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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    In the context of this thread, there may be some interest in the original Nakano index files as a subset of published music for mandolin. I've converted the original HTML index files into a single...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Here's a question for some long-timers. This probably goes back close to 20 years when Norman Levine was still with us. He authored a book or collection of some type--which I never saw nor heard much...
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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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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I think Ted Eschliman recommends two hours of listening to one of practice. It certainly helped me.
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    Hey! I'm "Album of the year"!!!

    The Spanish independent music association awarded us with the best "world music/folk/fusion" album of the year!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7kDsEekPU&t=9917s
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    Re: Original Jazz CD Preview

    CGDAE. I stick with mandolin scale so I can reach close-voiced chords not possible on longer scales. This project was begun as jazz viola, so not much chording in it, but in my other jazz playing I...
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    Cross picking by way of Bach

    I read the Tristan Scroggins interview and his discussion of banjo-style cross picking. I remember a couple years ago at a bluegrass camp workshop I played the opening arpeggios of Bach G Prelude on...
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    Re: Blog entry: Finger exercises

    These finger exercises are great. Thank you for your hard work!
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    Re: Killer Technique for Mandolin

    Mark, just label it "Satan's interval" with no other info and leave it at that.
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    Re: 10 string solid body Octave Mandolin?

    Basically a five string guitar with 1 3/8 inch nut.
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    Re: 10 string solid body Octave Mandolin?

    GD Armstrong, for one:
    http://www.newbergmusiccenter.com/bouzouki/index.html
    http://www.gdarmstrong.com/
  12. Re: So...what would you do with an octave mando?

    Need these statements be mutually exclusive? You could absolutely play the same type of fiddle tunes on an octave, albeit with altered fingerings, and explorations of different instruments require no...
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    Re: Practice regimen for a new player

    The other silver bullet is practice; nothing beats it. And, play/learn stuff you like.
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    Re: All interval Tetra-chords et al

    Nope :))

    Right now, my brain only has room for the major tetrachord thinking, and struggles with simple tonal music and understanding music theory starting with the major scale and building...
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    Re: Ol' Time Atonal

    Great! Would love to hear everybody take solos! The John Cage piano solo was perfect! Thanks for posting this.
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    Re: How many tunes is too much to start with?

    The answer is 42. :)
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    Re: Left Wrist Placement

    The pinky seems stronger the closer it is to the ring finger. By deploying the ring finger, the pinky is not that far away.

    I have taken to thinking of the pinky not as an independent finger,...
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    Re: What's a Chord Melody?

    I am curious as to what this turns out to be, too. I call it all doublestops, even when they are triple stops and no matter what the ratio of doublestops per melody notes is (I never reach 100%...
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    That 2 note pair will function as a double stop that substitutes for the larger chord[/B]. Take a 4 finger G "chop" chord, 3-2-5-7 (from the E course coming down). 3-2-x-x, x-2-5-x, and x-x-5-7 are...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    ...and if we're talking non-mandolin jazz, don't forget Django on his birthday!
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Don’t forget another Jazz instrument, the human voice. The Jazz vocalists are important members of the Jazz family.
    Start, of course, with Louis Armstrong. He set the standard for which all others...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Vibeyphone :))

    Don's list and mine are almost identical, just add Milt Jackson. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Hey cool Carl. Fwiw, if you've mastered vibes, that should be an adequate platform, to say the least, for approaching mndln. My flamenco mentor, Rene Heredia, always told his master classes that...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Yes, I like at least a mandola - which is what I used for any jazz mndln. But it was minimal compared with gtr and plectrum banjo. For me double-course strings aren't as good for jazz - unless it's...
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    Re: What is this chord?

    "F# B E A, played on frets 11 - 9 - 7 - 5 and see how the same chord sounds in 4ths."

    Exactly what I have been playing. Great suggestions on the names. I'll apply if necessary dependent on the...
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