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    Re: 5-string CGDA nylon-string cello guitar

    Thank you for this old thread, Mandocarver. I'm currently in the middle of carving out the back of an archtop that I plan to make into a multi-scale six string mandocello. 26" for the low C all the...
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    Re: Blue Spruce Source?

    I just recently read a GAL article about Blue Spruce. Basically, the author liked it and thought it well worth experimenting with.
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    Re: The blues on mandolin?

    I like to think of the blues in terms of playing with tensions/resolutions of half steps. Play around with ii-biii-iii, iv-bv-v, vi-bvii-vii-i, and even ii-bii-i transitions. Especially the iv-bv-v....
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    Re: Six strings in fifths

    I have a short scale (23.5") epiphone electric that I've tuned to CGDAEB. With the short scale it's easy enough to get up to the high B with a regular guitar string. The low C is pretty ugly, though....
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    Re: New Jazz lessons at Jazz-Mandolin.com

    Dang it, Pete. I'm still trying to soak up the last one.

    Thanks!
  6. Re: Is this observation about chords useful or just interesting?

    Of course, that is only true for some of the strings on a guitar, since they are not all tuned to the same interval. And that is why I tune my guitar in fifths: So it can be more like a mandolin.
  7. Re: Ever wondered where the Swiss Violin makers get their Tonewoo

    Those beavers make good eating.
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    Re: Introduction to Drop 2 Chord Voicings

    Aha. Sounds like a plan to me. Thanks!

    I still haven't had a chance to put paper to the mandocello-ish thing that I play yet, but I hope to tonight.
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    Re: Introduction to Drop 2 Chord Voicings

    And, to add to the above, once you decided on those two chords--because they include all the notes of the scale--making the chord scale is just a matter of creating inversions of one or the other for...
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    Re: Introduction to Drop 2 Chord Voicings

    Can we talk the theory of your lesson a bit? My brain grabs it better if I understand why you are doing what you are doing.

    You chose the I Major 6 and the V# diminished chord as the basis for...
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    Re: Jazz mandolin from the ground up!

    Also, you could do much, much worse than listening to songs by ... Will Patton. :) That 6th Street Runaround is a very good album.
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    Re: Jazz mandolin from the ground up!

    I went and found Geiger's ebook. I'm only a few pages in and there are some interesting things in there, but do notice that the pattern given is incomplete. I'm not sure why it's not extended to...
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    Re: Less-is-More

    Fat chords. Totally Freddie Green. He should have played mando. Or at least a mandocello. :)
  14. Re: Finding chord shapes in same area of fretboard

    With four-note chords, when making the all important V to I chord change the first inversion (root in the bass) and third inversion (5th in the bass) work really well together going either way.
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  15. Re: Finding chord shapes in same area of fretboard

    Diminished chords are often used as passing chords that resolve either up a half-step or down a half-step. What they resolve _to_ is really just where ever you need to go.

    I did a Google search on...
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    Minor ii-V-i

    I read a great article on chord substitutions for minor II-V-i chord changes today, here: http://www.guitarworld.com/jazz-guitar-corner-using-m7b5-chord-comp-and-solo#

    When I tried the changes out...
  17. Re: Why do modes sound different? (if the notes are the same)

    I disagree (or, I agree in a different way :) ). It's about context. What is the current chord and how does the note(s) you are playing right now fit into that? What was the recent harmony of the...
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    Re: Fingertip Callouses (a theory)

    I now take fish oil pills every day. My callouses never get hard and peel any more.
  19. Re: Finding chord shapes in same area of fretboard

    Since you say you are a music theory nut, try Googling "voice leading." The basic idea is to try to connect the chord changes as much as possible in order to make the changes smooth, so that they...
  20. Re: Getting Jazz Mandolin (the book)__note vs positions

    I would think that a lot of the point of Ted's book (correct me if I'm wrong) is ultimately to get you thinking about the relationships between the scales in meaningful ways. Take what you need out...
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    Re: What do you most want to learn?

    If I may make a suggestion, Jake? If you are aiming your website to try to increase your teaching gigs, you should probably tell people where you are located. I had to infer where you are from...
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    Re: 10 Blues turnarounds in E

    You go, Ed! It can be done. You just have to get quick at shifting positions. I'm playing on a Gibson archtop (24.75" scale) tuned CGDAEE now and have played a lot on my lovely bride's acoustic...
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    Re: Jazz Theory: Chord Changes

    Lots of really great advice from people way the heck more knowledgeable than me, but I just want to point out that the four note voicings of those chord inversions that are talked about above that...
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    Re: Need Practice Regime

    Think of it this way: When you switch from one scale to another clockwise (the sharps direction) around the circle--say, from C to G or G to D or D to A, etc.--the sharp is always on the seventh...
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    Re: Need Practice Regime

    It's an ease of use thing. If you go one way around the circle of fifths (do you know the circle of fifths?), each new scale adds one sharp each time. If you go the other way, each new scale adds one...
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