Whiskey Before Breakfast - Chop Chords with Crosspicking - Mandolin Bluegrass Lesson

bluegrass cross-picking Mar 02, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the rhythm for the traditional tune Whiskey Before Breakfast.

We’re using chop chords with some added crosspicking.

This is a must-know tune in the Bluegrass genre and the included variations are inspired by players like Jesse McReynolds and Frank Wakefield.

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Improvisation Exercise for Bluegrass Mandolin - Walking Arpeggios

bluegrass Feb 23, 2021

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.

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Mandolin Crosspicking Lesson - Liza Jane - Bluegrass/Old-Time

bluegrass cross-picking Feb 17, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a crosspicking arrangement of the old-time/bluegrass fiddle tune, Liza Jane.

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Whiskey Before Breakfast with added Hero Licks - Mandolin Bluegrass Lesson

bluegrass Feb 10, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the traditional tune Whiskey Before Breakfast with some added hero licks.

This is a must-know tune in the Bluegrass genre and the included variations are inspired by players like Chris Thile and Sierra Hull.

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Playing Harmonies on Mandolin - Bluegrass Lesson - Big Sciota

bluegrass Jan 26, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin plays a harmony to the traditional tune from his home region, Big Sciota. Playing harmonies is a common technique in American fiddle tunes, and this part adds an extra layer of depth and complexity to this expressive melody.

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Bluegrass Crosspicking - Jesse McReynolds Pattern - Mandolin Lick Lesson

bluegrass cross-picking Jan 21, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a great lick based on the Jesse McReynolds crosspicking pattern.

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Wildwood Flower - Crosspicking Arrangement - Mandolin Lesson

bluegrass Jan 05, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches a basic crosspicking version of the tune Wildwood Flower. This is a classic song that was made popular by the Carter Family among others.

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Bluegrass Chop Chords - Big Sciota - Mandolin Lesson

bluegrass Nov 24, 2020

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the chords to the traditional tune from his home region, Big Sciota.

Hayes likes to play the chords with a bluegrass chop, but many players also use open-string chords for a more “old-time” sound.

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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Big Sciota - Melody

bluegrass mandolin lesson Nov 10, 2020

In this video, Hayes Griffin plays a traditional tune from his home region called Big Sciota. This tune is a standard in old time and bluegrass circles, and increased in popularity after it was recorded by Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, and Edgar Meyer on their album “Skip, Hop, and Wobble.” Sheet music/tabs, play along track and instructions for this tune you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Bill Monroe Double Stops

bluegrass mandolin lesson Sep 13, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play some simple and powerful double stops in the style of Mr Bill Monroe himself.

Learning these two note chords is a good way to improve your ability to visualize and see the patterns and shapes of the mandolin fretboard.
The line comes from the bluegrass tune Tombstone Junction.

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