The video I have posted below is a clip from a very useful instructional DVD. A common tendency is focusing on the playing of leads and melodies rather than focusing on rhythm and chords. Our ear is more drawn in by single note playing and our fingers prefer it to clamping down full chords. Rhythm […]
This is the first recording in a series of backtracks I will be posting to my site. The tracks are meant to be played along to as practice for musicians tackling any instrument. I am in 440 tuning at 96bp, playing the song “Sweet Georgia Brown,” in the key of F which cromatically walks down […]
All of my favorite musicians and bands have one thing in common. That one thing is that they have nothing in common. This seems paradoxical at first glance, but with a more detailed view it becomes much clearer. For simplicity’s sake I will start by discussing guitar alone. Some of my favorite players include: Django […]
A cover of the John Prine song Spanish Pipedream.
I am in the process of completing a series of instructional videos for beginner/intermediate mandolin players. I have a handful of free videos on my youtube channel under the name JakeCohan. I call them “Jake’s mandolin tricks”. These videos will be posted here on my website as well. Future videos will be more in depth […]
Last friday the Sailing to Denver Sextet played 2 sets at the Old Crow Tavern. Andrew Haynes of Athens, GA videotaped much of the show and put it on youtube. We had a great time playing and thank everyone for their support. The videos as well as all things STD can be found on our […]