Jazz Mandolin Lesson - Avalon - Chords and Rhythm

jazz 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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Swing Mandolin Lesson - Avalon - Melody

jazz Mar 23, 2021

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the melody 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 the single-note melody, as well as learning the melody in 6ths with some syncopation.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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Tiny More - Chromatic Lick - Western Swing - Electric Mandolin Lesson

electric mandolin jazz Mar 09, 2021

In this video, Hayes teaches you a common phrase that shows up in almost every Tiny Moore solo - the "chromatic lick."

You will learn how to apply this lick to dominant 7th chords and practice your knowledge using the 12 Bar Blues in C.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

This is a series of four video lessons, where you will learn some of the most common licks and phrases from swing mandolin master, Tiny Moore. You find the complete series in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Nuages Chord Melody Solo- Jazz Mandolin Lesson

jazz Dec 01, 2020

In this video I show you how to play a chord melody arrangement of Nuages by Django Reinhardt. This is a very beautiful and classic tune in the Gypsy Jazz repertoire that I love to play. For the chord melody there is lot of options for voicing, fingerings and picking directions and there is no right or wrong, use my suggestion as a guide.

 In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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