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March 11, 2013 | Supercharging your chord comping: 3-note minor key blocks
Nearly ten years ago, we systemized a new approach to understanding the mandolin fretboard through a closed position finger system we called "FFcP," or Four Fingered closed Position. Since then we're attempting to change the approach to comping with a different approach to voicing chords with only 3-notes.
We can't stress enough how great this is for the mandolinist, better range and timbre, more versatility in transposing up and down the fingerboard, and of course, a more pragmatic base for chord melody playing. It also works terrifically well for other 5th tuned instruments including mandola, mandocello, and 5-string mandolins.
Last week, we capped off a series of simple three note progression with our Minor 'ii7b5 V7 I' 3-note Mandolin Chord Blocks. If you haven't already, check these out and all the "Further" articles at the bottom of this entry to our weekly Tips and Tricks column. The 3-note chord approach can revolutionize your playing.
Review article: 3-note minor key blocks
Download PDF: Minor 'ii7b5 V7 I' 3-note Mandolin Chord Blocks
Posted by Ted at March 11, 2013 5:15 AM
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