Join Mike Marshall for an in-depth discussion in this video Open chords, part 2, part of Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall: 1 Fundamentals.
- Okay, here are some more thoughts about chords…and just about trying to get a nice groove happening.…You know, a lot of people, when they first start playing…they haven't ever figured out how to be musical…with an instrument and so you'll start hearing…this kind of thing (loud open string strumming).…So I'm going to encourage you to…really just focus on playing one chord,…tapping your foot.…I'm tapping my right foot right now.…And just try to get that nice swing in your right hand.…
Sometimes, even just mute the left hand…and just focus on the right hand.…(muted strumming)…A lot of times people who just started playing,…the coordination of getting one hand to do one thing…and another hand to do another thing,…it just takes your attention away from everything.…Just gets confusing, you know.…So if you zero it down and say…well, my groove isn't really happening.…Let me see what's going on here.…And you just try to get that nice swing in the right hand.…Then you apply it to just something simple,…not trying to play a tune,…
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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