Mandolin Crosspicking Solo Arrangement - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star cross-picking mandolin lesson Mar 16, 2021

In this video, I show you a playful crosspicking arrangement of the classic lullaby Twinkle Twinkle Little star. This is an example of how you can turn any song into a solo arrangement. This is a sample lesson from our new Mandolin Crosspicking Course.

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Tiny More - Chromatic Lick - Western Swing - Electric Mandolin Lesson electric mandolin jazz mandolin lesson Mar 09, 2021

In this video, Hayes teaches you a common phrase that shows up in almost every Tiny Moore solo - the "chromatic lick."

You will learn how to apply this lick to dominant 7th chords and practice your knowledge using the 12 Bar Blues in C.

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Whiskey Before Breakfast - Chop Chords with Crosspicking - Mandolin Bluegrass Lesson bluegrass cross-picking mandolin lesson Mar 02, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the rhythm for the traditional tune Whiskey Before Breakfast.

We’re using chop chords with some added crosspicking.

This is a must-know tune in the Bluegrass genre and the included variations are inspired by players like Jesse McReynolds and Frank...

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Improvisation Exercise for Bluegrass Mandolin - Walking Arpeggios arpeggios bluegrass mandolin lesson Feb 23, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a cool exercise called “walking arpeggios”. This is very good for strengthening your improvisation muscle and the ability to outline chord changes. We’re specifically applying this technique to the bluegrass tune Whiskey Before Breakfast.

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Mandolin Crosspicking Lesson - Liza Jane - Bluegrass/Old-Time bluegrass cross-picking mandolin lesson Feb 17, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a crosspicking arrangement of the old-time/bluegrass fiddle tune, Liza Jane.

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Whiskey Before Breakfast with added Hero Licks - Mandolin Bluegrass Lesson bluegrass mandolin lesson Feb 10, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the traditional tune Whiskey Before Breakfast with some added hero licks.

This is a must-know tune in the Bluegrass genre and the included variations are inspired by players like Chris Thile and Sierra Hull.

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Playing Harmonies on Mandolin - Bluegrass Lesson - Big Sciota bluegrass Jan 26, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin plays a harmony to the traditional tune from his home region, Big Sciota. Playing harmonies is a common technique in American fiddle tunes, and this part adds an extra layer of depth and complexity to this expressive melody.

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Bluegrass Crosspicking - Jesse McReynolds Pattern - Mandolin Lick Lesson bluegrass cross-picking mandolin lesson Jan 21, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a great lick based on the Jesse McReynolds crosspicking pattern.

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Wildwood Flower - Crosspicking Arrangement - Mandolin Lesson bluegrass cross-picking mandolin lesson Jan 05, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a basic crosspicking version of the tune Wildwood Flower. This is a classic song that was made popular by the Carter Family among others.

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Merry Crosspicking and a Happy New Mandolin Year - Silent Night and Auld Lang Syne mandolin performance mandolin solo Dec 29, 2020

In this video, I play Silent Night and Auld Lang Syne. This is my way of saying thanks for a (weird) but amazing year. Thank you for watching and being a part of the Mandolin Secrets Community!

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Electric Mandolin Lesson - Tiny More - Arpeggio Lick - Western Swing electric mandolin mandolin lesson Dec 22, 2020

In this video, Hayes Griffin will teach you the #1 most common Tiny Moore lick: The 3579 Digital Pattern. You will also learn two exercises that show you how to apply this lick to a 12 Bar Blues in the key of C. 

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Auld Lang Syne - Cross picking Arrangement - Mandolin Lesson cross-picking mandolin lesson Dec 15, 2020

In this video, I show you how to play a solo crosspicking arrangement of Auld Lang Syne.

In the times of covid-19. Learn this crosspicking arrangement, record a smartphone video and send a virtual greeting card to your family and friend for the Holidays. I can guarantee the success! :-)

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