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    Re: Song For My Father (slow) 100 bpm, vocal

    I really like this. Fantastic singer, relaxed but steady bass and particularly the contrast between the timbres of the mandolin and the guitar playing in much the same register.

    Also nice to hear...
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    Re: October jazz tune of he month - Marie

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/marie-samba-224-x-4-20102018-1622-1

    Here's an alternative approach - coda courtesy of Leonard Bernstein
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    Re: A friend needs a Lefty fiddle tune book

    TAB is genuinely ambidextrous - it does not change because - as UKrobbiej says - the stringing is normally inverted on left handed instruments. I think Jimi Hendrix - who was left-handed - played a...
  4. Re: August Jazz TOM: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea-160-15082018-1526

    I've gone for the Deep Blue Sea - coda courtesy of Charles Trenet. Come on in the water's lovely!
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    Re: Covered 2nd strings

    As I understand it flat wound strings are wound with a kind of thin flat tape - bass guitars are often strung this way. Flat tops are wound with round wire which is ground down to make the surface...
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    Re: July Jazz tune of the month: Yardbird Suite

    Thanks for the kind words Larry. Great swing to yours!
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    Re: July Jazz tune of the month: Yardbird Suite

    Here's my attempt :

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/yardbird-suite-160-14072018-1555
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    Re: June Jazz tune of the month: Swing 42

    This is way the most challenging and way the most fun of the Jazz tunes of the month so far.

    So many new challenges - for example I find myself more frequently looking at what my right hand is...
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    Re: May Jazz tune of the month: Body and Soul

    Here's my attempt :-

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/body-soul-75bpm-19052018-1217
  10. Re: April Jazz tune of the month: What is This Thing Called Love?

    /user185853048/what-is-this-thing-called-love-swing-c07042018-1836

    I would have preferred if Alex Heflin or David Brown or Pete Martin or somebody - any body - who can actually play, has talent,...
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    Re: March Jazz tune of the month: Soft Winds

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    This tune is far more challenging than it appears at first or second hearing - the way the phrase moves back and forth on and off the beat - the...
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    Re: Suspone

    Oh wow! that's impressive.

    But please Pete Martin don't put it up for the April tune of the month - at least not April 2018.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: March Jazz tune of the month

    Soft wind - Lionel Hampton on vibes - Charlie Christian on guitar. mmmm!

    I've been meaning to throw the following out there for a while -

    Any other mandolin players find the vibes interesting...
  14. Re: February Jazz tune of the month: There Will Never Be Another

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/split-kick-x-4-14022018-1827

    To quote Voltaire

    " it is wise to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others."

    So once again I'll attempt to...
  15. Re: February Jazz tune of the month: There Will Never Be Another

    How about this for a contrafact written by Horace Silver and performed by him with Art Blakey :



    or the smoother Stan Getz version :



    Touch of the Star Trek theme about the first 3 notes...
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    Re: Jazz Workshop Performance

    I can only imagine that the reason these terrific clips have elicited no comments is that it's hard to know what to say. This kind of music - though perhaps almost the norm for the jazz you'd hear...
  17. Re: February Jazz tune of the month: There Will Never Be Another

    So - yet again - here goes

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/there-will-always-be-another-you-bossa-140-11022018-1412
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    Re: January Jazz tune of the month: Lady Be Good

    [QUOTE=crisscross;1624242]I don't have any talent for improvising, so I gave up trying to play jazz some years ago, concentrating rather on classical and some folk. ]

    Really nice music!

    If I...
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    Re: January Jazz tune of the month: Lady Be Good

    Thanks for the kind words Mark. You rightly spotted that I've been prioritising timing.

    I remember reading an interview with Diana Krall in which she said she worked on her timing by watching old...
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    Re: January Jazz tune of the month: Lady Be Good

    The standard of playing here up to now is worryingly far too high - time to lower the bar!

    soundcloud.com/user185853048/oh-lady-be-good-140-ii-07012018-1052
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    Re: December Jazz Tune of the Month: Honeysuckle Rose

    Here's another contrafact which I have found inspirational : Charlie Parker's Scrapple from the Apple. The recording is almost exactly 70 years old.



    What's really helpful is that is...
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    Re: December Jazz Tune of the Month: Honeysuckle Rose

    ..... said to indicate that one is about to start something difficult or exciting - Here goes!


    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/honeysuckle-rose-164-08122017-1758
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    Re: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"- Andrew Buckner

    You'll find it on Mandozine.com. But that's just the where the notes are on the fretboard. I haven't been able to find how make it swing like John Reichsman does on the internet - must involve...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    But when they do ......



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  25. Re: Is it a good choice pick a Neapolitan mandolin for Irish Musi

    Barney McKenna played a bowl back .........
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