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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Album Available on Band Camp Today!!!

My new album is being released today on Band Camp! Of all the albums I have recorded, I think I am the happiest with the sound of this album. The band camp version will have 6 un-mastered bonus tracks (including Sloop John B) that will not appear on the CD version that is coming out at the end of march. It isn't completely a mandolin album, but I do play a lot of mandolin on many of the songs. Check it out and feel free to snag the downloads today! I'll let you know when the CD comes out! https://willyminnix.bandcamp.com/album/wayfarers-saints-rogues

Saturday, February 18, 2017

How to Play Mandolin In Other Keys Part 3



Hi Everyone,

As you know the topic we are focusing on this month is how to play in how to play the mandolin in other keys if you are tuned to Open D tuning. 

If you haven’t already, you are going to want to check out this week’s video. In this video we are continuing to move the boxes up and down the neck, and are tackling the key of A! I think you will feel ready to play at any bluegrass jam after you get this week’s lesson mastered!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8R-EO22jNA

We also have a new lick of the week video out which you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ1N_0yFCCc
And if you are also a guitar player, or have a guitar player in your circle of friends who might be interested in slide techniques, you can check out the new slide guitar video for the Open D tuning here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKVpu5dDx4I

For those of you who are members of the newsletter, you are already aware that you are getting access to lots of tips and tricks that aren’t covered anywhere else. And if you are not a member, consider joining so you too can get the most out of this month’s topic. You can join here! http://eepurl.com/cAk3dj

You’re also going to want to check out my books, videos and CDs to get the most out of your lessons. If you look around on the blog, you will see links to all of my books, links to other videos that you may not have seen yet, and tons of other info that should help you as you strive to be the best musician you can be!
I hope you have a great week. Thanks for checking out my new material!

God bless,
Willy

Friday, February 10, 2017

How To Play Mandolin In Other Keys Part 2



Hi Everyone,

As you know the topic we are focusing on this month is how to play in how to play the mandolin in other keys if you are tuned to Open D tuning. 

If you haven’t already, you are going to want to check out this week’s video. In this video we begin our discussion on how the five pentatonic boxes can be moved around on the neck. The video for this week delves into what you can do to play in the key of G. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_aDuJUIAmM
You can also check out the new lick of the week video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OUHAau3bEQ
For those of you who are members of the newsletter, you are already aware that you are getting access to lots of tips and tricks that aren’t covered anywhere else. And if you are not a member, consider joining so you too can get the most out of this month’s topic. You can join here!

Introducing Guitar Videos:
This month Minnix Music is also rolling out a new line of videos. This series will be focusing on how to play slide guitar in Open Tunings. The first tuning we are discussing works great with ADAD mandolin: Open D tuning. If you want to check out that video, or know a guitar player who might enjoy it, you can find it here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKVpu5dDx4I

You’re also going to want to check out my books, videos and CDs to get the most out of your lessons. If you look around on the blog, you will see links to all of my books, links to other videos that you may not have seen yet, and tons of other info that should help you as you strive to be the best musician you can be!
I hope you have a great week. Thanks for checking out my new material!

God bless,

Willy

Saturday, February 4, 2017

How to Play in Other Keys Part 1




Hi Everyone,

As you know the topic we are focusing on this month is how to play in how to play the mandolin in other keys if you are tuned to Open D tuning. 

If you haven’t already, you are going to want to check out this week’s video. It covers playing the mandolin in ADAD tuning in the key of E using a Capo. I know, I know, real mandolin players don’t use capos. At least that’s what the snobs say, but I say do whatever it takes to learn, and make you a better player.  You can access the video here.

For those of you who are members of the newsletter, you are already aware that you are getting access to lots of tips and tricks that aren’t covered anywhere else. And if you are not a member, consider joining so you too can get the most out of this month’s topic. You can join here!

You’re also going to want to check out my books, videos and CDs to get the most out of your lessons. If you look around on the blog, you will see links to all of my books, links to other videos that you may not have seen yet, and tons of other info that should help you as you strive to be the best musician you can be!
I hope you have a great week. Thanks for checking out my new material!

God bless,

Willy