Experience the Power of Pentatonic Scales (2022)


Mandolin Workshop

with Don Julin

October 13 - November 19, 2022

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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.


Live Zoom Classes
Six live ZOOM video group lessons.
All ZOOM sessions recorded.

Office Hours
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.

Thursday 8 pm ZOOM Classes

October 13, 8 pm EDT

October 20, 8 pm EDT

October 27, 8 pm EDT

November 3, 8 pm EDT

November 10, 8 pm EST

November 17, 8 pm EST

Saturday Noon Office Hours

October 15, 12 pm EDT

October 22, 12 pm EDT

October 29, 12 pm EDT

November 5, 12 pm EDT

November 12, 12 pm EST

November 19, 12 pm EST

TIME ZONE STUFF. I am in Michigan in the Eastern Time Zone in The U.S.A. We participate in daylight savings time. This workshop will begin in Eastern Daylight Time and change to Eastern Standard Time on November 6, 2022. (Same as New York)

Experience The Power Of Pentatonic Scales

October 13 - November 19, 2022

Cost $150

Reserve Your Spot