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8) Dec '18 - In the Bleak Midwinter

Updated: Feb 9

Hello fellow mandolin player, here we are with lesson #8 of the 'Free Monthly Lessons' published via www.mandomike.com, here are the lessons this month. This time of year allows me to play & perform possibly my favourite tune - In the Bleak Midwinter - and all of the lessons this month will look at this tune, so I recommend that you work through all of them.

Beginner

For the beginner lesson, we're going to learn In the Bleak Midwinter in the key of D. I'll show you a quick scale to learn that will help with the tune and then we'll have a play of the melody. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.

Intermediate

For the intermediate lesson, I want to show you how to play In the Bleak Midwinter in a harder key - B! The aim is to learn the tune in 2nd position and I'll show you a scale to help with this. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here, and the corresponding video is here.

Advanced

For the advanced lesson, I want to build on the melody from the Intermediate lesson by adding chordal arrangements and some cross picking to fill out the melody. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.

These lessons are totally free and I intend to keep them that way... but this is quite a time consuming exercise for me so if you are enjoying the lessons, please do consider making a donation to MandoMike via the link at the bottom of the homepage.

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


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