Three Essential Parameters of the Tremolo - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson youtube Apr 27, 2021

In this video, I demonstrate three essential parameters that will help you to play a expressive tremolo with control and precision.

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 Next week on May 4th, 2021 I’m releasing my new tune “Tremology” on all major music platforms.

Come celebrate this will me for my virtual release party, where I’m also hosting a workshop about composing, arranging and recording mandolin music.
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Jazz Mandolin Lesson - Avalon - Chords and Rhythm

jazz mandolin lesson Apr 20, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the chords to the swing standard, “Avalon.” This is an essential tune if you like to play swing, gypsy jazz, or Western Swing music. After watching this lesson, you will come away knowing how to play Freddie Green style rhythm using common jazz mandolin chord shapes.

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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Billy in the Lowground - Crosspicking

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches the old-time/bluegrass fiddle tune, Billy in the Lowground. In this arrangement we include some cool cross-picking ideas to add character to the tune.  

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Play A Good Mandolin Tremolo - Mandolin Technique Lesson

mandolin lesson tremolo Mar 30, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play a tremolo exercise for mandolin and how to make smooth transitions in and out of the tremolo technique.

You can use this scale study for any scale, in this example I’m playing the D natural minor scale.

This exercise is inspired by the playing and teaching of Evan Marshall.

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Swing Mandolin Lesson - Avalon - Melody

jazz mandolin lesson Mar 23, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the melody to the swing standard, “Avalon.”

This is an essential tune if you like to play swing, gypsy jazz, or Western Swing music. After watching this lesson, you will come away knowing the single-note melody, as well as learning the melody in 6ths with some syncopation.

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  • How-to-play-instructions

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Mandolin Crosspicking Solo Arrangement - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

In this video, I show you a playful crosspicking arrangement of the classic lullaby Twinkle Twinkle Little star. This is an example of how you can turn any song into a solo arrangement. This is a sample lesson from our new Mandolin Crosspicking Course.

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

In this video, Hayes teaches you a common phrase that shows up in almost every Tiny Moore solo - the "chromatic lick."

You will learn how to apply this lick to dominant 7th chords and practice your knowledge using the 12 Bar Blues in C.

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  • How-to-play-instructions

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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Whiskey Before Breakfast - Chop Chords with Crosspicking - Mandolin Bluegrass Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play the rhythm for the traditional tune Whiskey Before Breakfast.

We’re using chop chords with some added crosspicking.

This is a must-know tune in the Bluegrass genre and the included variations are inspired by players like Jesse McReynolds and Frank Wakefield.

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  • Play-a-long track

  • How-to-play-instructions

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Improvisation Exercise for Bluegrass Mandolin - Walking Arpeggios

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a cool exercise called “walking arpeggios”. This is very good for strengthening your improvisation muscle and the ability to outline chord changes. We’re specifically applying this technique to the bluegrass tune Whiskey Before Breakfast.

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

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Mandolin Crosspicking Lesson - Liza Jane - Bluegrass/Old-Time

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a crosspicking arrangement of the old-time/bluegrass fiddle tune, Liza Jane.

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