A New Look

Longtime readers will notice our page has a new format. Thanks to Alex & Brinsley, of BAD Design, who updated the site adding several new features:
– “Ask Marilynn” archives questions from readers with Marilynn’s answers and a space for your comments & follow-up questions.
– “Of Note” features news items to read and comment on.
– Marilynn’s Brazil travel logs have added photos of her life in Rio.
– Downloadable pdfs of sheetmusic are now attached to Marilynn’s Mandolin & Choro articles, so you can apply what you read.
– A new live mp3 page archives recordings from Marilynn’s concerts.
– A right-hand navigation column gives you easy access to many features wherever you find yourself on the site.
– A user-friendly menus make navigating the site easier.

What do you think? Comment on this post to tell us how you like the new features.

Posted October 1st, 2010. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.


  1. Posted October 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I am very impressed with the new look Ms M, very easy to navigate and loved the live mp3 addition you’ve added, makes it so easy to listen (loved it so much that I ordered one of your CD’s!!!) Perfect music to play while you read poetry!! The menus are really obvious and did not struggle once to find what I was looking for. The downloadable pdfs makes it even more special!! Way to go and congratulations with this spectacular site!! Love your music so much oxoxoxox Ms B

  2. Posted October 14, 2010 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Amanda! I’m glad you stopped by to check it out.

  3. Pedro Henrique
    Posted November 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Olá Marilynn, como deve ter percebido sou Brasileiro e Carioca.
    Primeiramente queria dar te os parabéns não pelo suesso, e sim pelo que você conquistou.
    Sua vontade, mesmo não sendo brasileira perssistiu e teve a felicidade de conquita.
    Não existe nada melhor que o prazer de dever cumprido.
    Minha vinda neste caso, não era sobre este assunto e sim um relcionado a mim.
    Eu queria muito um favor seu.
    É claro que se puder tender.
    Irei ao ponto, eu quero aprender o idioma inglês.
    E queria estudar com uma pessoa estrangeira.
    Sei que você tem agenda cheia, é bastante procurada.
    Senhora Marilynn fica então esse pedido.
    Em comum nóstemos grande amor a música, eu escrevo canções, e gostaria muito de uma opinião sua.
    Independente de sua resposta, sobre o aprendisado eu queria a menos ter uma crítica sua sobre minha música.
    Um abraço fraterno, e mais uma vez parabéns.

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