Join Mike Marshall for an in-depth discussion in this video The right hand, part 2, part of Mandolin Lessons: 1 Fundamentals.
- I'd like now to talk a little bit…about different colors that you can get on the mandolin.…There's a full range of sounds, obviously,…and I encourage you even from the first time…you pick up the instrument, to really begin…to explore what is there and what is possible.…And not get too fixated on playing the mandolin…at one part of the string, with one volume level.…To start exploring various dynamics.…So the basic position I taught in the last exercise…was letting the pick rest right there,…where it feels very natural for your thumb to set.…
And that puts my pick, based on the size of my hand,…right at the end of the finger board,…is where my pick tends to hit.…At the end of, they call it the Florida, I guess. (laughs)…Me being from Florida, that makes sense.…And that's sort of my medium tone,…and of course as soon as I go back by,…there's this whole other sound back by the bridge.…It's real edgy and bright, and when I think about Monroe.…
That's where you get that sound.…But the sweet spot is right over that Florida.…
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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