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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!

£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.
£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.
£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.

£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. Audio download included

£16.99

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.
£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.
£12.99
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!
£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.
£6.99
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.
£7.50

An introduction to playing the mandolin, includes chords, strums, melodies and simple tunes. 31 pages in a slim compact book.

£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.
£18.99

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.

£18.99

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.

£18.99
WAYNE'S friendly and FUN approach to learning has taught tens of thousands of total beginners to play bluegrass music. Join the club!
£19.99
This comprehensive book contains over 120 Celtic tunes arranged for mandolin presented in standard notation and tablature. Includes airs, marches jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, reels, strathspeys, country dances and selections by famed Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan.
£11.99

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.

£14.99
This methodology book designed for the intermediate to advanced mandolinist offers you, as a mandolin player, a new voice. Or, if you're already crosspicking, many new ideas can be added to your arsenal.
£18.99
This user-friendly text, is ideal for daily practice. Contains frequently used major, minor, scale forms, and exercises. Written in notation, tab and fretboard diagrams.
£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.
£12.99

Hints, tips and advice for mandolin players new to the jam session. Includes chapters covering chords, keys, playing, practicing, jamming rules and etiquette and more. An Online Audio tutor with tunes s included.

£9.99
The Absolute Beginners award-winning method has been designed to make learning the Mandolin easier than ever before!