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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    The Barry Harris system is a great way of learning chords for comping and chord melody.
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    There are not many of those type of books due to the copyright amount the author/publisher has to pay vs the amount of sales they would receive (which for a mandolin chord melody book wouldn't be...
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    Re: Scale Warm-Up Exercises - Your Favorites

    I really like Barry Harris' method of studying scales. You really get to know where everything is. You can see this method here:
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    Second vote for the KSM44 Shure
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    Re: Mandolin Teachers On Oahu?

    Have him contact Kilin Reece, but i don't know if he teaches. He could probably steer you to someone who does though.

    https://www.krstrings.com/
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    Re: focus/concentration

    I keep in mind short, medium and long term goals when "practicing". When "playing", I play what every strikes my fancy at that moment.

    You are right, the two are very different.
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Missed posting #14, it is here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4613J_8yPE&t=62s

    No PDF file for this one.
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    #17 M O U S E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKBNo2cA8pA

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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    #16 Surround and Target Notes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcEMle4aDRQ&t=2s

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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    #15 Dominant Improv Practice here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgHf0lkGSY4

    PDF here176322
  11. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    I believe improvisation is easier for most folks when we think about less.

    Anything that occurs in a key I think that key only. Because the chords CMaj7 Dm7 Em7 FMaj7 G7 Em7 F#m7b5 are derived...
  12. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    This is exactly how I learned the fingerboard. Works for scales, double stops, chords, etc.

    I believe any serious player does this in some way eventually.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here is #10

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK3kT-Uog_E&t=60s

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here is #9 in the Barry Harris series

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQk3NzBt99s&t=2s


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  15. Re: Recently Built J.L. Smith (4-string): Still going strong!

    Beauty!!!
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Here is a way I suggest for folks to learn the names of the notes on an instrument:

    First, you need to learn all 12 note names in music.
    A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb...
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    Re: Easiest keys? major/minor

    My friend, the great swing violinist Paul Anastasio used to tell me "there are no hard keys, just unfamiliar ones". I didnt believe him until I learned to play in all keys myself. Know what? He's...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video 8 Rhythm Changes bridge (B) ideas

    https://youtu.be/S7jXHJcB08c

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video 7 "Pivoting"

    https://youtu.be/jcZ66wV_gV0

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video 6 Dominant "5 4 3 2"

    https://youtu.be/DMpbQYWBFx8

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video 5 Barry Harris' dominant scale half step rules

    https://youtu.be/ZP0uBEByu2Y

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video 4 I've Got Rhythm changes


    https://youtu.be/rgpnFd8Tzss

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video 3 12 bar blues


    https://youtu.be/xce6JG0V94o

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video 2 Major Scale Practice


    https://youtu.be/otMVHjkt0xU

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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Had a hard time attaching PDF files for the second set of videos. Ill try again here:

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