Jazz Mandolin Beginner Lesson - Autumn Leaves - Melody

jazz mandolin lesson May 19, 2020

This is a beginner’s lesson for jazz mandolin. I’m showing you how to play a straight forward melody arrangement for jazz standard Autumn Leaves.

I play it in the key of Dm, because mandolin master Kenneth Jethro Burns recorded it like that.

This is a series of videos for this song:

  • Chord Melody (intermediate)
  • Melody (beginner)
  • Chords (intermediate)
  • Solo Etude (advanced)

Sheet music, tabs and play along for this tune you’ll find in Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Autumn Leaves - Chord Melody - Mandolin Lesson

jazz mandolin lesson Apr 28, 2020

In this lesson, I’m showing you how to play a simple chord melody arrangement for jazz standard Autumn Leaves.

I play it in the key of Dm because Jethro Burns recorded it like that. Other common keys are Gm and Em. 

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This is a series of videos for this song:

  • Chord Melody (intermediate)
  • Melody (beginner)
  • Chords (intermediate)
  • Solo Etude (advanced)

 

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Jazz Chord Intro - All Of Me - Mandolin Tutorial

jazz mandolin lesson Dec 29, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play a cool chord intro on the song All Of Me.

  • Simple
  • Powerful
  • Well Sounding
  • Stylistic

We are using movable Three String Chords.

Cmaj7 - Ebdim7 - Dm7 - G7.

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Fly Me To The Moon - Mandolin LIVE Lesson - Harmonized Scale Chords

In this Live video lesson I’m showing you how to play the chords for the classic jazz standard Fly Me To The Moon. We go in to:

  • Major Scales
  • Movable Jazz Chords
  • Harmonized Scale

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Mandolin Jazz Lesson - Swing Lick

jazz mandolin lesson Oct 01, 2019

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you a cool and characteristic jazz lick in the style of horn players like Louis Armstrong. I demonstrate it over the classic Django Reinhardt tune "Swing 42". 

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Jazz Chords Turnaround - Mandolin Swing Lesson

jazz mandolin lesson Jul 18, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you an easy and good sounding turnaround in the key of C. We cover some essential jazz mandolin chords. C - Am7 - Dm7 - G7

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Jazz Blues Mandolin Lesson - Dominant Bebop Scale

blues jazz mandolin lesson Jul 05, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to improve your improvisation and soloing with the use of the Dominant Bebob Scale for your 12 bar blues in A. The chords are A7, D7, E7. The scale is derived from the Mixolydian mode and has a chromatic passing tone between the 7th and the root.

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Swing Outro - Ending Lick - Mandolin Lesson

jazz mandolin lesson Jun 06, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you a cool ending lick to use for swing tunes. I play it in the key of C-major and demonstrate it playing the jazz standard All Of Me.

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Jazzy Blues Comping - Double Stops- Mandolin Lesson

jazz mandolin lesson May 25, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to use some simple and powerful double stops to make a cool accompaniment for your 12 bar blues in A.

The chords are A7, D7, E7. We are using the Charleston rhythm and also include some more advanced techniques as The Slide.

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How to Improvise - Jazz Mandolin Lesson - All of Me - Live Lesson Replay

In this video lesson I’m giving you tips on a starting point learning how to solo and improvise on jazz standards and other songs. The example given is the tune “All of me”. 

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