Old Dangerfield // Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Melody bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Nov 14, 2023

Welcome to this Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson, where we'll dive into the timeless classic "Old Dangerfield" by Bill Monroe. In this video, we'll focus on the melody, breaking it down step by step to help you master this iconic tune.

I've done some deep research, and my version is a compilation of...

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Serenading the Streets of Spain: Mandolin Busking in November 2023 performance video Nov 03, 2023

Join me on a musical journey to the picturesque seaside pathways of Torrevieja, Spain, in Novmember 2023!

In this enchanting video, I take you along as I explore the vibrant, sun-kissed city of Torrevieja in Spain while filling the air with the melodic sounds of the mandolin. My little busking...

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Right or Wrong // Mandolin Chord Melody Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube Oct 28, 2023

 

Play some jazz in this chord-melody arrangement for this iconic swing tune.

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play a chord melody arrangement of “Right or Wrong.”

This tune is a jazz standard from the 1920s rekindled in the 30s by Western Swing bandleader...

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How to change Mandolin Strings - A Step-by-Step Tutorial with Pro Tips mandolin setup youtube Oct 20, 2023

In today's tutorial, we will demystify the process of changing strings on your mandolin. Whether you're a seasoned player or a newbie, maintaining your instrument is essential for achieving that crisp, clear sound you love.

In this video, I provide a step-by-step guide covering everything you...

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Harmony Lesson - Minuet in G major 116 by J S Bach - Classical Mandolin Trio classical mandolin lesson youtube Oct 06, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the harmony for our new mandolin arrangement for Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 116) by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a delightful tune to play on the mandolin and is a lovely introduction to classical and Baroque music, even for jazz, folk, and bluegrass...

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Mandolin Technique Lesson // Upstroke Power for Volume and Speed mandolin lesson youtube Sep 29, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I give you a powerful exercise you can use for any music. We are exaggerating the upstroke, emphasizing the backbeat of the music.

This exercise will increase your picking hand movement and improve your technique for volume, drive, timing, and speed. 

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Magnus jamming with Mikael Grund // Big Sciota // Bluegrass Mandolin and Guitar performance video Sep 22, 2023

Nothing is better than jamming some fiddle tunes with your friends!

In this video, Magnus Zetterlund and Mikael Grund play a bluegrass fiddle tune called Big Sciota. The melody is really cool, wandering from G-major to E-minor in an interesting way. 

Thanks to Hayes Griffin for teaching me...

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Vals Efter Pål Karl // Harmony // Nordic Folk Mandolin Lesson mandolin lesson youtube Sep 14, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play the harmony for a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Vals efter Pål Karl. This dance tune is a waltz from the region of Älvdalen, Dalarna.

The harmony is quite interesting, following the melody in parallel movements. The...

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Podcast Episode #25 What is your proudest moment as a mandolin player? podcast Sep 08, 2023
 

In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes are discussing:

  • What is your proudest moment as a mandolin player?
  • Do you ever take breaks from playing music? For how long?
  • Magnus's new album “Nordic Symphonic”
  • Hayes teaching experience at “Steve Kaufman’s...
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Octave Mandolin Lesson // Majblomman // Chords and Bassline octave mandolin lesson youtube Aug 31, 2023

In this video, I show you how to play the chords, bassline, and rhythm for a mandolin original called Majblomman by me, Magnus Zetterlund. It’s a lively tune that is fun to play.

Majblomman (The Mayflower) is a waltz in A-major with three parts. In this lesson, we are focusing on the chords...

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Bach Menuet in G Major BWV Anh. 116 - Classical Mandolin Arrangement - Melody Lesson classical mandolin lesson youtube Aug 15, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play a Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 116) by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a delightful tune to play on the mandolin and is a lovely introduction to classical and Baroque music, even for jazz, folk, and bluegrass players like me, Magnus Zetterlund. 

Our...

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