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  1. Thread: B7b9

    by Don Stiernberg
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    Re: B7b9

    assuming the B7b9 leads to the Em as in Autumn Leaves, that voicing that is effectively a diminished chord is what you want. Alan's voicing puts the b9 pitch on the bottom. Remember that the...
  2. Thread: B7b9

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: B7b9

    Using the dim 7 chord a half-step above the root is a standard jazz player formula for the 7b9 chord.
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Well it finally arrived around 10 this morning. Opened it up about an hour or so ago and am so enjoying this new sound for me. Obviously a little bit louder and fuller with greater bass response and...
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    Oh, my, yes - please do! That would be great to see. Ever since first seeing this referenced, I've considered it one of the most enjoyable published appraisals of mandolin music, right up there with...
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    So I found the reference from the newspaper I was reading in 1990 (posted below) online just now but I've yet to find the original article from the actual paper from that date, but at least I know...
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    Not that I'm aware of since I was the one that dug it up, so to speak. I intended to go to the public library today and see about getting a copy. It's fairly short but I don't have a copy myself and...
  7. Left With Nothing, But Time ( Original )

    Here's another tune I had to get out my head. Thanks for the listen!:mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTVtg5IYVY0
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Hey Everyone!

    I couldn’t resist. Here’s a brief, informal video capturing some of the sound. More later!

    https://youtu.be/WCDBPACBAUg
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Some comments on your beginner lessons philosophy. A less tactical and more strategic answer.

    I would definitely try too hard. Just head down and go after it.

    I think most people start with...
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    Homeward Bound by Eden Macadam-Somer

    This is a performance of Eden Macadam-Somer's lovely bluegrass/old-time-inspired, "Homeward Bound," by the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) from a concert in Steenwijk, The Netherlands, in early...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Far be it from me to contradict the great Don S and that certainly is a way to look at it. However, I think the confusion is in our notation system. Essentially, if a tune is notated with two sharps...
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    Re: New picks and pick noise

    I think you are correct in saying we are used to cheap picks. It is a pre-conditioning. But as the type of pick makes much more difference in how the mandolin sounds and plays, the choice of pick is...
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    "Duck Wash" ( Original )

    This is a tune inspired by ducks. Thanks for the listen! :mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgDZcc1zW5o
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    Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSseN0A3kRw
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