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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    ooops, wrong link: here's the tremolo
    https://www.timsmandolessons.com/blog/tremolo
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    Theme from "Servant of the People"

    These past few weeks I've been enjoying the Ukrainian sit-com "Servant of the People," starring comedian (and current President of Ukraine) Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

    The opening credits take us on a...
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    Theme Song from "Servant of the People"

    These past few weeks I've been enjoying the Ukrainian sit-com "Servant of the People," starring comedian (and current President of Ukraine) Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

    The opening credits take us on a...
  4. Thread: Bb Minor Chords

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    Re: Bb Minor Chords

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    Here's Bb minor - all the red notes are Bbminor, so combine any that you like.
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    I made a great free lesson on tremolo, my favorite topic (Godfather chart included!)

    https://www.timsmandolessons.com/blog/vibrato-on-the-mandolin
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    Re: "Fretboard Logic" for the Mandolin

    My professional advice to everyone: simply learn the names of the notes and how they form scales and chords. It's not that hard, it's a far superior system, and then all of this confusion will...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Music theory is a deep, amazing subject. It is best to learn it in systematically from a good teacher using a solid, scaffolded curriculum.

    In my decades of experience meeting non-beginner...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    No. Please don't fake it.
  9. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Tim Connell, professional music educator chiming in here...

    If you learn your Em scale (see attached), you can see that the four "other guys" notes, not the E minor triad itself form the B7b9...
  10. Thread: Arpeggio's

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    Re: Arpeggio's

    Here is the C major scale on one sheet and the C major triad on the other, laid out so you can see how one relates to the others.

    By the way, "arpeggio" is a fancy word that makes us think this...
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    Re: Where to play melody on fret board

    As a professional music educator who specializes in the mandolin, I beseech all of my students to learn their scales, chords (arpeggios) and melodies FIRST in first position using any available open...
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    Re: help with leading notes

    First, learn the scale of the key the song is in, then it's a piece of cake.

    Here is my G major scale exercise, the key you mentioned. Once you know which notes are in the song's key, you simply...
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    Re: Pentatonic Shapes

    yes, but as an educator, I will say that it's beneficial to learn the actual notes and scale degrees too. Shapes enable us to play without really understanding what's going on, which is a miracle to...
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    Re: Tips for chording with a hard(ish) pick?

    By the way it's called "strumming" - chord is a noun and never a verb in music.
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    Re: What is a C2 chord?

    this is not a real chord symbol, harmonically speaking. I would have to ask the arranger exactly what notes they're trying to make us play there.

    Perhaps they mean Csus2? Or perhaps it's some...
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    Re: counting - quaver , crotchet.....?

    Here is how I teach this basic syncopation to my students, I hope it is helpful to you:

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    Re: Finger placement

    Tim Connell here, professional music educator chiming in - I recommend to my students to learn how to play one note at a time before worrying about trying to play 3 or 4 notes at a time. My advice:...
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    Re: Major scales? why different ways?

    Tim Connell chiming in here - as a professional music educator who cares about your success, here's my advice for anyone who wants to keep improving:

    please learn your scales in first position...
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    Re: Verbally counting time in 3/4 waltzes

    Kudos for realizing how important the counting is.

    So important that the very first exercises I do with my students before learning a new song is the appropriate "Motor Rhythm Exercise". Here is...
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    Re: Advice requested about fingers position

    Hello, Tim Connell here chiming in - this is a difficult voicing for mandolin. But cool - it's the equivalent of a "power chord" on the guitar - just one and five, no three.

    When I use this...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I can memorize songs very quickly, the melody and the harmonic structure always together.

    I don't know how I would ever do this without knowing my scales and triads. E.G. when the chord symbol...
  22. Thread: ii-V in E minor

    by Tim C.
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    Re: ii-V in E minor

    Here are all of the closed position ii-V-I/i patterns I use, one for each of the three triad shapes.

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  23. Thread: ii-V in E minor

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    Re: ii-V in E minor

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  24. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    My name is Tim Connell, a professional music educator and mandolinist, hello.

    I've created a traditional, non-tablature mandolin method series, the Mandolin Mastery series. As far as I know, it's...
  25. Thread: Kaufman kamp

    by Tim C.
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    Re: Kaufman kamp

    As good as ever as of 2019 when I taught there.
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