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    Default New Free Tutorials Site

    Hey y'all,

    Just thought I'd share my new lesson channel with you. In the coming months, I'll be loading it up with crisp, professional, *free* tutorials discussing all things mandolin. From beginner lessons on tone, technique and fiddle tunes to more advanced discussions of improvisation, chord theory, Brazilian choro and more. Please **subscribe** and leave a comment.

    Also, let me know if there are particular subjects you'd like to see covered!

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    Thanks for your support!
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    This post should be getting more attention.

    It is a really original approach and is very well worth looking at. I'm hugely impressed at the way the presentation is at one with the method - harmonic intervals lock in immediately to where the fingers go.

    If the stuff that's on the way is as good as this you will soon be a star in this small firmament.

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    great simplified teaching...thanks for taking the time to post this!
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    Empowering is the right word. I'm subscribed. Thanks.
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    Thanks y'all!

    I appreciate the feedback. There's plenty more on the way. My goal is to put one new lesson up every week -- at least through the end of the year. It of course helps a ton - if you find the stuff useful - to share at will on your various social networks.

    I'll try, but I won't always post stuff here. But you can always sign my mailing list or subscribe to my channel on Youtube.

    Happy pickin'. -z

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    Thanks for this, Zak. I've added you to my 'favourites' and will check in on your lessons.

    ron

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    Wow, this is great stuff! I just watched all three videos in the triad-building series, and it's exactly what I've been trying to teach my wife, in terms of recognizing movable chord shapes and how to build double-stops from them. I love the idea of the "clothesline" approach, as that may be much easier for her to understand than the way I've been explaining it.

    These three videos are perfect for someone who knows basic two-finger chord shapes using open strings, but is ready to move on to a slightly more complex way of playing chords or harmonizing. Thanks! I look forward to your future tutorials as well.

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    Hey folks: Here's the newest video in the series. It shows how you can build augmented, diminished and 7 chords from your basic 3 major triads shapes. Enjoy! Share, comment and subscribe if you dig it. Cheers, z


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    Thanks Ron, I just posted the latest. Cheers!

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    Thanks for this, Zak. I've added you to my 'favourites' and will check in on your lessons.

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    Hey Tobin, thanks a bunch my friend. Glad I could help. I just posted the latest in the series. Cheers!

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    Thanks, Zak! I'm just getting started and found your videos very comprehensive and helpful. Keep up the good work!

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    Zac, I've added a link your new Mandolin Tutorial YouTube Channel to the Home page of Mandozine. Great channel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbaxter View Post
    Zac, I've added a link your new Mandolin Tutorial YouTube Channel to the Home page of Mandozine. Great channel!

    Mandozine
    Thanks a bunch for the plug John! I appreciate it! Cheers, z

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    Very cool videos, thanks. Very nice mandolin too BTW!
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    Thanks so much Zak. Really enjoyed the first two videos, which are opening up the mando in new ways. Will certainly continue following. Cheers!

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    Hey Y'all, This weeks video is now live: Beginning Improvisation Part 2.

    Have a look and *subscribe* to my channel if you dig it. Thanks!
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