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    Re: New Alex Heflin CD

    Slight upate! It's finally on iTunes/Apple music too if that's your poison. Cheers guys!

    iTunes link: https://music.apple.com/us/album/retro/1482828159
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    New Alex Heflin CD

    Hey folks.

    I just released an album, titled "Retro," on Spotify/Amazon/iTunes. I believe it's currently live on Spotify and Amazon and should be live on iTunes by the end of the weekend. It's a 20...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I'm going to jump back in real quick and answer a few more things.

    First of all Jim DeSalvo: Here's a longer video that just consists of the mandolin being played:

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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I really dug your review as well!

    A ton of the initial impact of any instrument is the way that it is set up. That was my complaint about the tuners - they just didn't feel good. But I'm sure if I...
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    Re: Alex Heflin on the Eastman ER-M mandolin

    I intentionally chose a very simple setup to show off the tone of the instrument. I just ran the mandolin straight into a Fishman Loudbox Artist.

    The eq was pretty flat and I threw on a small...
  6. Chopin E Minor Prelude Mandolin Arrangement

    I'm not a classical musician by any means, but I love Chopin's Op. 28 No. 4 and I arranged it for mandolin a few weeks ago.

    I put together a rough recording and a (very) rough sheet music/tab...
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    Billy Joel Chord Melody

    Hey guys. It's been a while since I regularly posted any sort of video or arrangements, and I finally have had the time again. This is one I put together this week of the Billy Joel tune "Movin Out."...
  8. Re: August Jazz TOM: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Sorry I haven't been posting every month! I've been going through some crazy life changes and it's been hard to have the time.

    I recorded this one about a year ago though and I thought it was...
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    Re: May Jazz tune of the month: Body and Soul

    I did a quick take last night! It's a bit of a strange approach. What a beautiful song though.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZU1yU-D-xA

    Also sorry I missed last month!
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    Re: March Jazz tune of the month: Soft Winds

    Here’s my take on it. This is a real simple rendition, just played the melody and soloed a couple times.

    I based the head and form on the Art Blakey recording of the tune, in which the head is...
  11. Re: February Jazz tune of the month: There Will Never Be Another

    Thanks for the kind words folks! Glad to hear everyone who participated too!
  12. Re: February Jazz tune of the month: There Will Never Be Another

    Sounds good Pete!

    Tried a bit of a chord melody thing with a chorus and a half of solos.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppzH-koUep0
  13. Re: January Jazz tune of the month: Lady Be Good

    Moved across the country this week, so I barely had any time, but I put together this quick one-chorus improvised chord melody.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJACT6n8Nk
  14. Re: December Jazz Tune of the Month: Honeysuckle Rose

    I thought I’d give it a try.


    https://youtu.be/vuDeztHC91E
  15. Re: Does anyone have an A Minor 9 chord for short fingered people

    Here are some options:

    7 x x
    3 2 2
    5 2 7
    x 2 5

    You can play it so many ways!
  16. Re: "Hats Off" - A Mandolin/Upright Bass Record Coming Out May 5

    I personally really dig it. Redwood has a kind of darker/midrange tone that I love, especially in a jazz context.
  17. Re: "Hats Off" - A Mandolin/Upright Bass Record Coming Out May 5

    Thanks!

    Here's the final video/update. A little behind the scenes video about the record.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H1DOvOtpp0

    It comes out Friday!
  18. Re: "Hats Off" - A Mandolin/Upright Bass Record Coming Out May 5

    Back with the second of three videos (next Tuesday I'll be putting up an EPK type video)!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaaR6sEvB4Q

    This is another original tune from the record, titled...
  19. "Hats Off" - A Mandolin/Upright Bass Record Coming Out May 5

    Hey guys!

    I'm incredibly excited to let you know I'm going to be releasing a duo record on May 5th. I had the pleasure of recording the whole thing with the very talented Mike Gurrola on bass.
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  20. Re: Happy holidays guys! (mandolin content included)

    Thanks!

    I used Adobe Premiere Pro, but there are a bunch of video applications out there that can do this.
  21. Happy holidays guys! (mandolin content included)

    Hey! I typically don't post these on the cafe, but it's holiday time, and I thought you may enjoy. Here's a little arrangement of You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch.


    https://youtu.be/Kv1hBD-25-A


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    Re: The Mandolin Omnibook - two thumbs up

    Thanks Nick! I appreciate it!

    Also John Soper definitely caught a wrong note. If anyone else catches one PM me and I'll fix it and send you a sticker!
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    Re: The Mandolin Omnibook - two thumbs up

    Teak -

    You may notice some of the chords throughout the book don't perfectly line up with the real books. This is partially a personal preference for me. I tried to use extension-less chords as...
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    Re: The Mandolin Omnibook - two thumbs up

    Mandobart - I know I replied to your email but I'll also respond here so people can see.

    The songs are not all written in C. Due to the chromatic nature of the solos, I decided to not use key...
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    Re: The Mandolin Omnibook - two thumbs up

    Hello! Thanks everyone for the kind words about the book. It was a pleasure every step of the way. The community has been so kind and all of the artists involved are fantastic people as well.

    Re:...
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