Modes on Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation (Book)
30119
Modes on the Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation is a collection of exercises for the mandolin student to work through to better understand the fretboard and expand their musicality. The collection includes scales, modes, arpeggios, patterns, intervalic and rhythmic exercises, and progressions. It will serve as a valuable resource and a supplement to, but not a substitute for, a good teacher. You do not need to follow the chapters in order, as all of them will help you play and improvise over progressions. ...more
Product Number:
30119
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
140
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8515-8
ISBN13:
978-07866-8515-8
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
4/25/2013
Modes on the Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation is a collection of exercises for the mandolin student to work through to better understand the fretboard and expand their musicality. The collection includes scales, modes, arpeggios, patterns, intervalic and rhythmic exercises, and progressions. It will serve as a valuable resource and a supplement to, but not a substitute for, a good teacher. You do not need to follow the chapters in order, as all of them will help you play and improvise over progressions. The exercises are tools to help you build muscle memory and musical ideas anywhere on the fretboard. Connect the physical with the theoretical. There are examples of common tune chord progressions with ideas applied to them. By creating your own musical ideas over the same progressions, you will find that the practical information given (exercises) turns into functional use (playing and improvising). Once you gain a better understanding of the fretboard, you will notice more fluidity and creativity in your playing.
Modes on Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation

Introduction...............................................................................................................................................................3

Foreword.............................................................................................................................................................3

Keys – Circle of 5ths...........................................................................................................................................4

Major Scale.........................................................................................................................................................5

Modes..................................................................................................................................................................6

Diatonic 7th Chords............................................................................................................................................7

Tremolo and Pick Direction................................................................................................................................7

Exploring Possibilities........................................................................................................................................8

Credits.................................................................................................................................................................8

Modes........................................................................................................................................................................9

Modes 2 Octaves, Start with 1st Finger..............................................................................................................9

Modes 2 Octaves - Up One/ Down the Next, Start with 1st Finger..................................................................16

Modes 1 Octave, Start with 3rd Finger.............................................................................................................21

Modes 1 Octave – Up One/ Down the Next, Start with 3rd Finger..................................................................30

Modes 1 Octave, Start with 4th Finger.............................................................................................................35

Modes 1 Octave – Up One/ Down the Next, Start with 4th Finger..................................................................45

Modes on 2 Strings, Start with 1st Finger........................................................................................................51

Modes – 6th Interval with Variations................................................................................................................61

Modes – 7th Interval with Variations................................................................................................................71

Modes – Octave Exercise in 1 Position............................................................................................................82

Vertical Modes - 1st Finger Shift......................................................................................................................89

Vertical Modes - 3 and 2 Octaves.....................................................................................................................93

Rhythmic Variations for Modes......................................................................................................................100

Interval Combination Exercise.......................................................................................................................106

1-6-2-5 Progression with Modes in Positions.................................................................................................110

Arpeggios..............................................................................................................................................................112

Vertical Diatonic 7th Chord Arpeggios, 2 Octaves, Start with 1st Finger......................................................112

Vertical Diatonic 7th Chord Arpeggios, 2 Octaves, Start with 3rd Finger.....................................................117

3 Octave Arpeggios.........................................................................................................................................123

7th Arpeggios Circle of 5ths...........................................................................................................................124

2-5-1 Progression with Arpeggios..................................................................................................................128

Tunes.....................................................................................................................................................................132

Lonesome Violin.............................................................................................................................................132

Leaves.............................................................................................................................................................134

Salt Water........................................................................................................................................................136

Parker Blues....................................................................................................................................................138

Blues in Bf......................................................................................................................................................139

 
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