Strumming - Picking - Comping - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson Feb 18, 2020

This is a common and simple chord vamp that will make you the singer/songwriter’s best friend. A combined strumming and picking pattern for the chords G - D - Em - C. 

It works well for both mandolin and octave mandolin, and I demonstrate that in this video. 

We will develop:

  • Open position chords
  • Strumming
  • Alternate Picking
  • Right hand
  • Harmony

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Develop your Fast Technique - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson Feb 11, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to develop your Fast Technique so that you can play your repertoire in fast tempos. The Simple Finger Bounce is good for:

  • Develop Speed
  • Synchronize your hands
  • Precision and Control.

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3 Reasons Why I Think You Should Play the Octave Mandolin

mandolin lesson Feb 05, 2020

In this video I give my 3 reasons why I think you should play the octave mandolin.

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Irish Music - Tola Custy’s Jig - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson Jan 28, 2020

In this video I’m showing you how to play 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.

  • Traditional Celtic Jig
  • picking technique
  • down-up-down pattern
  • D-major

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Celtic & Irish Mandolin Technique Lesson - Playing Jigs

mandolin lesson Jan 21, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to play the down-up-down picking pattern that we use for Celtic jigs, Italian Tarantella and other 6/8 rhythms. This exercise will help you develop: 

  • Synchronize your hands
  • Precision
  • Control
  • Speed
  • Arpeggios

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Set Your Mandolin Goals for 2020 - Tips and Exercise

mandolin lesson Jan 14, 2020

In this video we’re going through a simple but powerful exercise that puts you on track and helps you to achieve your most important mandolin goals in 2020. You can get very far, if you’re intentional with this!

  • Achivement Goals
  • Habit Goals
  • Your Next Action Steps

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Major Triad Arpeggios - Mandolin Lesson - Perpetual Motion Etude

mandolin lesson Jan 07, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you a very good etude for fretboard freedom. We’re playing the major triad in all keys, through a perpetual motion. This will improve your way of:

  • knowing the fretboard
  • build scales, chords and arpeggios
  • give you musical freedom
  • improve your improvisation ability

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Jazz Chord Intro - All Of Me - Mandolin Tutorial

Uncategorized Dec 29, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play a cool chord intro on the song All Of Me.

  • Simple
  • Powerful
  • Well Sounding
  • Stylistic

We are using movable Three String Chords.

Cmaj7 - Ebdim7 - Dm7 - G7.

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Mandolin Solo - Silent Night - Chord Melody

mandolin solo Dec 17, 2019

Merry mandolin Christmas, from me to you!

Silent Night is a lovely song to play on the mandolin.

Learn how to play this Chord Melody arrangement in Mandolin Secrets Academy from tutorials, standard notation and tabs. There’s also beginner tutorials for melody and 3-chord accompaniment.

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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Rhythm - The Chop Chord

mandolin lesson Dec 10, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play the powerful G-Chop chord in the style of Mr Bill Monroe himself. Learning this technique is essential for all mandolin players. I will show your 3 variations of the common Bluegrass mandolin rhythm.

  • Strumming Back Beat
  • Dry Back Beat
  • Subdivided Back Beat

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