Mandolin World News

Begun in 1976 by David Grisman, Todd Phillips, and Darol Anger, founding members of the ground-breaking David Grisman Quintet, Mandolin World News published 31 issues.

Each was packed to the staples with valuable information on every aspect of the mandolin and mandolin playing in all styles, all over the world.

Each issue included an interview with an important mandolin innovator or an in-depth article on a past mandolin master. Also included were columns, music and tablature, playing tips, exercises, instruction, repair and setup information, transcriptions, recording tips, vintage photos, recipes, jokes and “Jethro Speaks.” Styles covered included classical, jazz, popular, folk, country, bluegrass, swing, blues, Celtic, and much more.

Dix Bruce edited Mandolin World News from 1978 through 1984. The magazine was published for one year by John Stiernberg. It ceased publication thereafter.

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Historic First Issue
Rudy Cipolla
Andy Statman
Cristofaro
Sam Bush #1
Jethro Burns
Dave Apollon
Bill Monroe
Tiny Moore
Hugo D’Alton
Jesse McReynolds
Frank Wakefield
David Grisman
Johnny Gimble
Bob Osborne
Buck White
Mike Seeger
A.Leibovitz Classical
Hershel Sizemore & Dean Webb
Electric Mandolin Issue
John Duffey
Everett Lilly
Sam Bush #2
K. Harris Classical
Levon Helm
Mike Marshall
No Vol. VII #4
Yand Rachell & Lorraine Duisit
Tim O’Brien
Peter Ostroushko
H. von Bernewitz
Mandolin World News Vol. I #1
Table of Contents / Inside front cover
VOLUME I NUMBER 1
In this issue ...
letters 3
Sources - B. Black 7
Mandolin Music 11
The David Grisman Quintet 14
The New Mandolin - D. Grisman 15
Bridge Placement & String Compensation - T. Phillips 17
New Mandolin Design - D. Anger 19
Classified Ads 20
This first issue of Mandolin World News was created by
- PHANG PRODUCTIONS -
Also Thanks to Janice Bain, Goldie and Poor Ann
@ 1976 MANDOLIN WORLD
Mandolin World News is published quarterly for Mandolin World members
(see back page) Extra copies are available for $1 each.
Mandolin World
Box 373
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Mandolin World News
VOLUME I NUMBER 2

In this issue...Cover - Rudy Cipolla (seated with mando-cello and sombrero), Circa 1932
Letters 2
Interview with Rudy Cipolla 5
Mandolin Music:
"Back Up & Push" - J. Burns 9
"Study for Two Mandolins" - R. Cipolla 10
Mandolin Mechanix - D. Grisman 13
Mandolin Set-Up - T . Phillips 1
Bluegrass Mandolin Quiz I7
Classified Ads 18

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
David Grisman, Todd Phillips, Darol Anger, Janice Bain, Bob Bruen

Also thanks to Goldie and Poor Ann

Copyright 1976 MANDOLIN WORLD

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS is published quarterly for M.W. members (see back page).

Extra copies are available for $1 each.
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Mandolin World News
Volume I Number 3

In this issue:

Cover - Andy Statman with Mando-Cello
Cover photo - T. Phillips

Letters 2
Interview with Andy Statman - D. Anger 5
The String Story - T. Phillips 8
Mandolin Music
"Remington Ride" solo - A. Statman 8
Teaching Mandolin - R.D. Smith 11
The Mandolin & the P.A. - R. Somers 14
Sources -- Mandolin Building Materials - D. Anger 16
Classified Ads 17

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
David Grisman, Todd Phillips, Darol Anger, Janice Bain, Bob Bruen
Also thanks to Goldie and Poor Ann
Copyright © 1976 MANDOLIN WORLD

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS is published quarterly for M.W. members (see back page).
Extra copies are available for $1 each.

