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Modest Mandolin Malarky


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Got some time to watch the video this morning and finally take a good look at notation. I now have a much better sense of the tune and am working on getting the fingering down. Learning is not as difficult as in the past, but working through the transitions will be another story. The B part is played up to the 14th fret. Getting the timing of moving from first position at the end of the A part to fourth(?) position at the beginning of B, then sliding up to ninth position(?) is somewhat challenging. Once I'm up there, it's not so difficult to play. That transition is where my work really lies.

Then there's the harmony... I haven't really played harmony in a very long time. I tend to move toward the melody and will need to practice keeping the two distinctly separate for quite a while.

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