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Mandolin Lessons: Odeon

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[MUSIC]
Hello there folks.
I'm coming at ya from ad odd perspective
here because I wanna get a close up
of this Odeon.
Solo mandolin version of the great
Brazilian classic Odeon.
Written by Ernesto Nazareth in, sometime
around the turn of the century 1900,
1890 to 1920, somewhere in there.
And, Odeon was a, was apparently a silent
movie house.
And he had a choro group that played in
there, very regularly.
And had a young cellist, age 16, named
Hector Villa-Lobos.
Just playing with him,
so, feel a little prodigious time in the
choro group as well.
So I'll zoom right in on the finger board
for
this one so you can really see what's
going on with my left hand.
That's the main thing.
Right hand isn't quite as, as involved as,
or is it necessary to see up close.
But I think you people will want to see my
fingering.
On this, so I hope you enjoy this little
close up here of Odeon.
So this is obviously a pattern in the
right hand.
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Once you get to this point,
so just to clarify what the right hand's
doing, I'm doing a down,
up, down, up even though it's 1, 3, 2, 1.
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On all these chords.
I'm following my cardinal rule.
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Down up, down up, down up.
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So the first chord's E minor.
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B7.
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[INAUDIBLE] E Minor, that's a bar.
E7, A minor.
E7, A.
Just bar.
A minor.
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A minor 7.
A minor 6.
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A minor, D7, B,
B7 sharp 5, B7, E minor,
B7, E minor, E7,
A minor, E, E7, A.
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Shoot.
[MUSIC]
Sorry lost it there for a minute.
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B7.
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Minor 9.
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C7.
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B7, B-minor.
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Okay?
Then the B
section.
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So I go up the neck,
starting on the D.
It's a trill there.
To A7, D7, G9.
D9, D9, G7.
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C9, C major 7 with a minor.
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A, G.
[MUSIC]
Sorry, had to back up.
[MUSIC]
A, D, G.
I'm just gonna play,
can't talk and play.
That's D7 plus 5.
[MUSIC]
I wanna go to the B section now.
It starts with this third position trill.
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A, D7, G.
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D7.
G7.
C.
C-minor.
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D7.
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Back to the A.
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So the, the trick with,
with that whole section is getting things.
Getting things out of the way, so that
strings will ring nicely.
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And letting those bass notes sustain.
[MUSIC]
These things.
That B note on that G7.
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And that whole thing is C,
it's a C with an added number up top, and
then it comes down to this C minor,
but you leave the bass of the 5th held the
whole time.
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You know, when you hit that D.
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When you hit that D,
then it ring, it continues the ring even
though you change chords.
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Then you're back to the a.
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Then the C section.
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Diminish.
To a D7.
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I add that little.
Triad third.
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F sharp, A, F an A flat.
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F sharp and A.
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G sharp in the bass,
A, G, F sharp, B,
G, E, C sharp,
A sharp, C sharp.
Okay?
Hard to see all that with my big fingers.
But hopefully this is helping just to get
the nice close up.
[MUSIC]
So my finger hang on on that last lick.
1, 1, 1, 1.
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3, 2, 1, 4.
1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 4.
[MUSIC]
All right, there's your Odeon.
Sometimes.
[MUSIC]
I'll repeat the last phrase sometimes.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Sometimes, I'll repeat the last phrase.
[MUSIC]
Three times.
[MUSIC]
Then.
[MUSIC]
I
simply played the half step below the E, E
minor arpeggio, every note.
[MUSIC]
So the E minor,
I'm playing E, E flat, E, G, F sharp,
G, B, B flat, B, E, G sharp, E, G, B.
[MUSIC]
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And I end it on a minor,
E minor with a major seventh on top.
[MUSIC]
Well,
I hope you've enjoyed this little close up
of, my, nice, tiny,
little, delicate fingers.
[LAUGH] working my way through this odeon.
Great tune and I usually play it in D
minor as I've said
by the great Jacob Do Bandolim but played
in E minor by most guitarists.
So I love to play it with guitarists in
this range but so.
Anyway I hope you've enjoyed this and look
forward to seeing more of you all soon.
So, take care, bye, bye.
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