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Perpetual Motion Exercises

  D7      Ddim      C7      Cdim      Bb7     Bbdim     Ab7     Abdim 

--5-2---------1-4-|-3-0-----------2-|-1-------------0-|-----------------|
------5-3-2-5-----|-----3-1-0-3-6---|---5-1-----1-4---|-6-3---------2-5-|
------------------|-----------------|-------6-5-------|-----6-4-3-6-----|
------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|
                                      

<--the following six measures are the perpetual section-->

  Gb7     Gbdim     E7      Edim      D7        Ddim    C7      Cdim

------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
o-4-1---------0-3-|-2-------------1-|-0---------------|-----------------|
o-----4-2-1-4-----|---6-2-0---2-5---|---4-0-----0-3-6-|-5-2---------1-4-|
------------------|---------6-------|-------5-4-------|-----5-3-2-5-----|
  |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|
  2 1 3 2 1 3 0 2   1 4 1 0 4 1 3 1   0 2 0 3 2 0 2 4   3 1 3 2 1 3 1 3
                         
  Bb7     Bbdim     Ab7     Abdim

----------------0-|-----------------||
------1*----1-4---|-6-3---------2-5-o|
--3-0---6-5-------|-----6-4-3-6-----o|
------------------|-----------------||
  |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_| 
  3 0 1 4 3 1 3     4 2 4 3 2 4 1 3 <--recommended fingerings


* on this Bb we transition up an octave to complete the pattern.
  while there are a couple of spots where one could made a
  transition, this note followed an open string which made it a
  smooth change. 



  C#7     C#dim     B7      Bdim      A7      Adim      G7      Gdim 

--4-1---------0-3-|-2-------------1-|-0---------------|-----------------|
------4-2-1-4-----|---6-2-0---2-5---|---4-0-----0-3-6-|-5-2---------1-4-|
------------------|---------6-------|-------5-4-------|-----5-3-2-5-----|
------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|
                                      

<--the following six measures are the perpetual section-->

  F7      Fdim      D#7      D#dim    C#7     C#dim     B7      Bdim

------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
o-3-0-----------2-|-1-------------0-|-----------------|-----------------|
o-----3-1-0-3-6---|---5-1-----1-4---|-6-3---------2-5-|-4-1---------0-3-|
------------------|-------6-5-------|-----6-4-3-6-----|-----4-2-1-4-----|
  |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_|
  2 0 2 1 0 2 4 2   1 3 1 4 3 1 3 0   4 2 4 3 2 4 1 3   2 1 3 2 1 3 0 2
                         
  A7      Adim      G7      Gdim

------------------|-----------------||
------------0-3-6-|-5-2---------1-4-o|
--2-------4*------|-----5-3-2-5-----o|
----6-2-0---------|-----------------||
  |_|_|_| |_|_|_|   |_|_|_| |_|_|_| 
  1 4 1 4 2 0 2 4   3 1 3 2 1 3 1 3 <--recommended fingerings

* on this F# we transition up an octave to complete the pattern.

 

These exercises are also available in the ABC format. These were prepared by mandolinist Rodney Freeland. Thanks, Rodney! Alternately, you can view the code and save directly to your hard drive if you'd prefer.

X:1 
T:Perpetual Motion (Flats) 
M:C 
L:1/8 
Q:50 
C:Scott Tichenor 
N:Mandolin Cafe Web Page (www.mandolincafe.com) 
K:C 
"D7"a_gdc "Ddim"Bdf_a|"C7"gec_B "Cdim"Ac_e_g| 
"Bb7"fd_B_A "Bbdim"G_B_de|"Ab7"_ec_A_G "Abdim"F_ABd| 
|:"Gb7"_d_B_GE "Gbdim"_E_GAc|"E7"B_AED "Edim"_DEG_B| 
"D7"A_GDC "Ddim"BDF_A|"C7"GEC_B "Cdim"AC_E_G| 
"Bb7"FD_B_A "Bbdim"G_B_de|"Ab7"_ec_A_G "Abdim"F_ABd:| 
 
X:2 
T:Perpetual Motion (Sharps) 
M:C 
L:1/8 
Q:50 
C:Scott Tichenor 
N:Mandolin Cafe Web Page (www.mandolincafe.com) 
K:C 
"C#7"^gf^cB "C#dim"^A^ce=g|"B7"^f^dBA "Bdim"^GB=d=f| 
"A7"e^cAG "Adim"^FA=c^d|"G7"dBGF "Gdim"EG^A^c| 
|:"F7"cAF^D "Fdim"=DF^GB|"D#7"^AG^D^C "D#dim"=C^D^F=A| 
"C#7"^GF^CB "C#dim"^A^CE=G|"B7"^F^DBA "Bdim"^GB=D=F| 
"A7"E^CAG "Adim"^FA=c^d|"G7"dBGF  "Gdim"EG^A^c:| 

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