Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pagan Man

I was fortunate enough to get a visit from Peter Jenner of Blackheath, Australia last week, who's been traveling around the US visiting some luthiers and other mandolin people, on his way to a choir performance in Cuba and then the completion of his world tour. He brought with him the first mandolin he built (under the name "Pagan"), and was kind enough to let me use it for a rehearsal and a show. He also left it lying around here long enough that I was able to make a studio recording of it. Here's some video of those events:

Sweetwater Creek at the Ponce De Leon Beer Festival 2013:

Bach Cello Suite #1 Prelude:

If you're looking for tab for the Bach, I found it at this link:
But there are lots of other versions out there.


  1. I got pretty inspired by this several weeks ago and have gotten the tabs and am 80% done with learning it. You have also inspired me to start practicing more regularly and recording myself. Your post on a simple recording studio was great. I have ordered a used 4 ch mixer and DAW and will begin listening to myself to find my own imperfections and also for some recording fun.

    I really appreciate you blog. It is giving me confidence.

    vty Bob Fox, Richmond, VA.

  2. Thanks so much for posting the link to Reischman tabs! I am a beginner on mandolin & Reischman is my inspiration. I stumbled upon a video about how he acquired his Loar, ended up buying Walk in the Woods and a few weeks later found myself @ Elderly Instruments buying an Eastman. I had discovered Mandozine's library in my efforts to find tabs for Cypress Hill from Vintage & Unique but hadn't realized that I could search by artist. Thanks again! (I subscribed to your YouTube channel as well. Damn you're good!)