I’ve Found a New Baby - Jazz Mandolin Lesson  jazz mandolin lesson swing youtube May 21, 2024

Are you looking to build your jazz vocabulary and master the art of jazz improvisation? Look no further!

In this video lesson , I guide you through the jazz standard “I’ve Found a New Baby” written by Jack Palmer & Spencer Williams.

This iconic piece, first released in...

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Easy Jazz Lick in the style of Martin Taylor - Swing Mandolin Lesson
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In this video, I want to show you a clean jazz lick in the key of F-major. 

This lick is a standard jazz 2-5-1 line I learned from the Scottish jazz guitarist Martin Taylor.

This phrase will expand your jazz vocabulary to improve your soloing and improvisation skills. It is an...

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Right or Wrong // Mandolin Chord Melody Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube Oct 28, 2023

 

Play some jazz in this chord-melody arrangement for this iconic swing tune.

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play a chord melody arrangement of “Right or Wrong.”

This tune is a jazz standard from the 1920s rekindled in the 30s by Western Swing bandleader...

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Right or Wrong // Melody // Swing Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin lesson swing youtube Jun 08, 2023

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the simple melody to the swing standard “Right or Wrong.”

This tune was written in the 1920s, but made popular by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys in the 1930s. By the end of the lesson, you will know how to play a single-note...

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Jazz Mandolin Chords - Djangology by Reinhardt & Grappelli - Rhythm Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube May 16, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play the chords and rhythm track for the gypsy jazz classic ”Djangology” by Django Reinhardt/Stephan Grappelli.

Here you’ll find versatile shapes for diminished chords, Minor 7th chords, Major 6th chords, and Dominant 7th chords...

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Djangology by Reinhardt & Grappelli - Jazz Mandolin Lesson - Melody jazz mandolin lesson youtube Apr 20, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play the gypsy jazz classic ”Djangology” by Django Reinhardt/Stephan Grappelli. In this video, we’re focusing on the melody.

The melody is straightforward and outlines the chord change in a clever way.

I will also show you how...

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Chromatic Jazz Lick // Mandolin Lesson // For Swing Bluegrass & Country jazz mandolin lesson youtube Jan 31, 2023

In this mandolin lesson, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play a chromatic lick that you can use to end your favorite jazz tunes or spice up your improvised solos.

We are playing a descending arpeggio line that resolves very nicely. Hayes also explains a one-chord trick that lets you use this lick...

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Swing Ending Lick // Jazz Mandolin Lesson blues jazz mandolin lesson youtube Sep 13, 2022

Here is a swing lick that works well for ending a jazz tune like the pros!

We play the phrase in the key of A, Bb and C major. Then we demonstrate it for the songs Blues For Ike and All Of Me. It’s a must-know line for improvisers, spicing up a simple major scale with some blues...

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Gypsy Jazz Chords and Rhythm // Blues for Ike // Octave Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin mandolin lesson swing Jul 26, 2022

Play gypsy jazz rhythm on the octave mandolin. I show you the chords for Blues For Ike by Django Reinhardt in this video. This tune is a 12-bar blues with an interesting twist.

The chord progression is in A and uses the major chord instead of the conventional dominant 7th chord. This tune...

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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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It Don’t Mean a Thing - Jazz Solo Ideas - Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube May 24, 2022

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 blues jazz mandolin lesson youtube Apr 20, 2022

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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