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  1. Bucky Pizzarelli-style chord melody from Aaron Weinstein

    No one has taught me more about chord melody than Bucky Pizzarelli. Today is Bucky’s 94th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, here’s a Pizzarelli-inspired mandolin arrangement of BETWEEN THE 😈 AND...
  2. chord melody by Aaron Weinstein: YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe8uJRWXFpA
  3. Chord melody-MISTER ROGERS THEME SONG by Aaron Weinstein

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO1uL1iNCZU
  4. Everything's Coming Up Roses...chord melody

    Today is the 25th anniversary of Jule Styne's passing. Here's one of his songs:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq0s1sCB83s
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    I can't say this without bias (obviously), but my course at Peghead Nation might be what you're looking for. Each lesson offers a chord melody arrangement of a standard tune--and it includes videos...
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    Re: Over the Rainbow chord melody

    Interesting idea. I'll have to give that a try sometime.
  7. Thread: Chart

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    Re: Chart

    But the lead sheet they're showing on the link is for an Eb instrument. You want it in "concert". Key of Db.
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    Over the Rainbow chord melody

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share my arrangement of OVER THE RAINBOW that I recorded at Peghead Nation world headquarters while taking a break from putting together my chord melody course for them. ...
  9. New Chord melody...with special Guests!

    THE VERY THOUGHT OF EWE (YOU)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9BJ7etKnCo
  10. WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST...chord melody

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=762hSQJSJWA
  11. Re: New Chord Melody from Aaron Weinstein: Give Me the Simple Lif

    I went to change strings, opened the packages and only had one per course. I must have used the others for something else and not remembered. So until my new sets arrive, I'm stuck with a single...
  12. New Chord Melody from Aaron Weinstein: Give Me the Simple Life

    https://youtu.be/PF7brdJ_WrI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7brdJ_WrI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3iSeFD2YXE4ATpIlteegAYDC9OtYC1r-LYVAp_PJucsK77ShwTWZQTUjk
  13. FREE chord melody lesson: LADY BE GOOD -from Aaron Weinstein

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_vdd5bM2sk
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    a post-xmas chord melody

    Here's a new, brief, extemporaneous chord melody for those who may be interested:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0ZzZS3F-_Y
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Well, I got lost somewhere along the halfway point of this thread. Just saying.
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Hi again. I've heard an idea too often--the notion that because the mandolin has only 4 different strings, it doesn't have the capability to be a "fully functional harmonic instrument" in the same...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    I've really been enjoying this thread! Lots of interesting analogies and big ideas about the genre, the nature of improvisation and jazz theory. I just wanted to throw a little idea in the ring. ...
  18. Re: What’s the hardest tune you can play on mandolin? (Or family)

    Yay!!
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    Re: cloudy days

    Yes! I LOVE this.

    As an alternate to the D6 as Gmaj9,--another option is to start with a D7--since we're heading to G...that standard D7 voicing works here--(from bottom to top) C,F#,D. It...
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    Re: June Jazz tune of the month: Swing 42

    Here's my version (posted elsewhere previously but seems not irrelevant to the thread)

    https://youtu.be/0KB6Xpnhlq8
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    Re: NEW chord melody: I REMEMBER YOU

    Using the open E string to play an "E" note is a great option! Voicings with open strings have a really special quality. I think it's particularly interesting when the open strings represent notes...
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    Re: NEW chord melody: I REMEMBER YOU

    Thanks so much for the kind words! As for the "stretchy voicings"--I think the furthest reach in the melody comes during the second measure of the last "A section" (around the 45 second mark). It's...
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    NEW chord melody: I REMEMBER YOU

    Well, today is Jimmy Dorsey's birthday (actually, it's Feb. 29th but leap year etc.etc. blah yada...Anyhow...) here's a chord melody rendition of a song Dorsey's band introduced in that most...
  24. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN chord melody...from Aaron Weinstein

    https://youtu.be/6I27_ZL5TtU
  25. Aaron Weinstein Chord Melody: Lil Darlin'

    A short chord melody. Hope you enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4t_shGQ0no

    You can hear the original Basie recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqn4nyZz0to
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