Category Archives: Mandolin

Beginning Mandolin – Shawn Hughes – PM Class

Necessities: Mandolin and picks, tuner, pen or pencil, recording device (phone works), notebook. In this class we will learn the basics of the mandolin as well as learning basic chords and melodies to play fiddle and bluegrass tunes.  We will also learn how to play and jam when you’re first learning to play mandolin.  This is a beginning class so […]

Advanced Mandolin – Tom Moran – PM Class

Be able to comfortably play the melody to several fiddle tunes that occur in different keys. Basic understanding of chord progressions, chords and rhythm playing.  A rudimentary knowledge of music theory is helpful but not required. The emphasis will be on (1) adding to your repertoire of tunes from old time, bluegrass, and other traditions […]

Intermediate Mandolin – Tom Moran – AM Class

For this class, be able to comfortably play the melody and the backup rhythm to several fiddle tunes that occur in different keys. After a review of the basic techniques, the emphasis will be on (1) adding to your repertoire of tunes from the old time and bluegrass traditions and (2) exploring ideas that will […]

Intermediate Mandolin – Isaac Callender – PM Class

Knowledge of basic chord shapes and simple melodies. In this course we will explore moveable chord shapes, some common bluegrass and old time melodies and how to take your backup and lead playing to the next level. We will cover right and left hand techniques and how to apply those to your existing repertoire. Tunes […]