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MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS -
Volume 1 number 4

In this issue:

Cover - drawings from Italian-English edition of Christofaro's Mandolin Method
LETTERS 3
Lives of the Great Mandolinists: Ferdinando de Cristofaro 7
Music
Fingerbusters by Bob Bruen 8
Cristofaro Etude 10
Welcome Whiskey Back Again - Kenny Snook 11
The Mandocello - David Grisman 12
Opus 38 for Mando-cello D. Grisman 14
Inside Mandolin World - Photo Essay - Todd Phillips 15
Classified Ads 17
some new Products 21
Jethro's Epitaph for All Pickers - Kenneth C. Burns 22
Thanks to Kenny Snook for his music

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
David Grisman, Janice Bain, Darol Anger, Todd Phillips, Bob Bruen, Richard Somers
Thanks to Goldie & Poor Ann

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS is published four times a year for M.W. Members (see page 18)
Box 373
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©1977 Mandolin World

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume II lssue 1

Cover courtesy Sam Bush

Letters 3
Sam Bush Interview - Darol Anger 7
Sources: Sheet Music Nancy Carlin 10
MUSIC:
Bob Bruen's Fingerbusters 11
Sam Bush's Music: Jubilee 8 "Sly Feel" break 12, 13
Reel for Mandolin Transcribed by Niles Hokkanen 14
European Classical Mandolin: Studying with Hladky/Marilyn Mair 15
Mandolin Mechanix - Modes by D. Grisman 17
Slide Mandolin: David McCarty 19
Classified Ads 20
Jethro Speaks - Ken C. Burns 22

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF :
David Grisman, Darol Anger, Janice Bain, Bob Bruen,
Todd Phillips, Goldie, Richard Somers
Printing: Poor Ann's Press

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS is published quarterly for M W. Members
$1.75/issue $7.00/year subscription - dues
Box 373 Mill Valley California 94941
Copyright 1977 MANDOLIN WORLD

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS

Volume II lssue 2

in this issue:
Letters 3
Recording the DGQ - Specs 5
Jethro Interview 6
Mando-Maintenance 10
Mandolin Music 12
Chord Solo: "All the Things You Are" 13
Jethro Break:"Don't Be That Way" 16
Fiddle Tune: "Grey Eagle" 19
The Philadelphia Mandolin Orchestra 21
Classified Ads 23
David Apollon Preview 25
Peghead of the Month 26

Special Thank you to Becky Wilson for her superlative
masthead which will adorn all future covers of MWN!

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Mandolin World News
Volume II lssue 3

in this issue:
Letters 3
The Dave Apollon Story Part 1, by David Grisman 4
How to Buy a Mandolin, by Darol Anger 8
Mandolin Profile: Doyle Lawson, by Dave McCarty 13
"HAPPY GO LUCKY " by Doyle Lawson, transcribed by John Carlini 15
Notes on a Mandolin, by Dave Apollon 16
On Becoming a Virtuoso, by Tim Ware 17
A Mandolin Saved His Life 19
"LITTLE ROCK GETAWAY", arrangement by Richard Greene 21
Mando-Maintenance Frets, by Todd Phillips 22
"ST. LOUIS BLUES", Dave Apollon Transcription by Tim Ware 24
Classified Ads 21

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Todd Phillips, specia/effects by Cayford Burrell
Cover art: Becky Wilson
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MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS
Volume II lssue 4

in this issue ...

Letters 3
Bill Monroe Interview - David Grisman 4
"RAWHIDE" by Bill Monroe, transcribed by D. Grisman 9
Lives of the Great Mandolinists: Carlo Munier 12
Carlo Munier Music 14
Tortoise Shell Picks, by Darol Anger & Tony Rice 15
How to buy a mandolin (conclusion) 19
Classified Ads 21
Speaking of the Mandolin, by Rudy Cipolla 26

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margin art by LORAlNE DUISIT Graphics: DAROL ANGER

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MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS
Volume III Issue 1

in this issue:
Letters 3
Tiny Moore Interview by Dix Bruce 4
Tiny Moore Music 13
Chord Structure 11
"St. Thomas" Sonny Rollins tune 22
Mandolin Profile: Jimmy Gadreau by Dave McCarty 23
John Monteleone interview—D. Grisman 26
Classified Ads 25

