Sweet Georgia Brown Chords - Jazz Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube Jan 11, 2022

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the chords 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!

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Mandolin Solo Arrangement - Auld Lang Syne mandolin solo youtube Jan 04, 2022

In this video, I play an arrangement of Auld Lang Syne. I’m using the cross-picking technique, including the melody in the top-line and the bassline. To learn more about the cross-picking approach, see our complete course, Mandolin Crosspicking.

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Christmas Song on Octave Mandolin - Silent Night christmas mandolin solo youtube Dec 28, 2021

Merry Christmas! Here is an easy-to-play solo arrangement for Silent Night that I play on my octave mandolin. This song is a Christmas tune everyone knows, and I guarantee you will make an impression and cheer up the holidays for your friends and family, playing this arrangement. In Mandolin...

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Podcast Episode #12 What´s on your holiday wish list? podcast Dec 16, 2021
 

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

  • Any gear or other music-related stuff on your holiday wishlist this year?
  • What guitar/mandolin case are you using?
  • The new Jingle Bells Mandolin Lesson
  • The Guitar Club is Officially launched

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Mandolin Solo Arrangement - Jingle Bells christmas mandolin mandolin solo youtube Dec 14, 2021

Here is an easy-to-play solo arrangement for Jingle Bells. This is a Christmas tune everyone knows and I guarantee you will make an impression and cheer up the day for your friends and family, playing this arrangement. I’ve included some chord melody, cross picking, and harmonic ideas.

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Sierra Hull Signature Slide - Mandolin Technique Lesson - Three Octave Arpeggio mandolin lesson youtube Dec 08, 2021

In this video I show a cool slide technique that I got from the bluegrass mandolin star, Sierra Hull. For me this technique is really a signature sound from players like her, Chris Thile and Adam Steffey.

We are playing a Three Octave Arpeggio in the key of G, playing the root(1), third(M3) and...

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Sweet Georgia Brown Melody - Jazz Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube Nov 30, 2021

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...

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Angeline the Baker - Strumming Chords - Mandolin Lesson bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Nov 17, 2021

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...

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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:

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Angeline the Baker - Melody - Mandolin Lesson bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Nov 09, 2021

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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Sierra Hull Arpeggio Exercise - Mandolin Lesson - Triads Harmonized Scale arpeggios mandolin mandolin lesson Nov 02, 2021

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.

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Hurdy Gurdy Polska - Melody - Nordic Folk Guitar Lesson folk guitar guitar lesson youtube Oct 30, 2021

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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