Angeline the Baker - Mandolin Crosspicking

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to spice up the fiddle tune “Angeline the Baker” with some right hand arpeggiation, also known as “crosspicking.”

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Podcast Episode #14 What is Crosspicking?

podcast Jan 28, 2022
 

In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes discuss:  

•   What is crosspicking? 

•   What are the most essential components of your practice space? 

•   Some favorite cleaning/maintenance products for your instrument.

•   We are listening to Hayes new sophisticated arrangement of Angeline The Baker.

Here are the web links mentioned in the show.

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https://mandolinsecrets.com/live

Learn more about the upcoming crosspicking webinar on January 29th, 2022:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/webinar

Learn more about our Mandolin Crosspicking Video Course:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/crosspicking

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Music Maker - Set Your Mandolin and Guitar Goals for 2022

youtube Jan 25, 2022

We want to embrace the opportunity with the start of a new year to set some good mandolin and guitar goals. In this video, I will share some tips for making your own SMARTER goals that will set you up for a successful 2022. 

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#13 Do you have any New Year's resolutions for music?

podcast Jan 14, 2022
 

In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes catch up after the New Year, discussing:

  • Do you have any New Year's resolutions for music?
  • Do you have any tips for fingerboard mapping (memorizing the notes on the fingerboard)?
  • Magnus new cross picking arrangement of Auld Lang Syne

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

Your Best Year Ever (book by Michael Hyatt):
https://yourbestyeareverbook.com/

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Sweet Georgia Brown Chords - Jazz Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the chords to the swing standard “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

This song is nearly a century old and has become a favorite jam tune in jazz, swing, Western swing, and even bluegrass circles!

At the end of the lesson, you will know how to play the chords to this tune in the key of F major.

Hayes also shows you a bit of music theory, explaining how to these chords outline the Circle of Fifths and use chromatically descending tritone resolutions.

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Mandolin Solo Arrangement - Auld Lang Syne

mandolin solo youtube Jan 04, 2022

In this video, I play an arrangement of Auld Lang Syne. I’m using the cross-picking technique, including the melody in the top-line and the bassline. To learn more about the cross-picking approach, see our complete course, Mandolin Crosspicking.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • Instructions

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Christmas Song on Octave Mandolin - Silent Night

Merry Christmas! Here is an easy-to-play solo arrangement for Silent Night that I play on my octave mandolin. This song is a Christmas tune everyone knows, and I guarantee you will make an impression and cheer up the holidays for your friends and family, playing this arrangement. In Mandolin Secrets Academy, you find different lessons for this tune, including single note melody, chords, basic chord melody, and detailed solo arrangement. There is sheet music, tabs, instructions, and audio tracks for all video lessons.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • Instructions

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Podcast Episode #12 What´s on your holiday wish list?

podcast Dec 16, 2021
 

In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes discuss:

  • Any gear or other music-related stuff on your holiday wishlist this year?
  • What guitar/mandolin case are you using?
  • The new Jingle Bells Mandolin Lesson
  • The Guitar Club is Officially launched

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show:

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Mandolin Solo Arrangement - Jingle Bells

Here is an easy-to-play solo arrangement for Jingle Bells. This is a Christmas tune everyone knows and I guarantee you will make an impression and cheer up the day for your friends and family, playing this arrangement. I’ve included some chord melody, cross picking, and harmonic ideas.

Merry Christmas my mandolin playing friend!

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  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track

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Sierra Hull Signature Slide - Mandolin Technique Lesson - Three Octave Arpeggio

mandolin lesson youtube Dec 08, 2021

In this video I show a cool slide technique that I got from the bluegrass mandolin star, Sierra Hull. For me this technique is really a signature sound from players like her, Chris Thile and Adam Steffey.

We are playing a Three Octave Arpeggio in the key of G, playing the root(1), third(M3) and fifth(5) of the chord, and connecting the position shifts with the signature slide.  This is a good technique to include when you want to play smooth and modern melody lines.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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