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Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos
with Aaron Weinstein
Live Workshop
Live Workshop
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About This Workshop
 
If you’re playing mandolin in a swing or jazz band, most of the time you won’t be playing solos, you’ll be a part of the rhythm section, accompanying soloists or vocalists. In this eight-session workshop you’ll learn to play rhythm mandolin (and how to create rhythmic chord solos) with one of the world’s greatest swing mandolinists, Aaron Weinstein.
 
 
Meet the Instructor
Aaron Weinstein
 
 
Called “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein “is rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters.” (Don Heckman, International Review of Music). Aaron is a respected violinist and mandolinist, widely regarded as one of the mandolin’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom, and author of the jazz mandolin book Mandolin Chord Melody System (Mel Bay Publications). He was recently named as one of Downbeat magazine’s Rising Stars in the venerable publication’s 2019 critic’s poll.
 
 
 
The Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos Workshop Includes:
  • Eight one-hour live Zoom sessions, held every other Saturday, from 10 am to 11 am PST (1 pm to 2 pm EST), starting on Saturday, September 11.
  • In-depth lessons on playing rhythm on the mandolin in a jazz or swing band
  • Advice and detailed examples on how to take the techniques used in playing rhythm on the mandolin to play rhythmic solos
  • Rhythmic chord solos to play on eight jazz and swing standards 
  • High-quality video recordings of each session, posted on Peghead Nation within a week of each session, so you can review what you've learned and revisit them after the workshop has concluded
  • Notation/tablature and chord diagrams for each session
 
 
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Workshop fee of $200, participate live or view recordings on your own schedule.
 
 
 

Course Description

If you’re playing mandolin in a swing or jazz band, most of the time you won’t be playing single-note solos, or chord-melody solos, you’ll be a part of the rhythm section, accompanying soloists or vocalists. In this eight-session course you’ll learn to play rhythm mandolin (and how to create rhythmic chord solos) with one of the world’s greatest swing mandolinists, Aaron Weinstein, who was named as one of Downbeat’s Rising Stars in the venerable publication’s 2019 critic’s poll.

 

Course Includes:

 

  • Eight one-hour live Zoom sessions, held every other Saturday, from 10 am to 11 am PST (1 pm to 2 pm EST), starting on Saturday, September 11.
  • In-depth lessons on playing rhythm on the mandolin in a jazz or swing band
  • Advice and detailed examples on how to take the techniques used in playing rhythm on the mandolin to play rhythmic solos
  • Rhythmic chord solos to play on eight jazz and swing standards 
  • High-quality video recordings of each session, posted on Peghead Nation within a week of each session, so you can review what you've learned and revisit them after the workshop has concluded
  • Notation/tablature and chord diagrams for each session
 
 
Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos Workshop
 
Welcome to Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos
 

If you’re playing mandolin in a swing or jazz band, most of the time you won’t be playing single-note solos, or chord-melody solos, you’ll be a part of the rhythm section, accompanying soloists or vocalists. In this eight-session workshop you’ll learn to play rhythm mandolin (and how to create rhythmic chord solos) with one of the world’s greatest swing mandolinists, Aaron Weinstein, who was recently named  as one of Downbeat’s Rising Stars in the venerable publication’s 2019 critic’s poll.

 
Session 1: “All of Me”
 

In this first session of Rhythm and Chord Solos, Aaron shows you chord voicings for playing the jazz standard “All of Me.” He also shows you the two basic rhythmic feels for playing swing and jazz rhythm on the mandolin: playing “in two” and “in four.” Then he gives you ideas for playing rhythmic chord solos using the voicings you’ve learned.

 
Session 2: "Exactly Like You"
 

In this session, you’ll explore the swing/jazz standard "Exactly Like You"—reviewing the concepts from last session (playing in two, playing in four, rhythmic hits) and then looking at how to add “color tones” to some of the voicings for additional melodic options for both accompaniment and soloing.

 
Session 3: “Sweet Georgia Brown”
 

In this session, you’ll learn the traditional jazz standard “Sweet Georgia Brown,” which has a very common circle-of-fourths progression. Aaron shows you how to use ii7–V7 substitutions throughout the tune.

 
 
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