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10.22.14

Sierra Hull at breakfast
We were fortunate enough to see the following performance live at a 2014 Summer NAMM breakfast, although from about 200 feet back. It's great to
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10.20.14

Aaron Weinstein; LIZA
Do we ever get tired of viewing a fresh new chord melody arrangement from east coast string wizard Aaron Weinstein? Nope. Complete with walking
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10.18.14

Michael Lampert on iTunes
The first CD recorded by Los Angeles area jazz mandolinist Michael Lampert, Jacaranda, remains an exercise in silky smooth tone. This and his subsequent project,
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Tone Concepts
Pick Construction
What is the difference in sound between an F hole and an Oval hole mandolin
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
More on sustain
Chord Combinations for the Lizard Ear




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