Southern Flavor - Bill Monroe Style - Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin builds upon the basic melody to the tune “Southern Flavor” by adding some right hand activity to make it sound more like Bill Monroe. After watching this video, you’ll know how to play the skeleton melody to Southern Flavor with constant eighth notes in the right hand.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Podcast Episode #9 Sitting or Standing While You Play

podcast Sep 24, 2021
 

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

  • Have you ever played an instrument with torrefied wood? What did you think? 
  • Do you prefer sitting or standing while you play? Why? 
  • Do you want to improvise more freely?  Then join us in the upcoming Mandolin Fretboard Webinar 

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show. Sign up for LIVE stream notifications:
https://mandolinsecrets.com/live 

Learn more about the webinar: https://mandolinsecrets.com/webinar 

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Pull-Off Lines - Mandolin Technique Lesson

mandolin lesson youtube Sep 14, 2021

Here’s another lesson that puts legato playing in your toolbox. This will make your melody playing even more expressive. I’ll show you how to use the pull-off technique that is a fretting hand articulation. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Podcast Episode #8 Best Tips for Recording Sessions

podcast Sep 10, 2021
 

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

  • Do you have any tips for recording sessions?
  • What microphone/s do you prefer for live shows?
  • Do you use a pickup on your acoustic mandolin?
  • Magnus’ new music video and lessons for Waltz of the Dreams
  • Microphones for recording sessions

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.
Listen to Waltz of the Dreams: https://www.mandolinsecrets.com/waltzofthedreams

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Octave Mandolin Chords - Waltz of the Dreams - Rhythm Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play the chords for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund. I play it on my octave mandolin in the key of D-major, and I include some very nice chords like the Gadd9 and Bmadd9.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Mandolin Lesson - Waltz of the Dreams - Melody

mandolin lesson youtube Aug 31, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the melody for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund.

This is a melody loaded with Nordic Folk music, and I included some hammer-ons and pull-offs that you can use for all your repertoire to make your melody playing even more expressive.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Waltz of the Dreams - Magnus Zetterlund (Official video)

New single, released August 24th, 2021. This is a Nordic folk, mandolin original called “Waltz of the Dreams” by Magnus Zetterlund. The instruments played are mandolin, octave mandolin, and double bass.

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

 Sheet music, tabs, and instructions for this tune you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Hammer Ons Sixths - Mandolin Lesson for Expressive Melody Playing

mandolin lesson youtube Aug 17, 2021

Here’s a lesson that puts legato playing in your toolbox.

This will make your melody playing even more expressive. It's also the perfect preparation for my upcoming tune, Waltz of the Dreams.

I’ll show you how to play hammer-ons on mandolin and we’re spicing the exercise up with a melodic sequence of sixths.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Podcast Episode #7 Where do you find the songs that inspire you?

podcast Aug 13, 2021
In this week’s episode, Magnus and Hayes discuss:

Our Question of the Week:

•   Do you do any mandolin maintenance/repair yourself or take it to a luthier?

•   Where do you find the songs that inspire you?

•   Hayes’ new chord lesson for “It Don’t Mean a Thing”

•   Chromatic Embellishment of Static Harmony (CESH)

•   Listen to Magnus Nordic Folk Guitar

Here are weblinks mentioned in the show.

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

It Don’t Mean a Thing - Youtube Lesson
https://youtu.be/oAjd9I1ARsM

Related musicians:
Duke Ellington

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It Don’t Mean a Thing - Chords - Jazz Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you the chords to the classic Duke Ellington tune “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

After watching this video, you’ll know how to play a basic “Freddie Green” style swing rhythm pattern with common 7th chord shapes.

You’ll also add cool chromatics to your accompaniment. 
"CHROMATIC EMBELLISHMENTS Of Static Harmony lines"(!)

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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