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Lesson Guide - Mandy
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John’s notes; This is a ‘melodic’ solo arrangement suitable for electric and acoustic guitars of the global hit by Barry Manilow called “Mandy”. It’s in the key of C Major and I have used only 3 common chords (C Major, D minor and G Major- with a brief E minor appearance in phrase 7).This arrangement was created to practice expressive ‘melodic’ lead notes with Triad harmonies. It also uses a good fret board length coverage from fret 1 up to fret 8. The tempo (speed) you play this is your choice, practice each phrase and think ‘melodic’, use dynamics i.e. quiet and louder sections and always try to emulate how the human voice would perform the melody lines. The ‘fills’ are used when the melody stops or pauses for breath, and in the gospel tradition, can be used to create a ‘second’ voice which is responding to the main melodic sentence. This is called ‘call and response’, and is much used in Blues and Gospel music, as well as many other genres. This melodic ‘call and response’ idea adds interest, and is often used as an alternative to strumming a chord . If you know the C Major single string scale, and one or two vertical scales you’ll have no problem playing and adding your own phrases where appropriate. Even if you play it as per the PDF your fingers will get a good work out practicing holding on to notes (sustain), using tasteful vibrato and dynamics.
Sample - Mandy (Edited)
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(Welling. Kent)
07919 356980
Lesson Guide - Mandy
Any questions - just ask
John’s notes; This is a ‘melodic’ solo arrangement suitable for electric and acoustic guitars of the global hit by Barry Manilow called “Mandy”. It’s in the key of C Major and I have used only 3 common chords (C Major, D minor and G Major- with a brief E minor appearance in phrase 7).This arrangement was created to practice expressive ‘melodic’ lead notes with Triad harmonies. It also uses a good fret board length coverage from fret 1 up to fret 8. The tempo (speed) you play this is your choice, practice each phrase and think ‘melodic’, use dynamics i.e. quiet and louder sections and always try to emulate how the human voice would perform the melody lines. The ‘fills’ are used when the melody stops or pauses for breath, and in the gospel tradition, can be used to create a ‘second’ voice which is responding to the main melodic sentence. This is called ‘call and response’, and is much used in Blues and Gospel music, as well as many other genres. This melodic ‘call and response’ idea adds interest, and is often used as an alternative to strumming a chord . If you know the C Major single string scale, and one or two vertical scales you’ll have no problem playing and adding your own phrases where appropriate. Even if you play it as per the PDF your fingers will get a good work out practicing holding on to notes (sustain), using tasteful vibrato and dynamics.
J. Edwards - Guitar Instructor
Sample - Mandy (Edited)
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