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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Just like Book 1, Book 2 of The Hal Leonard Mandolin Method is designed for anyone just learning to play Mandolin. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide includes many fun songs of different styles to learn and play. The book includes access to audio tracks online, for download or streaming, using the unique code inside. The tracks provide an audio demonstration of each example in the book performed by the author.
Topics covered include: modes and scales, time signatures, transposing, fretboard positions, solos and duets, styles spanning blues, bluegrass, Celtic, ragtime and more!
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.
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.
O'Carolan's best-loved harp tunes are notated in a contemporary style that makes them accessible to all instrumentalists. This ideal collection with accompanying audio lays bare 20 classic Irish compositions for melody and backing players using standard notation and chords. For all 5-string banjo players, fretting and picking-hand fingerings are included in the transcriptions which match the play-along tracks. This is Hanway's fourth collection demonstrating Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning. It is part of a Celtic 5-string series that includes Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels (2012) and Mel Bay's Easy Irish andCeltic Melodies for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Airs and Session Tunes (2013). Tom Hanway's pioneering work, Mel Bay's Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo (1998), was acclaimed by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (1999) "as 'the bible' for any 5-string player with an interest in this joyous music." The current collection breathes life into the Gaelic classical melodies of Ireland. Access to online audio download.
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.