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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Mandolin Lesson - Right Hand Exercise

mandolin lesson Sep 24, 2019

In this mandolin video lesson I’m showing you how to improve your right hand technique by doing a nice sounding string skipping exercise. We’re working with the A-major Scale.

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Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - Bill Monroe Double Stops

bluegrass mandolin lesson Sep 13, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to play some simple and powerful double stops in the style of Mr Bill Monroe himself.

Learning these two note chords is a good way to improve your ability to visualize and see the patterns and shapes of the mandolin fretboard.
The line comes from the bluegrass tune Tombstone Junction.

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Mandolin Arpeggios for Soloing - Minor Swing Lesson

mandolin lesson Aug 02, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you how to use arpeggios to solo on the Gypsy Swing classic Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

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Jazz Chords Turnaround - Mandolin Swing Lesson

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

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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Gypsy Swing Mandolin Chords - Minor Swing Lesson

mandolin lesson Jun 23, 2019

In this video lesson I’m showing you the mandolin chords for Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Am6, Dm6, Bb7 and E7.

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