Lynda – Mandolin Lessons: 2 Soloing Ideas & Kickoffs
Take mandolin lessons online and learn at your own pace. Grammy nominee Mike Marshall teaches the intermediate concepts that will take your mandolin skills to the next level. Get practice exercises to stay motivated and increase your speed and dexterity, and build your repertoire of solo and kickoff material. Mike starts the course with some techniques for keeping your instrument in tip-top shape, including changing the strings and setting the action (aka fret spacing). Then he segues into some intermediate music theory—keeping things fun and practical by showing examples in action. Next, learn how to play some intermediate mandolin tunes, including blues licks and scales, and practice some finger buster exercises to help refine your finger positioning, stamina, and reach.
Table of ContentsIntroduction1. Gear and Setup2. More Fun with Theory3. Intermediate Mandolin Tunes4. Practicing5. The BluesConclusion