This is a simple mandolin riff that is easy to learn and fun to play.
The giant hit from R.E.M.'s 1990 album "Time Out of Mind" features mandolin prominently.
I have learned and transcribed for you the exact part that Peter Buck played on the recording - enjoy!
If you're like most of my mandolin students, your mandolin is currently in dire need of new strings!
I feel your pain; I really don't enjoy changing strings (as you'll see in this video!)
But: nothing improves your tone, intonation and general sense of well-being as quickly as...
These past few weeks I've been enjoying the Ukrainian sit-com "Servant of the People," starring comedian (and current President of Ukraine) Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The opening credits take us on a tour of a sparkling pre-invasion Kyiv, all to the tune of this charming melody.
It's not much of a secret anymore (here in North America) that the mandolin is alive and well in Brazil.
While the mandolin in the U.S. has become associated with rural music, in Brazil the mandolin emerged primarily as an urban instrument, in the music called choro.
Luperce Miranda was...