Merry Crosspicking and a Happy New Mandolin Year - Silent Night and Auld Lang Syne

In this video, I play Silent Night and Auld Lang Syne. This is my way of saying thanks for a (weird) but amazing year. Thank you for watching and being a part of the Mandolin Secrets Community!

 For these tunes, in Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Electric Mandolin Lesson - Tiny More - Arpeggio Lick - Western Swing

In this video, Hayes Griffin will teach you the #1 most common Tiny Moore lick: The 3579 Digital Pattern. You will also learn two exercises that show you how to apply this lick to a 12 Bar Blues in the key of C. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Backing tracks track

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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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Auld Lang Syne - Cross picking Arrangement - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play a solo crosspicking arrangement of Auld Lang Syne.

In the times of covid-19. Learn this crosspicking arrangement, record a smartphone video and send a virtual greeting card to your family and friend for the Holidays. I can guarantee the success! :-)

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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Nuages Chord Melody Solo- Jazz Mandolin Lesson

jazz mandolin lesson Dec 01, 2020

In this video I show you how to play a chord melody arrangement of Nuages by Django Reinhardt. This is a very beautiful and classic tune in the Gypsy Jazz repertoire that I love to play. For the chord melody there is lot of options for voicing, fingerings and picking directions and there is no right or wrong, use my suggestion as a guide.

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Bluegrass Chop Chords - Big Sciota - Mandolin Lesson

bluegrass mandolin lesson Nov 24, 2020

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the chords to the traditional tune from his home region, Big Sciota.

Hayes likes to play the chords with a bluegrass chop, but many players also use open-string chords for a more “old-time” sound.

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  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions

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Bluegrass Technique Etude - Big Sciota - G-major Run

bluegrass mandolin lesson Nov 17, 2020

In this video, I show you a good melody etude for improving your mandolin technique. It’s a 4 note melodic sequence that is coming from the tune Big Sciota. Playing an exercise like this will improve both your fretting hand and picking hand technique.

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  • Standard Notation
  • Tabs
  • Audio Version

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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Big Sciota - Melody

bluegrass mandolin lesson Nov 10, 2020

In this video, Hayes Griffin plays a traditional tune from his home region called Big Sciota. This tune is a standard in old time and bluegrass circles, and increased in popularity after it was recorded by Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, and Edgar Meyer on their album “Skip, Hop, and Wobble.” Sheet music/tabs, play along track and instructions for this tune you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Arpeggio Exercise for Fretboard Knowledge - Mandolin Tutorial

arpeggios mandolin lesson Nov 03, 2020

In this video,  I show you an arpeggio etude to expand your knowledge of the fretboard. We’re playing the same major arpeggio, 1-2-3-5, for all major chords, back cycling through the circle of fifths. Sheet music/tabs and audio version for this etude you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

 This exercise will improve your skillset of:

  • up-the-neck playing
  • music theory
  • composing
  • improvising

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Octave Mandolin Lesson - Chords Accompaniment - Murphy’s Hornpipe - Celtic Traditional

In this video, I show how I play the octave mandolin accompaniment for Murphy’s Hornpipe. It’s a traditional Irish tune I learned 17 years ago but still love to play it.

For this accompaniment, I focus on playing a strong baseline
It suits this tune well with its forward-moving chord changes.

At the end of the video, I show you how to play the accompaniment on standard mandolin, and the chord voicings I prefer for that. 

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  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Chord Charts
  • Play-along track

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Murphy’s Hornpipe - Irish Traditional Mandolin Duo

mandolin performance Oct 07, 2020

In this video, I play a duo arrangement of a traditional Irish tune on mandolin and octave mandolin. I learned it 17 years ago but still love to play it, it’s called Murphy’s Hornpipe. When playing the melody I play a lot of triplets.
I recommend you to do that as well as it is a very nice and typical ornament for the Celtic style.

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  • Play-along track

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