Experience the Power of Pentatonic Scales 


Mandolin Workshop

with Don Julin

The Archived Version

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Five Notes That Will Change Your World

This intermediate-level workshop is for the mandolin player looking to improve their improvisational skills.
Learn how this ancient five-note scale (and a few variations of it) can take your solos to the next level.
Explore new ways to use pentatonic scales in bluegrass, blues, rock, country, jazz, and swing.
I believe the concepts presented in this workshop can transform your playing, and I am excited to share them with you. 

-Don Julin

Many of the most recognizable licks and melodies of all time use these five notes. 

The guitar lick from "My Girl," the melody of "Amazing Grace," Lester Flatt's famous G-run are examples of major pentatonic scales.

Classic rock songs "Voodoo Child" (Jimi Hendrix) and "Sunshine of Your Love" (Cream) are based around minor pentatonic riffs.

David Grisman's mandolin standard E.M.D. also utilizes the minor pentatonic scale.

These scales are not only easy to hear; they are easy to master on the mandolin and are a favorite choice among many improvisers.

Learn how mastering pentatonic scales can take your mandolin playing to the next level.


Zoom Class Recordings
Six live ZOOM video group lessons.
All ZOOM sessions recorded.

Office Hours Recordings
Six live ZOOM Q&A sessions. Don will answer any questions or offer advice on anything mandolin related.

Practice Tools
Lessons include speed adjustable, guided practice videos, practice tracks, and downloadable PDFs.



Three Levels
Each week's lesson is divided into three levels making the workshop useful to all mandolin players.

One Topic Each Week
Each week focuses on one aspect of the pentatonic scale and how to use it on the mandolin.

Bonus Lesson
New for 2022 is one "bonus" lesson on developing speed using pentatonic scales.


Unlimited Access!

Some people have asked if they need to be present at the "Live" sessions. Of course, it is best if you can, but you will be able to access this complete workshop at any time in the future. All workshop elements will be recorded and uploaded to the Double-Stop Weekend homepage, and you will 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.

Experience The Power Of Pentatonic Scales

The Archived Version

Cost $99

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Experience The Power Of Pentatonic Scales mandolin workshop took place in the fall of 2022. This package is the complete workshop, including recordings of all live ZOOM  sessions and Office Hours Q&A sessions. The only thing missing from this package is getting answers to live questions, which for obvious reasons, is only available when you attend the live event.  Don Julin