Tom Mindte - Swing Mandolin and

Swing Vocal with Amy Ferebee

Swing Mandolin – You’ll learn swing chords on the mandolin – 6th, major 7th, minor 7th, diminished chords and others. We’ll work on some standard tunes from the swing / jazz repertoire and how to improvise on your solos. It’s not as difficult as you think to figure out most swing chord progressions – there are four or five that are used frequently. Let’s try some horn keys – F, B flat. E flat and A flat. It’s not too hard, once you get that hang of it. It’s going to be fun and rewarding.

Video about the swing mandolin course

Charts:

Wabash Blues

Ja-Da

Honeysuckle Rose

Embraceable You

Confessin' (That I Love You) in G

Djangology

Liza

 

Join our Swing Vocal class at Common Ground on the Hill, July 7-13 on the McDaniel College campus, Westminster MD. Amy Ferebee and Tom Mindte will help you with vocal technique, how to choose your repertoire, how to find the right key, and harmonize on swing and western swing songs. No previous experience is necessary. Bring your instruments or just your voice and we’ll have some fun.

 

Video about the swing vocal class

Charts for the Swing Vocal class

Oh! Lady Be Good in C

Oh! Lady Be Good in G

All of Me in C

All of Me in F

Confessin' (That I Love You) in G

Confessin' (That I Love You) in C

Choo Choo Ch' Boogie in A

 

 

YouTube videos:

Liza

Miss Molly

Confessin'

We Three

New San Antonio Rose

Some of These Days

 

     

 While learning mandolin and listening to country music on the radio, I heard Homer and Jethro, a comic duo with cornball lyrics and world-class jazz musicianship. I thought “Maybe I can do some of that on the mandolin.” I’m still working on it after all these years. I have played in sever swing / jazz bands over the years including Razz’m Jazz’m, The Sunshine Skiffle Band, Buffalo Nickel Band – still swinging after 30 years. I am also currently performing in a  jazz duo with with vocalist / guitarist Ester Haynes.

Tom Mindte

 

Resume:

Tom Mindte
2086 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg PA 17202
(301)275-8272  tom@pxrec.com     www.pxrec.com
 
Musician, Producer, Recording Engineer, Teacher, Mentor seeks work as a music instructor/coach in music camp or other educational setting.
Summary of Qualifications:

  • Record producer and engineer: 38 years’ experience building and producing a record label
  • Scholar: Deep knowledge of current and emerging roots music trends as well as history
  • Performer and band leader: bluegrass, swing, old time and blues music.
  • Teacher: Music theory, mandolin  performance, bluegrass, swing & blues vocal lead and harmony.
  • Arranger: Ability to transcribe music from recordings and arrange multiple instrumental and vocal parts for bands using Finale software.

Experience
Business
Proprietor, Patuxent Music (originally Patuxent Records) full-service studio and record label Rockville, Maryland  1984- present (Discography available on request)

Performance
Coleader, mandolin & accordion player, singer, Tex Rubinowitz & Tom Mindte’s Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, 2017-present.

Mandolin player, singer, Rick Franklin & Tom Mindte blues duo 2013-present.

Mandolin player, singer, Esther Haynes & Tom Mindte swing duo 2017-present.

Mandolin player, singer, Tom Mindte, Mason Via & Ben Somerville roots music trio 2017-2019

Bandleader, mandolin player and lead/tenor singer, Patuxent Partners bluegrass band, 1983 - present.

Bandleader, guitarist, singer, Weems Creek Ramblers old time band, 1987-1991.

Coleader, mandolin  & accordion player, singer, co-arranger in Buffalo Nickel swing band, 1987-present.

Bass Player, singer in Buzz Busby & the Bayou Boys bluegrass band, 1990-1995.

Teaching
Taught approximately 40 beginning, intermediate, and advanced mandolin students) in person at Patuxent Music and via Zoom and Skype, 2007-present (references on request)

Instructor in bluegrass mandolin and harmony singing, 2023 at Common Ground on the Hill. McDaniels College, Westminster MD.

I have developed a unique program of study for mandolin, that can be tailored for both reading and non-reading students. The program emphasizes proper technique, melody, scales, chords, and timing. Enough rudimentary theory is provided so the student can understand how the notes and chords fit the structure of each piece taught. I teach vocal harmony parts, as well.


Recognition/Honors
2020 Washington Monument Award, DC Bluegrass Union
Featured in Bluegrass Unlimited, August 2022
Profiled in Acoustic Roots and Country Blues 2018
Nominee for IBMA Mentor of the Year, 2019

Education:
Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, Capitol Technology University, 2007
Studied mandolin with Buzz Busby, Frank Wakefield, and Paul Glasse.
IBMA Leadership Bluegrass Program graduate
Completed courses at  Rare Book School, University of Virginia 1996-1998

 

 

press:

Bluegrass Unlimited 2012

Bluegrass Unlimited 2022

Bluegrass Today

Baltimore City Paper

Montgomery County Sentinel

Acoustic, Folk & Country Blues

 

Discography:

CD-017

Buffalo Nickel Band
World on a String

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$12.00
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CD-019

Weems Creek Ramblers

CD-020

Barnett & Mindte
Duets

CD-047

Patuxent Partners
I've Been Known to Cry

CD-081

Patuxent Partners
There Music be another way to live

CD-131

Razz'm Jazz''m
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CD-185

Patuxent Partners
Seven or Eleven

CD-152

Stephens & Mindte
Old Time Duets

CD-209

Tom Mindte

CD-215

Tom Mindte & Jeremy
Stephens - Radio Favorites

CD-237

Jeremy Stephens &
Tom Mindte
Live in Canada

CD-242

Tom Mindte
Something I've Been Working On

CD-246

Rick Franklin &
Tom Mindte
Dancing With My Baby

CD-263

Buffalo Nickel Band
416 North Stonestreet
1989-1991 Sessions
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CD-312

Tom Mindte & Mason Via

CD-330

Tom Mindte, Mason Via & Ben Somerville
409

CD-341

Tom Mindte, Mason Via & Ben Somerville
Christmas EP