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This lesson is part of the course Chord Melody Mandolin with Aaron Weinstein.
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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.
 
 
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Chord Melody Basics, Part 2: Picking-Hand Technique
 
Your fretting hand determines the notes you’re playing but your picking hand determines how those notes (and chords) are articulated. Aaron shows you how to create different sounds with the two progressions you learned in Part 1 by separating the chord and melody notes in different rhythmic ways, for example, playing the melody note before the full chord, or the bass note before the full chord. He also demonstrates how you can combine these approaches to give your chord melody performance some rhythmic variety.
 
 
 
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Aaron talks about the importance of active listening in learning to play any kind of music. He differentiates between passive listening (while you’re making dinner, driving to work, etc.) and active listening, where all you’re doing is listening. He recommends that you make listening part of your practice routine, and that when you listen to something, you think about what you like about the music and what you don’t like. This can then give you ideas for learning. For example, if you like a particular phrase in someone’s solo, you can sit down and learn that phrase, and then try to figure out what about the phrase is pleasing to you.

 
 
 
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