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Cover photo: Dix Bruce
Layout & Graphics: Darol Anger
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MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS
Volume III Issue 2

in this issue:
Letters 2
Hugo D'Alton Interview 4
Music Buch Fugue 9
The Mandolin in Czechoslovakia by Jaromir Sadilek l I
Music Bunish Misfortune 12
John Monteleone Interview (continued) by David Grisman 13
Music Waiting on Vassar 18
Zupf-Fest by Patti Pettit 19
Composer's Page Mike Marshall 22
MWN Briefs 28
Classified Ads 29

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
Darol Anger. David Grisman. Craig Miller, Bob Alekno, Jim Kirkland,
Dix Bruce, Layout & Graphics: Darol Anger
Masthead: Becky Wilson
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Cover photo: Hugo D'Alton holding Beethoven's (?) Authentic Lombardian mandolin circa 1708. Photo by D. Grisman

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS
Volume III Issue 3

in this issue:
Letters 2
Jesse McReynolds Interview by Bob Bruen 4
Music: Salty Dog Blues by Jesse McReynolds 8
Music: Eighth of January by Darrell Jones 9
Case Building by Dix Bruce 10
Composer's Page by George Gilbertsen 15
Music: Slipped Disk by Bob Alekno 17
Rhythm Changes for Mandolin by David Grisman 18
Repairman's Reply by John Pedersen 22
MWNews Briefs 23
Classified Ads 24

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Darol Anger, David Grisman, Craig Miller, Bob Alekno, Jim Kirkland
Dix Bruce, editor Layout and graphics: Darol Anger. Masthead: Becky Wilson
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© 1978 MANDOLIN WORLD
COVER: ARTHUR STERN

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS
Volume III Issue 4

in this issue:
Letters 3
Frank Wakefield Interview by David Grisman 5
Music: Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #16 by Frank Wakefield 11
Conversation with Stan Miller by Bob Alelkno 13
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 16
Composer's Page by Tim Ware 21
Music: Minuet No. 2 by J.S. Bach 24
Repairman's Page by John Pedersen 27
Music: Wednesday Night Waltz 28
Records by Dix Bruce 29
MWNews Briefs 20
Classified Ads 31

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
Dix Bruce, editor. Darol Anger, David Grisman, Craig Miller, Bob Alekno,
Jim Kirkland. Layout and graphics Darol Anger and Katherine Angius
Masthead: Becky Wilson
Typeset by Aardvark Type

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS is published quarterly for
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MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume IV Issue 1

in this issue:
Letters 2
David Grisman Interview by Dix Bruce 5
Music: Janice by David Grisman 9
Nate Bray by Paul Birch 11
Music: This Train by Nate Bray 14
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 15
Music: Donna Lee by Charlie Parker 21
Composer's Page by Jean Luc Leroux 22
Repairman's Reply by Bob Alekno 23
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall 27
Music: Caledonian Laddy 28
Records by Jim Kirkland 30
MWNews Briefs/Classifieds 31

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
Dix Bruce. editorBob Alekno, Darol Anger, Katherine Angius, David Grisman, Jim Kirkland, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller. Masthead: Becky Wilson
Typeset by Graphitype. Special thanks to the Aardvark's Hope and Steve

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MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume IV Issue 2

in this issue:
Letters 2
Johnny Gimble Interview by Dix Bruce 4
Tips on Learning Jazz by Joe Carr 13
Music: Bach Prelude for Quintet 16
Beginner's Page: Approaching Bluegrass by Mike Marshall 21
Music: Panhandle Country by Bill Monroe 22
Music: Panhandle Country by Sam Bush 23
Composer's Page: Dysentery Stomp by Darol Anger 25
Record Reviews 6
Repairman's Replay 28
Music: Sweet Georgia Brown by Johnny Gimble 34
Classified Ads 40
Briefs 41

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
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Masthead, Becky Wilson. Typeset by Graphitype

