"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 3, 2015 | Where are they now? Child prodigies 10 years later
Fascinating followup on the John Baxter'sMandotunes website. John reprises a terrific interview with five promising young mandolinists with a litany of current successes. At the time, the two youngest were Sierra Hull and Scott Gates, both 11 years old. Sarah Jarosz was 12, Josh Pinkham was 13, and Jacob Henry Jolliff was 15.
He weighs in, "I was impressed by not only their talent and what they had accomplished by that age, but also their maturity and commitment to their music."