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.

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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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How to successfully reach your Mandolin Goals in 2023 inspiration & motivation youtube Jan 10, 2023

The beginning of January is an exciting time of year. It’s a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, and a chance to look forward to what can be accomplished in the year ahead.

We want to embrace the opportunity and set some exciting mandolin goals.

In this video lesson, I will share...

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Nordic Folk Music on Mandolin, Octave Mandolin & Fiddle - Silkesvalsen performance video youtube Jan 03, 2023

Happy New Year, my mandolin friend!
The first video out in 2023 is a golden memory from the previous summer. 

We are playing a traditional Scandinavian dance tune on the mandolin, octave mandolin and fiddle. This is the Silkesvalsen (the Silk Waltz), a traditional dance tune from...

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Magnus is featured on the GoSolo and Subkit website Dec 12, 2022

Today there was an article published about Magnus Zetterlund and Mandolin Secrets on the Subkit website. Follow the link below to read it.

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https://gosolo.subkit.com/mandolin-secrets/

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Podcast Episode #21 What got you to pick up the mandolin the first time? podcast Dec 08, 2022
 

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

  • What got you to pick up the mandolin the first time? 
  • Is music a social activity for you? Or do you just play by/for yourself? 

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Boost your creativity with a loop pedal - Mandolin Lesson gear mandolin lesson youtube Dec 06, 2022

Get my top tips for how to use a looper in your practice room.

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In this video, I want to show you some tips for boosting creativity using a loop pedal. It’s a fun and simple way to bring new ideas into your playing.

I will explain how you can use it for scale...

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