Mandolin Secrets is a complete online resource for learning to play the mandolin. It consists of a well-structured, collection of mandolin lessons, inspiring tutorials and workshops delivered by streaming high quality, video.
As a member, you’ll be connected to your instructor, Magnus Zetterlund and like-minded players through the generous Community of Mandolin Secrets Academy.

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Fretboard Success is a six-week done-with-you group coaching program that will let you master the fretboard patterns and shapes used by the greatest mandolin players and get to know all the essential music theory.

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Magnus Zetterlund (b.1980) is an award-winning mandolin player and instructor from Sweden. He is a prominent musician on the Scandinavian folk scene, collaborating with leading artists in Norway, Finland, and Sweden. 

Magnus has a remarkable skill set in playing the octave mandolin, which is the bigger sister to the mandolin. You can hear the two instruments in his music in a unique interplay that represents both melody and groove. He likes to point out, "the beautiful sound of the two instruments perfectly melts together, and the way they blend is just like coffee and cream, or vanilla and chocolate. "

He is a passionate mandolin instructor and the founder of Mandolin Secrets, an online platform that helps mandolinists take their playing to the next level. His YouTube channel has provided weekly inspiration and value since late 2017, and the tutorials have now more than 600,000 views.

The mandolin playing serves as Magnus's North Star and gives him a fulfilling direction in life. He says it's all about "having fun and connecting with inspiring people." 

He has a strong belief that music-making illuminates the best parts of a human being and is a wonderful medium to bridge our differences. That's why he shares the craft and art of mandolin playing with as many people as possible.

Magnus's ten-year vision is to spread the joy of mandolin to millions of people. By serving thousands of mandolin students, the powerful ripple effect will probably take Magnus there even sooner.

In 2007 Magnus became the first Swedish mandolinist to graduate from higher education when he completed his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

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