This is a recorded version I created as a back track, today I improvised over it adding the mandolin part. Recording the back tracks to songs you like to play, and/or finding from other resources is a great way to practice.
Below is a video where I demonstrate a trick I have learned for implementing triplets. Below is some sheet music and tabs for some Major scales as played on the mandolin. The G major scale and A major scale that are used in the above video are included.
This little warm-up routine is great for building strength in one’s little finger. Repeat it, make variations but make sure the notes fretted by your pinky ring clear. I got this from, “Jethro Burns Mel Bay Complete Mandolin Book,” by Jethro Burns and Ken Eidson. One of my favorite resources for playing outside the bluegrass […]
Here I play my Ibanez hollow body electric guitar. This video starts with a performance than introduces the harmonic minor scale which I plan on expanding on in the future. Enjoy. Questions and comments encouraged.
As I get into practicing scales I have found that my ear prefers some over others. The pentatonic was great when all I wanted to do was play like Dickie Betts, but eventually one can get bored with it. This weeks blurb is the first installment of an example of a scale that my ear […]
Last week I discussed imitating styles, listening to other instruments, and how that facilitates etching out one’s own unique sound. This week I am posting an example of a one of a kind sound in action. Aaron Weinstein is an amazing mandolin player as well as a phenomenal violin player. On the mandolin he does […]