I have compiled several picture galleries with pictures of my postcard collection and pictures and cliparts from the public domain.
The following galleries open in a new window:
Postcards (mostly mandolin related)
Pictures of musical instruments from a catalogue of Murray & Heiss
Pictures from the book Musical Instruments by Robert Bruce Armstrong
You can also visit my tumble blog where I post videos and pictures about mandolins, bluegrass and other topics:
I have recently discovered some great resources for the mandolin in Australia.
Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles
On the website of the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles you can find information about the mandolin orchestras in Australia.
Most interesting is the FAME newsletter “Plucked Strings” which is published quartely. All the newsletters beginning with the June 2008 edition are availbale as PDF files for download.In those newsletters you can find reports about mandolin orchestras, important events and concerts, but also an interesting article series by Keith Harris about the fingering on the mandolin.
Divertimento for Two Mandolins and Guitar – Robert Schulz
Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/marissamando
Italian Mandolins from catalog “A.P. Sykes : importer of all kinds of musical instruments”
National Library of Australia – Sheet Music for Mandolin
List of available sheetmusic and other documents relating the mandolin:
The National Library of Australia has a digital archive that contains sheet music for the mandolin and the banjo from the beginning of the 20th century. This collection does also contain two volumes of an early Australian mandolin method, Arkins Correspondence Lesson for the Mandolin.
The complete 5 volumes of this method are available in the Library, but only Part 2 and 3 have been digitised. I have just bought part 4 which contains special instructions for learning the tremolo.
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