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    Yank and Sleepy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVhyv-S3R0g&t=117s
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    You say your primary goal is to improve your acoustic playing, so of course the practice instrument should be as close to that as possible. Eight strings is a whole different animal from four, and...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    Maybe he will interview Swallow next.
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    Re: Downbeat Readers Poll

    It's that time again. Chris Thile is on the list as a miscellaneous instrument player, or you can do what I do and write in someone. Don't want to embarrass the guy but I always write in a...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    This has no mandolin content but Pat does talk about Jaco and he is known for playing an instrument with string "courses". I hope that's justification enough...



    https://youtu.be/QEgalcH_-b4
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    It's a old concept, related to brain science.

    Yes, it's subjective, but there's nothing mysterious about setting a bridge for intonation, and checking and adjusting action. Neither of those are...
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    All of that is true, but you should be able to perform a normal set up of your own instrument. It's not rocket surgery.
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    Re: Need guidance for picking hand

    Most people have to work on making the upstroke sound as loud as the downstroke, not the reverse. In any case there is some work and technique involved in getting a good and even sound on mandolin,...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Yeah, I donít know about that one, but Iím willing to listen to any story that names those three. Especially Red Mitchell. And Barney Kessel. And Freddy Green.

    Oh! Johnny Green. The composer! I...
  10. So, 30 years hasn't done it, I might need to try...

    So, 30 years hasn't done it, I might need to try this. OK, 40.
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    This seems to be the consensus on Mandolin Cafe at least. So, next time I'm asked a question like "in which key are we playing this piece" my answer should be " i don't know, bur the key signature...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Right.
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    Re: Hey blues guys; Cooder project?

    https://youtu.be/AqjS3rF6TB0
  14. Thread: Books

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    Re: Books

    Here's one that will help you out, by our own guy, Pete Martin....
  15. Thread: Sarah Jarosz

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    Re: Sarah Jarosz

    Trombone Shorty! Yeah!
  16. Thread: Books

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    Re: Books

    What that really does is lower the C ,which is the 7th in Dm7, to B which is the 3rd in G7. The first chord, Dm7 fingered 535, is 7th, m3rd, Root on top. Move one finger down to the 4th fret on the G...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Ok.
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Right. Yes, a key change is a change in key signature. That's how it's taught, although yes, all jazz musicians understand that they are moving through changing tonalities. The words have to mean...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    3rd degree, so that John isn't confused.
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    Re: Ear training apps

    Last ear training “app” I used was a Jamey Aebersold CD, too many years ago.
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    As I said, semantics. Technically, the key doesn't change unless the key signature changes, although key centers might change many times. Your own example, Body and Soul, does actually change Keys....
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Yes! And no.

    Lets stay on C. So playing the D Dorian scale is just playing the C scale, no sharps or flats, starting from D. But...D MAJOR has two sharps, F# and C#, which are the 3rd and 7th...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    No. Almost. All except for the naming. The Mixolydian mode of G you would call D mixolydian. The Dorian mode of G would be called A Dorian.

    D Mixolydian is D E F# G A B C.

    A Dorian is A B C D...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Semantics. It changes key centers more than once, but never technically changes keys. It is from a Bb book, and why is that relevant?

    It's a very difficult harmony to analyze. It can be done, but...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I memorize the melody first, then the harmonic structure. Learning the form is part of learning the melody. That's what works for me, but I surely wish i could memorize the harmony without the...
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