Learn about proper right hand technique, minor chords, kickoffs, scale patterns and more by signing up for these free sample lessons. When you're ready, Mike's Video Exchange advice for you will take your playing to the next level.
The Right Hand
When it comes to playing mandolin, there's not much more important than what you do with your right hand. Mike shows you some important things to keep in mind here.
Mike talks about some different scale patterns in classic bluegrass songs and how you can use them in your playing. These will help to create more melodic moments in the music.
Finding Minor Chords
Mike shows you how to transform basic major chords into minor chords. This is how you get that spooky, haunting sound that we all love to hear on mandolin.
Everything you need to know about "kick offs" - which are the little lead in notes to the downbeat of any tune. Learn to identify if the song you're playing starts on the root, 3rd, or 5th note so you can play kickoffs like a pro.
Be sure to below the lessons for actual Video Exchanges between Mike and his students. Imagine getting advice on your playing from a mandolin master!