Årepolskan // Nordic Folk Music // Mandolin Duo nordic folk performance video youtube Apr 13, 2023

In this video, Karl Tiren and Magnus Zetterlund play play a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Årepolskan. This dance tune is a triplet polska from the region of Jämtland.

The melody is interesting, wandering from G-major to E-minor in a typical way for this tradition. It is a...

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Mandolin Ragtime Chords Lesson // Sailor’s Hornpipe // Octave Mandolin octave mandolin lesson youtube Apr 05, 2023

In this video, I will show you how to play the chords and harmony for sailor’s hornpipe on mandolin and octave mandolin. This melody is an iconic fiddle tune that dates back to the 18th century.

This traditional music is presented in Celtic, Bluegrass, and Scandinavian music. However, my...

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Powerful Exercise for Fretboard Freedom on the Mandolin // Tutorial mandolin lesson youtube Mar 28, 2023

In this video lesson, I want to show you an excellent exercise for improving your fretboard freedom and fretboard knowledge.

The concept is simple. You are taking a fiddle tune you already know in the first position, playing it up the neck in the closed position. 

This exercise is a great...

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Bill Cheatham // Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Melody with Variations mandolin lesson youtube Mar 21, 2023

In this video, I will show you how to play the old-time fiddle tune "Bill Cheatham" on the mandolin. This fiddle tune is a very common jam tune, and you will find it in bluegrass, old-time, and Irish music sessions.

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Tennessee Blues // Straight Melody // Mandolin Lesson bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Mar 07, 2023

In this mandolin lesson, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the melody to the Bill Monroe tune “Tennessee Blues.”

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There are many ways that modern players choose to interpret this tune, but this lesson is focused on learning a version of the tune that...

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Essential Mandolin Fretboard Pattern - Box 3 - Mandolin Lesson mandolin lesson youtube Mar 01, 2023

Today we are playing a pentatonic lick in box number 3. This closed position pattern is one of the essential shapes for playing up the fretboard. This little etude makes you do extreme position shifts so that Box no 3 becomes effortless in your playing. I’m demonstrating the lick in C-major...

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Octave Mandolin Lesson - Chords for Årepolskan - Scandinavian Folk Music octave mandolin lesson youtube Feb 21, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the chords for a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Årepolskan. This dance tune is a triplet polska from the region of Jämtland.

Click Here To Watch Video

The melody is interesting, wandering from G-major to E-minor in a typical way for...

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Sailor’s Hornpipe // Mandolin Lesson // Melody mandolin lesson youtube Feb 07, 2023

In this video, I will show you how to play the melody for sailor’s hornpipe on mandolin. This melody is an iconic fiddle tune that dates back to the 18th century.

This traditional music is presented in Celtic, Bluegrass, and Scandinavian music. However, my duo arrangement has a little...

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Chromatic Jazz Lick // Mandolin Lesson // For Swing Bluegrass & Country jazz mandolin lesson youtube Jan 31, 2023

In this mandolin lesson, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play a chromatic lick that you can use to end your favorite jazz tunes or spice up your improvised solos.

We are playing a descending arpeggio line that resolves very nicely. Hayes also explains a one-chord trick that lets you use this lick...

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Podcast Episode #22 What are your music goals for the New Year? podcast Jan 26, 2023
 

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

  • What are your music goals for the New Year?
  • Let us know what you're practicing right now!
  • Guitar Club Transition

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Årepolskan Melody - Mandolin Lesson - Nordic Folk Music mandolin lesson nordic folk youtube Jan 24, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Årepolskan. This dance tune is a triplet polska from the region of Jämtland.

The melody is interesting, wandering from G-major to E-minor in a typical way for this tradition. It is a soulful and...

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Classical Mandolin Duet - Magnus Zetterlund & Karl Tiren - Minuet in G major by J S Bach classical performance video youtube Jan 20, 2023

In this video, Magnus Zetterlund and Karl Tiren play the Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 114) by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a delightful tune to play on the mandolin and is a lovely introduction to classical and Baroque music. Our mandolin arrangement includes a melody part and a harmony part that...

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