JazzMando What's New - When we sell a "Getting Into Jazz Mandolin" book from the JazzMando Merchandise Center, we always solicit feedback on customer future progress. Here are some observations from Jim:
"I had some time to read the first section of your Jazz Mandolin text. At first, I was confused by the 1st Finger, 2nd Finger thing, but I now understand. As I looked at this material, and thought for a while, it became clear to me what possibilities are opened up by learning the roadmaps. This is very cool stuff! I plan to start working on it, and venture up the neck at the right time. I can see how knowing the locations of the half steps will be important. And, as a guitar player, the "symmetry" of the mandolin is very refreshing.
I can't promise I'll be a jazz mandolin player, but I know this material will form a strong foundation for me. Great work, and I hope more players will take a good look at this."
As Jim has so eloquently pointed out, we don't think the book is exclusive to jazzers; much of the physical training and fretboard awareness will improve your playing in all genres.
Thanks, Jim; keep us posted!