Learn how to combine chords and melody to play jazz standards in the style pioneered by jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns and guitarists like Joe Pass and Bucky Pizzarelli. Sign up for updates here.
by Dan Gabel
May 16, 2019
In early June, Peghead Nation will launch Chord Melody Mandolin with Aaron Weinstein. In this new course, you'll learn how to combine chords and melody to play jazz standards in the style pioneered by jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns and guitarists like Joe Pass and Bucky Pizzarelli. Aaron will walk you through essential chord voicings and picking hand techniques, and gives step-by-step instruction in how to play standards like “Deed I Do,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Comes Love,” and other favorites.
Watch Aaron’s course introduction video above, and sign up below to receive email updates about the launch of Chord Melody Mandolin.
Called “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein “is rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters” (Don Heckman, International Review of Music). As a featured violin and mandolin soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note, and at jazz festivals worldwide. Aaron is widely regarded as one of the mandolin’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom, and he is the author of the jazz mandolin book, “Mandolin Chord Melody System” from Mel Bay Publications.
Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross, and many others. He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship. Aaron lives in New York City.
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