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Copyright © 1979 by MANDOLIN WORLD

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume IV Issue 3

in this issue:
Letters 2
Bob Osborne Interview by Tony Williamson 4
Instrument Theft by Dix Bruce 10
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 13
Vincenz Hladky by Liz Lamson 16
Repairman's Page by John Pedersen 17
Mando-Madness Hits San Francisco I 9
Composer's Page: Heath Creek by Ron Miller 21
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall 22
Music: Whiskey Before Breakfast fiddle tune 24
Classified Ads 33
MWNews Briefs 34

Cover photo courtesy Henry Heckler

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
Dix Bruce, editor. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, Katherine Angius, David Grisrnan, Jim Kirkland, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg. Masthead, Becky Wilson
Typeset by Dix Bruce and Aardvark

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for
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Copyright © 1979 by MANDOLIN WORLD

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume IV Issue 4

in this issue:
Letters 2
Ry Cooder Interview by David Grisman 5
Music: Billy the Kid by Ry Cooder 11
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 13
Recording with Tiny & Jethro by David Grisman 15
Music: Swing 39 by Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns 17
Composer's Page Go For It by Dan Bernstein 22
Repairman's Reply by John Pedersen 23
Beginner's Page by Mike MarshaII 24
Music: Golden Slippers fiddIe tune 26
Record Renews by Dix Bruce 27
MWNews Briefs 28
Classified Ads 29

Special thanks to Dick Somers
cover photo courtesy of Susan Titelman

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS STAFF
Dix Bruce, editor. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, David Grisman, Jim Kirkland, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg. Masthead: Becky Wilson Typeset by Dix Bruce and Aardvark Type

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly
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Copyright © 1980 by MANDOLIN WORLD

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS l Volume V Issue 1

Letters 3
Buck White Interview by Dix Bruce 5
Music: Indian Blood by Buck White 18
Mandolin Bibliography by Scott Hambly 20
Mandolin Finishing by Bob Alekno and Todd Phillips 25
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 28
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall 33
Music: Golden Eagle Hornpipe 35
Composer's Page: Speriamus by Ted Porter 37
Repairman's Reply by John Pedersen 38
MWNews Briefs 40
Classified Ads 41

Masthead: Becky Wilson Design: Inkdragon. San Francisco.
MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor
Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, David Grisman, Jim Kirkland, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg, Tim Ware. Special Thanks to John Lumsdaine
cover photo by Dix Bruce

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $1.75/issue, $7.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902.

Our mailing address for all subscriber correspondence is BOX 2255, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94902

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume V Issue 2

Letters 3
Mike Seeger Interview by Dix Bruce 5
Music: No Never No by Mike Seeger 12
Mandolin Bibliography by Scott Hambly l 5
Mandolin Finishing by Bob Alekno and Todd Phillips 19
Mandolin World Concert by Dave Letwon 25
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 27
Composer's Page: Happy Feet by Jack Bowers 30
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall 33
Music: Skater's Waltz 39
Repairman's Reply by John Pedersen 41
Classified A ds 43
Record Reviews 44
Bob Applebaum's String Looper by Dix Bruce 47

Masthead: Becky Wilson. Back Cover Art: Dave Teeter Design: Inkdragon

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor.
Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, David Grisman, Jim Kirkland, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg, Tim Ware.

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $1.75/issue, $7.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902.

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Copyright Mandolin World 1980

Front Cover by Charles N. Hunt from his book. The Mandolin Book.
Watch MWN for more information.

