Swing chords and progressions for mandolin
Stuck in the world of G-C-D progressions and looking to expand your chordal vocabulary on mandolin? This course is for you. Read full description…
Stuck in the world of G-C-D progressions and looking to expand your chordal vocabulary on mandolin? This course is for you.
In these Soundslice-exclusive video lessons, jazz mandolin master Don Stiernberg walks you through all the chord voicings you need to know to play swing music. Get ready for 6’s, 9’s, flat-5’s, half-diminished chords and lots more.
Along the way, you’ll learn how to keep your swing rhythm interesting and “in the style” — adding color and movement to your playing. You’ll learn how to fit your playing into a band, how to add interesting substitutions to chords, and how to practice this stuff.
Finally, Don puts these chords to work with nine studies of common chord progressions. In each one, he’ll give you several ways of playing it, with rich commentary along the way.
[Mastered this course? Don’t miss volume two, which focuses on lead playing.]
Preview the course
|Diminished and augmented chords|
|Major progression with a minor bridge #1|
|Major progression with a minor bridge #2|
|Minor progression with a major bridge #1|
|Minor progression with a major bridge #2|
|Circle-of-fifths progression #1|
|Circle-of-fifths progression #2|
|Circle of fifths progression #3|
About the artist
professional musician 45 years..learned mandolin from 20th century master Jethro Burns..performs coast to coast and abroad with The Don Stiernberg Trio..focus on swinging jazz..currently working on 10th CD as leader..respected teacher at mando camps
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