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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."



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November 16, 2011 | Introducing the JBovier FM5 Mandola

JeffNAMM2010.jpgJeff Cowherd is back at it again, plugging neglected mandolin family market holes with his keen eye for quality tempered with a working musician affordability. His JBovier line of mandolins has evolved from the traditional A- and F-body mandolins into 4- and 5-string electrics and recently a tribute to additional classics like the Army/Navy flat tops.

His latest foray is a beautiful and very much welcome addition, an F-body mandola, his JBovier FM5 offering. We've been privileged with a personal week-long spin on his first prototype, and are pleased to say this instrument is an excellent value for the under $2K street price on the base model.

Check out our review in the Builder's Spotlight section: JBovier FM5 Mandola

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Posted by Ted at November 16, 2011 5:07 AM


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