Shawn Lane Bluegrass Mandolin Licks // Old Dangerfield C-part bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Dec 12, 2023

Join us for an exciting Bluegrass Mandolin adventure with this special lesson dedicated to the master of mandolin, Shawn Lane!

In this video, we'll focus on the exhilarating C-part of the classic tune "Old Dangerfield" by Bill Monroe.

In this lesson, you'll discover:

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Old Dangerfield // Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Melody bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Nov 14, 2023

Welcome to this Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson, where we'll dive into the timeless classic "Old Dangerfield" by Bill Monroe. In this video, we'll focus on the melody, breaking it down step by step to help you master this iconic tune.

I've done some deep research, and my version is a compilation of...

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Right or Wrong // Mandolin Chord Melody Lesson jazz mandolin lesson youtube Oct 28, 2023

 

Play some jazz in this chord-melody arrangement for this iconic swing tune.

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play a chord melody arrangement of “Right or Wrong.”

This tune is a jazz standard from the 1920s rekindled in the 30s by Western Swing bandleader...

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Harmony Lesson - Minuet in G major 116 by J S Bach - Classical Mandolin Trio classical mandolin lesson youtube Oct 06, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the harmony for our new mandolin arrangement for Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 116) by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a delightful tune to play on the mandolin and is a lovely introduction to classical and Baroque music, even for jazz, folk, and bluegrass...

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Mandolin Technique Lesson // Upstroke Power for Volume and Speed mandolin lesson youtube Sep 29, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I give you a powerful exercise you can use for any music. We are exaggerating the upstroke, emphasizing the backbeat of the music.

This exercise will increase your picking hand movement and improve your technique for volume, drive, timing, and speed. 

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Vals Efter Pål Karl // Harmony // Nordic Folk Mandolin Lesson mandolin lesson youtube Sep 14, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play the harmony for a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Vals efter Pål Karl. This dance tune is a waltz from the region of Älvdalen, Dalarna.

The harmony is quite interesting, following the melody in parallel movements. The...

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Bach Menuet in G Major BWV Anh. 116 - Classical Mandolin Arrangement - Melody Lesson classical mandolin lesson youtube Aug 15, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play a Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 116) by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a delightful tune to play on the mandolin and is a lovely introduction to classical and Baroque music, even for jazz, folk, and bluegrass players like me, Magnus Zetterlund. 

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Majblomman // Melody // Mandolin Lesson mandolin lesson Jul 05, 2023

In this video, I show you how to play a mandolin original called Majblomman by me, Magnus Zetterlund. It’s a lively tune that is fun to play. Majblomman (The Mayflower) is a waltz in A-major with three parts. In this lesson, we are focusing on the melody for the A and B parts. Pay attention...

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Switching Backup to Melody // Mandolin Technique Lesson  mandolin lesson youtube Jun 29, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I give my best tips and exercises for going from backup to lead, chords to melody. This is an essential skill; we must practice it to be as fluent as we like. 

I’m demonstrating the exercise with the tune Bill Cheatham, but you can use this concept for...

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Nordic Folk Music // Vals Efter Pål Karl // Octave Mandolin Lesson  mandolin lesson octave mandolin youtube Jun 15, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play the chords and backup for a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Vals efter Pål Karl. This dance tune is a waltz from the region of Älvdalen, Dalarna.

The chords used are A5, D, G, and C. The melody is archaic and raw, and the...

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Right or Wrong // Melody // Swing Mandolin Lesson jazz mandolin lesson swing youtube Jun 08, 2023

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the simple melody to the swing standard “Right or Wrong.”

This tune was written in the 1920s, but made popular by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys in the 1930s. By the end of the lesson, you will know how to play a single-note...

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Mandolin Lesson // Vals Efter Pål Karl // Swedish Traditional Music mandolin lesson nordic folk youtube May 23, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Vals efter Pål Karl. This dance tune is a waltz from the region of Älvdalen, Dalarna. The melody is archaic and raw yet groovy in the A-Dorian mode.

 Our arrangement is a three-part...

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