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 with a melodic sequence of sixths.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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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 Don’t Mean a Thing”

•   Chromatic Embellishment of Static Harmony (CESH)

•   Listen to Magnus Nordic Folk Guitar

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

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https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

It Don’t Mean a Thing - Youtube Lesson
https://youtu.be/oAjd9I1ARsM

Related musicians:
Duke Ellington

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

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

After watching this video, you’ll know how to play a basic “Freddie Green” style swing rhythm pattern with common 7th chord shapes.

You’ll also add cool chromatics to your accompaniment. 
"CHROMATIC EMBELLISHMENTS Of Static Harmony lines"(!)

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Podcast Episode #6 Do you have a successful practice routine you'd like to share?

podcast Jul 29, 2021
 

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

  • Do you have a successful practice routine you'd like to share?
  • Do you play any non-mandolin family instruments? If so, which ones?
  • Do you ever use alternate tunings for mandolin? If so, which ones?
  • Hayes’ new lesson for “It Don’t Mean a Thing”
  • Do you notate music? Any software you recommend?

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

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

It Don’t Mean a Thing
https://youtu.be/6X37UgDPZbQ

Ipad Apps,
Forscore, Symphony Pro, Musescore

Highlighted musicians:
Duke Ellington, Jethro Burns

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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.

Sign up for LIVE stream notifications:

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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