Celtic & Irish Mandolin Technique Lesson - Playing Jigs

mandolin lesson Jan 21, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to play the down-up-down picking pattern that we use for Celtic jigs, Italian Tarantella and other 6/8 rhythms. This exercise will help you develop: 

  • Synchronize your hands
  • Precision
  • Control
  • Speed
  • Arpeggios

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Set Your Mandolin Goals for 2020 - Tips and Exercise

mandolin lesson Jan 14, 2020

In this video we’re going through a simple but powerful exercise that puts you on track and helps you to achieve your most important mandolin goals in 2020. You can get very far, if you’re intentional with this!

  • Achivement Goals
  • Habit Goals
  • Your Next Action Steps

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Major Triad Arpeggios - Mandolin Lesson - Perpetual Motion Etude

mandolin lesson Jan 07, 2020

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you a very good etude for fretboard freedom. We’re playing the major triad in all keys, through a perpetual motion. This will improve your way of:

  • knowing the fretboard
  • build scales, chords and arpeggios
  • give you musical freedom
  • improve your improvisation ability

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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Rhythm - The Chop Chord

mandolin lesson Dec 10, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play the powerful G-Chop chord in the style of Mr Bill Monroe himself. Learning this technique is essential for all mandolin players. I will show your 3 variations of the common Bluegrass mandolin rhythm.

  • Strumming Back Beat
  • Dry Back Beat
  • Subdivided Back Beat

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How To Practice SPEED - My 3 Top Advices for FAST playing

In this mandolin video lesson I’m sharing my 3 Top Advices for FAST mandolin playing. I’m explaining:

  • Target Tempo
  • Your Ideal Version
  • Fast Technique.

I demonstrate the ideas with the tune St. Annes Reel.

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Bill Monroe Bluegrass Mandolin Lick - Tutorial

mandolin lesson Nov 05, 2019

In this 10 x 10 I’m showing you how to play a must know lick in the style of Bill Monroe. A phrase straight out of the box from the G-chop chord.

This lesson is good for:

  • Improvisation
  • Technique Building
  • Closed Position Playing
  • Fretboard Knowledge

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How to play make 2nd parts on mandolin

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to a 2nd part (Harmony) to fiddle tunes and any other melodies. We’re exploring harmonies that follows by:

  • 3rd:s
  • 6th:s 
  • chords

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Harmonics Played with One Hand - Mandolin Technique Lesson

mandolin lesson Oct 22, 2019

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to play harmonics with one hand only. You can use this technique for:

  • scales
  • arpeggios
  • melodies

You’ll guaranteed impress your listeners!

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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

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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