In this clip from Live From Empty Sea, Portland-based choro duo Rio Con Brio plays the classic tune "Odeon."
Moving from songwriter to symphony, resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension and space, North Carolina based Humble Tripe shines on their latest album, The Giving.
We caught up with mandolin and clarinet great Andy Statman on one of his rare tours through the Pacific Northwest. Statman had just wrapped up a master class at the University of Washington and agreed to meet us at Dusty Strings music shop.
Jolliff (mandolin) & Barnett (fiddle) perform the popular jazz standard with a bluegrass twist. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
An original tune performed by 2012 National mandolin champion Jake Jolliff and fiddle empresario Mike Barnett. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
Mandolin master Mike Marshall is an engaging instructor with a unique (and fun) teaching perspective. He provides a personal back-up band throughout this tutorial so you can play along as you work out your licks, solos and improvisations. Along the way, he teaches music fundamentals, improves your fingerboard technique and helps you develop the tools to improvise on-the-spot solos.
Sam Bush slowly and carefully details the dominant mandolin styles from Bill Monroe to Newgrass. You'll see, up close, Sam's amazing right hand as he demonstrates crosspicking, rhythm chops and other techniques while teaching you tunes such as Paddy On The Turnpike, Grey Eagle, Sugar Foot Rag, Sapporo, East Virginia Blues, Wayfaring Stranger, Manzanita, Bill Cheatham, Banks of the Ohio and Sitting On Top Of The World.
Here's a lesson that will thrill and inspire mandolinists at all levels. Chris Thile shares his own successful formula for developing right and left hand dexterity, improving speed and accuracy, and playing with heightened musicality.
Here’s the perfect way to get started playing the mandolin! Even if you have never played the instrument before, Steve Kaufman’s step-by-step lesson shows you how to tune up, hold your instrument and play your first chords and songs. You'll be playing Down in the Valley, Amazing Grace, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Blue Ridge Cabin Home before you know it!