Jazz Is Not Dead: Volume II

Jam Session Essentials

Archived Version

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A Mandolin Workshop

with Don Julin

Learn five essential jam session favorites from the 1930's swing era that sound great on the mandolin.

Jazz Is Not Dead: Volume II: Jam Session Essentials will feature five 1930's era swing tunes that sound great on the mandolin.
This five-week workshop will feature one swing standard per week.
Of course, we will cover the melody & chords, but the fun starts when we arrange/embellish/improvise with these tunes.
The tunes I have selected for this workshop are easy enough for intermediates to learn but offer enough complexity for the more advanced player.
A basic understanding of music theory will be helpful as we will explore scales, licks, arpeggios, and various soloing ideas.


The Tunes:

After You've Gone

Oh Lady Be Good

Sweet Sue

Minor Swing (two ways)


What You Will Learn:


Chords & Rhythm Patterns

Harmonic Analysis

Improvisational Concepts

Practice Tips

 The Workshop Includes:

• Five Live 60-Minute Workshop Sessions

• Five Live 60-minute Office Hours Q&A sessions

• Unlimited Access To All Workshop Material 

• Guided Practice Videos

• PDFs with Standard Notation, Tablature, and Chord Diagrams 

• Practice Tracks

Jazz Is Not Dead Vol. II: Jam Session Essentials was presented May-June 2022 as a five-week online workshop.
All elements of the workshop were recorded.
You can now purchase the entire workshop and have unlimited access to all workshop material.
The only thing missing is the live interaction and the ability to ask questions and get live answers from Don.

Unlimited Access!

All workshop elements will be recorded and uploaded to the workshop homepage. You have unlimited access to these recordings, PDF, practice tracks, and more. So no matter your work schedule, timezone, or prior commitments, you can still have unlimited access to the entire workshop. The only part you will miss out on is the live Q&A sessions called Office Hours, but these too are recorded. 

Jazz Is Not Dead: Volume II:

Jam Session Essentials
The Archived Version
Cost $99

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