By changing the position of our left hand we can expand the scales up the neck and access more of the mandolin.
Chords, Part: 2
Here are some more chords and right hand strumming ideas to add to your playing.
Understanding Scales, Part: 4
In this lesson we blow the fretboard wide open and introduce position shifts, playing in closed position and playing in multiple keys.
Practise Tips: Scale Exercises
Scale exercises can offer some variety to simply practising scales on their own, incorporating patterns and motifs that often come up in tunes.
Pentatonic scales are handy ways of abbreviating scale patterns, and a great springboard for thinking about improvisation.
Learn more about giving tunes some rhythmic interest and swing.
Ornamentation and Embellishments
Learning how to use ornamentation is an important way of enhancing tunes, and embellishing with other tricks can add interest and detail to your playing.
Understanding modes can seem tricky at first, but they're actually a lot simpler than they might first seem.