These courses have concluded. To view the current list of courses offered, visit the Winter Online Course page.
We’ll be adding some exciting new things to the Bluegrass Mandolin 101 online lessons program as 2015 gets rolling. Beginning January 5th and 6th, Swing and Jazz Mandolin with Matt Flinner starts up! Learn a new swing tune (or two) each week and get pointers on how to play chords and backup as well as approaches to improvising. This course will be very much into chord voicings, scales, arpeggios and how they all relate to one another. It’s a great way to expand your playing and musicianship (and learn some great tunes)! The eight online lessons will take place every Monday or Tuesday night (your choice) from January 5th or 6th until March 3rd (with February 3rd off due to Matt’s touring schedule) and eight follow-up practice sessions will take place on Saturday mornings from January 10th to March 7th (again, with a week off on February 7th).
Tunes for the Swing and Jazz Mandolin course will include: Charleston, Georgia on My Mind, Stormy Weather, Route 66, Dark Eyes, Swanee River, Caravan and How High the Moon (among others!).
To register for the Swing & Jazz Mandolin with Matt Flinner course on Mondays, visit the registration page.
To register for the Swing & Jazz Mandolin with Matt Flinner course on Tuesdays, visit the registration page.
View the curriculum for the course (Monday or Tuesday classes) here.
Another new course, Appalachian Mandolin Tunes and Technique with Matt Flinner, is also being added to the program. This course will focus on getting deep into Appalachian fiddle music and deep into mandolin tone and technique. Students will get pointers on how to maximize their tone, various approaches to rhythm playing and chords, making use of open strings, bits of variations as well as learning a new tune (or two) each week. The eight online lessons will take place every Wednesday evening from January 7th to March 5th (the last lesson will be on a Thursday evening), with February 4th off due to Matt’s touring schedule. Eight follow-up practice sessions will be held every Saturday morning from January 10th to March 7th, with February 7th being a week off.
Tunes for the Appalachian Mandolin course will include Chilly Winds, Wolves a-Howlin’, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Drunkard’s Hiccups, Elk River Blues, Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss, All the Good Times Are Past and Gone and Tater Patch (among others!).
To register for the Appalachian Mandolin Tunes and Technique with Matt Flinner course, visit the registration page.
View the curriculum here.