Jazz Mandolin Appetizers

by Don Stiernberg
sku: 02-22021M
Book/Online audio set. Etudes that address the challenges every improvising mandolinist faces: selecting notes that sound good with chord progressions and finding them on the fretboard, more. In section one new melodies are presented for chord progressions often played at swing & jazz jam sessions. These tunes will benefit players of any style. Covers harmonic analysis and the effects of intervals. Shows how chords and progressions can be made more interesting by adding color, tension and movement. Chord substitution is also demonstrated. Teaches you to work with commonly played progressions and expands your chord voicing vocabulary up and down the neck. Lastly, a study of chord-melody style playing is presented. Playing the melody and harmony at the same time yields full sounding solo arrangements. Intermediate/advanced. Note/tab. 39 pp.   More Details...
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  • Table of Contents
  • Jazz Mandolin Appetizers
  • Guidelines, Suggestions and “Wise Sayings” About Improvisation
  • Improvisation
  • Get to Know Your Tones and Intervals
  • Color Tones
  • Tensions and Alterations
  • What About s4, s11, f13?
  • Wise Sayings
  • Tunes
  • Lima Bean Gumbo
  • Freddie
  • Minor (and Major) Swing
  • Savannah Stomp
  • Porterhouse
  • Bibim Bop
  • Nectarine
  • Illiana
  • Big Chief Wauconda
  • Rhythm Changes Changed
  • Rhythm Changes
  • Rhythm Changes Changed #2
  • Rhythm Changes Changed #3
  • Rhythm Changes Changed #4
  • Rhythm Changes Changed #5
  • Rhythm Changes Changed #6
  • Chord Melody
  • Chord Melody #1
  • Chord Melody #2 “Ballad”
  • Chord Melody #3 “After a Rain”
  • Chord Melody #4 “Swing”
  • “Jazzberry Blossom”