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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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June 26, 2013 | Using the picking hand to start good tone

One of our most popular series of articles on the Mandolin Sessions bimonthly webzine was on Thinking Good Tone from six years ago. We addressed some simple but powerful ways to alter the shape of your sound simply by concentrating on the picking hand. Long, robust, whole notes are a way to strip all the other distractions, and like a good home run hitter in baseball, consistently knock it out of the park.


Check out the archive article, and be sure to spend some time on the PDF warm-up. This can dramatically alter your playing!

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Posted by Ted at June 26, 2013 5:07 AM

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