertoire performed on the mandolin! Maybe this comes from my own history, as I used to play a lot of them, transcribed for mandolin orchestras. This is not a new performance from Simon, but is is one that is interesting, and I like his cool style. Enoy! Recordings   Videos and other related articles

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Simon Mayor's Mandolin Website.clipular (1)

Simon Mayor

Simon Mayor Simon Mayor is a British hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso', humorist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. Simon is well known as a mandolinist but also as a a fine fiddle player, guitarist, composer and wit. His live performances are a riot of humourous anecdotes and off-the-cuff wit alongside dazzling musicianship. He now leads Britain's first modern mandolin quartet, the Mandolinquents and tours regularly with long-time …

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I hope you've enjoyed these videos and articles. There are definitely more to come. Thanks, and best of luck to you!

Cheers!

 

- Chris with http://www.themandolintuner.com