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  1. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    I just started using Emando.com’s 5 string flat wound set. Really like them so far.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    3 more Barry Harris videos, dealing with melodic minor.

    https://youtu.be/pXi2MKqaTsk

    https://youtu.be/MiRsUV1-uKg

    https://youtu.be/mWbnrYIwo68

    Have fun!
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    Re: Retirement gift. Fender Tele Tenor.

    Congrats Ted! That looks like tons of fun.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry Harris #14 Tune Up

    https://youtu.be/VPSbn2ERZg4

    PDF file here:
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    Tune Up played by Miles

    https://youtu.be/sUg1Dpsd6fw
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    Re: Improvising

    To build on what Jeff said, improvising in a certain style and improvising in general are two different animals. If you want to speak a language fluidly, you need to do it as others speak that...
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Improv From Scratch #20 How to Practice New Improv Ideas

    https://youtu.be/N1Bm2GyqtNY

    PDF file here:182267
  7. Re: Micing mandolins for recording purposes...

    My fav mic (studio only) is a Royer SF12.
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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"
  11. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    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

    PDF here:
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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
  25. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    "I play mandolin...
    and I can tune...
    If I have too...
    I guess..."
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