How to successfully reach your Mandolin Goals in 2023 inspiration & motivation youtube Jan 10, 2023

The beginning of January is an exciting time of year. It’s a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, and a chance to look forward to what can be accomplished in the year ahead.

We want to embrace the opportunity and set some exciting mandolin goals.

In this video lesson, I will share...

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Nordic Folk Music on Mandolin, Octave Mandolin & Fiddle - Silkesvalsen performance video youtube Jan 03, 2023

Happy New Year, my mandolin friend!
The first video out in 2023 is a golden memory from the previous summer. 

We are playing a traditional Scandinavian dance tune on the mandolin, octave mandolin and fiddle. This is the Silkesvalsen (the Silk Waltz), a traditional dance tune from...

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Magnus is featured on the GoSolo and Subkit website Dec 12, 2022

Today there was an article published about Magnus Zetterlund and Mandolin Secrets on the Subkit website. Follow the link below to read it.

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https://gosolo.subkit.com/mandolin-secrets/

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Podcast Episode #21 What got you to pick up the mandolin the first time? podcast Dec 08, 2022
 

In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes are discussing: 

  • What got you to pick up the mandolin the first time? 
  • Is music a social activity for you? Or do you just play by/for yourself? 

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Boost your creativity with a loop pedal - Mandolin Lesson gear mandolin lesson youtube Dec 06, 2022

Get my top tips for how to use a looper in your practice room.

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In this video, I want to show you some tips for boosting creativity using a loop pedal. It’s a fun and simple way to bring new ideas into your playing.

I will explain how you can use it for scale...

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Harmony Lesson - Minuet in G major by J S Bach - Classical Mandolin Duet classical mandolin octave mandolin youtube Nov 29, 2022

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the harmony for Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 114) by Johann Sebastian Bach. Our arrangement includes a harmony part that can be played on both the mandolin and the octave mandolin. I will show you both ways in this video. It is a delightful duo...

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Traditional Scandinavian Dance Music on Mandolin, Guitar & Fiddle - Polska efter Juringius performance video youtube Nov 21, 2022

In this video, we play a traditional Nordic dance tune on the mandolin guitar and fiddle. This is Polska after Juringius, Sweden.

We recorded a spontaneous jam session in Falun, Sweden early July 2022. The band is Magnus Zetterlund (Sweden) mandolin, Hayes Griffin (Ohio, US) guitar, and Ondra...

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Tennessee Blues Chords // Bill Monroe // Mandolin Lesson bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Nov 15, 2022

In this mandolin lesson, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the chords to the Bill Monroe tune “Tennessee Blues.”

There are many ways that modern players choose to interpret this tune, but here Hayes uses the unique “crooked time” signature of the original Bill Monroe...

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Classical Mandolin Duet - Melody Lesson - Minuet in G major by J S Bach classical mandolin lesson youtube Nov 08, 2022

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 114) by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a delightful tune to play on the mandolin and is a lovely introduction to classical and Baroque music.

Thanks to Academy member Jane Gregory for her contribution and wonderful...

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Wren's Nest - Octave Mandolin and Irish Bouzouki - Chord Lesson octave mandolin youtube Nov 02, 2022

Here is a mandolin duo arrangement of the Irish tune called Wren's Nest. This jig was written by the great fiddler Frankie Gavin of De Dannan. I

included an octave mandolin accompaniment, and we are using some powerful chord voicing suitable for Celtic rhythm playing. The chords used are Em, A,...

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Acoustic Swing Music - Sweet Georgia Brown - Mandolin & Guitar performance video youtube Oct 28, 2022

In this video, we are playing the swing standard “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

This song is nearly a century old and has become a favorite jam tune in jazz, swing, Western swing, and even bluegrass circles!

We recorded a spontaneous jam session in Falun, Sweden early July 2022. The band is...

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Podcast Episode #20 What gear and software do you use for recording? podcast Oct 21, 2022
 

In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes are discussing:

  • Do you use a rounded pick or one with more of a point?
  • What are the top 3 qualities of your favorite musician?
  • Do you record yourself practicing or playing? What gear and/or software do you use?
  • Gear, software and...
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