Tristan Scroggins

is creating mandolin tunes, tutorials, and transcriptions
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  • For the cost of a cup of coffee you'll have access to exclusive patron-only posts (practice sessions,  extended tune videos, etc.)
  •  PLUS a thank you in my monthly newsletter 
  • Access to monthly hour-long live-stream mandolin workshop.
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$5
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  • For the cost of one near beer you'll recieve one (1) transcription a month of one of the tunes learned* 
  • Access to backing tracks from recordings
  • PLUS access to hour-long monthly live-streamed mandolin workshop.
  • PLUS access to exclusive posts
  • PLUS a thank you in my monthly newsletter

*Available in notation or TAB. The tune will be one of my choosing.

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$10
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  • For the cost of one meatless burger you'll receive one (1) lesson video 
  • PLUS two (2) transcription a month of one of the tunes learned* 
  • PLUS access to backing tracks from recordings.
  • PLUS access to hour-long monthly live-streamed mandolin workshop.
  • PLUS access to exclusive posts
  • PLUS a thank you in my monthly newsletter


*Available in notation or TAB. This will equal (2) total transcriptions including the transcription from the previous tier 

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About Tristan Scroggins

My name is Tristan Scroggins. I'm a full-time mandolinist and educator, based in Nashville, TN. I post videos of myself playing tunes on the mandolin in a variety of different style mostly focused around bluegrass and old time. My goal is to know 500 tunes. In addition to my regular posts, I share educational content such as transcriptions and video lessons.

I've played the mandolin for 15 years and have toured as a full-time professional for nearly a decade. In that time I've performed in a dozen different countries and conducted countless mandolin workshops. I've performed on the stage of both the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium and, in 2017, I was honored with the International Bluegrass Music Association's momentum award for Instrumentalist of the Year. 

You can join my Patreon for as little as $3/month. Patrons at that tier have access to each new video, an archive of past videos, and other exclusive content including personal practice sessions. At $10/month you can access a monthly video lesson series teaching a tune as well as all of the previous lessons. The higher the tiers, the more perks and rewards — such as PDF transcriptions of the tunes, and discounts on my CDs and lessons.

I first started posting videos regularly on Instagram in late 2018. I became extremely interested in Jesse McReynold's crosspicking mandolin style. I started to share videos of me learning the style and also making something of my own out of it. Learning these familiar tunes in a new way inspired me to learn new tunes that I had always meant to learn. I decided I wanted to lower the number of times I would have to say "I don't know that tune" in a jam.

I still post the videos on Facebook and Instagram but Patreon allows me to share more exclusive content.  One of my biggest requests is for transcriptions of the tunes I learn and this platform helps me share those. It's easier for me to grow a community here that feels both safe and educational. As a performer, I'm happy to share what I learn with the world but your support allows me the freedom to share how I learned it with you and others.

Thank you for your continued support. In return, I want to make sure that your experience here is as meaningful as possible, so please leave a comment and let me know if there’s anything we can do to make this membership better!
Goals
$400 – reached! per month
When we reach this pledge goal, I can start releasing the backing tracks I make for the videos! $5 and higher pledges will recieve an MP3 file of me playing rhythm to the tunes I make backing tracks for (which is about 70%).
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 15 exclusive posts
2
Audio releases
2
Images
1
Poll
8
Writings
2
Videos
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