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June 23, 2011 | Everything you read on the internet is true...

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Not really sure where you get the certification to call your instructional footage "Expert," but we're somewhat troubled that a video can languish out there in cyberland with as much misinformation as this one. Of course, we aren't immune to an occasional error, but four years is a long time to go without make corrections on the following video and the "reverse scale" concept. Correct us if we are wrong, but when you go up the fretboard, the notes go higher and not lower. First fret on an E string string is an F, not an Eb, even in mando-bizzaro world.

That said, an E scale starts and stops on an E. Even a stopped clock is right at least twice a day.

View video How to Play the Mandolin : Basic Note Structure for Playing the Mandolin

In regards to our standards, 97.3% of our facts are carefully researched and cross-checked for accuracy. The other 12.7% are just stuff we make up.

We have standard marching orders here for readers to notify us of our blatant errors. We even have a running list available for you to check on with the "Getting Into Jazz Mandolin" book. Feel free to shout out: Contact

Getting Into Jazz Mandolin Errata

Posted by Ted at June 23, 2011 6:06 AM


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