Here´s me, Magnus Zetterlund, and Petri Hakala playing Irish traditional music on mandolin. Reels and jigs, cheers!
Here´s my jazz mandolin duo doing a live take on gypsy jazz classic ”Djangology” by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. With me Magnus Zetterlund and Petri Hakala.
Do you want learn more about jazz improvisation? On my Youtube channel this week i show you a simple and clean line for the essential 2-5-1 sequence. To play jazz you need to be able to spell out the chord changes with melodies. Learning lines like this is a good starting point. It´s a lick that is built of chord notes and it is great to learn in all 12 keys.
”On the other side of Swede Hollow” is a music theater play with premiere November 8 2017 at Dalateatern in Falun, Sweden. Written and performed by: Malin Foxdal Trio. Here´s a English version of the trailer. On my youtube channel you will find a new video with my comments about the project.
On my Youtube channel this week I show you a arpeggio based mandolin lick in A-minor, using the technique of extensions. It has a jazzy touch but suits in many styles of music. Happy picking!
This week on my Youtube channel I show you a smooth jazz lick on mandolin. It´s a lick that works great in all keys all over the fretboard. You can also find Sheetmusic and TAB for this lesson at my website. Happy picking!
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!