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.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Arpeggio Exercise for Fretboard Knowledge - Mandolin Tutorial

arpeggios mandolin lesson Nov 03, 2020

In this video,  I show you an arpeggio etude to expand your knowledge of the fretboard. We’re playing the same major arpeggio, 1-2-3-5, for all major chords, back cycling through the circle of fifths. Sheet music/tabs and audio version for this etude you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

 This exercise will improve your skillset of:

  • up-the-neck playing
  • music theory
  • composing
  • improvising

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Cool Modal Solo Idea - Diamond Chain Arpeggios - Mandolin Lesson

In this video I show you how to use the two string arpeggios I call diamonds. I use them to get a cool sound to modal improvisation and soloing.

  • Solo
  • Improvising
  • Arpeggios
  • Scale

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Mandolin Arpeggios for Soloing - Minor Swing Lesson

arpeggios mandolin lesson Aug 02, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to use arpeggios to solo on the Gypsy Swing classic Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

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