Autumn Leaves - Chord Melody - Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin lesson Apr 28, 2020

In this lesson, I’m showing you how to play a simple chord melody arrangement for jazz standard Autumn Leaves.

I play it in the key of Dm because Jethro Burns recorded it like that. Other common keys are Gm and Em. 

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Mandolin Technique for Italian Tarantella - Tutorial mandolin lesson Apr 23, 2020

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play the picking pattern I use for Italian Tarantella. Down-Up-Down, Down-Up-Down. This is a simple and powerful exercise for right and left hand technique. A-minor scale sequence.

  • Down-Up-Down
  • Picking technique
  • Scale
  • Precision and speed

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Level Up Your Mandolin Playing - Mandolin Secrets Academy - Guided Tour Video Apr 17, 2020

In this video I’m taking you through a guided tour of the members' area of MSA.

Master the essential techniques 
Play your favourite songs and tunes
Have a practice routine that gets you results
Connect with mandolin enthusiasts from all over the world
 
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Octave Mandolin Chords and Harmony - Vals efter Lasse i Lyby mandolin lesson octave mandolin Apr 08, 2020

In this video, I show you how to play an octave mandolin accompaniment for a Scandinavian traditional waltz. Melody, 2nd harmony and chords. This is a traditional dance tune from southern Sweden.

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  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Chord charts
  • Play-a-long track
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Mandolin Duo - Vals efter Lasse i Lyby - Nordic Folk mandolin lesson mandolin performance Apr 01, 2020

In this video I play a duo arrangement of a Swedish traditional dance tune on mandolin and octave mandolin. This is a waltz from southern Sweden.

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

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Color Chords - add9 and sus4 - mandolin lesson mandolin lesson octave mandolin Mar 17, 2020

In this video I show you how to play add9 and sus4 chords on the mandolin and octave mandolin.

  • D-minor
  • F-major
  • Bb-major
  • C-major
  • Add9 (Sus2)
  • Sus4 (Add11)

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Play All Over The Mandolin Fretboard - Lesson mandolin lesson Mar 03, 2020

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play all over the mandolin fretboard using the essential box playing. We have a closer look at the Box #1 and play an A-major pentatonic lick in 3 octaves.

  • Fretboard Freedom
  • Box Playing
  • Closed position
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Licks

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Octave Mandolin Tutorial - Celtic Music - Chords & Rhythm mandolin lesson Feb 25, 2020

In this octave mandolin video I’m showing you how to play accompaniment and chords for 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. Chords and rhythm works well for both...

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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. 

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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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