Bluegrass Chop Chords Lesson - Southern Flavor - Original by Bill Monroe bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Oct 19, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you the chords to the classic Bill Monroe tune “Southern Flavor.” After watching this video, you’ll know how to play a basic bluegrass chop pattern with common major and minor chord shapes.

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Harmony for Waltz of the Dreams - Mandolin Lesson mandolin lesson youtube Oct 12, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the harmony for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund. This is a tune in D-major and the harmony suits both the mandolin and the octave mandolin.

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

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Podcast Episode #10 The Mindful Music Maker - Posture Oct 08, 2021
 

In this week’s bonus episode, Magnus and Hayes discuss:

  • What does it mean to be a mindful music maker?
  • The importance of mindfulness, breathing, Alexander technique and yoga
  • Tips about posture

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

Book by Ellen J.Langer
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Southern Flavor - Bill Monroe Style - Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Oct 05, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin builds upon the basic melody to the tune “Southern Flavor” by adding some right hand activity to make it sound more like Bill Monroe. After watching this video, you’ll know how to play the skeleton melody to Southern Flavor with constant eighth notes...

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Podcast Episode #9 Sitting or Standing While You Play podcast Sep 24, 2021
 

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

  • Have you ever played an instrument with torrefied wood? What did you think? 
  • Do you prefer sitting or standing while you play? Why? 
  • Do you want to improvise more freely?  Then join us in the upcoming...
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Pull-Off Lines - Mandolin Technique Lesson mandolin lesson youtube Sep 14, 2021

Here’s another lesson that puts legato playing in your toolbox. This will make your melody playing even more expressive. I’ll show you how to use the pull-off technique that is a fretting hand articulation. 

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Podcast Episode #8 Best Tips for Recording Sessions podcast Sep 10, 2021
 

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

  • Do you have any tips for recording sessions?
  • What microphone/s do you prefer for live shows?
  • Do you use a pickup on your acoustic mandolin?
  • Magnus’ new music video and lessons for Waltz of the Dreams
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Octave Mandolin Chords - Waltz of the Dreams - Rhythm Lesson mandolin lesson octave mandolin youtube Sep 07, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the chords for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund. I play it on my octave mandolin in the key of D-major, and I include some very nice chords like the Gadd9 and Bmadd9.

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Mandolin Lesson - Waltz of the Dreams - Melody mandolin lesson youtube Aug 31, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the melody for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund.

This is a melody loaded with Nordic Folk music, and I included some hammer-ons and pull-offs that you can use for all your repertoire to make your melody playing even more expressive.

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Waltz of the Dreams - Magnus Zetterlund (Official video) mandolin performance octave mandolin performance video Aug 24, 2021

New single, released August 24th, 2021. This is a Nordic folk, mandolin original called “Waltz of the Dreams” by Magnus Zetterlund. The instruments played are mandolin, octave mandolin, and double bass.

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Hammer Ons Sixths - Mandolin Lesson for Expressive Melody Playing mandolin lesson youtube Aug 17, 2021

Here’s a lesson that puts legato playing in your toolbox.

This will make your melody playing even more expressive. It's also the perfect preparation for my upcoming tune, Waltz of the Dreams.

I’ll show you how to play hammer-ons on mandolin and we’re spicing the exercise up...

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Podcast Episode #7 Where do you find the songs that inspire you? podcast Aug 13, 2021
In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes discuss:

Our Question of the Week:

•   Do you do any mandolin maintenance/repair yourself or take it to a luthier?

•   Where do you find the songs that inspire you?

•   Hayes’ new chord lesson for “It...

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