Sweet Georgia Brown Melody - Jazz Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the melody to the swing standard “Sweet Georgia Brown.” This song is nearly a century old and has become a favorite jam tune in jazz, swing, Western swing, and even bluegrass circles!

At the end of the lesson, you will know how to play the melody to this tune in the key of F major. 

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Angeline the Baker - Strumming Chords - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play Angeline the Baker. This is a must-know old-time tune that is very common on all the bluegrass jam session. It’s in the key of D-major and we will back up this one using open position chords. I will also give you a little trade secret for the strumming technique that makes the chord shifts smooth and effortless. 

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  • How-to-play-instructions 

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Podcast Episode #11 Playing through your mistakes with Lama Adam Berner

podcast Nov 11, 2021
 

In this week’s episode, Hayes chats with special guest Lama Adam Berner about mindfulness, music, and playing through your mistakes:

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

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https://www.lamaadam.com/

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Angeline the Baker - Melody - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play Angeline the Baker. This is a must-know old-time tune that is very common on all the bluegrass jam session. It’s in the key of D-major and I will show you how to use the technique of alternate picking in an efficient way.

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  • How-to-play-instructions 

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Sierra Hull Arpeggio Exercise - Mandolin Lesson - Triads Harmonized Scale

Here is an arpeggio exercise I got from the bluegrass mandolin star, Sierra Hull.

We are playing triads for the Harmonized Major Scale in the key of A, and this is a closed position pattern you can move around on different parts of the fretboard, to play in all keys.

It’s a great exercise for building your technique and improving your fretboard knowledge. A must-know line for improvisers.

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  • How-to-play-instructions

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Hurdy Gurdy Polska - Melody - Nordic Folk Guitar Lesson

In this video I show you how to play a traditional dance tune from Gotland, the beautiful island on the west coast of Sweden. This one is called Vevlirepolskan, Groddaliran, or Groddapolskan. The melody is in G-major mode and we're using the Drop-D-tuning.

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  • How-to-play-instructions

 

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Drop-D Guitar Chord Lesson - Hurdy Gurdy Polska - Nordic Folk

In this video I show you how to play a traditional dance tune from Gotland, the beautiful island on the west coast of Sweden. This one is called Vevlirepolskan, Groddaliran, or Groddapolskan. We are playing some powerful chords for the Drop-D-tuning, that we use a lot when playing Nordic Folk Guitar. G5, C5, D5, Am, G/B, D/F#

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Bluegrass Chop Chords Lesson - Southern Flavor - Original by Bill Monroe

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you the chords to the classic Bill Monroe tune “Southern Flavor.” After watching this video, you’ll know how to play a basic bluegrass chop pattern with common major and minor chord shapes.

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Harmony for Waltz of the Dreams - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson youtube Oct 12, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the harmony for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund. This is a tune in D-major and the harmony suits both the mandolin and the octave mandolin.

Sheet music, tabs and instructions for this tune you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Podcast Episode #10 The Mindful Music Maker - Posture

Uncategorized Oct 08, 2021
 

In this week’s bonus episode, Magnus and Hayes discuss:

  • What does it mean to be a mindful music maker?
  • The importance of mindfulness, breathing, Alexander technique and yoga
  • Tips about posture

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

Book by Ellen J.Langer
The Power of Mindful Learning

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