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    Godin question

    Recently acquired a Godin A8, will play my first gig with it tomorrow. I was wondering what strings you Godin players found worked best with its pickup system, or does any "normal" mandolin stings...
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    You may find some help here:

    https://youtu.be/2wyXPyRPE-U
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    Jazz - "It's better than it sounds"
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    This is my choice for gigging. It has a pretty wide range of sounds available, very versatile. I quit bringing tube amps to gigs after a few times when tubes were jostled and damaged, or when tubes...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    If anyone has questions regarding material in the videos, I'm happy to answer them to the best of my ability here. Or I can suggest a plan of action for practicing the material and how to apply it...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    You just have to dive in and do it. Nobody is a good improvisor in the beginning. The best at it have been doing it a long time and have really studied how great players in the past have done it. ...
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    Re: Burns & Clark

    Jethro dressing up like Mike Compton.:))
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    Re: Online Resources

    I've got a large number of mandolin instruction videos on youtube as well. I post several each month. Subscribe to my channel to get them all

    https://m.youtube.com/user/xt981
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    Re: Those other chords?

    My analysis of the bridge of Jordu => WOA NELLIE!!!
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Improv From Scratch #19 Quarter notes and rests

    https://youtu.be/Xmi4I1w_bXk

    PDF file here:
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here is #13, a common jazz device called Tritone Substitution. This one gores hand in hand with the 4 Related Dominants video.

    https://youtu.be/V4c2wPv7Gaw

    PDF file here:
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Look like I didn't add #11, so it is here, Barry's chromatic scale.

    https://youtu.be/s4CJHsP87JI

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    This video looks at a very cool Barry Harris idea called 4 related dominants and how you can use them. To my way of thinking, this is one of the most useful items in Barry's system and can add a big...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    A friend of mine always says "there are no hard keys, just unfamiliar ones". He's right. If you spend time in a key, you will get comfortable there.
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    How to learn by ear

    Here is the latest video I've done, with tips on how to learn by ear.


    https://youtu.be/eeN57i-nCIs
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    Re: Improvising

    There is no "right way" to learn improv. While the goal is to be able to flow without thinking (subconcious), no player can ever do this without a whole lot of concious improv work in the practice...
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    Filling Behind a Singer

    Here is a video on how to start playing fill phrases behind a singer. These are very simple lines but give you an idea of how to fill.


    https://youtu.be/a0uGhufbKxQ

    PDF file here: 180597
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    "I play mandolin...
    and I can tune...
    If I have too...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Thanks for the kind words y'all. Many more of these in the works.
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    #18 Triplets

    https://youtu.be/uo4thc63F8Y

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    Re: Understanding double-stops...

    When transcribing solos from great players, I have found the time where double stops are most often used is as embelishment of a singing melody. I describe that process in this video

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    Re: Interesting video

    Do you mean 9-7-5 in that middle voicing of 4ths?
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    Re: Interesting video

    This video explains why I don't like much Jazz 1960s and later, except Bossa Nova, which uses the chord ideas of 50s jazz.
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    Interesting video

    https://youtu.be/lz3WR-F_pnM
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    The whole record "Sam and Alan Together Again". My all time fav mandolin recording.
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