Below is a video of my playing through some scales commonly used in mandolin music utilizing open strings.
Below is a video of me playing an arrangement of, “Whiskey Before Breakfast.” I am playing it full speed here. If there is interest I would be happy to post tabs. This tunes seems to come up a lot at jam sessions so it is a good one to have a simple lead part worked […]
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 […]
This is the first of many videos and lessons that will help players at the beginning stages of learning to play mandolin. Up until recently “Jake’s Mandolin Tricks,” has focused on intermediate to advanced players. As a way to remind myself to get back to the basics as well as to share lessons that are […]
This week Ted Eschliman author of, “Getting into Jazz Mandolin,” used a video of mine as an example of chord economy and chord inversions. I’d like to thank the people of Jazzmando.com for featuring me in their weekly tip column. It is surreal being on the other side of the lesson, although it drove home […]