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS
Volume V Number 3

Editor's Column by Dix Bruce 3
Letters 4
Abraham Leibovitz Interview 7
Music: J.S. Bach Two Part Invention #10 13
Dave Apollon Part II by David Grisman 17
Music: Russian Rag 21
Music: Study by Rudy Cipolla 29
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 31
Composer's Page Red's Tune by Mark Weiss 35
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall and Dix Bruce 37
Repairman's Page by John Pedersen 40
Classified Ads 41
News Briefs 41

Masthead: Becky Wilson Back Cover: Dave Teeter Design: Inkdragon
MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor.
Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, David Grisman, Jim Kirkland, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg, Tim Ware. MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $1 .75/issue, $7.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902. Our mailing address for all subscriber correspondence is: MANDOLIN WORLD, BOX 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902. Copyright Mandolin World 1980

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume V Number 4

Editor's Column by Dix Bruce 3
Letters 4
Hershel Sizemore Interview by David Grisman 7
Music: Cherokee Shuffle by Hershel Sizemore 11
Dean Webb Interview by Bob Alekno 13
Music: Dixie Breakdown by Dean Webb 17
On the Construction of the Authentic Mandolin by Hugo D'Alton 21
Music: Mandolin King Rag by David Grisman 25
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 30
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall 33
Music: Town & Country Fiddler by Howdy Forrester 36
Repairman's Reply by John Pedersen 38
Classified Ads/News Briefs 40
Jethro Speaks by Jethro Burns 41
Cover by Robert Armstrong

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor.
Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, David Grisman, Jim Kirkland, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg,Tim Ware, contributing editors.

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $1.75/issue, $7.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902.
Our mailing address for all subscriber correspondence is:
MANDOLIN WORLD, BOX 225S, San Rafael, CA 94902. Copyright ©1981 Mandolin World

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume VI Number 1

Letters 2
Tim Ware Interview by Dix Bruce 4
Music: Mandolins VII by Tim Ware 16
Record Review 18.
Repairman's Reply by John Pedersen 20
The Electric Mandolin by Dix Bruce 22
Swing & Jazz Mandolin by Tiny Moore 29
Jazz Stuff by Don Stiernberg 30
Electric Mandolin Discography by Tom Diamant 34
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall 36
Music: Dusty Miller by Mike Marshall 37
Index of Issues 40
Composer's Page: Wascal Wabbit by John Gonder 44
Electric Mandolin Brain Fever by John Gonder 46
MWN News Briefs/Classified Ads 51
Jethro Speaks by Jethro Burns 52

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg,Tim Ware. MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $1.75/issue, $7.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902. Our mailing address for all subscriber correspondence is:
MANDOLIN WORLD, BOX 225S, San Rafael, CA 94902. Copyright ©1981 Mandolin World
Masthead: Becky Wilson Back cover: Dave Teeter. Music copy by Steve Strauss & Tim Ware. Special thanks to Craig Kolb, Harry Orner for camera work, Steve Kallai for the Schwab. Layout & Graphics by Darol Anger. Copyright ©1981 Mandolin World

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume VI Number 2

Letters 2
John Duffey Interview by Dix Bruce 8
Music: Mean Mother Blues by John Duffey 20
Repairman's Reply by John Pedersen 22
Beginner's Page by Mike Marshall 24
Music: Come, Dearest Mandolin, Come by W A. Mozart 27
The Soundman—Lee Brenkman Interview Part I
by Dix Bruce 28
How to Write a Tenor Harmony Line by Niles Hokkanen 37
Record Review 44
Mandolin Profile: Jose "Kurt" McNeil 45
Music: St. Thomas Solo by Dix Bruce 46
News Briefs/Classified Ads 48
Composer's Page: Mad River by L. Clyman 51
Jethro Speaks by Jethro Burns 52

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, Davis Grisman, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg, Tim Ware.

Masthead: Becky Wilson. Back Cover: Dave Teeter. Music copy by Steve Strauss. Special thanks to Craig Kolb, Harry Orner for camera work, Steve Kallai for the Schwab. Layout & graphics: Darol Anger.

