Wildwood Flower - Crosspicking Arrangement - Mandolin Lesson

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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 This is a sample lesson from the new Crosspicking Course of Mandolin Secrets Academy.
We will release the complete course on January 16th, 2021.

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  • Sheet music/tabs

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Bluegrass Chop Chords - Big Sciota - Mandolin Lesson

bluegrass mandolin lesson 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 Technique Etude - Big Sciota - G-major Run

bluegrass mandolin lesson Nov 17, 2020

In this video, I show you a good melody etude for improving your mandolin technique. It’s a 4 note melodic sequence that is coming from the tune Big Sciota. Playing an exercise like this will improve both your fretting hand and picking hand technique.

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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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Mandolin Lesson - How to play Triplets

bluegrass mandolin lesson Sep 25, 2020

In this video, I show you how to play the triplets ornament in fiddle tunes. By playing this etude we will focus on the picking directions and develop control and awareness of the up and down strokes.

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The New Grass Chop - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I show you how to make the CHOP for the new grass chords. It’s a technique I learned from listening to players like Sam Bush, Chris Thile and Wayne Benson. You can use it it a variety of different ways and music styles.

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Double String Playing - Mandolin Lesson - Bluegrass - Old Time - Folk Music

In this video, I show you how to practice double string playing on mandolin. This gives a rich sound to your fiddle tunes and suits bluegrass, old-time, and a variety of folk music. Sheet music and tabs you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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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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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Rhythm - The Chop Chord

bluegrass mandolin lesson Dec 10, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play the powerful G-Chop chord in the style of Mr Bill Monroe himself. Learning this technique is essential for all mandolin players. I will show your 3 variations of the common Bluegrass mandolin rhythm.

  • Strumming Back Beat
  • Dry Back Beat
  • Subdivided Back Beat

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Bill Monroe Bluegrass Mandolin Lick - Tutorial

bluegrass mandolin lesson Nov 05, 2019

In this 10 x 10 I’m showing you how to play a must know lick in the style of Bill Monroe. A phrase straight out of the box from the G-chop chord.

This lesson is good for:

  • Improvisation
  • Technique Building
  • Closed Position Playing
  • Fretboard Knowledge

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