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?

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

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https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

Pick Ornaments for Mandolin Playing - Tutorial
https://youtu.be/irBbLGsonJo

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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.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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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 take the solo?
  • Magnus shares his mandolin story that led him to meeting the love of his life

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

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https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

Bill Monroe Lick - Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson
https://youtu.be/BHT8wIGFFGc

Highlighted musicians:
Jamey Aebersold, Mattias Perez, Malin Foxdal, David Rawlings

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Blue Grass Stomp - Melody - Mandolin Lesson

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.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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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. 

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

Sign up for LIVE stream notifications:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

Listen to Tremology by Magnus Zetterlund:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/tremology

Mentioned musicians: Alec Finn, Donnal Lunny, Andy Irvine

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Bill Monroe Bluegrass Mandolin Lick

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.

After watching this lesson, you will come away knowing how to play this lick in open and closed positions so you can move it to any key!

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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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 and cream, or vanilla and chocolate.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find: 

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

Click Here To Watch Video 

Click Here to listen to the full arrangement and add it to your streaming service.
http://www.mandolinsecrets.com/tremology 

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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 

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

Sign up for LIVE stream notifications:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

Listen to Tremology by Magnus Zetterlund:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/tremology

Highlighted musicians:
Petri Hakala, Johnny Gimble

 

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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. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find: 

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

 Click Here To Watch Video 

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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.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

 Click Here To Watch Video

 Click Here to listen to the full arrangement and add it to your streaming service.

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