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    Hi!

    So, I'm giving away my first (slightly abridged) mandolin ebook on my website.

    It's mostly aimed at beginners but covers a number of different genres, ideas and techniques to keep things interesting.

    Hope you find it helpful

    stringsandtings

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    You've put a lot of information into that, congrats!
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    Nice job, but on page 26 you identify Ira Gershwin as George’s wife. Ira was his brother.

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    Thanks and bookmarked your site.

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    In the ii-V-I section, you say:

    For example, try playing a iv chord instead of I (i.e. Am if you were playing a ii-V-I in C Major).

    But Am is the vi chord in C, so I think you meant vi, not iv.

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    Damgood book - and the Gershwin bit didn't throw me at all.

    Many thanks!

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    There's some good stuff in there -thanks.
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    Not bad at all -

    but I have a couple of comments

    Why no mention of Italian music...it fits between folk and classical? The mandolin was not invented for Bluegrass, although admittedly it seems the most popular American style.

    Next, the book assumes the only mandolins are A and F models. Those of us with bowlbacks, for instance do not use a strap even when standing.

    Next, classical and jazz are actually closer on the spectrum than you indicate.

    Overall, though, this is a good basic collection of things mandolinists need to know; I liked the very practical chord chart.

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    Isn't the "jazzier chord", labeled A6, actually Am7 or C6? And the "A9" beside it seems to have a G# in it? And the A6/9 ?????? (wrong fret)

    Maybe it's just me.
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