In this lesson, Mike teaches the students a way to help themselves learn a difficult part of any particular melody by breaking it down and playing the troublesome part quickly or slowly and in a variety of ways
- Okay, now I'm going to talk about…building your own exercises.…One of the things I do, and I've really watched…some of the great players, been around some…of my favorite musicians and seen them to do this.…Is to take a melody you're trying to learn…and if there's a hard part that's giving you some trouble,…really zero in on that, and usually,…you can zero it down to two or three notes…that are the problem areas.…And that to create your own video - you're own video!…No, we're creating our own video right here!…Create your own exercise that deals with that problem;…it's usually some physical problem,…the way the hands are coming off of the notes…or the way the right hand is getting tripped up…making the string crossing.…
So if we look at a tune like "Liberty"…(high-pitched guitar melody)…We have those fast notes there…(high-pitched guitar melody)…and maybe it's these notes,…(high-pitched guitar melody)…that are giving you the trouble.…So you zero down to just that…(high-pitched guitar melody)…and you spin it…(simple guitar melody)…
Note: This course is one of a 4-part series created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Sitting and standing with the mandolin
- Tuning a mandolin
- Positioning the right and left hands
- Strumming open chords
- Playing two-finger chords and melodies
- Playing beginner mandolin tunes
- Finding minor and moveable chords
- Playing 7th chords
- Playing chop chords
- Picking on the mandolin
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Right and Left Hand Fundamentals
3. Beginner Mandolin Tunes
4. Theory and Exercises
5. Chops and Picking
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