This is a short demonstration of my pedal board when I'm playing my Cittern through a Strymon Timelines Delay and the Strymon Big Sky reverb. These pedals can give a nice ambient sound that a I really love playing with. I did shoot this video during a sound check the last week when I was dong some theater shows. The ambient shows I use a lot for that kind of gigs. One thing that I love with these petals is they work so well with all my acoustic instruments, also mandolin and acoustic guitar. Please have a listen and I then show you the pedals and setup.
I show you a useful bluegrass lick in A-minor that we also transpose in to G-major, D-minor and C-major. The lick is straight out of the Bill Monroe tune ”Farewell to Long Hollow”. I teach a method you can use to expand your vocabulary for your improvisation. The lick is based around the pentatonic scales. This lesson also contains how to use a loop pedal when you are practicing soloing.
This week I´m publishing a traditional dance tune from Finland to my Youtube channel. Together with Petri Hakala I´m playing a Schottis by fiddler Kustaa Järvinen & clarinet player Sifferi Kivisilta. Feel free to dance!
Jazz Mandolin Chords - I show you how to play Diminished Chords, Minor 7th chords, Major 6th chord and Dominant 7th chords in different inversions. ”Djangology” by Reinhardt/Grappelli
This week I will learn you how to play Gypsy Jazz classic ”Djangology” by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This is a mandolin lesson in a serie of three, and in this first video I´m teaching the melody. Next week, in video no 2 we are focusing on the chords.
Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson - I just posted my first video lesson to my YouTube channel. It´s quite long but I think there´s lot of value and good info there. Learn the classic ”Farewell to Long Hollow” by Bill Monroe. I will teach you the melody and the chords and lesson also includes: double stops, ornaments, play against a drone string, New Grass chords á la Sam Bush.
Have a look and please share it with your mandolin playing friend!
Here´s a new video from this weeks concert in Järna. Me and Petri Hakala playes a wedding marsch from Kaustinen, Finland. I play the octave mandolin on this tune, and in the video I also leaves some comments about that.
If you like jazz mandolin, have a look at this version of Moon River. This is one of my older youtube videos.
I just posted a new video to my YouTube channel. Really nice tune called ”Stillhouse” by Petri Hakala. In my ears it has a Americana vibe but still a element of the Scandinavian touch.
The album <Salmeklang> Gjermund Larsen Trio feat Nordic got a Norwegian Grammy Award, Spellemannpriset. Gjermund was honored "Composer of the Year". The Album was also nominated as "Folkmusik Album of the Year". Happy faces as you can see!
Great weekend in Amsterdam!
Recording session in Oslo with Gjermund Larsen Trio and Nordic. It was fantastic to visit the legendary Rainbow Studios. CD-release at Norwegian label Grappa in September 2016.
Magnus just got back from Inspiring rehearsals in Helsinki with Finnish mandolin master Petri Hakala. The duo is planning concerts in 2017. To be continued!
The great american mandolin player BJ Lazarus was visiting Sweden this summer. They were lucky to have him as a special guest at a concert with Malin Foxdal Trio in Stjärnsund. BJ and Magnus had the chance to play a mandolin duo.