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Your local Chord Transit Authority.

This week's Tips and Tricks column is brought to you by Groveland Software developer and founder Craig Schmoller. The creator of Mando ModeExplorer and Jazz CitternExplorer continues to bring clarity and insight into the handy world of 5ths tuning. There's...

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A holiday surprise for you from Mando Mode Explorer

You'll enjoy this! From Groveland Software, a free web-based interactive chord inversion chart. Intuitive and aesthetically gorgeous, this dynamic resource allows you to grab a chord and move it (indefinitely) up the fretboard. It's tutorial, wallpaper, screen saver... even "game!"...

Hello Mac ModeExplorers everywhere

We made the switch back to Apple Macintosh about a year ago, and have been thoroughly satisfied. One casualty in this move, however, was the inability to access Groveland Software Lab's Windows based programs, Mando ModeExplorer™ and Jazz Cittern Explorer™....

Drinking in... 5ths.

We get contact requests for charts and materials on 5-string (and 10-) mandolins, and regretfully, have to report there really isn't much in traditional print. That said, anyone with a Windows based (XP, Vista, Windows7) would do well to acquire...

New Year. Resolution...

We all have things we want to accomplish in the new year, goals to set and achieve, and it's usually the simple, focused ones that get accomplished. One of ours for 2011 is to revisit our "Professional's Sound Lab," the...

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2010 JazzMando Tips and Tricks Highlights

We recently had a reader inquire about finding the JazzMando "blog." He had seen some of our articles on the internet but could not find where everything had been centralized or archived. We weren't quite sure where he was getting...

The Theory of Available Tensions

This week, JazzMando staff writer Craig Schmoller, of Groveland Software weighs in on the "Theory of Available Tensions." Some common sense insight from the author of the highly recommended Mando ModeExplorer and JazzCittern ModeExplorer computer software. A summary of Chord/Scale...

When is a #9 NOT a #9?

This week, JazzMando staff writer Craig Schmoller, of Groveland Software weighs in on enharmonics, notes that sound and fret the same but are spelled differently. Some common sense insight from the author of the highly recommended Mando ModeExplorer and JazzCittern...

Mobility--chord transit

Pocket chord books and chord encyclopedias are an excellent tool for the beginning mandolinist. The sooner you can expand your chord vocabulary, the sooner you can effectively perform a more lush function of harmonic variety to your music. Sure, professional...

Chords in the fingers. Chords in the head.

Think of how these chords are learned. Finger goes here, finger goes there. Strum. Shift, repeat. Pattern. Pattern. Pattern, etc. It's all very tactile, a physical process. Sure you might learn how a G7 relates (leads) to a C Major...

New to JazzMando: Dorian/Minor FFcP!!!

We just added to our FFcP library something we hope you are very excited about. Since the release of "Getting Into Jazz Mandolin," we've come to the conclusion the mandolin world could use a supplementary FFcP studies book, and we'll...

January Fitness

It's as predictable as the yearly Spring Thaw, only about 3 months earlier. The increased lines at the machines at the gym for the newly "committed," the barrage of diet plan commercials, those seeking restoration and restitution after a month-long...

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webtracks

Order the book in our JazzMando Merchandise Center. Book shipping date: TODAY!!! Note: Because of the 70 minute audio space limitation on the book's CD, we were limited to running the full exercises of the Major and Minor 'ii...

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Itching for a 5-string?

The standard four-course paired tuning (8-string) of the mandolin presents wonderful opportunities for transposing modes, chords, and licks across the string and up the neck. So what happens when one contemplates picking up a mandola (tuned a fifth lower), or...

Enharmonic Reduction

Enharmonic Reduction Remember in your early musical journeys, the first time you unraveled the fact that an A# and a Bb were the same note? An F# and a Gb? Even more confusing, an E and an Fb? If you...

Need a chord?

If you've been playing mandolin a while, you're probably already doing this, but for efficient chord to chord motion, it's a good idea to have several chord variations immediately at your fingertips... In general, you want to honor the 3...

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Groveland

Introducing the Mando ModeExplorer!. This isn't a chord or mode dictionary, it's an interactive tour guide into a wonderful journey of chord and scale theory. Such study can be dry and tedious taken out of context. Throw in some compelling...

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