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    Hi all,

    I hang out at the Jazz Guitar Forum quite a bit. They have a Tune of the Month where:

    A standard Jazz tune is selected

    The moderator posts backup files of the tune, usually a couple different tempos

    Players of all levels record a video of themselves playing the tune using the backup files provoided or their own and post to YouTube

    They link the Youtube vids to the forum post for that months tune so others can view it

    Anyone interestred in doing this? I'd be willing to pick the tunes (of course taking suggestions) and put up the backing tracks.

    At the Jazz Guitar Forum, a number of players (not everyone) after doing this ask the other players (from beginners to pros) for feedback and many players feel it helps them work on their playing and especially their Jazz improvising. It also helps players find others with a common interest.

    If anyone wants to do this say so here. We could start this in December
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    I may not be competent, but I'm game.
    Play it like you mean it.

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    I would love to do this! Count me in.

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    I'd love to participate. Thanks for offering, Pete.

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    I'd be interested in having a go.
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    Great idea! I’m in!

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    Fabulous Pete. Thanks for getting this going.

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    Cool idea, I’ll do it. Thanks, Pete.
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    I havent the slightest idea how to approach jazz mandolin...but I may be able to up a few cool licks! I probly wont post but I would LOVE to watch!

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    I'm still trying to get a submission into SOW but yeah, jazz tune of the month would be great!
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    I vote go on this.
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    I'm in The In Crowd

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
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    Me too - You ain't been nowhere till you've been in

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    I would love to join in even at my low level of skill.
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    Count me in!

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    Great idea, Pete. I'm a joiner.
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    What's the worst that could happen??

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    It sounds like a great idea, even if it takes a while to jump in.

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    That's great you all! In a couple days I'll post 3 tunes and we can vote on the tune to start in December. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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    Default Re: Jazz tune of the month anyone?

    Sounds like a fine idea. Thanks, Pete.

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    I would like to join in - Thank you

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    Count me in!
    PS- any chance that you can include charts for the song as well? And maybe some suggested chord fingerings for those of us not as well versed in jazz?
    Thanks!

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    I rarely join anything, but I'm in!

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    I hang out at the Jazz Guitar Forum quite a bit too. I have a feeling this will be a more warm and fuzzy experience over at the Cafe
    They don't tolerate too much b.s. over there.

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    Lovely idea! Thank you. I'm game to give it a go.
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