Free Blues Mandolin Lesson Videos

  1. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Feel free to add here some of the blues mandolin lesson videos available on YouTube. There are quite a few developing these days, and I think it's good to have a bunch of them collected in one place.

    These can be easy and elementary lessons, or advanced lessons, doesn't matter. Some of the ones I'll add here are also posted elsewhere in the group, some were made by group members. These are lesson videos; the only performance videos will be ones where you can readily see and analyze the player's hands. There is a thread already in this group for YouTube videos of mandolin blues perfomances here:
  2. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Rich Delgrosso

    Blues in G lesson

    Mandolin Mondays, "Get Your Nose Outta My Bizness"
    Good shots of Rich's technique for analyzation ...

  3. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Zach Borden

    Exploring The Blues
    When you get to the meat of this tiny blues scale lesson, Zach describes some practice tips for learning blues scales. The example is a simple G blues scale.

  4. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Wayne Benson

    "Closed Position Blues Mandolin Lesson"
    This is a good blues scale lesson for folks coming from a bluegrass background.

    "Fun and Easy Blues Shape for Mandolin"

  5. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Baron Colling-Hill
    Baron from

    "Blues Progression - Part 1"
    12 bar blues progression with a walking boogie line

    "Blues Progression - Part 2"
    Moving this little boogie into different keys

    "Blues in D (Part 1): Chords, Melody, & Arpeggios"

    "Blues in D (Part 2): Play Along Jam"

  6. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Heath Joyce

    I believe Heath Joyce is solid in Bluegrass and Celtic styles, so his blues lessons can be of help to bluegrass players - that's my theory, anyway, I'm not a bluegrasser but his blues lessons seem to spring from that background.

    "Blues Licks"

    "Hot Major Blues Licks"

  7. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Mike Giverin aka Mando Mike

    Here are a couple beginner type blues lessons.

    "Introduction to 12 Bar Blues"
    Discusses use of Dominant 7 chords, and a artial blues scale based on minor pentatonic with tritone. Includes a PDF Here

    "Advanced 12 Bar Blues Techniques - Milk Cow Blues"
    PDF Here

  8. Amandalyn
    Thanks for combining these videos!
  9. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    Thanks Amandalyn

    Jack Pearson
    "Blues Improv in D" aka "JP's Blues"
    Another Mandolin Mondays entry here, not strictly instructional, but a good view of what Jack is doing and a little encyclopedia of blues licks for mandolin study.

    Here are a few more of the "bluesy" Mandolin Mondays episodes if anyone would like to check them out:

    "Crossroad Blues" - Steve Smith

    "Blues for Elias" - Jimmy Gaudreau

    "Deep River Blues" - David Benedict
  10. Southern Man
    Southern Man
    Andrew Hendryx:

    hope that video link shows up right.
  11. Denis Kearns
    Denis Kearns
    Thanks for all these links, Mark. Will have to make time to visit them and who knows, I may even learn something!
  12. Mark Gunter
    Mark Gunter
    I’ve been learning the pieces from Rich DelGrosso past couple days
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