Avalon // Jazz Mandolin Duo // Magnus Zetterlund and Hayes Griffin

jazz performance video Jun 30, 2022

In this video, Magnus Zetterlund and Hayes Griffin are playing the swing standard, “Avalon” by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva, and Vincent Rose. Magnus is playing a Phoenix Neo Bluegrass mandolin and Hayes is playing a Red Diamond A-style mandolin. 

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  • Sheet music/tabs (PDF)
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It Don’t Mean a Thing - Jazz Solo Ideas - Mandolin Lesson

Play a simple but very efficient solo line for the jazz standard “It Don’t Mean a Thing (if you ain’t got that swing)”. In this video, I give you an improvisation framework using guidelines and target notes to get the pleasant sound of chromatics.

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Mandolin Lesson - Jazz Blues Melody in D - Jethro’s Jungle

In this video, I’m showing you how to play a single note melody of the jazz-blues, Jethro’s Jungle. This is a original of me, Magnus Zetterlund, in the key of D-major, and we are using some typical jazz and swing mandolin phrases.

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Jazz Blues Chords - Swing Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I’m showing you how to play the jazz-blues in the key of D-major. We are using three-string chord shapes that work very well for this style of playing rhythm.

You will play the Freddie Green four-to-the-bar style and the Charleston rhythm. 

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Jazz Blues with Double Stops - Jethro’s Jungle - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, I’m showing you how to play the jazz-blues Jethro’s Jungle in the key of D-major. This is a original of me, Magnus Zetterlund, and we are using some double stops and typical jazz and swing mandolin phrases.

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

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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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Sweet Georgia Brown Melody - Jazz Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the melody 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 melody to this tune in the key of F major. 

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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"(!)

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

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

First, Hayes teaches you a basic melody similar to what a vocalist would sing, then he breaks down how to play a simple harmonized melody using chord tones and double stops.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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Jazz Mandolin Lesson - Avalon - Chords and Rhythm

jazz mandolin lesson Apr 20, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the chords to the swing standard, “Avalon.” This is an essential tune if you like to play swing, gypsy jazz, or Western Swing music. After watching this lesson, you will come away knowing how to play Freddie Green style rhythm using common jazz mandolin chord shapes.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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