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Chord Melody Basics, Part 1: Chord Voicings

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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Chord Melody Basics, Part 1: Chord Voicings  
 
Chord Melody Basics, Part 1: Chord Voicings  
 
Chord Melody Basics, Part 1: Chord Voicings
Chord Melody Basics, Part 1: Chord Voicings
 
It’s not necessary to know hundreds of chord voicings to play chord melody mandolin. If you know a few core voicings, you can use those along with melody notes, to create satisfying voicings that fit the song you’re playing. In these introductory videos, Aaron takes two basic chords (Dm and G7) and shows you how to expand them to create a few couple simple chord melodies.

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