Jazz Mandolin Beginner Lesson - Autumn Leaves - Melody

mandolin lesson May 19, 2020

This is a beginner’s lesson for jazz mandolin. I’m showing you how to play a straight forward melody arrangement for jazz standard Autumn Leaves.

I play it in the key of Dm, because mandolin master Kenneth Jethro Burns recorded it like that.

This is a series of videos for this song:

  • Chord Melody (intermediate)
  • Melody (beginner)
  • Chords (intermediate)
  • Solo Etude (advanced)

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

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Cool Modal Solo Idea - Diamond Chain Arpeggios - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson May 12, 2020

In this video I show you how to use the two string arpeggios I call diamonds. I use them to get a cool sound to modal improvisation and soloing.

  • Solo
  • Improvising
  • Arpeggios
  • Scale

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Autumn Leaves - Chord Melody - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson Apr 28, 2020

In this lesson, I’m showing you how to play a simple chord melody arrangement for jazz standard Autumn Leaves.

I play it in the key of Dm because Jethro Burns recorded it like that. Other common keys are Gm and Em. 

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This is a series of videos for this song:

  • Chord Melody (intermediate)
  • Melody (beginner)
  • Chords (intermediate)
  • Solo Etude (advanced)

 

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Mandolin Technique for Italian Tarantella - Tutorial

mandolin lesson Apr 23, 2020

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play the picking pattern I use for Italian Tarantella. Down-Up-Down, Down-Up-Down. This is a simple and powerful exercise for right and left hand technique. A-minor scale sequence.

  • Down-Up-Down
  • Picking technique
  • Scale
  • Precision and speed

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Level Up Your Mandolin Playing - Mandolin Secrets Academy - Guided Tour Video

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2020

In this video I’m taking you through a guided tour of the members' area of MSA.

Master the essential techniques 
Play your favourite songs and tunes
Have a practice routine that gets you results
Connect with mandolin enthusiasts from all over the world
 
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Octave Mandolin Chords and Harmony - Vals efter Lasse i Lyby

octave mandolin Apr 08, 2020

In this video, I show you how to play an octave mandolin accompaniment for a Scandinavian traditional waltz. Melody, 2nd harmony and chords. This is a traditional dance tune from southern Sweden.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Chord charts
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions

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Mandolin Duo - Vals efter Lasse i Lyby - Nordic Folk

In this video I play a duo arrangement of a Swedish traditional dance tune on mandolin and octave mandolin. This is a waltz from southern Sweden.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions

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Color Chords - add9 and sus4 - mandolin lesson

In this video I show you how to play add9 and sus4 chords on the mandolin and octave mandolin.

  • D-minor
  • F-major
  • Bb-major
  • C-major
  • Add9 (Sus2)
  • Sus4 (Add11)

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Play All Over The Mandolin Fretboard - Lesson

Uncategorized Mar 03, 2020

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play all over the mandolin fretboard using the essential box playing. We have a closer look at the Box #1 and play an A-major pentatonic lick in 3 octaves.

  • Fretboard Freedom
  • Box Playing
  • Closed position
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Licks

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Octave Mandolin Tutorial - Celtic Music - Chords & Rhythm

mandolin lesson Feb 25, 2020

In this octave mandolin video I’m showing you how to play accompaniment and chords for a traditional tune from Ireland. I got this version after the Clare fiddler Tola Custy. When playing Celtic jigs on mandolin I use the down-up-down picking pattern. Chords and rhythm works well for both octave and standard mandolin.

  • D-major
  • Chords
  • Rhythm
  • Accompaniment
  • down-up-down picking pattern

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