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This trilogy remains a model for the composition of learning tools. Alison Stephens composed 18 solos for the mandolin, all of them exquisite pieces, in a large variety of styles, that can very well be used as concert pieces. The cool part is that each piece addresses a specific technique but places it in context.
MuseScore is a free software that allows to "create, play and print beautiful sheet music". It can become the perfect practicing companion: always available, never makes any mistakes, keeps the tempo like a metronome and it doesn't cost anything.
Expecting a performance? Getting ready for daily practice? Nothing beats a good warm-up exercise. We all have one that we can use. Isn't it great to share? Here's mine
Mandolin is a pretty nice instrument to strum chords with in popular and folk music. Its high pitch sound matches well the guitar and is ideal to jam with your friends. One problem i find learning from "Mandolin Chord Books" is that they present chords in a very abstract way. For that reason i have developed an easy musical solution.
In this video tutorial, I will demonstrate how to properly setup and tune your mandolin bridge in order to get the maximum sound out of your mandolin and tuning.
In this video tutorial, Jacob Reuven demonstrates his unique and complete mandolin warm-up sequence.
When Avi Avital came in Montreal for the "Virée Classique OSM 2016", I did not miss the opportunity to contact him for an interview. Not only he gave an outstanding performance, but he did take some private time with me to talk about his projects and the expectations he has in his career.
Dans cette entrevue bilingue (Italiano + Français), la mandoliniste Paola Esposito nous parle de son expérience au Festival International de Mandoline de New York avec le Quatuor Improvviso ainsi que de son parcours musical professionnel en Italie.
During my trip to New York City in 2016, I had the immense pleasure to meet one of the world's most remarkable mandolin player: Caterina Lichtenberg. In this podcast interview, Caterina talks about her career and challenges.
Diane Dewar is a real music passionate that was looking for group guitar lessons in Montreal a few years ago. Part of my musical landscape for the last 8 years, Diane tells us how her learning experience goes much further.