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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    Well, there's "learning" and "doing" you can learn the notes of a scale in a few minutes, but you'll spend the rest of your life trying to play them as cleanly and fast and melodic as possible....
  2. Re: Truss rod: Too tight? And still a string-ward bow.

    I'm no luthier, but my two cents is that I snapped a truss rod on a Gibson once, in my back-in-the-day starving-musician attempt to lower the action my answer is "not as much as I did!"
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    I thought that Guitar George was a relatively advanced player "he knows all the chords".
  4. Re: A couple of position questions - trying to unlock the fretboa

    It's not a system that can be used or rejected it's a way of stating the obvious: Because (a) the major scale is asymmetrical, and (b) ya got four fingers, then a+b= you're going to get four...
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Being a pianist first and foremost, I've thought about trying that now and then but never gave it go (although I do play with a pick and the other three fingers quite a bit on electric).

    Curious...
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    Re: Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    The popular MO 753 pdf's downloaded so far!

    FYI for the CGDAE folks: three new pdf's (and videos etc) are up, plus Scales Zigzag 5 has been overhauled.
    (The yield of week in the hospital with...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    The late jazz improvisation teacher Adolph Sandole called this the "Harmonic Line" (although it wasn't always the 3rd or 7th it was whatever stood out and didn't jump around).
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    Re: tunes for electric mandolin

    Jeff, I've spent years going to open mic/blues jams trying to find the electric mandolin's rightful role in that guitar-dominated genre, and feel reasonably successful in having accomplished that...
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    Re: tunes for electric mandolin

    Van Halen's Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love – play the solo all on the D string.
    (On a 4-string, use the open G for the low E in the intro lick.)
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    Re: tunes for electric mandolin

    For me, "tunes" aren't where it's at all the Irish Trad I play is on acoustic.
    The electric is for rock, jazz and blues, niches where electric guitar wears the trousers.

    If you play it like...
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    Re: Patriotic WW1 German Mandolin

    I thought that Bill was making a joke about being born in the 1760's...
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    Re: Patriotic WW1 German Mandolin

    185403

    I own this Vietnamese-made "electric mandola". :whistling:
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Even a model as simple as the Circle of Fifths can be misrepresentative, and confusing if you're trying to understand what's the deal with keys.

    If I'm explaining keys to someone who's hearing it...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I did Hush.

    I used Hey Joe as an example because it's the longest string of continuous "IV-of-the-IV-of-the..." that I could think of five of 'em. Would you call Parker's "Blues for Alice",...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    The point is that rock progressions travel around the circle of fifths in the same way that jazz progressions do, but in the opposite direction.
    Hey Joe's anything but an anomaly, as far as "rock...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Ya think? What about "With A Little Help From My Friends"? "Desire" by U2? Any of a thousand rock tunes that go D A E?

    How 'bout Deep Purple's "Hush"?
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Jazz progressions go from left to right, eg Em7 A7 Dm7 G7 C.
    Rock progressions go from right to left, eg Hey Joe: C G D A E.
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    Re: Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    You're right, it's happening again.

    So, I did the same thing I did last night updated (without changing anything) the two pages ("The Videos" and "PDF" (I'm ignoring "MP3" for now)), and now...
  19. Re: Practice Schedules for Multi-Instrumentalists

    I'm a confirmed believer in permanent progress: if I practise one instrument to the point that I reach previously unattained heights, the "new best" will remain, dormant if unattended, but...
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    Re: Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    ...and of course, now it's fixed.
    Didn't do anything but discuss it here! :whistling:

    Mike, could you please see if it's now working for you, on your mac?
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    Re: Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    I'll see if I can get that rectified.

    I noticed it about a month ago, and since it was only on my mac (where I'm also logged in to the site), I've been letting it go, wishfully thinking that it...
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    Re: Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    Are you using a MacBook?

    (That's been happening as well to me, but only on my MacBook – my iPhone works fine, my wife's pc and android phone work fine...)
  23. Re: Article: Mandolin Artists Share Their Pandemic Experience

    Extreme lockdown here in Dubai (you need a permit to walk to the supermarket, you can only get one every three days, and you have to go alone).

    We're stuck in a 43rd-floor apartment I'm envious...
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    Free PDF's of Technical Exercises

    In the spirit of helping each other get through this period of increasing downtime and decreasing income, the pdf's at Mando Scales are now free.

    (And, if you get a few down enough that you want...
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    Re: Last Mando standing, How to choose?

    "one of each" means one double-course acoustic, and one single-string electric.
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