Jazz Mandolin Lesson - It Don’t Mean a Thing - melody

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the classic Duke Ellington tune “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

First, Hayes teaches you a basic melody similar to what a vocalist would sing, then he breaks down how to play a simple harmonized melody using chord tones and double stops.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Blue Grass Stomp - Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Dominant 7th Chords

In this video Hayes Griffin teaches you how to play two versions of the chords to the Bill Monroe tune “Blue Grass Stomp.”

In Version 1, you will learn to use basic bluegrass chop chords to accompany this tune.

In Version 2, Hayes shows you some common dominant 7th chord shapes to bring out the bluesy character of this tune.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy, you will find:

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

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Mandolin Lesson - MANDOLIFE by Magnus Zetterlund - Melody

mandolin lesson youtube Jul 06, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the melody for MANDOLIFE by Magnus Zetterlund. This is a melody loaded with sun and summer that is fun to play, and I included some ornaments that you can use for all your repertoire.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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#5 What’s the most helpful tip you have gotten?

podcast Jul 02, 2021
 

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

  • What is the best practice advice or helpful tip you have gotten?
  • What is your favorite accessory for your mandolin?
  • We have a listen to Magnus new release: Mandolife
  • Magnus shares the first sneak peaks of his 100 years old Levin Parlour Guitars.

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

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https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

Mandolife:

https://www.mandolinsecrets.com/mandolife

Highlighted musicians:
Roger Häggström - Gammelgura

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Beginner Lesson for Mandolin - MANDOLIFE - Low Melody

mandolin lesson youtube Jun 29, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the low melody for the tune MANDOLIFE by me, Magnus Zetterlund. This is a fun and easy to play melody that is suitable for beginners.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Magnus Zetterlund - MANDOLIFE (Official Video)

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

Click here to watch the video

Sheet music, tabs, and instructions for this tune you’ll find in
Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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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?

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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