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    Re: Circle of 5ths: Parte dois

    Heh heh. At Hank: Thanks for the colorful descriptions. Cracked me up. Glad I could inspire some late-night wood shedding.

    At Joey: I'm pretty sure it's the nitrocellulose lacquer finish. ...
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    Circle of 5ths: Parte dois

    Here you go folks. A few more ideas about getting around the circle. Comments, improvements, feedback always welcome.

    *subscribe at will.

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  3. Elegant, Interactive Circle of 5ths Tool Online

    Thought you all might dig this nice clean interactive Circle of 5ths tool! Transposes the harmonized scales into any key. Pretty cool. I'll be referring to this system in my upcoming free...
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    Re: The Circle of 5ths Part 1

    Thanks for the feedback and stories y'all. Yeah committing it to memory takes some practice. I'll definitely be addressing a few quick ways to get this thing once and for all. It's an empowering...
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    The Circle of 5ths Part 1

    Catching up on my tutorials this week. Here's Circle of 5ths: Part 1. Parts 2 and 3 will cover more complex chord progressions: ii-V-I, iii-Vi-ii-V-I and diatonic chordal movement in major and...
  6. Thread: The Blues

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    Re: The Blues

    Hey cool. Thanks for that suggestion. On a bunch of the others I have a close-up "picture in picture" window for certain chords. But I'll remember to add that feature more often and perhaps charts...
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    Re: The Blues

    Thanks y'all! I'll be doing another one taking blues around all 12 keys in December. Stay tuned.
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    The Blues

    This week's tutorial is up. I play through "Evening Prayer Blues" and discuss a few ideas about the use of blue notes.

    ~o)

    Enjoy. And if you dig it *subscribe*. I'm taking on new Skype...
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    Re: Suggestions for my next few tutorials?

    Good ideas y'all. Yes to Ron on the movable blues thing. I was just teaching a lesson on that very thing today. I'm all about breaking out of key-specific ruts...both for myself and students. ...
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    Re: Suggestions for my next few tutorials?

    Thanks for the feedback Scott. And good idea. I'm gearing up to put out some more advanced classes soon. I'll have to think about how to address extended chords in a small chunk of time. That'll...
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    Suggestions for my next few tutorials?

    Hey y'all,

    So as I've committed to put out a new video tutorial every week until 2015, I thought I'd ask folks here if there are any subjects you would like to see covered? I've got plenty of...
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    This week's tutorial is up: Improv Part 3

    Here you go folks. I think this might be my best one so far. These basic ideas were a huge help to me when I was first getting started.

    I'm putting these things out weekly through the end of...
  13. Re: Just found: Footage of Tony Rice Unit. Winterhawk '92

    Yup that was Wyatt. And yes, agreed. He completely crushes that break. I musta cut him out because I was so lost in the performance...I sorta just forgot about the camera.
  14. Just found: Footage of Tony Rice Unit. Winterhawk '92

    I'm in the process of transferring and uploading some old footage of Winterhawk (now Grey Fox) Festival. I was 21 and had just picked up the mandolin. This marked the point of no return for me. I...
  15. This week's video is now live: "Beginning Improv Part 2"

    This week's tutorial: Beginning Improvisation Part 2. Enjoy.

    And if you dig these videos, please *subscribe* to my new channel!

    I'm currently accepting new students via Skype and in person...
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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Hey Y'all, This weeks video is now live: Beginning Improvisation Part 2.

    Have a look and *subscribe* to my channel if you dig it. Thanks!
    www.zakborden.com

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    Re: New Free Tutorials Site

    Thanks a bunch for the plug John! I appreciate it! Cheers, z
  18. New video tutorial is now live: Beginning Improv. Part 1

    Howdy folks. This week's video tutorial is up!

    All comments, heckling, observations and questions are welcome. Stop by my NEW CHANNEL and **subscribe**. I'm currently accepting new students...
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    Re: Ways to Get More From Your Practice Time?

    Great, heartfelt responses y'all. Thanks for the feedback and comments. I'm constantly retooling my approaches for myself and others to find what works best. Everyone's got different priorities. ...
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    Re: Ways to Get More From Your Practice Time?

    Heya Jim,

    I do a mix of things. I had a big breakthrough a good while back with technique by just spending solid time everyday with Mike Marshall's "Fingerbusters." I highly recommend this...
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    Re: New Free Tutorial! Irish Jig Grooves.

    Oh and one point about the excessive down stroke feel when you skip an up: make sure you're really popping your upstrokes. Try OVER emphasizing them: dUddUd do the same with alternating strokes -...
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    Re: New Free Tutorial! Irish Jig Grooves.

    Heya Tobin,

    Good points. Yes I'll probably do a part 2 for that one. Glad you brought up the gaps or rests in the pattern. The rest thing is kinda the other side of the discussion of emphasis...
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    Re: Ways to Get More From Your Practice Time?

    Thanks for all the good feedback and for joining in the thread folks. JDH touched on a really good point. There is **freedom in limitation**. I'm always reminding myself and my students of this. ...
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    Re: New Free Tutorial! Irish Jig Grooves.

    Thanks violingirl! Glad the video was of use to you. I definitely have some Portland December shows that will post soon on my website. Including a mandolin workshop. Check back in soon.

    All...
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    Re: Ways to Get More From Your Practice Time?

    Thanks Jeff D. Your point about trying to do everything in one session is well taken. Excellent point. The daily activities list was just meant as a loose example of how you might break up your...
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