Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Lonesome Moonlight Waltz by Bill Monroe // Melody and Tremolo Tutorial bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Mar 19, 2024

Welcome to this bluegrass mandolin lesson! In this video, we'll dive into the beautiful and haunting melody of "Lonesome Moonlight Waltz."

Throughout this tutorial, we'll break down each section of the song, exploring the melody and essential techniques that bring this classic Bill Monroe tune...

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Do THIS to play mandolin fast live-stream Mar 15, 2024

Download free tabs: https://www.mandolinsecrets.com/fastfingerbounce

In this live video replay, I’m sharing one of my favourite exercises for building speed.

The Good Stuff From These Exercises:

• Build strength and precision to your left hand fingers

• Increase the speed of the...

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Nordic Folk Music // Hultkläppens Am Polska // Octave Mandolin Lesson nordic folk octave mandolin youtube Mar 12, 2024

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play the chords and bassline for 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.

We are playing a bassline emphasising...

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Why YOU should play the octave mandolin - Mando Lessons Masterclass octave mandolin youtube Mar 08, 2024

I'm honored to give a mandolin masterclass at the biggest YouTube channel in our genre, Mando Lessons

My friend Baron Collins Hill inspired me to share my thoughts on why you should play the octave mandolin.
Make sure you check it out. 

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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.) 

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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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