Getting Into Jazz Mandolin
by Ted Eschliman
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.
Product Number: 20835M
Format: Book + Online Audio
Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate
Binding: Squareback Saddle Stiched
Size: 8.75 x 11.75
Series: Getting Into
Date Published: 09_22_2015
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