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    Re: Circle of 5ths: Parte dois

    After watching some of your videos I'm convinced it's your mind and fingers doing the barking and singing. I'm finding out you are not only a great teacher but also a fantastic performer in all kind...
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    Re: Circle of 5ths: Parte dois

    I'm just waking up(late night)and drinking some coffee when I stumbled upon your video. Ching Dow, do I have a lot more to grasp in the vortex of fifths! I can feel chunks of crust falling away...
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    Re: The Circle of 5ths Part 1

    zak
    you are a good communicator/teacher.
    No stumbling, no asides, no digressions, as is so common with ad hoc u-tube explanations I have encountered.
    Logical small steps for the subject matter. ...
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    Re: The Circle of 5ths Part 1

    I had always wanted to learn more about music theory but could not find the discipline. A couple of years ago, I got involved in a hopeless relationship with a guitar player and thoughts of him were...
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    Re: The Circle of 5ths Part 1

    I only started learning the rudiments of music a half century ago as a cornet player in the primary school brass band, so I figure I can be forgiven for not yet having completely grasped the basics....
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    Re: The Circle of 5ths Part 1

    Nice Zak, I have a circle of fifths wall clock in my music room and a friend and I once joked about a "I (heart) the (circle of fifths) bumper sticker".
    Looking forward to video's 2 and 3.
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    Re: Mike Marshall's online school?

    You might also check out John Mcganns video lessons. For beginners they are quite good for technique.. John also left us with many good threads here on the cafe. I miss his input but refer to his...
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Thanks so much Zak. Really enjoyed the first two videos, which are opening up the mando in new ways. Will certainly continue following. Cheers!
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Very cool videos, thanks. Very nice mandolin too BTW!
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Thanks, Zak! I'm just getting started and found your videos very comprehensive and helpful. Keep up the good work!
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    Re: New Free Tutorial! Irish Jig Grooves.

    Thanks, Zak. This is really good - and also very timely. I'm going to Ireland next week, on a bus tour organized by a Celtic band I'm friends with. They've organized some gigs at pubs in the evening,...
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    Re: New Free Tutorial! Irish Jig Grooves.

    Thanks Zak!

    Just listening to "The Brazillionaires - Tarde de Chuva" in the other browser tab. That's great stuff!!!!
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    Re: Ways to Get More From Your Practice Time?

    I do the same thing. There have been many nights that I've gone to bed frustrated or mad because I was working on something difficult all the way to the end of my nightly mandolin time, and ended up...
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    Re: Zak Borden, Fall River/Elzic's Farewell

    Wow. That was very nice.
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    Zak Borden, Fall River/Elzic's Farewell

    JazzMando What's New - http://jazzmando.com/new/assets_c/2013/11/Brazillionaires-thumb-375x281-2127.jpg
    We posted a cool video last winter, Portland mandolinist Zak Borden and his trio, The...
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    Re: Elzic's Farewell to Baião

    Very nice. I love Elzick's Farewell. I really like what you guys did with it.

    Jamie
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    Re: Elzic's Farewell to Baião

    A pleasure to hear and watch. I loved how you all were clearly enjoying yourselves and in the zone. Just made me feel good, thanks!
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    Re: Elzic's Farewell to Baião

    Sweet!

    Jack
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    Re: Elzic's Farewell to Baião

    Wonderful music! Great concept, arrangements and tone.
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    Diminished = ominous. It had never occurred to me.

    Really, really impressive again.

    This covers the territory that is explored in the recent long, occasionally entertaining and too often...
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Wow, this is great stuff! I just watched all three videos in the triad-building series, and it's exactly what I've been trying to teach my wife, in terms of recognizing movable chord shapes and how...
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Thanks for this, Zak. I've added you to my 'favourites' and will check in on your lessons.

    ron
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Empowering is the right word. I'm subscribed. Thanks.
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    great simplified teaching...thanks for taking the time to post this!
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    This post should be getting more attention.

    It is a really original approach and is very well worth looking at. I'm hugely impressed at the way the presentation is at one with the method -...
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