TeacherStudy Mandolin and Banjo Online with Mike Hedding! This page will feature online instruction on a wide range of skills needed to play bluegrass mandolin and banjo. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced professional, there's always... View Profile
- Total Time 1 hr, 50 min
- Lessons 11
- Attachments 11
- Exercises 26
11 Lessons in This Course
7 minMandolin lesson 14 CQ
The mandolin is a beautiful, small, stringed instrument perfect for sweeping melodies or choppy chords. Get to know the mandolin in this first lesson.
10 minMandolin lesson 26 CQ
You've picked up the mandolin—now what? In this beginner mandolin lesson, learn how to hold the mandolin and pick properly without discomfort.
10 minMandolin lesson 36 CQ
An audience always appreciates an instrument in tune! In this lesson, learn how to tune a mandolin with an electronic tuner or by ear with tuning tricks.
12 minMandolin lesson 47 CQ
Get comfortable playing with both your right and left hands on the mandolin with this lesson that covers effective fretting and picking technique.
6 minMandolin lesson 54 CQ
In this mandolin for beginners lesson, learn how to read tablature (a much easier way to play than reading music notation!) and practice exercises to master it.
13 minMandolin lesson 67 CQ
Two-finger chords are the first step to playing songs on the mandolin. Learn how to play C, G, D, and more chords in this beginner mandolin lesson!
12 minMandolin lesson 77 CQ
Warm up your hands and get your blood flowing with these left and right hand exercises to increase your coordination and accuracy when playing mandolin.
12 minMandolin lesson 87 CQ
Ready to learn your first songs on mandolin? In this beginner mandolin lesson, learn how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "You Are My Sunshine."
8 minMandolin lesson 95 CQ
Spice up mandolin notes by learning these more advanced left-hand techniques! Learn how to do hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides along the fretboard.
10 minMandolin lesson 106 CQ
In this beginner mandolin lesson, take a look at more advanced ways to spice up simple songs including "You Are My Sunshine" and "Amazing Grace."
5 minMandolin lesson 113 CQ
In this beginner mandolin lesson, the last of the course, learn all about different moveable chord shapes and how to use them along the fretboard.
11110 min11-part Mandolin course62 CQ
The mandolin is a gorgeous instrument to play. In this beginner mandolin course, learn everything you need to know about playing this instrument, from the basics to more advanced techniques.
17 minJazz Guitar lesson9 CQ
The mando isn’t just for bluegrass! In this lesson, learn the basics of jazz mandolin using the G major scale and the classic jazz standard, "Mack the Knife."
15 minMandolin lesson8 CQ
Bebop jazz is known for its fluid, expressive solos, but behind it all lies a lot of structure and music theory. Learn the basic bebop scales for mandolin!
14 minBlues Piano lesson8 CQ
Double stops are a classic way to create harmony around melody notes in bluegrass mandolin. Learn the basic technique and music theory of mando double stops.
8 minFREEJazz Guitar lessonFree5 CQ
Expand your jazz mandolin vocabulary! Learn the chord spelling of major, minor, 7th, minor 7th, diminished, and diminished 7th chords, and other variations.