In this video I’m here to recommend the new Mandolins & Beer Podcast. I also want to share some specific things that really inspired me listening to the first episode.
In this Live Mandolin Workshop I’m talking about the 3 important keys for improvement of your mandolin playing.
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”.
Here’s my best exercise for mandolin to build precision and speed to your playing. The Fast Finger Bounce is great to develop your mandolin technique and works great as a warm up thing.
In this video lesson I’m answering your questions about mandolin playing.
Chord Melody basics?
Mandolin String Gauges?
Left hand technique?
In this video lesson I’m answering your questions about Jazz Mandolin.
How to play 6th chords?
The 2-5-1 progression, what’s next?
Playing b5 and #5 chords?
How to play bebop-like solo lines?
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In this video lesson I’m answering your questions about my free chord charts. Movable three string shapes. Major 7th, Minor 7th, Dominant 7th chords.
How to move these chords around?
What about the 3rd in the chord?
How to play 9th chords?
Are there specific Jazz Patterns?
In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play movable 3-string Jazz Chords on mandolin. Major 7th, Minor 7th, Dominant 7th chords. I demonstrate it for I got Rhythm, Swing 42, Fly Me to the Moon. We work on the shapes for Dm7-G7-Cmaj7.
There’s also free Jazz Mandolin Chord Charts to download at my website.
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In this FB-live video I’m playing the Goldberg Variations no1 by Johan Sebastian Bach on mandolin. I also show how to use the technique of Back-chaining to speed up and improve the ability to memorizing music. Go download the free sheet music and TAB at my website if you want to play this fantastic piece that I first heard with Chris Thile and Mike Marshall.