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David Benedict's Mandolin Mondays

Many of you may be familiar with David Benedict's Mandolin Mondays series of mandolin videos that have been featured on the Mandolin Cafe in 2016. Here is what Scott Tichenor, owner of the Mandolin Cafe has to say about these videos.

"David made his first post in the blogging area of the Mandolin Cafe's forum January 4, 2016, stating he would release a new video every week and call the series Mandolin Mondays with the hashtag #mandolinmondays for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

I was familiar with his work in the mandolin world and took note. Privately, I had doubts someone could commit and make a year's worth of weekly videos while employed as a touring, professional musician. It was a huge commitment, a personal challenge he made, and he certainly made it. And it wasn't fluff material. He was working through extremely complicated pieces of music played exceptionally well. What really appeals to me about David's music is that he approaches the mandolin in a wider role than a lot of musicians, which is part of what the Cafe was built on. He takes it wherever he wishes: video soundtracks from computer games, Christmas tunes, Bach, Beatles, music from commercials, and beyond. Some of it is mind blowing, and his ideas are always interesting. His lack of restraint on what he approaches is refreshing and something I find very appealing". Scott Tichenor

Mandolins Heal The World has formatted these videos to work in Soundslice, so you can slow them down and loop a section and learn these great solo mandolin arrangements a phrase at a time. 

Click the lesson titles to access full lessons.

  (MM) American Pie
  (MM) Auld Lange Syne
  (MM) Bear Island Reel
  (MM) Beatles Medley
  (MM) Blue Monk
  (MM) Bob Dylan Medley
  (MM) Botanisten
  (MM) Brejeiro
  (MM) Charelston #1
  (MM) Chief Sitting In The Rain
  (MM) Deep River Blues
  (MM) Denver Belle
  (MM) Evolution of TV Sitcom Themes
  (MM) Garfield's Blackberry Blossom
  (MM) Ghost Busters
  (MM) Grey Eagle
  (MM) Hard Times
  (MM) Home Sweet Home
  (MM) Homer the Roamer
  (MM) Huckleberry Hornpipe
  (MM) Hushabye Mountain
  (MM) Jeff Sturgeon
  (MM) John Hardy
  (MM) Joy To The World
  (MM) My Country Tis Of Thee
  (MM) Not Your Mamma's Jigs
  (MM) Paddy Fahey Reels
  (MM) Pokemon Medley
  (MM) Richmond
  (MM) Ship In the Clouds
  (MM) Skating In Central Park
  (MM) Star Wars
  (MM) Super Mario Medley
  (MM) Taylor Swift Medley
  (MM) Tell Me Something Good
  (MM) The Boxer
  (MM) The Entertainer
  (MM) The Old Mountaineer
  (MM) Theme And Variations: Bury Me Beneath The Willow
  (MM) Turkey In The Straw
  (MM) Waltzing Matilda
  (MM) Winnie The Pooh
  (MM) You've Got a Friend In Me