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.
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/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.
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.
As Bill Monroe is commonly lauded as "the father of bluegrass music," his tunes are standard repertoire and should be studied and memorized by any serious student of bluegrass. This book is a collection of transcriptions in notation and tablature taken from classic instrumentals recorded over a span of 40 years, from the early 1940s to the early 1980s.
In music, the term "bluegrass" describes the hot string-band style pioneered by Kentuckian Bill Monroe, which blends old-time country music with blues rhythms and jazz-influenced improvisation. This book contains 101 authentic bluegrass mandolin licks in the favorite bluegrass keys of C, G, D, and A minor written in notation and tablature. The licks are broken down into phrases of two, four, and eight bars. In addition, several endings and crosspicking licks are included.
This collection includes 34 great gospel favorites, well-known hymns and old-time spirituals especially arranged in standard notation and tablature for the mandolin. Several of the tunes are arranged for solo mandolin, while others are designed to be played with guitar accompaniment. Standard chord symbols are provided for accompaniment. The included online audion presents all 34 tunes, many with guitar backup.
Joe Carr presents his advanced mandolin arrangements of 12 well-known Texas-style tunes. The arrangements are inspired by the popular Texas contest fiddle style. The included CD features of the tunes with the bluegrass band accompaniment.
Outstanding virtuoso material for the serious mandolin student! Contains 19 solos by Mozart, Vivaldi, Hummel, Hasse, and Beethoven. The works are presented in chronological order by composer without a accompaniment in standard notation only.
Steve Kaufman, Three Time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This installment of a four part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic Jigs and Waltzes transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). This is a large collection of reels will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. Includes access to online audio.
This book is a collection of some of the most famous pieces from this vast historical repertoire. The collection includes lots of popular folk songs, virtuosic pieces by original mandolin composers, as well as an original Aonzo composition. The book is presented in English and in Italian while the music is in standard notation and mandolin tablature.
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 book is for beginning and early intermediate mandolin players and no prior playing experience or note reading ability is required. The solos are written in both standard notation and tablature and whilst writing the arrangements, the author considered the small hands of children. Each tune is in the first position and there are no stretches that present inordinate technical difficulties.
Every song in the book is included on the companion CD. The tunes are recorded at a moderate speed and include count-off notes and rhythm guitar accompaniment.
In this addition to the popular School of Mandolin series, author Joe Carr presents special arrangements of 29 classic bluegrass instrumentals The basic melody is presented using quarter notes and a maximum of four consecutive eighth notes resulting in very playable and true arrangements for beginning to intermediate players.
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the mandolin. Includes access to online audio tracks featuring every tune in the book recorded by a full band.
The focus of this book is on American mandolin music that was published circa 1900 during the “Golden Age of the Mandolin” in the United States (1885-1920), referred to by Mark Twain as The Gilded Age. After a brief overview of period mandolin techniques, a variety of popular social ballroom dances are then presented in both staff notation and mandolin tablature, including waltzes, polkas, schottisches, mazurkas, marches and even the occasional hornpipe. Along the way, you will discover a variety of idiomatic playing techniques that will open up new vistas in your own playing. So tune up your mandolin and get started!