Bluegrass Chop Chords Lesson - Southern Flavor - Original by Bill Monroe

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you the chords to the classic Bill Monroe tune “Southern Flavor.” After watching this video, you’ll know how to play a basic bluegrass chop pattern with common major and minor chord shapes.

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Harmony for Waltz of the Dreams - Mandolin Lesson

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In this video, I show you how to play the harmony for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund. This is a tune in D-major and the harmony suits both the mandolin and the octave mandolin.

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Southern Flavor - Bill Monroe Style - Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin builds upon the basic melody to the tune “Southern Flavor” by adding some right hand activity to make it sound more like Bill Monroe. After watching this video, you’ll know how to play the skeleton melody to Southern Flavor with constant eighth notes in the right hand.

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Pull-Off Lines - Mandolin Technique Lesson

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Here’s another lesson that puts legato playing in your toolbox. This will make your melody playing even more expressive. I’ll show you how to use the pull-off technique that is a fretting hand articulation. 

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Octave Mandolin Chords - Waltz of the Dreams - Rhythm Lesson

In this video, I show you how to play the chords for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund. I play it on my octave mandolin in the key of D-major, and I include some very nice chords like the Gadd9 and Bmadd9.

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Mandolin Lesson - Waltz of the Dreams - Melody

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In this video, I show you how to play the melody for Waltz of the Dreams by me, Magnus Zetterlund.

This is a melody loaded with Nordic Folk music, and I included some hammer-ons and pull-offs that you can use for all your repertoire to make your melody playing even more expressive.

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Hammer Ons Sixths - Mandolin Lesson for Expressive Melody Playing

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Here’s a lesson that puts legato playing in your toolbox.

This will make your melody playing even more expressive. It's also the perfect preparation for my upcoming tune, Waltz of the Dreams.

I’ll show you how to play hammer-ons on mandolin and we’re spicing the exercise up with a melodic sequence of sixths.

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It Don’t Mean a Thing - Chords - Jazz Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you the chords to the classic Duke Ellington tune “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

After watching this video, you’ll know how to play a basic “Freddie Green” style swing rhythm pattern with common 7th chord shapes.

You’ll also add cool chromatics to your accompaniment. 
"CHROMATIC EMBELLISHMENTS Of Static Harmony lines"(!)

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Jazz Mandolin Lesson - It Don’t Mean a Thing - melody

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the classic Duke Ellington tune “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”

First, Hayes teaches you a basic melody similar to what a vocalist would sing, then he breaks down how to play a simple harmonized melody using chord tones and double stops.

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Blue Grass Stomp - Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Dominant 7th Chords

In this video Hayes Griffin teaches you how to play two versions of the chords to the Bill Monroe tune “Blue Grass Stomp.”

In Version 1, you will learn to use basic bluegrass chop chords to accompany this tune.

In Version 2, Hayes shows you some common dominant 7th chord shapes to bring out the bluesy character of this tune.

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