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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    If anyone has questions regarding material in the videos, I'm happy to answer them to the best of my ability here. Or I can suggest a plan of action for practicing the material and how to apply it...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    You just have to dive in and do it. Nobody is a good improvisor in the beginning. The best at it have been doing it a long time and have really studied how great players in the past have done it. ...
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    Re: Burns & Clark

    Jethro dressing up like Mike Compton.:))
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    Re: Online Resources

    I've got a large number of mandolin instruction videos on youtube as well. I post several each month. Subscribe to my channel to get them all

    https://m.youtube.com/user/xt981
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    Re: Those other chords?

    My analysis of the bridge of Jordu => WOA NELLIE!!!
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Improv From Scratch #19 Quarter notes and rests

    https://youtu.be/Xmi4I1w_bXk

    PDF file here:
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here is #13, a common jazz device called Tritone Substitution. This one gores hand in hand with the 4 Related Dominants video.

    https://youtu.be/V4c2wPv7Gaw

    PDF file here:
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Look like I didn't add #11, so it is here, Barry's chromatic scale.

    https://youtu.be/s4CJHsP87JI

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    This video looks at a very cool Barry Harris idea called 4 related dominants and how you can use them. To my way of thinking, this is one of the most useful items in Barry's system and can add a big...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    A friend of mine always says "there are no hard keys, just unfamiliar ones". He's right. If you spend time in a key, you will get comfortable there.
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    How to learn by ear

    Here is the latest video I've done, with tips on how to learn by ear.


    https://youtu.be/eeN57i-nCIs
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    Re: Improvising

    There is no "right way" to learn improv. While the goal is to be able to flow without thinking (subconcious), no player can ever do this without a whole lot of concious improv work in the practice...
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    Filling Behind a Singer

    Here is a video on how to start playing fill phrases behind a singer. These are very simple lines but give you an idea of how to fill.


    https://youtu.be/a0uGhufbKxQ

    PDF file here: 180597
  14. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    "I play mandolin...
    and I can tune...
    If I have too...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Thanks for the kind words y'all. Many more of these in the works.
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    #18 Triplets

    https://youtu.be/uo4thc63F8Y

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    Re: Understanding double-stops...

    When transcribing solos from great players, I have found the time where double stops are most often used is as embelishment of a singing melody. I describe that process in this video

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    Re: Interesting video

    Do you mean 9-7-5 in that middle voicing of 4ths?
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    Re: Interesting video

    This video explains why I don't like much Jazz 1960s and later, except Bossa Nova, which uses the chord ideas of 50s jazz.
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    Interesting video

    https://youtu.be/lz3WR-F_pnM
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    The whole record "Sam and Alan Together Again". My all time fav mandolin recording.
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    Repair person in Phoenix area?

    I'm asking for a friend. Anyone you would recommend for mando work?
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    Re: This is not a brag...

    Every great player has learned from previous great players. You learn so much when you learn solos. Congrats!!
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    Re: Picking faster?

    IMO playing faster has mostly to do with relaxing and not straining. When you do that you have opposing muscle groups working against each other. Practice in short bursts with short relaxation in...
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    Re: Wayne Shorter on 10-string

    Sounds great Tom!
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