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choro das tres

Do You Know Choro Das 3? - DB58

Choro Das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group that consists of three sisters ,and their father: Corina on the flutes, Lia on the 7-strings guitar Elisa on the mandolim, clarinet, banjo and piano their father Eduardo on tamborine The band plays Brazilian Instrumental Music, and their main style is Choro music, an instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil on the 19th …

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MandolinARTE rehearsal 1

Rehearsing at 39 Degrees Celsius (102.2 F)

First of all, I want you to know that it was hot. Really hot. Even for Greece.   39 degrees celsius is hotter when carrying two musical instruments to go to rehearsal, my octave and the Liuto Cantabile. (Hint: I love air-conditioning!) The rehearsal was with MandolinARTE and Alkistis Protopsalti, the famous and beloved Greek singer, for the forthcoming summer tour …

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Obsession from Sonata no. 2 by Jacob Reuven - TV114

"Perception" Recital - Solo works for violin & violin cello performed on mandolin - mandola , The vast repertoire of the violin can be smoothly and successfully performed on the mandolin because of its similar tuning. The result is capturing and surprising: the mandolin provides warmth, richness and a nostalgic flavor to this music. Jacob Reuven who is known for …

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Ricardo Sandoval

Do you know Ricardo Sandoval? (Venezuela) - DB57

Classically trained musician, Ricardo Sandoval nurtured from a young age of the musical tradition of Venezuela, through encounters with musicians from different backgrounds and learning rhythms, songs and popular melodies of their country. After graduating from the University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM) of Caracas, conducts advanced studies at the Musikhochschule in Cologne with Marga Wilden-Hüsgen and Gertrud Weyhoffen, culminating his …

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Me and Alexandra with new Richard Morgan Mandolin

New Lead Mandolin is Here

A new lead mandolin from Richard Morgan just arrived all the way from Tasmania to be included in ExtraordinaryInstruments. I was very happy and curious to see the new instrument that Richard has made, especially as it is the first of its kind. Smaller body but big sound. Ha! The mandolin arrived in a small box, too small to believe …

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Un Dia de Noviembre

Un Dia De Noviembre

This great and well known piece of music written by Leo Brower is something you should try. It is written for the classical guitar but it is a great piece of music for the mandolin, as you can play tremolo on the long notes it includes. Good sense of timing is required too, so do not be fooled by the lack …

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natalya cravats

Do you know Natalya Cravats? (Russia) - DB56

Natalya Cravats is a professional musician (mandolin, russian dorm) based in Novosibirsk Region, Russian Federation. Natalya is currently working at the Novosibirsk State Philharmonic Society, the Novosibirsk Regional College of Culture and Arts, the College of Music of Novosibirsk State Conservatory. MI Glinka Education.   Natalya is a soloist at the artistic duo "Resonance".   External Links Natalya Kravets LinkedIn

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g# ab chords

864 Fingered Chord Diagrams

I am always searching for different chords positions on my mandolin. Is it just me? I do not think so! Most people I know memorize a basic set of chords and their positions on their instrument but need a reference to fall back to. So why not create my own reference? It was difficult and time consuming to create, but it is very …

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Mandolin Woods

Selecting a mandolin - Wood

Wood. Well it is important, right? Oh,it is. The type and selection of wood affects the sound of the musical instrument, so I thought to my self " I better sit down and learn as much as I can about them". This proved to be a very interesting subject, so I dedicated a lot of time to research and understand types …

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ExtraordinaryInstruments.com

Extraordinary Instruments

Many of you remember that a year ago, I started performing with some unique instruments made by Richard Morgan, a small maker from Australia . Beautifully designed, with uniquely made soundboards, these instruments are very special. Initially, I started using two of Richards instruments, an 8-string mandolin and a 10-string mandolin/mandola using them for classical and some other recordings. Here is …

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ekaterina mochalova

Do you know Ekaterina Mochalova? (Russia) - DB55

1st Prize winner of the Osaka Mandolin competition 2013, Ekaterina Mochalova is a "fierce" mandolinist and dorma player. It is not easy to find information about Ekaterina Mochalova, due to the language barrier, but it is great that a lot of videos with Michalova are available for watching on YouTube. You will have to do your digging, but I am …

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Mochalova plays Gran Preludio Calace - TV126

Beautiful playing from Ekaterina, full of sentiment and sensitivity combined with excellent technique, a joy to watch and hear.

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My Favourite Resources

My Favourite Resources

I have been working hard lately to simplify the User Interface (UI) of tMt, and I am happy to release a fully re-designed Resources page that now features a clean and very fast user interface. In this page I list all tools and mandolin accessories I use, including: Mandolin picks Mandolin strings Mandolin cases Mandolin string winder Mandolin books As well as …

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An Interview with Hector Marin

An Interview with Hector Marin

Hector Marin is a mandolinist from Spain, on his way for a career in music. When Hector and I first communicated, I was impressed by his passion for music and the love for the mandolin that is obvious even from the way he sits and holds his mandolin when playing. As I am very interested to learn more about what …

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Magnus Zetterlund

Do you know Magnus Zetterlund? (Sweden)- DB43

Magnus Zetterlund(b.1980) is one of Scandinavia’s foremost mandolinists with an innovative approach to traditional music and beyond. This insightful playing shines best throughout the work with his bands Nordic, Primus Motor and Malin Foxdal Trio. He is also in demand as an accompanist and in recent years has made albums, concerts and TV appearances with Esbjörn Hazelius, Tomas Ledin, Sofia Karlsson, …

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I hope you've enjoyed these latest articles. There are definitely more to come next ...

Cheers!

 

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