Butch Baldassari's Masterful Rendition: Fisher's Hornpipe C-Part Lesson bluegrass celtic mandolin lesson youtube Feb 27, 2024

In this video, I'll show you how to play the rare but excellent C-part of Fisher's Hornpipe. I learned this part from mandolin maestro Butch Baldassari.

For me, the tune gets complete with this added third part, and I find it an excellent example of the brilliance and finesse that has made Butch...

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Mandolin Lesson // Hultkläppens Am Polska // Swedish Traditional Music mandolin lesson nordic folk youtube Feb 22, 2024

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Hultkläppens Am Polska (the A-minor polska by Hultklappen). This dance tune is from the region of Bergsjö, Hälsingland.

The melody is archaic and energetic with an interesting twist....

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Quickly get into intermediate and advanced mandolin playing! youtube Feb 03, 2024

Join us in our free webinar dedicated to the Mandolin Fretboard! 
https://www.mandolinsecrets.com/webinar

Discover 3 Pro Tips regarding the Mandolin Fretboard that you need to know to take your playing to the next level! 

 1. The most ESSENTIAL relationship of music

 2. How...

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Bluegrass & Newgrass Mandolin Chords // Old Dangerfield bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Jan 23, 2024

Get ready to strum, chop, and enhance your mandolin skills with our in-depth lesson on Bluegrass and Newgrass Mandolin Chords, featuring the beloved classic "Old Dangerfield" by Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass music. 

In this tutorial, you'll learn:

  • A variety of essential mandolin...
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Fisher's Hornpipe // Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Melody bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Jan 17, 2024

Welcome to a fun and engaging mandolin lesson where we dive into the classic tune 'Fisher's Hornpipe'! 

In this tutorial, we'll break down the melody, explore essential techniques, and learn the nuances that bring this timeless piece to life on the mandolin.

This tune is present in the...

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How to do a Mandolin Truss Rod Adjustment - Fine-Tune for perfect Playability mandolin setup youtube Jan 12, 2024

Welcome back to Mandolin Secrets, your go-to destination for all things mandolin.

Today, we're diving deep into the world of mandolin setup and maintenance. In this comprehensive tutorial, we'll demystify the process of adjusting your mandolin's truss rod, helping you achieve that perfect...

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Perfect Your Mandolin's Playability - Adjusting String Action Height with an Adjustable Bridge mandolin setup youtube Dec 21, 2023

In today's video, we're diving into the essential skill of setting your mandolin's string action height using an adjustable bridge.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player you want to fine-tune your instrument for optimal playability and tone.

String action height plays a crucial role in...

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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:

  • Signature Shawn Lane...
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J.S Bach for Octave Mandolin // Chords and Bassline Lesson // Menuet in G Major BWV 116 classical octave mandolin youtube Nov 28, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the bassline and chords for my new 3 part arrangement of Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 116) by Johann Sebastian Bach. 

I will show you two alternative ways to play this part, either like:

  • bassline
  • or using three-string chords

I will also explain...

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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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How to change Mandolin Strings - A Step-by-Step Tutorial with Pro Tips mandolin setup youtube Oct 20, 2023

In today's tutorial, we will demystify the process of changing strings on your mandolin. Whether you're a seasoned player or a newbie, maintaining your instrument is essential for achieving that crisp, clear sound you love.

In this video, I provide a step-by-step guide covering everything you...

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