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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Well in common talking, when someone says its a modal tune they mean "not major". In exact scientific speak, yea you are probably right.



    It is one of those topics that is not a big deal until...
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    Gold Rush /// Original Performance

    Hello All,

    I just published my second video performance. This time I decided to tackle the tune Gold Rush. I would love to hear what everyone thinks of the performance. This is also the first...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    a whole 'nother way to look at it is to look at the chord progression...

    We have a I-IV-V progression (A-D-E7 even though the E7 is often voiced as plain E in the vernacular). The form begins...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    JeffD has a great point. I’m learning the mandolin by playing songs I like (country, folk, rock) every day. I just screen shot a chord sheet after googling the name of the song and “chords”, and...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    You donít need to know any music theory to learn to play mandolin. There are lots of lessons that assume no prior knowledge. Start with mandolessons.com, itís free. All the music there is written in...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    Mandolin for Dummies, by Cafe member Don Julin.

    Once upon a time, that phrase was the punchline to a bunch of jokes, then the actual book was published and ... it all became clear! There will be...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    Watched this last week and agree - nicely done doc on a fascinating, visionary musician. Be sure and watch through the end credits, for some great playing.
  8. Re: Article: Andy Statman Rides the Monroe Bus

    Seemed appropriate to add to this thread:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTrVWekvU3g
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Can we just say "pipe scale"?

    (I don't mean the type that can block up your drains)
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Salt Creek is in the A mixolydian mode [mostly]. That means that its tonic or "key" note is A, and that the scale it draws from is like the A Major scale except the seventh note of the scale is...
  11. New music from The Jacktown Ramblers - Ramblin' On

    A new album out I think many may enjoy. We typically don't do news releases for bands because there are simply too many, but Gabriel Wiseman, the mandolin player in The Jacktown Ramblers is a very...
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    Re: Chord Questions

    C9/G, haha
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    Replacement for Loar Tailpiece Cover

    I was commissioned to make and engrave what I understand to be a period correct tailpiece cover for a Lloyd Loar mandolin. It took me four tries to get one to fit right but I was not happy with the...
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    Tea for One

    just wanted to be sure none of us here on the jazz board missed the happy news posted today on the front page..

    " Jethro Burns's Tea For One rereleased by Acoustic Disc"


    required listening...
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    Re: best use of GIJM and Jethro books

    general tips that might move things along:

    No matter what you're working on(scales/arppegios, melodies, transcriptions, chords, chord-melodies) try to keep track of how it sounds, how it feels,...
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    Re: best use of GIJM and Jethro books

    My online instructor had this recent advice to me that has been helpful. I break my practices into basically three parts. First part is technical practice (e.g., metronome exercises, scales, etc.)...
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    Re: No love for old Martins?

    Wait. What? I'm only supposed to consider buying a mandolin when I'm "in the market"? Sue, could you please tell me how to get to this mythical "out of the market" place? I can't seem to find it. ;)
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    It’s a pac-rim from the eighties, Ibanez
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    Bourree #1 from Bach Cello Suite #3

    Been working on this for a few weeks and have hit the point of diminishing returns, so I decided to set up a mic and close the books on it. The instrument is a Northfield 5-Bar Artist (Engelmann).
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    Re: 1956 Fender Mandolin Serial #00005 HELP

    I wouldn’t conflate “worth” with price. It’s a cool piece that many here would like to own and nearly all would like to play. And if its early serial number adds to your enjoyment of it, all the...
  21. Noting the one-year anniversary of this interview.

    Noting the one-year anniversary of this interview.
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Here's an attempt at New Brick Road, I know this isn't quite right yet, but it's a start. Thanks to Mike Black for a transcription that helped a lot to get started on it.
  23. Re: New John Reischman Album - New Time & Old Acoustic

    New album is mentioned in the newest Bluegrass Unlimited...just hit my mailbox today (NFI)

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  24. New John Reischman Album - New Time & Old Acoustic

    John Reischman just revealed the album cover and name of his upcoming solo album on Instagram and we have something to add to this. Some info at the link below which appears on his new Instagram...
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    Re: REELS: What are your favorites?

    With each key change I have a new favourite reel
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