Color Chords - add9 and sus4 - mandolin lesson

In this video I show you how to play add9 and sus4 chords on the mandolin and octave mandolin.

  • D-minor
  • F-major
  • Bb-major
  • C-major
  • Add9 (Sus2)
  • Sus4 (Add11)

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Play All Over The Mandolin Fretboard - Lesson

Uncategorized Mar 03, 2020

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play all over the mandolin fretboard using the essential box playing. We have a closer look at the Box #1 and play an A-major pentatonic lick in 3 octaves.

  • Fretboard Freedom
  • Box Playing
  • Closed position
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Licks

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Octave Mandolin Tutorial - Celtic Music - Chords & Rhythm

mandolin lesson Feb 25, 2020

In this octave mandolin video I’m showing you how to play accompaniment and chords for a traditional tune from Ireland. I got this version after the Clare fiddler Tola Custy. When playing Celtic jigs on mandolin I use the down-up-down picking pattern. Chords and rhythm works well for both octave and standard mandolin.

  • D-major
  • Chords
  • Rhythm
  • Accompaniment
  • down-up-down picking pattern

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Strumming - Picking - Comping - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson Feb 18, 2020

This is a common and simple chord vamp that will make you the singer/songwriter’s best friend. A combined strumming and picking pattern for the chords G - D - Em - C. 

It works well for both mandolin and octave mandolin, and I demonstrate that in this video. 

We will develop:

  • Open position chords
  • Strumming
  • Alternate Picking
  • Right hand
  • Harmony

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Develop your Fast Technique - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson Feb 11, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to develop your Fast Technique so that you can play your repertoire in fast tempos. The Simple Finger Bounce is good for:

  • Develop Speed
  • Synchronize your hands
  • Precision and Control.

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3 Reasons Why I Think You Should Play the Octave Mandolin

mandolin lesson Feb 05, 2020

In this video I give my 3 reasons why I think you should play the octave mandolin.

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Irish Music - Tola Custy’s Jig - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson Jan 28, 2020

In this video I’m showing you how to play a traditional tune from Ireland. I got this version after the Clare fiddler Tola Custy. When playing Celtic jigs on mandolin I use the down-up-down picking pattern.

  • Traditional Celtic Jig
  • picking technique
  • down-up-down pattern
  • D-major

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Celtic & Irish Mandolin Technique Lesson - Playing Jigs

mandolin lesson Jan 21, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to play the down-up-down picking pattern that we use for Celtic jigs, Italian Tarantella and other 6/8 rhythms. This exercise will help you develop: 

  • Synchronize your hands
  • Precision
  • Control
  • Speed
  • Arpeggios

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Set Your Mandolin Goals for 2020 - Tips and Exercise

mandolin lesson Jan 14, 2020

In this video we’re going through a simple but powerful exercise that puts you on track and helps you to achieve your most important mandolin goals in 2020. You can get very far, if you’re intentional with this!

  • Achivement Goals
  • Habit Goals
  • Your Next Action Steps

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Major Triad Arpeggios - Mandolin Lesson - Perpetual Motion Etude

mandolin lesson Jan 07, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you a very good etude for fretboard freedom. We’re playing the major triad in all keys, through a perpetual motion. This will improve your way of:

  • knowing the fretboard
  • build scales, chords and arpeggios
  • give you musical freedom
  • improve your improvisation ability

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