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Waltzes for Mandolin with Matt Flinner Curriculum (4/3-6/8)





“Being able to stop and return to a more challenging exercise or a newer phrase is great for learning. I also really appreciate your availability to answer questions offline. This is a great course, and I feel as though I’m improving daily because of it.”—Joe C.


“The level was perfect. Mentally I understand many things that have opened up the fingerboard a lot; now I need some quality time to get it under my hands. I found things challenging without feeling out of reach.”—Stan M.


“I’m really enjoying the course. The first time I’ve actually practiced an instrument in my 60 years!”—Skip H.




Register for Waltzes for Mandolin with Matt Flinner


See the Swing Mandolin Basics with Matt Flinner curriculum (4/1-6/8)

See the Chord Melody Mandolin with Matt Flinner curriculum (4/2-6/8)



Join Matt Flinner for an 8-week online course focusing on waltzes for the mandolin.  Students will be taught tunes that are quickly accessible to players of all ability levels, and they’ll also get exercises to help with fundamentals of picking, tremolo, double stops, chord positions, and various positions around the neck.

The course runs from April 3 to June 8; class sessions take place on Wednesday evenings from 9-10 pm eastern time, and follow-up practice sessions take place on Saturdays from 12:30-1:15 pm eastern time.

The course is intended for students at a beginner to intermediate level.


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WEEK 1 (4/3)

Getting started with melody and chords

Open style chords

Picking Exercise I

Rhythm Exercise I

Tennessee Waltz

My Own House Waltz


WEEK 2 (4/10)

Using tremolo

Tremolo Exercise I

Some more chord shapes

The Ash Grove

Sheebeg and Sheemore


WEEK 3 (4/17)

Using double stops

Tremolo Exercise II

Rhythm Exercise II

Kentucky Waltz

Ashokan Farewell


WEEK 4 (5/1)

Minor keys

A few minor double stops

Tremolo Exercise III

Boda Waltz

Flatbush Waltz


WEEK 5 (5/13)

Waltzing with chords

Chord Inversions

Blue River Waltz

Heart of the Heartland


WEEK 6 (5/22)

Moving double stops

Double Stop Exercise in A

Double Stop Tremolo Exercise

Festival Waltz

Margaret’s Waltz 


WEEK 7 (5/29)

Positions up the neck

G and D Positions

Moving between double stops up the neck

Lover’s Waltz

Grand Valley Waltz


WEEK 8 (6/5)

Tying it all together

Moving Double Stops, Positions, and Chords

Roxanna Waltz (C)

Royal Box Waltz (D)

Miss the Mississippi and You


The course fee is $225. 

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