Book + Online Audio
Squareback Saddle Stitched
8.75 x 11.75
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
No longer confined to basic folk genres, any mandolinist aspiring to a broader comprehension of music, including swing, blues, pop, choro, broadway, and even classical can expand his/her playing and through a working knowledge of jazz fundamentals. This breakthrough approach in mandolin pedagogy takes four uncomplicated fretboard patterns (FFcP) and drills a physical familiarity into the player's fingers, softening the fear of upper frets and prepares for the harmonic alterations necessary for effective and intuitive playing of more complex contemporary music.
A brief introduction into modes, the player is eased into jamming with audio accompaniment, and eventually an initiation into the most fundamental jazz chord progression of all, the 'ii V7 I' pattern. From the horizontal (melody) to the vertical (chords) and back, the results are a both instinctive and physical grasp of tonal centers and the improvisational fodder of effective performing. An emphasis on pinky strength, finger control and sustain, the book's exercises also develop the player's concepts of tone and melody. Includes access to online audio.
Introduction and Philosophy
Four Finger Closed Position (FFcP)
Half-Step Scale Degrees
General Starting Positions One Octave FFcP Major Scales
Moving the FFcP up the Fingerboard
Moving on Up
The Secret of Half Steps
Guides and Gravity
Arpeggios: Subconscious Melodic Roadmaps
Minor 6th and Half Diminished 7ths Chords (m7b5)
Melodic Improvisational Concepts
More Modal Considerations
A Little bit of Gypsy: The Aug 11th Scale
The Altered Scale
Minor in Possession
One small step for a mandolin, one giant leap from a G Chop
Minor Cadences: V7(b9)i
Chord and Melody: Transition
Minor World Dominants
Jazz Harmonic Function
The "ii V7 I"
Sample Stock 'ii V7 I' Chord Fingerings
Sample Stock 'ii7b5 V7 i' Chord Fingerings
How High the Minor Two?
Major ii V7 I 2nd
Major ii V7 I 3rd
Major ii V7 I 1st
Major ii V7 I 4th
Minor ii7b5 V7 i
Minor ii7b5 V7 i 2nd
Minor ii7b5 V7 i 3rd
Minor ii7b5 V7 i 4th
Blues 501: Advanced Blues Progressions
Turn Around Progressions
Mandolin Chord User Template
Tri-tone Sub Application
Mandolin Chord Economics
Mandolin Chord User Template
Symmetrical Fretboard "Tricks": Diminished and Augmented Chords
Beyond Tonal Centers
Improvisation: Pattern Based vs Theory Based
Part of the Team: On Ensemble Playing
About the Author
Mandolin Chord User Templates
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