Podcast Episode #7 Where do you find the songs that inspire you? podcast Aug 13, 2021
In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes discuss:

Our Question of the Week:

•   Do you do any mandolin maintenance/repair yourself or take it to a luthier?

•   Where do you find the songs that inspire you?

•   Hayes’ new chord lesson for “It...

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It Don’t Mean a Thing - Chords - Jazz Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube Aug 10, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you the chords to the classic Duke Ellington tune “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

After watching this video, you’ll know how to play a basic “Freddie Green” style swing rhythm pattern with common 7th chord shapes.

You’ll also...

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Podcast Episode #6 Do you have a successful practice routine you'd like to share? podcast Jul 29, 2021
 

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

  • Do you have a successful practice routine you'd like to share?
  • Do you play any non-mandolin family instruments? If so, which ones?
  • Do you ever use alternate tunings for mandolin? If so, which ones?
  • Hayes’ new lesson for...
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Jazz Mandolin Lesson - It Don’t Mean a Thing - melody jazz mandolin lesson youtube Jul 27, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the classic Duke Ellington tune “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

First, Hayes teaches you a basic melody similar to what a vocalist would sing, then he breaks down how to play a simple harmonized melody using chord tones and double...

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Blue Grass Stomp - Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Dominant 7th Chords bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Jul 20, 2021

In this video Hayes Griffin teaches you how to play two versions of the chords to the Bill Monroe tune “Blue Grass Stomp.”

In Version 1, you will learn to use basic bluegrass chop chords to accompany this tune.

In Version 2, Hayes shows you some common dominant 7th chord shapes to...

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Mandolin Lesson - MANDOLIFE by Magnus Zetterlund - Melody mandolin lesson youtube Jul 06, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the melody for MANDOLIFE by Magnus Zetterlund. This is a melody loaded with sun and summer that is fun to play, and I included some ornaments that you can use for all your repertoire.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • ...
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#5 What’s the most helpful tip you have gotten? podcast Jul 02, 2021
 

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

  • What is the best practice advice or helpful tip you have gotten?
  • What is your favorite accessory for your mandolin?
  • We have a listen to Magnus new release: Mandolife
  • Magnus shares the first sneak peaks of his 100 years old Levin Parlour...
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Beginner Lesson for Mandolin - MANDOLIFE - Low Melody mandolin lesson youtube Jun 29, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the low melody for the tune MANDOLIFE by me, Magnus Zetterlund. This is a fun and easy to play melody that is suitable for beginners.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Magnus Zetterlund - MANDOLIFE (Official Video) mandolin performance youtube Jun 22, 2021

New single, released June 22nd, 2021. This is an easy-to-play mandolin original called “MANDOLIFE” by Magnus Zetterlund. The instruments played are mandolin, guitar, and double bass.
Listen to the tune and add it to your streaming service: http://www.mandolinsecrets.com/mandolife

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Podcast Episode #4 How to make crosspicking arrangements? podcast Jun 17, 2021
 

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

  • How to make crosspicking arrangements? 
  • What is a pick ornament?
  • Do you use any non-musical practices like meditation/exercise/yoga to help your mandolin playing?
  • What do you find most challenging about playing the mandolin?

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Pick Ornaments for Mandolin Playing - Tutorial mandolin lesson youtube Jun 16, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play fast melody ornaments with your pick. This technique you can hear in music composed by Vivaldi and it’s even related to the style of playing “triplets” in Irish music. I use this technique in my tune MANDOLIFE.

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Podcast Episode #3 Do you take the solo? podcast Jun 04, 2021
 

In this week’s episode of Mandolin Secrets LIVE, Magnus and Hayes discuss:

  • Do you have a song/tune you're trying to master on mandolin right now?
  • Who has a funny/odd/interesting mandolin story to tell? Please share below!
  • New lessons: Bluegrass Stomp + 10 Minute Challenge
  • Do you...
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