25) May 2020: I'll Fly Away, Double Stops & Brilliancy

Hello MandoMike reader! I say this every month, but I mean it now more than ever - I hope you are well? Before we look at this month's Free Lessons, some positive news; May 2020 is the 2 year Anniversary of the Free Monthly Lessons! So, I've decided to run a competition to celebrate:

Win a £20 Mando Mike Voucher I've decided to give away TWO £20 vouchers to spend at Mando Mike... I'll be announcing the full details of the competition on the 15th May so keep your eyes out for your chance to win free stuff!

SO, before the competition next week, let's look at what's in stall for all you Mando Mike subscribers in this month's Free Lessons:

Beginner - I'll Fly Away

For the Beginner lesson, we're going to look at the standard session song made famous in Oh Brother Where Art Thou. My band mate Jay will be helping us to reach a point where we can play both the chords and the melody. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here, and the corresponding video is here.

Intermediate - Double Stop solos

For the Intermediate lesson, we're going to look at two different ways you can play Double Stop solos. We'll use the song I'll Fly Away as our example piece and Jay will provide the accompaniment while we try out the different options. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here, and the corresponding video is here.

Advanced - Brilliancy

For the Advanced lesson, I want to show you a great fiddle tune called Brilliancy. I've been playing this on stage for years and is always a favourite with any crowd .... it should definitely be in any Advanced player's repertoire. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.

These lessons are completely free and I intend to try to keep them that way... the best way of supporting Mando Mike is by booking me for a Skype Lesson, a DIY Lesson or by purchasing any of the books on the shop page. Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far in the last 2 years of running Mando Mike and I look forward to bringing you much more mandolin content!

If you have any questions, or any problems with accessing the lessons or the videos, please just get in touch. For anyone new to the website, all previous Free Lessons are still available here :-)

See you next month! Hope you enjoy the lesson :) Mando Mike

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