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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."
February 12, 2011 | Impossible nail-through-wood trick
Sometimes you just marvel at the ingenuity of a clever woodworker. We often have no idea how it is they accomplish what they do, bending and torturing wood into an unnatural form such as the sides of a mandolin or guitar. Once in a while these actions get truly bizarre, as in the following YouTube video.
Seeing the final result without knowing how it's done would perplex any good Boy Scout.
We're thinking this might be fun to incorporate in a mandolin headstock some way.