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  1. Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    I hear ya Jordan!
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    A good way to practice new voicings for me is bounce back and forth between two chord voicings, one i know well and a new one. I just BARELY touch the strings on both, keeping all un-needed tension...
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    The core thickness on the wound strings plays a big part in the feel of the tension. I know the old Gibson Monels said the G was 41 or 42, but it played much lighter to my feel. Found out later the...
  4. Re: Help with "Mama Was a Truck Driving Man" chords

    Chords are I IIIm VIm.
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    It is very common for overuse injuries to come on when someone ups their workload and/or muscle force used in their practice by a good amount in a short period of time. Has happened to me several...
  6. Re: Routines for keeping your technique in shape

    I remember a bunch of years ago camping next to the Claridge family at Weiser. At this time Tashina Claridge had won at least once if not twice and was a terrific player. She would wake up each...
  7. Thread: Arpeggio's

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    Re: Arpeggio's

    C is the flat sixth or sharp fifth in the key of E, C# is the sixth. An Em6 chord would be E G B C#. For the notes C E G B, the most used place would be in jazz as a CMaj7 chord.
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    Re: Theory for beginners videos

    Modes of the Major Scale


    https://youtu.be/oWKjr73z3LI

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  9. Re: And now for something completely different...

    I like how the tie has the Florida but the mandolin doesn’t. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Pain in fretting hand

    You may want to check out these ergonomic videos, see if you can find a bit of relief.

    https://www.petemartin.info/mandolin-basics-videos.html
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Lines from Wynton Kelly and Red Garland, 2 giants of bebop improvising.


    https://youtu.be/oP-0N5VT_7Y

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    Re: The pulse of a tune

    Every tempo, tune style and player has its (their) own feel and pulse. Each player needs to decide what that is and find it on their own.

    Practice suggestions:
    Play slowly, syncopate as much...
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    Re: Anderson (?) 5-string

    I kinda doubt by the look of the scroll the "Anderson" is "Steven" :grin:

    Not only kicked around but looks like it's scored a few goals and been tackled a few times.
  14. Re: C. Assad, "Song for My Father": New American Mandolin Ensembl

    Very nice!! :)
  15. Re: Weber Gallatin Brekke Bridge adjustment?

    Anybody have experience and/or opinions on the sound of these type bridges vs more traditional bridges?
  16. Weber Gallatin Brekke Bridge adjustment?

    Hi all,

    I have a student with I believe to be a 2006 Weber Gallatin with a Brekke bridge. This is a non traditional adjustable bridge where you need an Allen wrench to adjust the action.

    The...
  17. Re: Redwing: Swing or jazz chord progression?

    Slightly different from Bruce’s with some things common to the bebop era. Feel free to play any altered dominants you choose. Might want to use these as blowing changes instead of for the melody...
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    Arch fingerboard for F4

    Hi all. I have a 1924 F4 with a flat fingerboard, low action and tiny frets. Mandolins with this type of setup really bother my left arm tendinitis issues.

    My question is have any of you...
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    Re: Theory for beginners videos

    Video #10 covers covers the most common chords we encounter in songs and tunes.

    Go to

    https://www.petemartin.info/videos.html

    and scroll down to

    "Music Theory for Fiddle Mandolin and...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry's method of teaching sixteenth note triplets


    https://youtu.be/yOXocY_jWsI

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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    I see in the pics your hand could have excess tension in that area because your left wrist is not straight. Look at my video on left hand ergonomics


    https://youtu.be/xrs2549QNsg

    See if...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Here is video #25, chord tone scale ideas over a VIm chord.



    https://youtu.be/d_Zn_hmlIEc

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry's method of teaching eighth note triplets


    https://youtu.be/zDFqkSw-G7g

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    Re: Theory for beginners videos

    Video #9 covers what is meant by the "Circle Of Fifths"

    Go to

    https://www.petemartin.info/videos.html

    and scroll down to

    "Music Theory for Fiddle Mandolin and Violin"
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    CB - I hear a number of bebop quotes in Tiny's playing form the 50's on. You can tell he was listening to the players of his time. I used to jam with him some at Weiser in the old days. At times...
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