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    Back Catalog Listening Party

    online program from the Twin Cities hosted by Tony Ihrig (High 48's) and Mother Banjo

    Friday, Nov. 6th at 4:00 Central

    guest Don Stiernberg chooses 5 tracks from his 2013 release...
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    Re: Key of Bb

    The way many musicians understand chords and progressions is via harmonized scales. Basically what happens is we begin with a scale, let's use Bb as per your question:
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    Re: the key of Ab on a 5-string ?

    Hey Daniel!
    Thanks for your kind words, and embedding the video.
    Yeah so that's a Stevens Electrical Instruments(Michael Stevens) "Paul Glasse" model directly into a Quilter amp which...
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    the key of Ab on a 5-string ?

    DSQ plays "Freight Trane"(Tommy Flanagan)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umFWV3zYgO4
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    here's anothern

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iOXm5s23bA
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    Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    Hi Barry!
    the old red two point is a Nugget..no real criteria for choosing amongst the mandos, just subjective considerations like "this might be fun". Maybe some genre considerations as...
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    Estamos ai

    means "We are here" or "We are there", so here we are


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iOXm5s23bA
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    Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    thanks all,
    tunes added yesterday include Nectarine, Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home(played on the Stevens 5 string electric), It's You Or No One, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, It Could...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    I'm playing an Apitius Yorkville Jazz in a video just posted over in the jazz board..."DSQ Plays Nectarine"
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    Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    first of another small batch of videos just put up..if you dig please subscribe

    yes the tune is from Jazz Mandolin Appetizers

    the mandolin is a "Yorkville Jazz" by Oliver Apitius

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    Re: And just like that...

    here's some tips:
    what you have now is a combination of mandola(bottom four strings)and mandolin(top four). The challenge from the luthier side is that mandolas use a longer fret scale than...
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    Re: Fake Book

    these Real Book memories and observations have me jumping back in to kind of underline the word NEW in my suggestion of The New Real Book, volumes 1,2,3 by Sher Music..they are very different from...
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    Re: Fake Book

    there's a lot of them! I like The New Real Book by Sher Music Co. There are 3 volumes. They also publish other cool fakebooks("The Latin Fakebook")and tutorials( "Serious Jazz Practice Book, Drop 2...
  14. Don Stiernberg Trio, "It Could Happen to You"

    Every ten years or so I'll post some new videos to my ancient YouTube channel,page, (whatev) This one here is an old Burke/Van Heusen number, played by everybody from Bing Crosby to Miles Davis. If...
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    in my experience on the 5-string electric, I'll usually "comp"(grab chords for accompaniment) in the mandola range of the five, lower four C-G-D-A. i've heard my friend and electric mando hero Paul...
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    Re: Howard and Jethro

    I've been a fan of Howard Levy since I don't know when, allthough it might have started when Jethro himself said "Donnie you know who the best mandlin player is? It's Howard Levy! I'm just glad he...
  17. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Live Online Concert Friday August 14th

    thanks all
    great suggestions, I'll see what we can do...

    Man oh man, All the Things You Are?? That one's got a LOT of chords! Or as Johnny Gimble once said.."It's got...
  18. Re: Joe Segal-Jazz Impresario passes away

    Joe's passing has caused me to think back on all the various brilliant artists I got to see and hear up close at the Showcase. Let's see, Joe Pass (a few times)Buddy deFranco(with Terry Gibbs and...
  19. Re: Tenderly Don Stiernberg & John Carlini

    here ya go
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    I Want to Be Happy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_maQJ8gTY
  21. Don Stiernberg Quartet Live Online Concert Friday August 14th

    The DSQ rides again this coming Friday Aug. 14th, from 7-9 Central Time. Live and safe from Studio5 in Evanston IL, the cats will play some numbers from their latest release
    "Straight...
  22. Re: Homer and Jethro's It Ain't Necessarily Square

    On "It Ain't Necessarily Square" Jethro plays electric guitar, pretty sure a hollow body Gibson of some kind, ES175 or such like. On those tunes he's playing a lot of single note lines, so when you...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Thank you David!
    That's it exactly--I was looking at Alan's post. Thanks for clearing things up.

    What's your take on describing scales/modes as formulae in this fashion? 1,b2,...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Aha! Yes...
    In your earlier post the tones listed for Freygish included F natural. You did say start with a minor scale, so in this recent post when you say "natural 3rd" you mean the minor...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    great discussion you cats

    another approach that may interest the original poster is to number the tones, and create a "formula" for the new scale as compared to a major scale
    I just looked at...
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