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Modes on Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation

By Mandolin Cafe
July 7, 2013 - 9:30 am

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Modes on Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation by Todd Collins

Modes on Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation by Todd Collins

Pacific, Mo. — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the publication of Modes on Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation by Todd Collins, a collection of exercises for the mandolin student to work through to better understand the fretboard and expand their musicality.

The collection includes scales, modes, arpeggios, patterns, intervalic and rhythmic exercises, and progressions that intend to serve as a valuable resource and a supplement to, but not a substitute for, a good teacher.

Contents:

Introduction
Foreword
Keys - Circle of 5ths
Major Scale
Modes
Diatonic 7th Chords
Tremolo and Pick Direction
Exploring Possibilities
Credits

Modes
Modes 2 Octaves, Start with 1st Finger
Modes 2 Octaves - Up One/ Down the Next, Start with 1st Finger
Modes 1 Octave, Start with 3rd Finger
Modes 1 Octave - Up One/ Down the Next, Start with 3rd Finger
Modes 1 Octave, Start with 4th Finger
Modes 1 Octave - Up One/ Down the Next, Start with 4th Finger
Modes on 2 Strings, Start with 1st Finger
Modes - 6th Interval with Variations
Modes - 7th Interval with Variations
Modes - Octave Exercise in 1 Position
Vertical Modes - 1st Finger Shift
Vertical Modes - 3 and 2 Octaves
Rhythmic Variations for Modes
Interval Combination Exercise
1-6-2-5 Progression with Modes in Positions

Arpeggios
Vertical Diatonic 7th Chord Arpeggios, 2 Octaves, Start with 1st Finger
Vertical Diatonic 7th Chord Arpeggios, 2 Octaves, Start with 3rd Finger
3 Octave Arpeggios
7th Arpeggios Circle of 5ths
2-5-1 Progression with Arpeggios

Tunes
Lonesome Violin
Leaves
Salt Water
Parker Blues
Blues in B flat

Additional information:
Purchase: From Mel Bay
Purchase: From Elderly Instruments

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