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I generally try to add new song breakdowns and lessons about once a week. Generally I post a theory or lesson concept on Mondays and a song breakdown on Thursdays.

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Mandolin Workshop: Playing to the Chords

Advertisements Pop quiz hot shot – you’re at a friendly bluegrass jam and the leader just called a song you don’t know and only said “it’s in G” before they started playing. You’re at the end of the jam circle. Do you take the easy out and get a drink, or take the opportunity to […]

Mandolin Technique: Picking Hand

Advertisements As part of my Mandolin Technique series, this week we’ll be diving into picking hand exercises. You’ll need a metronome for all of these, so make sure you have one available. I’ve been using the Matrix MR-500 for about 20 years – nothing fancy, but works and is small. If you don’t have a […]

Mandolin Technique: Pentatonic Scales

Advertisements Today’s mandolin technique focuses on the versatile Pentatonic Scales. These 5 note scales are used often in the melodies of many fiddle tunes and can be incredibly helpful for soloing. What is a Pentatonic Scale? A pentatonic scale is simply a scale with 5 notes. While there are a few types of pentatonic scales, […]

Mandolin Workshop: Double Stops Overview

Advertisements Thanks for attending my Double Stops Workshop. If you like this content, please post a comment below and let me know. In this workshop, I’ll review:

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