• Mike

7) Nov '18 - Goundhog, Cumberland Gap

Updated: Feb 9

Hello fellow mandolin player, here we are with lesson #7 of the 'Free Monthly Lessons' published via www.mandomike.com, here are the lessons this month:


For the beginner lesson, we're going to look at one of the first tunes I ever learnt called 'Groundhog'. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.


For the intermediate lesson, I want to show you an Old Time tune called 'Cumberland Gap'. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here, and the corresponding video is here.


For the advanced lesson, I want to also show you 'Cumberland Gap' and build on the basic melody taught in the intermediate section. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.

Bonus Lesson

I had the pleasure this week of being invited to be a part of the Mandolin Mondays series run by the mandolin café and David Benedict. I chose to do a solo mandolin arrangement of a tune I wrote called 'The End of the World Waltz', I have written out 3 versions of the tune and if you'd like to learn it, the video and tabs are all here.

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

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