Don Julin

Beginning Mandolin
Monday: Getting Started
Tuesday: 5 Chords & 4 Strumming Patterns
Wednesday: Playing Your First Melodies
Thursday: Counting & Subdividing Beats
Friday: What Goes Up Must Come Down
Intermediate Mandolin
Monday: EZ Fiddle Tunes (Old-Time Style)
Tuesday: Tremolo
Wednesday: Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes (Irish Style)
Thursday: The Sound of Silence (Timing exercise)
Friday: Long Journey Home (Bluegrass Style)
Advanced Mandolin
Monday: Mastering the Fingerboard
Tuesday: Improvisation 101: Jamming for Dummies
Wednesday: Triplets, Hammer-ons, Pull-offs & Slides
Thursday: Blues Mandolin
Friday: Intro to Chord Melody (Solo Arrangements)

Don Julin, author of the best-selling Mandolin For Dummies (Wiley 2012) and founder of the online school Mandolins Heal the World, is regarded as one of the most eclectic mandolin players and top mandolin instructors on the scene today. Don’s patient, detailed teaching style is appreciated by students of all levels; his YouTube mandolin instructional videos have garnered more than three-quarters of a million views. Don has previously taught at the Mandolin Symposium (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Elderly Instruments (Lansing, Mich.), Dusty Strings (Seattle, Wash.), Classical Mandolin Society of America conventions, National Oldtime Fiddlers Festival (Weiser, Idaho), Richter Mandolin Camp (Bloomington, Ind.), Cesare Pollini Conservatory of Music (Padua, Italy), Midwest Mandolin Festival (Indianapolis, Ind.), and others. His hands-on workshops focus on developing good left- and right-hand skills, along with a dose of ear training and music theory.

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