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
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Blue Grass Stomp - Melody - Mandolin Lesson bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Jun 01, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the melody to the classic Bill Monroe tune “Blue Grass Stomp.” This tune is a 12 bar blues in the key of D and is the perfect vehicle to master the authentic Monroe down stroke picking style.

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#2 What motivates you to keep practicing? podcast May 26, 2021
 

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

- Do you play other mandolin family instruments?
- What motivates you to keep practicing the mandolin?
- Using the Crosspicking technique for accompaniment. 

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Bill Monroe Bluegrass Mandolin Lick bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube May 25, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you a useful lick from the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe.

This phrase can be used over any Dominant 7th chord, making it very useful for the 5 chord in any key, or over the chord changes to a 12 bar blues.

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Octave Mandolin Accompaniment - Tremology Lesson octave mandolin youtube May 18, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the chords, rhythm, and accompaniment for  “Tremology.” The octave mandolin adds a nice touch to the back up your mandolin, and the beautiful sound of the two instruments perfectly melts together, and the way they blend is just like coffee...

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Podcast Episode #1 Who is the most underrated mandolinist? podcast May 12, 2021
 

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

  • feeling overwhelmed when learning the mandolin
  • your top picks for the most underrated mandolinist
  • Magnus’ new release Tremology
  • and the new Mandolin Secrets lesson for jazz standard Avalon 

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Mandolin Lesson - The Harmony Trick mandolin lesson youtube May 11, 2021

In this video, I share the harmony trick that I used for arranging “Tremology.” This trick is a technique you can use to include your octave mandolin easily. Tremology is a mandolin tremolo etude that will help you to play a measured tremolo with control and precision. 

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Mandolin Tremolo Lesson - Tremology Etude - Melody Tutorial mandolin lesson tremolo May 07, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the melody for “Tremology” by Magnus Zetterlund. This is an easy-to-play mandolin tremolo etude that will help you to play a measured tremolo with control and precision.

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Three Essential Parameters of the Tremolo - Mandolin Lesson mandolin lesson youtube Apr 27, 2021

In this video, I demonstrate three essential parameters that will help you to play a expressive tremolo with control and precision.

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 Next week on May 4th, 2021 I’m releasing my new tune “Tremology” on all major music platforms.

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