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  • As the saying goes, “Swing is best played on a mandolin”.  No truer words have been spoken. Students will learn the ups, downs, ins and outs of swinging mandolin by way of chords, turn-a-rounds, rhythms, melodies and motif playing to build improvisation.  The workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate players and all charts will be in notation and tablature.

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Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his decades long career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands (GER Mandolin Orchestra with Mike Marshall and Twin Mandolin Slingers with Evan J. Marshall) and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Brian is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp, the Great Lakes Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Brian was a top ten finalist at the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest, an instructor/performer at the 2012, 2013 and 2017 International Mandolin Academy in Italy, a featured soloist at the 2014 EuroFest Plucked String Festival in Bruchsal, Germany, and a featured soloist at the 2015 Mandolin Upgrade festival in Berlin, Germany. When he is not performing, Brian teaches music to children and adults at art centers, cultural events, festivals, camps, music schools and academies.
 

Swingin' the Mandolin Workshop | Nov 19 | 1:30pm

SKU: OBERLIN-SWING

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As the saying goes, “Swing is best played on a mandolin”.  No truer words have been spoken. Students will learn the ups, downs, ins and outs of swinging mandolin by way of chords, turn-a-rounds, rhythms, melodies and motif playing to build improvisation.  The workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate players and all charts will be in notation and tablature.

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Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his decades long career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Along with the myriad of award-winning bands (GER Mandolin Orchestra with Mike Marshall and Twin Mandolin Slingers with Evan J. Marshall) and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Brian is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp, the Great Lakes Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Brian was a top ten finalist at the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest, an instructor/performer at the 2012, 2013 and 2017 International Mandolin Academy in Italy, a featured soloist at the 2014 EuroFest Plucked String Festival in Bruchsal, Germany, and a featured soloist at the 2015 Mandolin Upgrade festival in Berlin, Germany. When he is not performing, Brian teaches music to children and adults at art centers, cultural events, festivals, camps, music schools and academies.