How to play JAZZ on the mandolin

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 Jazz Mando Tips

(Jazz Mandolin Instruction Videos)

Bebop Lick 1



Bebop Lick 2



Bebop Lick 3




Bebop Lick 4




Western Swing Mandolin

Eldon Shamblin style chords

Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)



Simple Swing Comping

Improvising Against Dominant 7 Chords
Using the Melodic Minor Scale

Begining Jazz Improvisation
Using the Tune Mack the Knife


Chord Spellings



Bebop Scales


The Number System in Music Theory

Using Jazz Phrasing and Timing

Improvising on Hard Changes

My Electric Mandolin Gear

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Instructional Material

Getting Started

Common Tunes


Play Alongs

Chord Melody


Jazz Music Theory


Band in a Box Files for Jazz tunes

Free Jazz Mandolin Instruction Books

Jazz sign


Performance Videos


Bird Miles jazz

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