Sugar in the Gourd – A great fiddle tune

Today I have played some tunes from Butch Baldassari’s book 30 Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin Taught by Butch Baldassari – including a tune named “Sugar in the Gourd” which was fun to play. I have looked for some youtube videos and found some great performances of this tune as well as some very old recordings […]

A Bowl of Bula – One of Mark O’Connor’s mandolin signature pieces!

I have recently listened to several videos with a tune for mandolin composed by Mark O’Connor – – A Bowl of Bula. Mark O’Connor is today mainly known as a violin player and teacher. He has recorded many great CDs, including Appalachia Waltz which he recorded together with bass player Edgar Meyer and cello player […]

Lonesome Fiddle Blues – One of my favorite tunes

During the last weeks I have learned the Lonsome Fiddle Blues, a tune composed by Vassar Clements. I like to play this tune very much, and we are going to play it with my bluegrass band too. I have first heard the Lonesome Fiddle Blues in a youtube video where Sierra Hull – aged 10  […]

Edu Miranda Trio – Tico Tico no Fubá – and more great Choro Videos

During the last days I have practiced Tico Tico no Fubá – I really want to be able to play this fantastic composition on my mandolin. So I searched for interesting videos of Tico Tico. My favorite video ist the following fantastic performance by the Edu Miranda Trio: TICO TICO NO FUBÁ – Edu Miranda […]

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