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Noted mandolinist and teacher Del Grosso presents this excellent mandolin method that features great playable tunes in several styles (bluegrass, country, folk, and blues) in standard music notation and tab. You'll be playing in no time with this step-by-step method that includes a whole host of invaluable tips on:

Buying Instruments,
Mandolin Anatomy
Tunings
Music Reading Fundamentals
Music Notation and Tablature
Single-Note picking and Tremolo Picking
Double stops, Chords, Scales and Modes
Drones
and much more!

£5.99
This is the most useful chord book yet devised for the mandolin player.Because the chords are arranged in keys, you can locate those most often used in any key without having to flip through the whole book. This convenient grouping enables you to find the most used chords in a key with just the turn of a page. With its slim shape the book slips easily into your instrument case.
£15.99

This brilliant songbook, Folk Songs For Mandolin, features more than 40 traditional favorites arranged specifically for mandolin, including John Henry, Kumbaya and Man of Constant Sorrow.
Full lyrics included.

£17.95
A detailed course for those starting to play the mandolin, covering everything from tuning, right and left hand techniques, reading music and tablature, chords, tremolo, scales, tunes, exercises and simple duets to advice on choosing and maintaining an instrument.Inclues free Audio Download.
£20.99
This is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Irish mandolin playing. As well as being a complete guide for the absolute beginner, this book also contains a mine of information, useful tips and ideas for the experienced player.All the tunes and key exercises in the book are included on the accompanying 63 track audio download available online.
£9.99
The Absolute Beginners award-winning method has been designed to make learning the Mandolin easier than ever before!
£17.99
This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisun (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up includes accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. These concepts are particularly useful in an improvisational setting.
£12.99
An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy Mandolin. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation as well as Mandolin tablature. An accompanying online audio recording contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with Guitar accompaniment.
£13.99
Perfect for beginning to advanced players, this collection contains both note-for-note transcribed mandolin solos, as well as mandolin arrangements of the melody lines for 11 songs from this Grammy-winning Album of the Year: Angel Band • The Big Rock Candy Mountain • Down to the River to Pray • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) • I'll Fly Away • In the Highways (I'll Be Somewhere Working for My Lord) • In the Jailhouse Now • Indian War Whoop • Keep on the Sunny Side • You Are My Sunshine. Chord diagrams provided for each song match the chords from the original recording, and all songs are in their original key. Includes tab, lyrics and a mandolin notation legend.
£15.50
Book/CD pack. 27 songs with chord changes, performance and fingering suggestions. Designed to give players a repertoire of common tunes and commonly used techniques such as slides, double stops, fiddle shuffles, tremolos, double-time ornaments and syncopation. "Big Mon," "Arkansas Traveler," "Sailor's Hornpipe," "Sally Goodin," "Whiskey Before Breakfast," "Kentucky Mandolin," "Old Dangerfield," more. The split-channel CD allows you to hear the lead mandolin or play-along with the backing tracks. Note/tab. 40 pp.
£20.99
A new book on improvisation is now available for bluegrass mandolin players. Based on the concept of learning by playing, this 200 page book covers a wide range of improvisation tools and how to implement them in your playing.
£16.99

The Strum Together series enables players of five different instruments – or any combination of them – to “strum together” on dozens of great songs.

This new, easy-to-use format features melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams for five popular folk instruments: standard Ukulele, baritone Ukulele, Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo.

£12.99
This encyclopedia is designed to provide mandolin players with a wide variety of chords in different voicings. This book is intended as both a starting point of learning chord voicings and patterns, as well as a dictionary of common mandolin chords.
£24.99
Twenty tunes in styles from Irish to American, in a variety of tunings, melody and accompaniment, presented in standard notation and tablature, with accompanying Online Audio. Left and right hand techniques and chord voicings are thoroughly discussed.
£7.99
First Lessons Mandolin teaches the absolute basics of learning to play mandolin from holding the pick to performing easy mandolin tunes. It doesn't get any easier than this! Students learn how to hold the mandolin correctly, how to read mandolin tablature, basic note reading, the most popular mandolin chords, how to play easy melodies in several musical styles, basic picking technique, how to tune the mandolin, and much more. Along the way students will learn about the greatest mandolin players and their music. The main emphasis of First Lessons Mandolin is to get the student up and playing immediately and to have fun doing it!
£17.95
A detailed course for those who have already covered the basics of Mandolin playing, incorporating closed position playing, position shifts, fourth finger workouts, chordal arrangements, bunched and extended fingerings, tremolo, double stopping and many tricks of the trade to help you on your way to mastering the Mandolin. Cd Included.
£16.99
Mastering the mandolin neck can be a challenge, even for very experienced players. The diagrams in this full-color book will help you quickly memorize scales and chords that may have previously seemed difficult to grasp. You'll be able to easily see and understand how scale and chord shapes are laid out and how they connect and overlap across the neck. The material is presented in all 12 keys, using complete 12-fret neck diagrams with color-coded displays of the most common fingerings.
£19.99
The mandolin has become an integral part of the Irish music scene. In this book, you will find a carefully graded set of lessons and tunes, designed to help you master the skill needed to play Irish music with authority. Each section includes a clear statement of goals, and a review with exercises and ideas for further development. The book encompasses a wide range of material, from the lyrical simplicity of waltz-time tunes such as Gleanntan Gaoith Dobhair to great and popular session tunes suc
£13.99
The Scottish Mandolin Tutor by David (Dagger) Gordon. A great book of Scottish mandolin tunes with lots of playing tips. Using new and old tunes David Gordon has recorded a Cd to go with the book with an example of how to play each tune and helpful guidance on Scottish Mandolin playing styles. There is also a section on Mandolin chording.
£16.99
A fun-to-play collection of 62 favorite Fiddle and Irish tunes arranged in notation and tablature for Mandolin solo. Ideal music for intermediate level technical study in sight reading.
£16.99
Clear instructions from a professional; basics, right and left hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance, and much more. Plus a complete section on the best bluegrass songs and tunes to learn from. The audio features recorded examples and backing tracks for several songs. Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
£14.95
Designed for Mandolin players who want to improve their technique quickly, Doc Rossi's ASAP Irish Mandolin contains a series of tunes that will help you to master the style whilst expanding your repertoire.
£16.95
Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational techniques and sounds. Develop your versatility over the fingerboard, and master harmonic and rhythmic ideas on the mandolin. The CD has demonstration and play-along tracks, performed by an all-star band.
£8.95
Eleven solos transcribed for mandolin in notation and tablature. Includes works by Corelli, Handel, Telemann, Bach and others.

Mandolin / bouzouki books including tutor & chord, maintenance plus music & songs books.