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With Ron McKinnon. If you geek out on minutiæ regarding music interpretation, history, acoustics and theory (and seriously who doesn't?) I invite you to join me on the Mandolin Minute.
Available wherever podcasts are heard. Suggestions/comments can be sent to https://www.twitter.com/ron_mckinnon

Mandolin Minut‪e‬ Ron McKinnon

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With Ron McKinnon. If you geek out on minutiæ regarding music interpretation, history, acoustics and theory (and seriously who doesn't?) I invite you to join me on the Mandolin Minute.
Available wherever podcasts are heard. Suggestions/comments can be sent to https://www.twitter.com/ron_mckinnon

    Mandolin Minute (Trailer)

    Mandolin Minute (Trailer)

    • 55 sec
    S02E07. Session Music Online

    S02E07. Session Music Online

    1. TheSession.org 
    2. Conversion to a score with tabs 
    3. Mandolintab.net 
    4. An example 
    5. Under a Breton Sky 
    6. Transposition 

    The Session website with tons of scores: https://thesession.org 
    Generate score (and mandolin tabs) from abc notation: http://www.mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php 

    “Under a Breton Sky” in abc notation: 

    X: 1
    T: Under a Breton Sky
    R: Polka
    C: Aurora Celtic
    M: 2/4
    L: 1/8
    K: Am
    Q: C2=120
    "Am"A/2B/2c BA | (ec dc | "Em"Bd cB) | "Am"(AE FE) |
    "Am"A/2B/2c BA | (ec dc) | "Dm"BA Bc | "E"B2 cd |
    "C"ef (ec | "G/B"d2 dc | "F/A"B)d cB | "E"(AE FE) |
    "Am"A/2B/2c BA | (ec dc) | "Em"Bd cB | "Am"A3 "coda"z  :||
    ||: "Am"EF (AF | E3 D | "C"(C)D E(C) | "Dm"D/2E/2F ED) |
    "Am"EF (AE | "Dm"D3 E | "C"(C)D EF | "E/B"E4) | 
    "Am"A/2B/2c B(A | E3 D | "C"(C)D E(C) | "Dm"D/2E/2F ED) |
    "C"(CD ED | "Dm"EF EF) |1 "Esus4"^GF ED | "E"E4 :||2 "Esus4"^GA Bc | "E"B2 c"D.C. al coda"B ||

    • 7 min
    S02E06. Copyright 2.0

    S02E06. Copyright 2.0

    A second foray into what might become a series of episodes on the topic of copyright, the protections it provides for you, and who's trying to undermine these laws and who's trying to prop them up. 

    1. Introduction 

    2. Article 13 \ 17 

    3. Don't Cover Supertramp 

    4. Copyright 101 

    5. Third episode? 

    6. Minuet 

    7. Until Next Time 

    Links mentioned: 

    Google astroturfs the EU: https://musictechpolicy.com/2018/08/08/the-times-of-london-confirms-that-google-is-behind-astroturf-opposition-to-article-13/ 

    The Future of What - Copyright 101: https://soundcloud.com/thefutureofwhat/copyright-101 

    • 10 min
    S02E05. Other Mandolin Podcasts

    S02E05. Other Mandolin Podcasts

    In this episode I give a shoutout to the other mandolin-themed audio podcasts available out there. 

    Contents: 

    1. Intro \ Review 

    2. Mando-Show Podcast 

    3. Mandolin Cafe Podcast 

    4. Musical Number 

    5. Ay Triste Que Vengo (Octave) 

    Links mentioned in the episode: 

    Mando-Show: https://mandomontreal.squarespace.com/en/mando-show?format=rss 

    Mandolin Cafe: https://www.mandolincafe.com/mp3/mp3.xml 

    Youtube video where I first heard the song "Ay Triste Que Vengo": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4csYgR39SR8 

    and the process of making that instrument, très cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_18qReD5MZg 

    • 6 min
    S02E04. St. Patrick's Day

    S02E04. St. Patrick's Day

    Welcome to my St. Patrick's Day Party. Stay a while...

    1. Two Polkas 

    2. O'Neill's Cavalry March \ Tralee Gaol 

    3. Two Jigs 

    4a. The Irish Washerwoman 

    4b. Morrison's Jig 

    5. Two Slip Jigs 

    6 The Butterfly \ The Kid on the Mountain 

    7. A Reel 

    8. The Musical Priest 

    If you'd like to call in you can leave me a voice message on the Anchor.FM app at Mandolin Minute. If voice messages are not your thing, I  can also be reached at Twitter @ron_mckinnon. I would be delighted to hear from you.

    • 9 min
    S02E03. Fiddling Around

    S02E03. Fiddling Around

    1. Intro / News 

    2. Fiddler's Fakebook 

    3. 6/8 and 9/8 

    4. K-What? 

    5. The Irish Washerwoman 

    Mandolin re-tweet: https://twitter.com/HilaryJamesUK/status/1102876479032049666 

    • 5 min

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Jasunni1 ,

Well Done!

As a beginning mandolinist, I very much appreciate this information. Very well done, and I love Ron’s voice.

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