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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Mandolin Lesson - MANDOLIFE by Magnus Zetterlund - Melody

mandolin lesson youtube Jul 06, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the melody for MANDOLIFE by Magnus Zetterlund. This is a melody loaded with sun and summer that is fun to play, and I included some ornaments that you can use for all your repertoire.

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Beginner Lesson for Mandolin - MANDOLIFE - Low Melody

mandolin lesson youtube Jun 29, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the low melody for the tune MANDOLIFE by me, Magnus Zetterlund. This is a fun and easy to play melody that is suitable for beginners.

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Pick Ornaments for Mandolin Playing - Tutorial

mandolin lesson youtube Jun 16, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play fast melody ornaments with your pick. This technique you can hear in music composed by Vivaldi and it’s even related to the style of playing “triplets” in Irish music. I use this technique in my tune MANDOLIFE.

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Blue Grass Stomp - Melody - Mandolin Lesson

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you the melody to the classic Bill Monroe tune “Blue Grass Stomp.” This tune is a 12 bar blues in the key of D and is the perfect vehicle to master the authentic Monroe down stroke picking style.

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Bill Monroe Bluegrass Mandolin Lick

In this video, Hayes Griffin teaches you a useful lick from the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe.

This phrase can be used over any Dominant 7th chord, making it very useful for the 5 chord in any key, or over the chord changes to a 12 bar blues.

After watching this lesson, you will come away knowing how to play this lick in open and closed positions so you can move it to any key!

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Mandolin Lesson - The Harmony Trick

mandolin lesson youtube May 11, 2021

In this video, I share the harmony trick that I used for arranging “Tremology.” This trick is a technique you can use to include your octave mandolin easily. Tremology is a mandolin tremolo etude that will help you to play a measured tremolo with control and precision. 

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Mandolin Tremolo Lesson - Tremology Etude - Melody Tutorial

mandolin lesson tremolo May 07, 2021

In this video, I show you how to play the melody for “Tremology” by Magnus Zetterlund. This is an easy-to-play mandolin tremolo etude that will help you to play a measured tremolo with control and precision.

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  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions

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Three Essential Parameters of the Tremolo - Mandolin Lesson

mandolin lesson youtube Apr 27, 2021

In this video, I demonstrate three essential parameters that will help you to play a expressive tremolo with control and precision.

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 Next week on May 4th, 2021 I’m releasing my new tune “Tremology” on all major music platforms.

Come celebrate this will me for my virtual release party, where I’m also hosting a workshop about composing, arranging and recording mandolin music.
Click Here To Register for the FREE Release Party/Workshop

http://www.mandolinsecrets.com/release 

 

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