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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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Deed I Do  
 
Deed I Do  
 
Deed I Do, Part 1
Deed I Do, Part 1
 
The first chord melody arrangement you’ll learn is the 1920s jazz standard “Deed I Do.” It’s in the key of C and follows the standard 32-bar AABA form. Aaron walks you through his arrangement, phrase by phrase, explaining some of his arrangement and voicing choices and how he’s combined melody notes with the basic voicings you already learned. You’ll learn the first two A sections in this video, the second of which starts the same as the first but ends differently: Aaron uses different voicings and substitutions for the last four bars.

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