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  1. Excellent!

    Excellent!
  2. Thread: B7b9

    by Don Stiernberg
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    Re: B7b9

    assuming the B7b9 leads to the Em as in Autumn Leaves, that voicing that is effectively a diminished chord is what you want. Alan's voicing puts the b9 pitch on the bottom. Remember that the...
  3. Re: Article: Mike Marshall Interview - Republish from Hyperlocria

    awesome
  4. Re: String gauge advice for 14.5" 5-string electric mando

    not that long ago I went a bit heavier on the E,
    11-16-24-38-50
    ...little better tone and intonation, but still bendable if the B.B. King mood hits
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    interesting movie

    Caught an old movie the other night that may be of interest to fans of the jazz and also the mandolin!

    It's "Second Chorus", from 1940, starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, and Burgess...
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    Re: best use of GIJM and Jethro books

    hello again Bhiyao,
    Yes go for the chords. Here's a couple tips that may help:
    The challenge in chordal rhythmic accompaniment is not the formation of a new chord--we look at a...
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    Re: Use of Tremolo on Electric Mandolin

    The decision as to whether to use tremolo on an electric mandolin and how much is entirely the player's decision to make. If it sounds good to you, then it is good. Listeners, even mandolinists,...
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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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    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...
  10. Re: Article: Jethro Burns's Tea For One Rereleased by Acoustic Di

    Wow!
    on Friday I was talking to a class about chord-melody a/k/a "Jethro Style", mentioning recordings that featured ample displays of his pioneering technique. I said "one you gotta get is...
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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: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    I'm sorry.

    As I read the thread I found it became progressively opinionated and convoluted, less about process and addressing your question. My attempt was to throw light back on your question....
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Dear original poster Sherry,
    You mentioned having an accountant's brain. I'm going to assume you're comfortable with math and numbers, and would like to observe that those skills are a...
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    Re: Transposing Notes

    another approach:

    jot down a G scale and an A scale, either right next to each other or right on top of each other:

    A B C# D E F# G# A
    ...
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    Re: International Jazz Day

    dug the 10th anniversary of International Jazz Day special on PBS last night...really great! Many great styles and stylists presented, as well as statements from the artists concerning the value of...
  16. Re: Hamilton Holanda & DDG4 - Just amazing playing

    Hamilton is a jazz man!

    The audio is recorded and mixed brilliantly. The video is amazing too.

    i always love hearing a mandolin in the company of this kind of rhythm section. It has to be the...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    you'll want to have all of them going on

    3 string chords are never "bad"

    remember genre often dictates which voicing you'll use...those long 4 string "chop" chords are for bluegrass, so...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    certainly choro melodies are wonderful, interesting, fun, set in rich jazzlike harmonic forms...anything by Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, et al.

    the idiom is a precursor of...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    a simple chord changing drill for those getting their swing rhythm chops or cyclical dominants (seventh chords moving in fifths)together:

    up high on the mandolin make an A7, as a three note...
  20. Re: Article: New Music from Alex Heflin - Room for Everyone

    Awesome!
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    this takes you to the Discography and Podcast page on Peter's site

    https://www.peterostroushko.com/?fbclid=IwAR3P6RdmrwdBpolg-BRBA3FCFX8Lge5WWXRHM02JTSX5W_ll0fPuPEF-GBQ
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Peter could play anything on the mandolin(also fiddle and guitar)and play it at master level. He did an awful lot to showcase and popularize the mandolin, his versatility and virtuosity showing us...
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    more random observations

    Lester Young is credited hear and there with pointing out that knowing the LYRICS to a tune is another essential component of successful improvisation.

    Charlie...
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    Re: Sweet Georgia Brown

    Hi Gary,
    the hyphen seperates measures, each having four beats. The backslash cuts one measure in half, each chord getting two beats. These are not correct universally accepted...
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    Re: Sweet Georgia Brown

    Hi Gary,
    the great thing about playing the mandolin(greatest instrument in the world) is that by virtue of being tuned in fifths, the layout of the fretboard, scale, mode and chord...
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