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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    The full diatonic cycle in its purest form would be vi, ii, V, I, IV, vii-half dim, iii, with all thechord notes in the scale (and a tritone step in the bass at one point). Of course there are many...
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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    I was a little bit confused at first by your non-standard notation, I 6m 2m V7. Why not use the standard I vi ii V?
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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    I question your distinction between “circle of fourths” and “circle of fifths” according to direction since it is completely arbitrary, hence confusing (at least when speaking of chord progressions)....
  4. Re: Porcupine Tree - Trains - chord Dadd4add9

    Well, as with so many discussion threads this one is confused and seems to rest on the assumption that there really is a full triad with added fourth (and ninth) — which I simply don’t hear. So I...
  5. Re: Porcupine Tree - Trains - chord Dadd4add9

    I've never seen that chord form before. Could be someone's interpretation or misunderstanding. A chord containing d, f#, and g suggests a G major context, possibly a truncated maj7. As always...
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    Re: JD Crowe

    He lived in Winchester, about 20 miles East of Lexington. Have you seen the Dig a Little Deeper video with Lawson's band (you can probably find it on YouTube) ? He's the old man appearing in that...
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    Re: JD Crowe

    When I heard J D Crowe's band in Lexington in 1969, Doyle Lawson played an instrument built by Homer Ledford, better known, I believe, for his mountain dulcimers. Me and my friends chatted a bit with...
  8. Re: Not All Who Wander Are Lost Transcription Book (on my Patreon

    "You can't play it if you can't sing it"
  9. Re: Mandolin chords chart in standard notation

    As it says in the old song: “must master it by practice, cause it ain’t wrote out in a book”. You simply got to find for yourself forms for at least the most common chord types, forms that connect...
  10. Re: Bill Monroe's Blue Moon of Kentucky Inspired By Jimmy Rodgers

    You wrote "everything" and I gave several counterexamples although one single example is enough to disprove your statement. To these examples I might add that VIrginia Stauffer was fully credited for...
  11. Re: Bill Monroe's Blue Moon of Kentucky Inspired By Jimmy Rodgers

    Exactly what do you know, and how? And what does "big" mean?

    All I know is that Monroe apparently was fond of doing some of Rodgers' blues numbers, which he sang with a much deeper blues feel, and...
  12. Re: Bill Monroe's Blue Moon of Kentucky Inspired By Jimmy Rodgers

    Not sure what "the blue genre" means. But we're dealing here with copyrighted, commercially recorded, songs so I don't think we can talk about a "folk process" here. Clearly the two songs are of...
  13. Re: Bill Monroe's Blue Moon of Kentucky Inspired By Jimmy Rodgers

    Not sure about "everything" or "liked to pretend". E.g., Monroe put his name next to Lester Flatt's on the songs that Flatt brought to the band. But he never pretended that he wrote these songs....
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Some other discussion prompted me to visit this strange thread again. You speak of "debate". Debate is a special kind of dialogue, and there is none on this topic. What you can see is one person...
  15. Re: Bill Monroe's Blue Moon of Kentucky Inspired By Jimmy Rodgers

    The two songs are strikingly similar as both are in a major key and in 3/4 time.
  16. Re: Left hand technique/Posture - My left thumb and my mandolin s

    Were you taught to keep your thumb at some special place and to press it against the neck of the mandolin? Is that really the way you play classic guitar or bass?

    And do you really recommend...
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    Re: How My Life Was Changed

    The reason capos have become such a heated topic is that some people *refuse* to understand the difference between advice and judgment. I would perhaps cite other statements of John's; capo for...
  18. Re: Left hand technique/Posture - My left thumb and my mandolin s

    You’ve found a way to really complicate something very simple. Fixing the thumb in one place, and pressing it against the neck severely restricts your mobility, and creates unnecessary tension.
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    Re: Left Hand Thumb and Mando Playing

    The thumb lands where it lands. The middle of a guitar neck is something altogether different from the middle of a mandolin neck. In my case the thumb will usually land on the ceiling side of the...
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    I've never done any tremOlo exercises. When I started playing the mandolin in 1967 I discovered that pressing the pick against the string in a certain manner seemed to trigger that motion. I like it...
  21. Re: Guitar player looking to move over to Mandolins

    A minor point, perhaps, but you may want to decide whether to use a pickguard or not. If you are a flatpicker you are probably used to brushing across the pickguard with loosely curled right hand....
  22. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    Great! Maybe then you can explain in what sense his post of Mar-11-2022,
    12:14 pm responds to or logically connects with, the post of mine quoted in the beginning.
  23. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    Again: what I find strange is giving advice at all when the TS says nothing about his background or preferences or his motives for taking up mandolin.
    (so, really, it was a mistake to pay attention...
  24. Re: February Jazz tune of the month: There Will Never Be Another

    This has got to be some of the most convincing jazz on mandolin that I've ever heard.

    I'm a bit surprised by the discussion on keys. I grew up with sheet music -- cheaper than records, also as a...
  25. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    The quote in the beginning suggests that this post is in response to my previous post. But it comments on things I never said, and ideas that I never expressed.


    For instance you write

    “My...
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