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $2.00/issue, $8.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960.
POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902. Our mailing address for all subscriber correspondence is: MANDOLIN WORLD, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94902. Copyright © 1981 Mandolin World

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS Volume VI Number 3

Letters 1
Everett Lilly Interview by Dan Bernstein 2
Music: Midnight on the Stormy Sea by Everett Lilly 4
Music: Earl's Breakdown by Everett Lilly 5
History of the Mandolin by Charles Hunt 8
Sound Advice, a Conversation with Soundman
Lee Brenkman, Part 2 by Dix Bruce 14
Collector's Corner by Allan Dodge 20
Record Reviews 22
Repairman's Reply—Weather by John Pedersen 25
Jazz Stuff—Approaching a New Tune by Don Stiernberg 27
Music: Cherokee 28
Beginner's Page—Changing Neck Positions by Mike Marshall & Dix Bruce 32
Composer's Page—Dark Corridors by John Krstenansky 36
News Briefs/Classified Ads 41
Blast from the Past 42
Jethro Speaks by Jethro V. Burns 44
Cover by Charles Hunt from an Egyptian tomb painting. Copyright © 1982 by Charles Hunt.

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Becky Smith, Don Stiernberg.
Masthead: Becky Wilson. Back Cover: Dave Teeter. Music copy by Steve Strauss. Special thanks to Craig Kolb, Harry Orner for camera work, Steve Kallai for the Schwab. Layout & graphics by Becky Smith. MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $2.00/issue, $8.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960.
POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94912. Our mailing address for all subscription correspondence is: MANDOLIN WORLD, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94912. Copyright © 1982 Mandolin World

Mandolin WorId News Volume VI Number 4

Letters 1
Editor's Note 2
Sam Bush Interview by Dix Bruce 4
Music: Gasology Solo by Sam Bush 14
Recipes of the Mandolin Stars 16
Collector's Corner: Martin Style 2 Mandolins
by Richard Johnston 18
Celtic Column: What Is that Thing? by Dan Carnahan 21
Music: Blackbird Hornpipe 24
Classical Mandolin: Sources by Marilyn Mair 26
Music: Mozart Palindromic Canon28
Repairman's Reply: Attic Treasures by John Pedersen 30
Beginner's Page: Basic Reading by Mike Marshall 32
Jazz Stuff: Chords & Rhythm Playing by Don Stiernberg 36
Record Reviews 41
Book Reviews 44
Classified Advertisements 46
News Briefs 50
Composer's Page: Opus 57 by David Grisman 52
Jethro Speaks by Jethro Burns56
Whozat? 57
Cover photo by Dix Bruce

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, Dan
Carnahan, David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, John Pedersen, Don Stiernberg. Art Director: Becky Smith. Masthead: Becky Wilson. Cover Concept: Dan Carnahan. Layout, design, and music copy: Becky Smith.

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $2.00/issue, $8.00/year; subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address orders to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94912. Our mailing address for all subscription correspondence is: Mandolin World, Box 2255 San Rafael, CA 94912 Copyright © 1982 Mandolin World

Mandolin World News Volume VII Number 1

Letters 1
Editor's Column by Dix Bruce 3
Keith Harris Interview by Dix Bruce 5
Collector's Column: Gibson Tenor Lute by Richard Johnston 15
Celtic Column: What Makes It Celtic? by Dan Carnahan 17
Music: Miss McCleod's of Rassay 19
Classical Column: Classical Background by Marilyn Mair 22
Beginner's Page: More Music Reading by Mike Marshall 25
Music: Serenaden und Sonaten by Fouchetti 28
Jazz Stuff: Rhythm & Soloing by Don Stiernberg 31
Music: Stumbling Solos by Tiny Moore 35
Record Reviews 39
Book Review 41
News Briefs 41
Classified Ads 43
Music: Ride the Wild Turkey by Darol Anger 44
Jethro Speaks 48

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS451-530) is published quarterly for $2.50/issue, $10.00/year ($12.00 foreign), subscription at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address order to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94912. Our mailing address for all subscription correspondence is: Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94912

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, Dan Carnahan, David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, John Pedersen, Don Stiernberg. Art Director: Becky Smith. Masthead: Becky Wilson. Cover Concept: Dan Carnahan. Layout, design, and music copy: Becky Smith. Copyright1982 Mandolin World

