Mandotunes Video

Mandozine hosts Mandotunes Video on YouTube.

Mandolin Symposium

The Mandolin Symposium just completed its twelfth year. It's an amazing experience to attend, with instruction by the top mandolin players in the world, covering almost every genre. I have taped the student concerts, with the exception of 2005 and 2011. They are on the Mandotunes Video channel on YouTube.

The Sound of the Modern Mandolin

About 10 years ago I collaborated with Peter Mix on a project to create a series of videos demonstrating the great instruments being built by modern builders. I have re-published the series on my Mandozine Youtube channel.

The Legacy of Rigel

The Rigel series of mandolins are in a class by themselves. Pete Langdell first engaged in mandolin building in the 1960s. Taking fundamental but astute acoustical theories, he formulated a totally radical process for mandolin building. He took his machinist skills and invented a process by which a solid block of wood could be crafted and carved into a mandolin's sides, and a bottom and top skillfully attached without the need to bend sides as tradition once dictated. Upon the release of the first models, reputable players simply could not deny the world-class playability and gutsy sound these instruments were capable of. Peter Mix recorded a series of videos demostrating the various models.

Wendy Anthony Video Archive

Wendy Anthony has been a tremendous help to Mandozine, assisting me in the redesign of Mandozine in 2004, cleaning up and tagging the TablEdit files, and alerting me to changes that need to be made on the site. She taught the "Building a Traditional Tune Repertoire" on Mandolin Sessions. Her site is a treasure trove of mando content.