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07.14.14

Jonathan Mann--2012 Mel Bay Interview
We posted this Mel Bay feature interview from Tennessee builder and long time JazzMando site supporter Jonathan Mann two years ago, including a tour of
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07.12.14

James Jamerson bass: Ain't No Mountain High Enough
We've posted these compelling visualizations before, and they are almost hypnotic. This one is the bass part for the classic 60's Marvin Gaye hit
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07.10.14

Coming up. Summer NAMM 2014
Flight tickets. Check. Hotel registration. Check. NAMM Badge registration. Check. Sinus Infection. Check... Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in before next week's Summer NAMM session
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Fingers: Exercises and Techniques

Exercises & Techniques:
FFcP Pentatonic Studies
ii V7 I Major Patterns
ii7b5 V7 i Minor Patterns


Sweeping for tone
Two Octave FFcP
Seamless shifting

Ears: Tone Concepts

Brain: Jazz Theory

Tone Concepts:
The virtues of sustain
Cataloging Bad Tone
Understanding pick construction

Theory:
Jazzed Pentatonic
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