Swing Mandolin Lesson - Avalon - Melody

jazz mandolin lesson Mar 23, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the melody to the swing standard, “Avalon.”

This is an essential tune if you like to play swing, gypsy jazz, or Western Swing music. After watching this lesson, you will come away knowing the single-note melody, as well as learning the melody in 6ths with some syncopation.

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Mandolin Crosspicking Solo Arrangement - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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

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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This is a series of four video lessons, where you will learn some of the most common licks and phrases from swing mandolin master, Tiny Moore. You find the complete series in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Whiskey Before Breakfast - Chop Chords with Crosspicking - Mandolin Bluegrass Lesson

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 Wakefield.

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Improvisation Exercise for Bluegrass Mandolin - Walking Arpeggios

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

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

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

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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 This is a sample lesson from the new Crosspicking Course of Mandolin Secrets Academy.
We will release the complete course on January 16th, 2021.

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