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    Re: Ginny Hollon

    So sad to hear. She was a great person.
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    Re: Asleep at the Wheel

    Dennis Ludiker is one of THE most under rated fiddle and mandolin players anywhere. He's awesome!!!
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    New recording

    My newest recording "Pete Martin - Original Bluegrass, Fiddle Tunes and Jazz" is available as a free download at my web site.

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

    Thanks all!

    Pete
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    Paul Glasse!!!

    Been listening a lot to One More Night disks lately. What a terrific recording. Paul is da man!!!
  5. Re: New year goals - advice for getting better at practice

    I did 4 videos on Practice Tips you can see here:

    https://www.petemartin.info/practice-tips.html
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    Easy Jazz chords

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  7. Re: Tennis elbow in the picking arm - how to avoid it?

    One other thing that helps me a lot when I get elbow tendinitis is Gua Sha. Look up “Gua Sha elbow’ on youtube. Several good videos there.
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    NEVER play through pain. I know a few great players who will never be able to play again as they tried to ‘play through the pain’.

    In my book any discomfort is the body telling you to evaluate...
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    RIP Barry Harris

    The great pianist passed away yesterday. I had the privilege to study with his online weekly sessions for about 18 months. Learned a lifetime worth of material to practice.

    He will be missed…
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    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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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: 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: 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: 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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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    Don't know if it still applies, but I've had friends unfortunately surprised by their homeowners policies coverage not working if they had ever made anything from playing music. Before you purchase...
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    Catch, release and catch again

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    Just re bought an amp I always regretted I sold. Ampeg ReverbRocket GS-12R I think 1966. Love the jazz sound on these things. Hope to post a video soon.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    This short video teaches a phrase I hear quite a bit in bebop era improvised solos. I call it "flat seven". Have fun!


    https://youtu.be/6mzUcloM-1M

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