Christmas Song on Octave Mandolin - Silent Night

Merry Christmas! Here is an easy-to-play solo arrangement for Silent Night that I play on my octave mandolin. This song is a Christmas tune everyone knows, and I guarantee you will make an impression and cheer up the holidays for your friends and family, playing this arrangement. In Mandolin Secrets Academy, you find different lessons for this tune, including single note melody, chords, basic chord melody, and detailed solo arrangement. There is sheet music, tabs, instructions, and audio tracks for all video lessons.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • Instructions

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Podcast Episode #12 What´s on your holiday wish list?

podcast Dec 16, 2021
 

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

  • Any gear or other music-related stuff on your holiday wishlist this year?
  • What guitar/mandolin case are you using?
  • The new Jingle Bells Mandolin Lesson
  • The Guitar Club is Officially launched

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show:

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Mandolin Solo Arrangement - Jingle Bells

Here is an easy-to-play solo arrangement for Jingle Bells. This is a Christmas tune everyone knows and I guarantee you will make an impression and cheer up the day for your friends and family, playing this arrangement. I’ve included some chord melody, cross picking, and harmonic ideas.

Merry Christmas my mandolin playing friend!

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track

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Sierra Hull Signature Slide - Mandolin Technique Lesson - Three Octave Arpeggio

mandolin lesson youtube Dec 08, 2021

In this video I show a cool slide technique that I got from the bluegrass mandolin star, Sierra Hull. For me this technique is really a signature sound from players like her, Chris Thile and Adam Steffey.

We are playing a Three Octave Arpeggio in the key of G, playing the root(1), third(M3) and fifth(5) of the chord, and connecting the position shifts with the signature slide.  This is a good technique to include when you want to play smooth and modern melody lines.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Sweet Georgia Brown Melody - Jazz Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the melody to the swing standard “Sweet Georgia Brown.” This song is nearly a century old and has become a favorite jam tune in jazz, swing, Western swing, and even bluegrass circles!

At the end of the lesson, you will know how to play the melody to this tune in the key of F major. 

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Angeline the Baker - Strumming Chords - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play Angeline the Baker. This is a must-know old-time tune that is very common on all the bluegrass jam session. It’s in the key of D-major and we will back up this one using open position chords. I will also give you a little trade secret for the strumming technique that makes the chord shifts smooth and effortless. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find: 

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

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Podcast Episode #11 Playing through your mistakes with Lama Adam Berner

podcast Nov 11, 2021
 

In this week’s episode, Hayes chats with special guest Lama Adam Berner about mindfulness, music, and playing through your mistakes:

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

Support Lama Adam:
https://www.lamaadam.com/

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Learn more about the Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club:
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Angeline the Baker - Melody - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play Angeline the Baker. This is a must-know old-time tune that is very common on all the bluegrass jam session. It’s in the key of D-major and I will show you how to use the technique of alternate picking in an efficient way.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find: 

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

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Sierra Hull Arpeggio Exercise - Mandolin Lesson - Triads Harmonized Scale

Here is an arpeggio exercise I got from the bluegrass mandolin star, Sierra Hull.

We are playing triads for the Harmonized Major Scale in the key of A, and this is a closed position pattern you can move around on different parts of the fretboard, to play in all keys.

It’s a great exercise for building your technique and improving your fretboard knowledge. A must-know line for improvisers.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Hurdy Gurdy Polska - Melody - Nordic Folk Guitar Lesson

In this video I show you how to play a traditional dance tune from Gotland, the beautiful island on the west coast of Sweden. This one is called Vevlirepolskan, Groddaliran, or Groddapolskan. The melody is in G-major mode and we're using the Drop-D-tuning.

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find:

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

 

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