Mandolin World News Volume VII Number 2

Letters 1
Editor's Column by Dix Bruce 2
Levon Helm Interview by Dix Bruce 5
Collector's Corner: Gibson H-4 Mandola by Frank Ford 13
Celtic Column: Johnny Moynihan Interview by Danny Carnahan 15
Music: Jenny's Welcome to Charlie 18
Classical Mandolin: Technique by Marilyn Mair 21
Music: Bouree by J. S. Bach 24
Beginner's Page: Cleaning Up by Mike Marshall 26
Jazz Stuff: Putting It All Together by Don Stiernberg 32
Music: Out of Nowhere 34
Composer's Page: Mandolin Rag by Marcus Holden 38
Classified Advertisements 39
Record Reviews 41
News Briefs 42
Jethro Speaks 44

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor, Becky Smith, art director. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, Dan Carnahan, Jim Coats, David Grisman, Mitch Lawyer, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg. Masthead: Becky Wilson, Cover Photo: Dix Bruce Music Copy, Layout & Graphics: Becky Smith

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451-530) is published quarterly for $2.50/issue, $10.00/year ($12.00 foreign), subscriptions at 1385 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address order to Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94912. Our mailing address for all subscription correspondence is: Mandolin World, Box 2255, San Rafael, CA 94912. Copyright © 1983 Mandolin World

Mandolin World News Volume VII Number 3

Letters 1
Editor's Column by Dix Bruce 5
Mike Marshall Interview by Dix Bruce 6
Festival of Mandolins by Mark Davis 16
Collector's Corner: DeWick-Iucci Mandolins by Tony Marcus 20
Celtic Column: Swinging Reels by Dan Carnahan 22
Classical Column: The Tremolo by Marilynn Mair 24
Beginner's Page: Bluegrass Basics by Becky Smith 28
Blues Mandolin by Rich DelGrosso 34
Jazz Stuff: Jazz Language by Don Stiernberg40
Record Reviews 44
Book Reviews 48
Classified Ads49
News Briefs 50
Jethro Speaks: Music & Comedy 52

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF: Dix Bruce, editor, Becky Smith, art director. Bob Alekno, Darol Anger, Dan Carnahan, Jim Coats, David Grisman, Mitch Lawyer, Mike Marshall, Craig Miller, Don Stiernberg. Masthead: Becky Wilson. Cover Photo: Jennifer Erwitt. Music Copy, Layout & Graphics: Becky Smith

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS451 -530) is published quarterly for $2.50/issue, $10.00/year ($12.00 foreign), subscriptions at 111 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960. POSTMASTER: Send change of address order to Mandolin World, Box 27102, Oakland, CA 94602. Our mailing address for all subscription correspondence is: Mandolin World, Box 27102, Oakland, CA 94602. Copyright © 1983 Mandolin World

Volume VII #4 was not printed.

Mandolin World News Vol. VIII was not printed. Publication continued with Volume IX, Issues 1—4.

Mandolin World News Volume IX Number 1

Editor's Column by Dix Bruce 1
Yank Rachell Interview by Rich DelGrosso . 5
Music: Shotgun Blues 10
Beginner's Page by Charlie Brown 13
Music: Sally Goodin' 15
Jazz Stuff: A Day in the Life of a Fool by Don Stiernberg 17
Classical Column: Beethoven and the Mandolin by Marilynn Mair 20
Music: Beethoven's Sonatina 23
Lorraine Duisit Interview by Dix Bruce 26
Music: The Old Road to Maryland 30
Celtic Column: The Congress Reel by Danny Carnahan 33
Music: The Congress Reel 33
Record & Tape Reviews 36
Book Reviews 42
NWNews Briefs 46
Classifieds 47
Jethro Speaks: Possum Quiche inside back cover
Cover: Yank Rachell photo furnished by R. DelGrosso; Lorraine Duisit photo by Dix Bruce.

