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Lydian spice

Most of the JazzMando readership is familiar with how the intervals of the Major Scale can be transformed into modes simply by starting the scale and ending it on a different note. You have the Dorian mode by starting on...

Reflections on the creative process

Two years ago, when the final issue of Mel Bay's Mandolin Sessions was published, we wanted to go out with a bang. Our final article sought the knowledge of some of the world's finest mandolin talent. We published their thoughts...

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Mel Bay publishes the last of the Mandolin Sessions

We knew it was final, so we pulled out all the stops. In March, the writers of Mel Bay's Mandolin Sessions were informed the series was coming to an end, and the April/May 2012 would be the curtain call. The...

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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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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 best stories

Last week, we took a look at some of the "Best Of" in our weekly Tips and Tricks column, and we thought we'd also take a crack at some of the 2010 JazzMando News Highlights this week. You probably already...

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...

Fifths, Symmetry and You: Perceptual Economy

This week's Tips article is another terrific entry from staff contributor and music software theory Guru, Craig Schmoller, and a timely third part to our "Geometry" Trilogy. By now, you should already be familiar with his Mando ModeExplorer , one...

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Two years: Path To Mando Mastery

Released September 2008 after five years in the making, we're celebrating two years of success of the Mel Bay best seller, "Getting into Jazz Mandolin." From the publisher's website: "The last half-century has produced an explosion of interest in guitar,...

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The Seven Chord Naming Rules

This week's Tips entry is from staff contributor and music software theory Guru, Craig Schmoller. His Mando ModeExplorer is one of the most authoritative and concise fretboard software programs available for mandolin, and his recently released Jazz CitternExplorer is an...

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...

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...

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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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