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    New toy day

    Got one of these

    https://www.thenocturnebrain.com/products/el-pescadoro-reverberant-hot-preamp

    Man is this fun. With my Mann EM5 outfitted with Lollar Charlie Christian pickups, I can get...
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    Theory for beginners videos

    I have started a new video series teaching aimed at beginners interested in learning music theory. The first 6 videos with PDF files (tab and music notation) are here:
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    Re: Negative harmony.

    3 common ways IV leads to I:
    1) IV V I
    2) IV IVm I
    3) IV #IVdim I

    Play all of them and get used to the sound. They can substitute for one another, depending on the...
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    Re: Master of Bluegrass, Monroe

    And after you get it, you need to get Bruce Harvie's "Mangler of Bluegrass" https://bruceharvie.bandcamp.com/album/mangler-of-bluegrass

    It is a master piece in its own right!! :mandosmiley:...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here are comping ideas for Right or Wrong. I wrote these as quarter, half and whole notes to make reading easier, so use your own jazz timing ideas with these voicings.

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Soloing ideas for Right or Wrong using Barry Harris' ideas.


    https://youtu.be/0JpL06iVuCM

    PDF:
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Next Weiser, I'll ask some folks who were friends if they know what he had. My bet is a good amount of Charlie Christian and Charlie Parker.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    I've been digging Hayes' thread Tiny Moore Tuesday. Tiny had a lot of Bebop in his playing, you could tell he was paying attention to what was happening at that time. Serious Jazz players should...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    My latest Barry Harris video is playing chords for Miles' piece Tune Up.


    https://youtu.be/45i9IsegpH4

    PDF file: 190447
  10. Re: In search of a resource for learning about Double Stops

    https://youtu.be/UBE1NvRReis
  11. Re: Great quote about instruments from Gordon Lightfoot

    Not only can you hear the wood, you also feel the vibrations the instruments make as they move the air to make the sound.

    For a number of years, I played acoustically (no PA) in a trio in a very...
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    Re: Note names on the instrument

    Yes, E# is F, Fb is E, Cb is B and B# is C.

    7 notes scales usually use note names so that no letter note is used twice. In the key of C# we wouldn't say C and C#, we would say B# and C#. That...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Great solo Hayes, very nice playing and I really like your sound too! Lots of bebop type lines in that.
  14. Thread: Big Sciota

    by Pete Martin
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    Re: Big Sciota

    Here is a transcription of Sam's first solo on that recording.

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    Re: Harmonized scales

    I sure do Niles! Any serious improvisor has spent a lot of time on scales. BUT not just straight up and down, doing them in MANY patterns. You see the notes of the scale better in your mind if you...
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    Note names on the instrument

    In case anyone is interested, here is a chart you can print and use.

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    :mandosmiley::mandosmiley::whistling:
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    Re: Back Catalog Listening Party

    Lookin forward to this, thanks Don!
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    Re: Transcriptions

    Just put a bunch of new ones up i both mandolin and fiddle categories
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    Transcriptions

    I've just started uploading some of my many mandolin and fiddle transcriptions to my web site. Bluegrass, fiddle tunes and jazz as played by great players. You can find them at the "Transcriptions"...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here is the next video, a chording device Barry calls "borrowing". It is taking a sixth diminished chord and borrowing notes from the diminished above or below in the sixth diminished chord/scale...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    After several months off, here is the next video in the Barry Harris series. This one show how to play other major and minor sixth diminished voicings.


    https://youtu.be/n85Klvcs8a4

    PDF...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Sing the melodies to yourself. Especially as you are learning them. You can’t play it if you can’t sing it.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeN57i-nCIs&feature=share
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    Re: Lesson Structure / Approach

    I have been teaching full time over 40 years and I’ll attempt to answer. Keep in mind I don’t believe there are any “right’ answers to any of the questions, take everything with a healthy grain of...
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    Re: Wrist Tendonitis?

    Quite often total rest is the only thing that really helps. Not always though...

    It is VERY common overuse injuries show up
    1) when you up your workload in a short period of time
    2) in your...
  25. Thread: Fret Size

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    Re: Fret Size

    I like the size typically used by Jazz guitarists on an L5. The are wide, fairly tall and I can feel much easier when I come in contact with the fret. On the smaller frets i have a tendency to push...
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