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04.27.15

New review: Marty Jacobson
Introducing Smyrna Georgia builder, Martin Jacobson. We first encountered his work about a year ago when reporting on Alan O.W. Barne's recording, "The Wesley Project"
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04.24.15

Tom Bekeny at the Festival of the Mandolins
We mentioned the release of west coast musician Tom Bekeny, "Jazzolin" nearly two years ago. If you are anywhere near the bay area and are
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04.22.15

A Mandolin Player's Guide to Jamming; Carl Yaffey
New to Mel Bay, "A Mandolin Player's Guide to Jamming." Crafted by multi-instrumentalist and Columbus musician, Carl Yaffrey, the book would be a perfect bridge
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A String Primer
Dynamic Results
Developing Your Voice
Cataloging Bad Tone
Enemies of Sustain
Blues 501 (Jazz. When three chords just aren't enough)
Swing: shuffle, articulation, and drag
Vamps Pt 1. Creating energy with Diatonic triads
Vamps Pt 2. Expanding the Diatonic triads
Vamps Pt 3. Scurry Dominants
Vamps Pt 4. Circle of fifths
Vamps Pt 4. Minor Modal
Building off silence
Brightness and the Overtone Series
Starting with good tone
Whole(some) notes
The virtues of sustain
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Chord Combinations for the Lizard Ear




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