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Fingering Mastery - scales & modes for the mandolin fretboard Paperback – May 17, 2012
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The study begins with the 7-note scales: first the Ionian and its modes, then the harmonic minor, followed by the jazz minor and Harmonic Major - displayed in cohesive full-color patterns which promote both memorization and ease of fingering.
Next, the Chromatic Cube section revisits the Ionian & jazz minor sets, and introduces the Wholetone scale, the diminisheds, and Bebop Major set fingerings - all examined in great detail.
And finally, an investigation into the pentatonics leads to the inclusion of the octatonic Bebop Dominant set.
From the Back Cover
scales & modes for the mandolin fretboard
2012 © J.Brent & S.Barkley
The fingerings for these scales on the mandolin fretboard are shown in various configurations designed to highlight the intervallic relationships and repetition of fragments between groups of strings.
- Ionian set (Lydian, etc)
- Harmonic minor set (Phrygian Dominant, etc)
- Jazz minor set (Lydian Dominant, etc)
- Harmonic Major set (superphrygian, etc)
- Wholetone scale
- Diminished scales (hW / Wh)
- Bebop Major set (Dorian Blues, etc)
- Bebop Dominant set (Mixodorian, etc)
- Pentatonic scales: Minor and Major
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