Mandolin / Bouzouki Books
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:
Music Reading Fundamentals
Music Notation and Tablature
Single-Note picking and Tremolo Picking
Double stops, Chords, Scales and Modes
and much more!
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.
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.
This book and companion audio is intended to be a tune repertoire book. It includes over 100 Old-Time festival favorites. Some are cliche, others unusual, some easy, some difficult. This mandolin book includes two lines of standard notation -- basic and advanced - as well as a mandolin tab line that can be interpreted for fiddle also.
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.
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. Audio download included
Comprehensive and easily understood, this Mel Bay stand-by is arranged in photo, chord diagram and notation form for maximum ease of use by mandolinists of all playing levels. Correct right hand positions are pictured for each chord, as is proper left hand picking position. Major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are shown in photos and diagrams; major seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. Tuning of the mandolin is also shown. A chart summarizing movable chord patterns ends the book.
Book/Online Audio 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 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.
This book gathers together in one volume the most played, most requested, most useful tunes from the full complement of regional and national styles. Included in the over 250 tunes are jigs, reels and hornpipes from Britain and the U.S.; old-time breakdowns and rags, marches and strathspeys from Scotland and Cape Breton, western swing and contra dances.
A spiral-bound master collection of mandolin music in notation and tablature. Contains classical, early country, bluegrass, fiddle tunes, blues, gospel, and ragtime music. A great source book for mandolin repertoire.
Featuring 28 well-known Christmas songs arranged for mandolin with chord symbols for an accompaniment instrument. Book contains chord diagrams for mandolin and guitar as well as common strum patterns to use for rhythm backup. All songs are arranged in standard notation and tablature for mandolin.
This fun and easy mandolin book and CD takes you from the very beginning. Learning right and left-hand techniques, learning your first chords, 18 great songs AND you painlessly learn them by reading notes. Anyone can do it.
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.
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! Includes access to online audio and video.
A handy and economical starter book chock-full of useful information. Teaches strumming rhythm by playing along with lyrics, then teaches tablature reading for playing solos. The solos provide picking indications for up-picking and down-picking. Contains 25 folk favorites for strumming and singing, 13 songs in notation and tablature for solo picking, and a mandolin chord reference chart.
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.
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