Butch Baldassari's Masterful Rendition: Fisher's Hornpipe C-Part Lesson bluegrass celtic mandolin lesson youtube Feb 27, 2024

In this video, I'll show you how to play the rare but excellent C-part of Fisher's Hornpipe. I learned this part from mandolin maestro Butch Baldassari.

For me, the tune gets complete with this added third part, and I find it an excellent example of the brilliance and finesse that has made Butch...

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Mandolin Lesson // Hultkläppens Am Polska // Swedish Traditional Music mandolin lesson nordic folk youtube Feb 22, 2024

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Hultkläppens Am Polska (the A-minor polska by Hultklappen). This dance tune is from the region of Bergsjö, Hälsingland.

The melody is archaic and energetic with an interesting twist....

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Quickly get into intermediate and advanced mandolin playing! youtube Feb 03, 2024

Join us in our free webinar dedicated to the Mandolin Fretboard! 
https://www.mandolinsecrets.com/webinar

Discover 3 Pro Tips regarding the Mandolin Fretboard that you need to know to take your playing to the next level! 

 1. The most ESSENTIAL relationship of music

 2. How...

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Podcast Episode #26 What are your tips for learning music by ear? podcast Jan 25, 2024
 

In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes are discussing:

  • Do you have music goals for the New Year?
  • What are your tips for learning music by ear?
  • Do you play other mandolin family instruments? (Octave mandolin, mandola, mandocello, etc.) 

Here are weblinks mentioned in the...

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Bluegrass & Newgrass Mandolin Chords // Old Dangerfield bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Jan 23, 2024

Get ready to strum, chop, and enhance your mandolin skills with our in-depth lesson on Bluegrass and Newgrass Mandolin Chords, featuring the beloved classic "Old Dangerfield" by Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass music. 

In this tutorial, you'll learn:

  • A variety of essential mandolin...
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Fisher's Hornpipe // Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Melody bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Jan 17, 2024

Welcome to a fun and engaging mandolin lesson where we dive into the classic tune 'Fisher's Hornpipe'! 

In this tutorial, we'll break down the melody, explore essential techniques, and learn the nuances that bring this timeless piece to life on the mandolin.

This tune is present in the...

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How to do a Mandolin Truss Rod Adjustment - Fine-Tune for perfect Playability mandolin setup youtube Jan 12, 2024

Welcome back to Mandolin Secrets, your go-to destination for all things mandolin.

Today, we're diving deep into the world of mandolin setup and maintenance. In this comprehensive tutorial, we'll demystify the process of adjusting your mandolin's truss rod, helping you achieve that perfect...

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Perfect Your Mandolin's Playability - Adjusting String Action Height with an Adjustable Bridge mandolin setup youtube Dec 21, 2023

In today's video, we're diving into the essential skill of setting your mandolin's string action height using an adjustable bridge.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player you want to fine-tune your instrument for optimal playability and tone.

String action height plays a crucial role in...

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Shawn Lane Bluegrass Mandolin Licks // Old Dangerfield C-part bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Dec 12, 2023

Join us for an exciting Bluegrass Mandolin adventure with this special lesson dedicated to the master of mandolin, Shawn Lane!

In this video, we'll focus on the exhilarating C-part of the classic tune "Old Dangerfield" by Bill Monroe.

In this lesson, you'll discover:

  • Signature Shawn Lane...
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J.S Bach for Octave Mandolin // Chords and Bassline Lesson // Menuet in G Major BWV 116 classical octave mandolin youtube Nov 28, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the bassline and chords for my new 3 part arrangement of Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 116) by Johann Sebastian Bach. 

I will show you two alternative ways to play this part, either like:

  • bassline
  • or using three-string chords

I will also explain...

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Old Dangerfield // Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Melody bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Nov 14, 2023

Welcome to this Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson, where we'll dive into the timeless classic "Old Dangerfield" by Bill Monroe. In this video, we'll focus on the melody, breaking it down step by step to help you master this iconic tune.

I've done some deep research, and my version is a compilation of...

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Serenading the Streets of Spain: Mandolin Busking in November 2023 performance video Nov 03, 2023

Join me on a musical journey to the picturesque seaside pathways of Torrevieja, Spain, in Novmember 2023!

In this enchanting video, I take you along as I explore the vibrant, sun-kissed city of Torrevieja in Spain while filling the air with the melodic sounds of the mandolin. My little busking...

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