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  1. Re: Recommend some beginner Blues / Jazz Blues Lead Sheets

    Perhaps it would be better to improvise off of the chord changes.

    Anyway here is a link to jazz fakebooks:

    https://www.swiss-jazz.ch/partitions-real-book.htm
  2. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    "swing-curious" ....love that term, and will use it in the future.
  3. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    Thanks for the thought-provoking clarification.

    I suggest starting with the recordings of Dave Apollon. He was a popular vaudeville act before Bluegrass was even invented.

    "but not much in the...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    Great point - listening skills, particularly while playing and more-so while reading music.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    Hmmm...

    Classical training should include serious ear training. like sight-singing from that same sheet music.

    I mean, the Italians invented solfeggio hundreds of years ago, and it was basic...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    With all respect - did you ever play in a jazz big band? and read a new tune...and have a 16 to 32 measure solo over chord changes you've just seen? (and heard?)

    It happens.

    But yes, knowing...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    Both.

    I play many folk tunes by ear; I read music for classical style and for learning new tunes I have not heard.
  8. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    Really? Narrow in scope? you have all sorts of mandolin genres:

    Classical
    Italian
    Irish Trad
    other "Celtic" and British Isles music
    Greek music
    Russian/Eastern European
    Klezmer
    Choro
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    I can understand the frailing/clawhammer folks , to a certain extent they don't play much way up the neck past the 12th fret anyway.

    I have never seen guitar players remove upper frets.
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    So how does a "newbie" know that they are never going to use the upper register frets?

    I can understand folks that have been playing mandolin in certain styles long enough to know they are not...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    That depended on the gig - there were certain situations I wanted a spare mandolin in case of even a string breaking during a show.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    No, jazz players love BBQ too.
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    I never advise against removing part of your instrument's upper range...but that's my minority opinion.
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    Re: Rembetiko on the mandolin

    I appreciate your work in that area, as you say, there's little info on those early bouzouki tunings.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Thanks for all your tasty responses.
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    Re: Rembetiko on the mandolin

    Thanks for posting and I love mandolin played with all those Greek style ornaments.



    And the top strings of my Arabic oud tuning, CFADGC.

    Do many bouzouki players use those old duzen or do...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    About the same time was when I got my first mandolin, and although I played lots of Italian music on it, the very first thing I learned on mandolin was the end lick to "Maggie May", simple as it was.
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Yes, but it sure wasn't Bluegrass! and broke up by 1964 so they were not performing anymore.

    I first heard them at the old Jazz museum when it was in the Royal Sonesta hotel circa 1971 or so; they...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    I think this is more of a particular issue with classical violin players, in that it's a fretless instrument, they play ALL over the neck, and most prefer to get familiar with the scale length, neck...
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    What's on the grill for the 4th?

    I guess this is for those of us in the US of A!

    What are you barbecuing today?

    I've got swordfish kebob, friends are bringing pork ribs, and we'll also grill up sweet potato slices, onion, bell...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    The Beverly Hillbillies may have been the first place I heard BG. Like I said, there was no such scene where I lived at the time.
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    I grew up in New Orleans which in the 60's had about zero Bluegrass and other "typical" American roots mandolin music. There were not many mandolinists around, and those of us that were playing...
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    Re: Where to buy Bouzouki online?

    I can recommend Pavlos and his website toto. I got a nice tzouras from him a few years ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYW6tKEkMfA
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    Great post, thank you.

    All those oud tunings are correct, and often a player will change the lowest courses depending on what they are playing.

    I'd love to see anything you upload, thanks in...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Yes.

    Many of the forms are Da Capo aria type ternary form or "march" form, for example. With contrasting key changes for each section, and counterpoint on the 2nd parts.




    That's what we...
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