MANDOLIN WORLD STAFF:
John Stiernberg, publisher; Don Stiernberg, editor-at-large; Dix Bruce, editor; William Hurrle, copy editor; Deba Horn, production manager; Lori Schweder, circulation manager; Dave Neidig, advertising manager; Paul Maslin, music copyist; Paul Abramson, media consultant
Contributors: Charlie Brown, Danny; Carnahan, Rich DelGrosso, Dave Letwon, Marilynn Mair, John Parrott. David Grisman, founder and consultant, Craig Miller, managerial consultant, Dix Bruce, editorial consultant

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Typesetting and printing by Ripon Community Printers. Copyright 1984—Mandolin World

Mandolin World News Volume IX Number 2

Editor's Column by Don Stiernberg 1
Tim O'Brien Interview by Don Stiernberg 3
Music: Warmup Exercise 9
Land of Enchantment 11
Beginner's Page by Charlie Brown 14
Jazz Stuff: A Tribute to Count Basie by Don Stiernberg 19
Classical Column: The American Mandolin Orchestra by Marilynn Mair 23
Celtic Column: Anatomy of the Irish Bouzouki by Danny Carnahan 26
Music: The Plains of Boyle 28
Barry Mitterhoff Interview by Don Stiernberg 30
Music: Pour Tessa 35
Record and Tape Reviews 42
Book Reviews 45
MWNews Briefs 46
Classifieds 47
Jethro Speaks inside back cover
Cover photo by Steve Ramsey

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (USPS 451 530) is published quarterly for $2.50/issue, $10.00/year ($12.00 foreign) by Mandolin World, 107 Watson St., Ripon, WI 54971. Second class postage paid at Ripon, WI. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Mandolin World, 107 Watson St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Our mailing address for all correspondence is: Mandolin World, 107 Watson St., Ripon, WI 54971. 414/748-6195 Copyright 1984—Mandolin World

Mandolin World News Volume IX Number 3

Editor's Column by Don Stiernberg 1
Peter Ostroushko Interview by Don Stiernberg 3
Music: Friedrich Polka 11
Beginner's Page: Improvisations by Charlie Brown 19
Jazz Stuff: Transcribing Solos by Don Stiernberg and John McGann 24
Music: Blue in Green 26
Duet Til You're Satisfied by Orrin Star 29
Music: Kitchen Girl 30
Blues Mandolin: Johnny Young by Rich DelGrosso 35
Music: I Got Mine in Time 37
Fall Feature: New Acoustic Music: An Introduction by John Stiernberg 40
Music: John Reischman's solo from Mobius Mambo 44
Record & Tape Reviews 49
MWNews Briefs 54
Classifieds 55
Jethro Speaks inside back cover
Cover photo by John Enstrom

MANDOLIN WORLD NEWS (ISSN 0199-6533) is published quarterly for $2.50/issue, $10.00/year ($12.00 foreign) by Mandolin World, 107 Watson St., Ripon, WI 54971. Second class postage paid at Ripon, WI.

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Mandolin World News Volume IX Number 4

Editor's Column: Steve Goodman 1 by Don Stiernberg
Herman von Bernewitz Interview 3 by Bob Hammond |
Musie: The Boston Ideal March 8
Blues Mandolin: Two Jugband Stylists 13 by Rich DelGrosso |
Music: Four Day Blues 14
Jackson Stomp 17
Duet Til You're Satisfied 20 by Orrin Star
Music: Cluck Old Hen 20
Classical Column 22 by Ken Eidson
Music: My Sunflower Sue 23
Winter Feature: Meet Paul Kramer 26 by Don Stiernberg
Fiddle-Style Mandolin .31 by John McGann
Music: Strictly Forrester 32
Beginner's Page: Chords, Tremolo and Kathi's Waltz 35 by Dix Bruce
Music: Kathi s Waltz 38
Celtic Column: Interview with Andy Irvine 40 by Danny Carnahan
Music: Blacksmithereens 44
Record and Tape Reviews 47
Publisher's Column: 1984 Quite a year for MWN 51 by John Stiernberg
Classifieds 54
MWNews Briefs 56
Jethro Speaks inside back cover

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