Hi reader

I hope you're preparing for a great weekend! 

The latest issue (#25) of the TMT Journal is here. In this issue, you will find links to lots of interesting articles that you can access on-line.

So, here it is, and I hope you enjoy it! 

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Breaking News!

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The Mandolin - a history

The Mandolin, A History - A Kickstarter project that needs our community support

A new kickstarter project has been introduced that has great appeal to me and I guess to most mandolin lovers. The author, Graham McDonald, has been fascinated by mandolins for well over forty years and this is not his first publication around the mandolin. Click here to see the project in Kickstarter As described by the author: A comprehensively illustrated book on …

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Home v3

A major update in TMT web site has taken place.

I have completely re-designed the TMT Home page layout trying to make it more mobile and user friendly.

Take a look and let me know what you think! 

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Highlight Video

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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 is just great!

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Featured Artist: Mark M. Davis

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VALS CHINOIS by CAFE TRIO PLUS

VALS CHINOIS by CAFE TRIO PLUS

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 accordion music that the composer has added a Chinese touch to it. In this performance, the mandolin plays the melody together with the accordion and it …

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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, he also plays piano for local folk and ballroom dance groups, and mandola with the Baltimore Mandolin Quartet. He is a songwriter and published arranger/composer. …

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Andre de Sapato Novo

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 (http://markmdavis.com/trio_868). Since its formation the 'third chair' in the group has been filled by a number of players, and on this occasion at the Perth International Mandolin Festival in July 2012, Marissa Carroll was invited to join in on the …

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East-West Suite by Stephen Lalor - performed by Trio868

East-West Suite by Stephen Lalor - performed by Trio868

TRIO 868 premiers Stephen Lalor's "East-West Suite" at "Festival Mandolines de Lunel" (FRANCE) in October 2011. Work consists of three parts: I. Karkhiv Cafe, II. Ballade, III. East-West. TRIO 868 is: Mark Davis (mandolin), Beverly Davis (classical guitar), Fabio Gallucci (mandolin/mandola)

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Mark M. Davis

Mark M. Davis

Mark M. Davis is a great multi-instrumental musician, playing classical guitar, electric guitar and mandolin. He is very active, performing worldwide and recording music with numerous bands, duos and orchestras. He is also the director of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra and has taught classical guitar at Colleges and Universities. Mark is definitely a great example for all of us that are …

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Mandolin Events

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Mandolin Books

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Beatles for Mandolin

The Beatles for Solo Mandolin

20 favorite Beatles tunes in chord melody arrangements for mandolin including: All You Need Is Love * Blackbird * Can't Buy Me Love * Eight Days a Week * Here Comes the Sun * Hey Jude * In My Life * Let It Be * Michelle * Strawberry Fields Forever * Twist and Shout * We Can Work It Out * Yesterday * and more.


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Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

Mandolin Exercises For Dummies by Don Julin

Practice makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolin players of all skill levels

If you're looking for an accessible practice-based book to improve your playing, you've come to the right place. Mandolin Exercises For Dummies focuses on the skills that players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you picking with the best of them—or at least much better than before! Mandolin Exercises For Dummies is packed with instruction—from hundreds of exercises to drills and practice pieces. And it gets better. You'll also have online access to downloadable audio files for each exercise, making this practice-based package a complete mandolin companion.

 

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Mandolin For Dummies Paperback by Don Julin

Mandolin For Dummies Paperback by Don Julin

The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin

The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available.

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mel bay bach mandolin

Mel Bay J. S. Bach for Mandolin [Paperback]

These arrangements of many pieces by J.S. Bach make a great composer's works accessible to the mandolinist. The authors provide an explanation of each dance form and other similar pieces. Includes: 'Bauree Angloise' from Partita in A Minor for solo flute; 'Marche' from Anna Magdalena Back Book; 'Fantasie' from Partita No. 3 in A Minor; and more. In notation and tablature. Includes a CD which contains 13 of the 26 solos.

 

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TMT Journal Archive

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Missed a previous Issue?

Now all previous issues of theMandolinTuner Journal are available online!

A dedicated page in theMandolinTuner.com collects automatically all Journal issues and presents them in a nice list.

Cool, isn't? I sure like these automations!

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THE END

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I hope you've enjoyed this latest issue of theMandolinTuner Journal. There are definitely more to come soon...

Cheers!

 

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