#16 Transcription Tips with Marcel Ardans

podcast Apr 08, 2022
 

In this week’s episode, Hayes chats with special guest Marcel Ardans of Lessons with Marcel about transcription, the world of online content creation, and some tips for how to start working out music by ear.  

Here are the web links mentioned in the show:

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https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

Lessons with Marcel

https://lessonswithmarcel.com

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Mandolin Lesson - New Grass Chords - Covid Fever

bluegrass Apr 05, 2022

Play some rhythmic, driving new grass chords on the mandolin for my new bluegrass fiddle tune, Covid Fever.

The work of Bill Monroe inspires the melody, but the accompaniment uses chord voicings I picked up from players like Sam Bush and Wayne Benson.
This style of using A5-, D5-, and E5-chords adds edge to your rhythm and backup playing.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Over the Waterfall Melody - Bluegrass Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Apr 01, 2022

In this video, Hayes shows you how to play the melody to the tune “Over the Waterfall.” This tune is played in bluegrass and old time circles, and is a great example of “modal mixture,” switching between D major and D mixolydian modes.   This is a basic "skeletal" version of the melody, so there is plenty of room for you to modify and vary this interpretation once you master it.

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find: 

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

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Jazz Blues Chords - Swing Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I’m showing you how to play the jazz-blues in the key of D-major. We are using three-string chord shapes that work very well for this style of playing rhythm.

You will play the Freddie Green four-to-the-bar style and the Charleston rhythm. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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String Skipping with Sixths - Guitar Technique Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Mar 25, 2022

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play sixths using the G major scale. This exercise is designed to:

1) improve right hand accuracy by playing non-adjacent strings

2) improve left hand strength and dexterity by playing the familiar major scale in a fresh way

After this lesson, you will have a great tool to incorporate into your daily practice routine. 

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find:

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

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How to Kick Off Any Bluegrass Fiddle Tune - Flatpicking Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Mar 18, 2022

Ever been confused by someone at a jam asking you to kick off a tune with 4 potatoes?

In this video, instructor Hayes Griffin shows you the only technique you’ll ever need to kick off a bluegrass or old time fiddle tune - potatoes! And just to be clear from the get-go, you can leave your root vegetables in the pantry for this lesson

By the end of the video, you’ll know two different guitar variations in 3 keys for this common kick-off phrase adapted from the fiddle.

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find: 

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

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Podcast Episode #15 How to play FAST & FLUENT?

podcast Mar 11, 2022
 

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

  • Magnus’ new Academy release Covid Fever. This tune is a new composition and his first bluegrass fiddletune, inspired by Bill Monroe. 
  • If you could take a lesson with any player out there, who would it be and why?
  • Do you use a metronome and/or backing tracks to practice? If so, what are some of your favorites? 

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show:

Learn more about the upcoming Mandolin Bootcamp, March 2022
https://mandolinsecrets.com/bootcamp

Sign up for LIVE stream notifications:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

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Jazz Blues with Double Stops - Jethro’s Jungle - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I’m showing you how to play the jazz-blues Jethro’s Jungle in the key of D-major. This is a original of me, Magnus Zetterlund, and we are using some double stops and typical jazz and swing mandolin phrases.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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To get a comprehensive understanding of the jazz blues form, check out my Fretboard Success program, following the link below.
http://www.mandolinsecrets.com/fretboardsuccess

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Nordic & Folk’Avant - Minous Vals - Live from Palladium Malmö November 2021

Here’s a live concert video from Swedish folk music ensembles Nordic and Folk’Avant. We are performing Minous Vals by me, Magnus Zetterlund. The concert was recorded at Palladium in Malmö, in November 2021.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Listen to the tune and add it to your streaming service:
http://www.mandolinsecrets.com/minousvals

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Ghost Note Strum - Mandolin Technique Lesson

mandolin lesson youtube Feb 08, 2022

This video shows you how to do the Ghost Note Strum, a percussive technique that I use a lot for a more expressive mandolin style.

A ghost note has a rhythmic value but not a pitch. So, when you mute the strings with your fretting hand and strike them with the pick, that is a ghost note.

We are doing an A-major and C-Major scale exercise in the closed position.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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