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    Well, today is Jimmy Dorsey's birthday (actually, it's Feb. 29th but leap year etc.etc. blah yada...Anyhow...) here's a chord melody rendition of a song Dorsey's band introduced in that most memorable of films, "The Fleet's In". I REMEMBER YOU.



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    Beautiful, thanks Aaron!
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    Glad to see the return of the bowties to your videos.

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    Thank you so much, Aaron, for the generous way you share these videos. Each is a master class in chord-melody playing on the mandolin. If you decide to kickstart a campaign for a solo CD, count on me for a dozen copies.

    The voicing of the opening Fmaj7 is a impressive enough stretch, pushing your pinky to the 8th fret F note... that's just showing off! 8-)


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    Thanks so much for the kind words! As for the "stretchy voicings"--I think the furthest reach in the melody comes during the second measure of the last "A section" (around the 45 second mark). It's for that reduced E7b9 voicing (from bottom to top) G#, F, E on strings G,D,A (frets 1,3,7). If that sort of reach is giving you trouble, try moving your thumbs behind the fingerboard. I don't know if that is considered "correct" in "incorrect" in terms of proper classical mandolin technique. But that's what works for me. You'll notice that my thumb disappears behind the fretboard for that voicing and any others that require a little extra leverage. Anyhow, hope that helps.

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    So good!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWeinstein View Post
    Thanks so much for the kind words! As for the "stretchy voicings"--I think the furthest reach in the melody comes during the second measure of the last "A section" (around the 45 second mark). It's for that reduced E7b9 voicing (from bottom to top) G#, F, E on strings G,D,A (frets 1,3,7). If that sort of reach is giving you trouble, try moving your thumbs behind the fingerboard. I don't know if that is considered "correct" in "incorrect" in terms of proper classical mandolin technique. But that's what works for me. You'll notice that my thumb disappears behind the fretboard for that voicing and any others that require a little extra leverage. Anyhow, hope that helps.
    Most regular people, mortals, would just use the open E for that.

    Thanks for posting, Aaron!

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    Yes, that was excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtone2 View Post
    Most regular people, mortals, would just use the open E for that.
    Using the open E string to play an "E" note is a great option! Voicings with open strings have a really special quality. I think it's particularly interesting when the open strings represent notes in the voicing that are NOT the root, 3rd, 5th, or 7th. For instance, the last chord I play in this is an FMAJ7 with notes (from bottom to top), C,F,A,E, with the A, and E being open strings. The "E" is the major 7th of the chord.

    This is the long way of saying, open strings are awesome!

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