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  1. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    for me the characteristics I need most are a clean sound with ample headroom, a warm tone, power enough to function in all types of ensembles, ease of operation, and portability

    I do use the...
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    Re: Improvising

    a few rambling responses to this interesting and challenging discourse on improvising, aesthetics, and life itself...
    Let's start with the OP's question. Dear OP, you may want to use your...
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    Re: Burns & Clark

    That's an Epiphone
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    One of the main things that make the mandolin the greatest instrument in the world is it's symmetrical layout. By virtue of being tuned in fifths, patterns are consistent up, down and all around the...
  5. Re: Recommend some beginner Blues / Jazz Blues Lead Sheets

    https://www.soundslice.com/store/jazzy-solo-lines-mandolin/

    not lead sheets, but finding fretboard routes for playing the changes in well known swing/jazz forms. sample solos included
  6. Re: Recommend some beginner Blues / Jazz Blues Lead Sheets

    https://www.soundslice.com/store/jazz-mandolin-chords/

    not lead sheets, but exploration of chordal accompaniment for standard swing/jazz progressions
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    Re: "Swing" number tunes

    I made a number one time that I call The Mayor of Swingville. It's the last track on the CD called Good Numbers.

    In Jazz Mandolin Appetizers there's one called Minor(and Major)Swing and another...
  8. Re: Article: New Music from Tom Wright - Tailwind

    Awesome!
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Interview

    Hello again friends,

    In the words of the great comedian Martin Short..."thanks for remembering.."

    I hope it's ok, a few update items....
    Everyone has changed...
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    Re: JazzMando website to sunset soon

    Ted,

    Thank you again and again for all you've done for the mandolin, at JazzMando.com, here at the Cafe, in Getting Into Jazz Mandolin, FFcP, instrument,pick,and string design, support of...
  11. Thread: Condon

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    Re: Condon

    at the library the other day I spotted a re-issue double CD entitled Dixieland Jazz:The Real Thing. four Classic Albums plus
    listened on the way to gig in the car
    one of the "classic albums" is...
  12. Thread: Condon

    by Don Stiernberg
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    Re: Condon

    Having grown up listening to Condon recordings, still listening to this day, I'd like to say you have to look high and low, like a detective, to locate those few tracks where Eddie's rhythm guitar is...
  13. Re: Using "Crafting Jazzier Solo lines on the Mandolin"

    Hi Adam,
    Thank you for checking out the Crafting Jazzier Solo Lines course and for weighing in here about it's application. I'm glad you enjoy it and hope you'll continue to enjoy it. I've...
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    Re: What's a Chord Melody?

    "Chord-Melody" is a fairly general term which might be thought of as "harmonized melody" or "melody in chords". In other words the number of notes of harmony supporting the melody can be 1,2,or 3 on...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Hi Will!
    thanks for noticing the caps and for the astute musical observation about Stitt, something I had never considered. I did capitalize his name purposefully as I've been listening to...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Jethro Burns was asked a similar question way back in the the Mandolin World days. I think his answer was "I listen to everything. I like most of it."

    I kinda side with Niles...jazz is not the...
  17. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    thanks all

    I still have the mandolin played by fat Don in 1991 in the above video. It's on 3 tracks of my latest CD "Good Numbers"--'Just Friends', 'Laverne Walk' and 'Come Rain or Come...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Melody is difficult to define.

    The way I see it is there's THE melody of a tune or piece, the notes dictated by the composer. But when we improvise a solo, is that not also a melody? It's a...
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    Re: RIP - John Baxter of Mandozine

    One of the nicest people I have ever met. Love to his family and all of us who were lucky enough to know him.

    Thank you John for your friendship.
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Hello again original poster Michael,

    Here's some tips, observations and steps to take toward improvising and playing in general...

    Start with concrete goals. Don't be afraid...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    QUESTION for Original Poster Michael:

    I'd like to recommend some things as far as first steps toward learning jazz mandolin, but I'm just wondering what sparked your interest...a certain...
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    cloudy days

    Now that the Cubs are done I have a bit more mando time. Plus we've had a couple raw, overcast or rainy days, chilly first days of fall. So naturally I played Nuages, that beautiful Django melody,...
  23. Re: Little Rock Getaway jazz chord progressions

    Thank You!

    I didn't know there was a version I played on on YouTube!And with my friend Frank Solivan..

    thanks
    ...
  24. Re: Little Rock Getaway jazz chord progressions

    I like
    C-E7-Am-C7 F-A7-Dm-D#dim C-(Em-Ebm)Dm-G7 1 C-C#dim-Dm-G+ 2 C-F7-C (Gm7-C7)

    bridge F6-F#dim C6-C7 F6-F#dim Em-Ebm-Dm-G7 then repeat the A section using the second ending
    ...
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    Re: What mando chords are these?

    random and not-so-random observations after wading through this thread:

    we seem to have different names and symbols for the same things, let's calm down and try to bring our various terms,...
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