So You Want to Play the Mandolin
Alan Epstein has been playing music since the early 1970's. Over the past 45 years he has studied with some of the top mandolin players in the world, has played in bluegrass bands, was the founder of the modern day Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra (2002) and was a contributing writer to Mandolin Magazine (2004-2005)
- Topics Covered:
- Identifying the parts of the mandolin
- Right and left hand positioning
- Right and left hand exercises
- A few scales
- A few chords
- Playing chords to accompany yourself on the mandolin
- Your first song
ABOUT THE TEACHER ALAN EPSTEIN
As a teacher, Alan has taught mandolin workshops at Calliope in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at Elderly Instruments in Lansing, Michigan, at Augusta Heritage "Bluegrass Week" in Elkins, West Virginia, and in 2015 at the CMSA (Classical Mandolin Society) Convention in Austn,Texas. Since 2012 he has been a Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Instructor where he teaches bluegrass jamming to folks in Upstate New York and at music camps across the country. Alan excels at helping students master fundamentals and techniques, in a highly positive and fun way, giving them the confidence to enjoy a broad range of musical experiences.
This live online class will occur from 7:30-8:30pm ET on Monday April 17. The class will be recorded so enrolled students can also watch later.
HOW IT WORKS
Students attend and interact live by joining over the Lessonface high performing video conference platform. The live classes are recorded so enrolled students can also watch and review later. Class recordings are available within 48 hours of the live class session. The class is also covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.