Jethro Burns is one of my favorite all time musicians. He really changed what was considered mandolin music for the better. From bluegrass to Swing, to Gypsy Jazz and back. Beyond description. Below is a video of me playing half of a tune he wrote, so this is in honor of the man himself.
Here is a great old time fiddle tune. My version can be viewed in the video below. Stay posted for slowed down parts and tabs so you can play it at your local jams. Interesting tune starting on A then going to G, so some A mixolydian gets played. Also the B part goes to […]
The beauty of this tune is that it has only three chords. The good news is one of those chords is a diminished chord, so chances are it is new to you. If it is not new to you, there is always much to learn about chord groups. Diminished chords repeat every four frets, watch […]
Below is a video of me playing a riff in the likes of Levon Helm. Best know for his drumming and singing with The Band, Levon also contributed some fantastic mandolin work. Enjoy! My advice is to take off running with this idea, just like all the others I have taught here. I call this, […]
Below is a video where I show how one can play the major scale in any and all of the 12 keys. I show starting with an Eb major scale, followed by E and F. Where you start this pattern denotes which major scale you play through. The root of the scale is played by […]
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.