A comprehensive 96-page, pocket/case sized perfect-bound book of over 90 all time favorite mandolin tunes. Includes American fiddle tunes, Celtic reels, gospel favorites, jazz tunes and more; guitar chords & tablature included.
A new collection of 30 great tunes from a variety of fiddle traditions. Each tune has been specially arranged for mandolin and is presented in both standard notation and tablature. the accompanying CD features all 30 tunes. the tunes include a variety of styles including bluegrass, Texas style, Old Time, Irish reels, some underplayed gems and even a Joe Carr original! This tune book is perfect for building your repertoire.
Steve Kaufman takes his favorite American fiddle tunes for the mandolin and puts them alphabetically in four volumes. Steve plays the mandolin exactly as it is written so the student can hear the melody and dynamics just as he would play it. Accompanying the large set of books are CDs with guitar rhythm accompaniment included. Build your repertoire, right and left hand skills and have fun playing at jam sessions with your friends. This 4 volume set written specifically for the mandolin also has a sister series for guitar.
(Waltons Irish Music Books). Expanding the hugely successful "110" series of tune books, this collection of mandolin tunes presents each piece in an easy-to-read format with guitar chords. These mandolin tunes have been specifically selected by mandolin virtuoso Paul Kelly. It includes well-known favorites and new tunes from contemporary composers. All tunes on the CD are played by Paul Kelly with accompaniment on guitar by Gavin Ralston.
This new manual, intended for beginners, contains all you need to begin playing authentic Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and more on the mandolin. Starting with simple polkas and slides, 26 common session tunes are included. the tunes are all favorites allowing you to rapidly join the fun of session playing. A special section explains pick direction for authentic jig picking. Included are instructions on basic Irish ornamentation for reels and jigs. the accompanying CD can be used for traditional by ear learning. Presented in mandolin tablature and standard musical notation.• Contains all you need to begin playing authentic Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and more on the mandolin•
A new collection of 30 great tunes from a variety of fiddle traditions. Each tune has been specially arranged for mandolin and is presented in both standard notation and tablature. The accompanying CD features all 30 tunes. The tunes include a variety of styles including bluegrass, Texas style, Old Time, Irish reels, some underplayed gems and even a Joe Carr original! This tune book is perfect for building your repertoire.
Dix Bruce is a musician, writer, and 'journeyman namdolinist' with a strong belief in teaching a wide range of material, from bluegrass and jazz standards to classics, waltzes, polkas, and other ethnic music. the choice of material in this 5 1/2 by 8 QWIKGUIDE reflects that philosophy. This book is not meant to be a mandolin method but a collection of fun tunes to play. the selections in this book are in no particular order, although the easier tunes are grouped toward the front. Performance tips are given at the front of the book for each tune. All the tunes are in notation and tablature. the accompanying CD is set up so that you can play along with each tune at both regular and slow speeds. You can also adjust the balance control on your stereo to hear both mandolin lead and accompaniment, just mandolin lead, or just accompaniment.Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc.
This book and two CD set 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. the basic version should be playable by those with general skills. the advanced version will require more time and finesse as it is more ornamental (often more than just melodic) and may include less than intuitive ways of playing some passages.Download the free mandolin versions of the songs from this book.Download the free fiddle versions of songs from this book.
Covers all the fundamentals and will have you playing bluegrass favorites in no time. Beginning with right and left handed techniques, then moving through traditional mandolin basics, learn how to develop great backup parts or solos and how to play within the context of a bluegrass band.
In this book, Ray Valla shares the insights of a veteran bluegrass mandolinist. This method would best be appreciated by a student with some previous musical experience, as fundamentals of note-reading on the mandolin are not addressed. This is, however, the ideal book for the intermediate to advanced player. It is filled with practical hints to improve your general musicianship and increase the speed of your progress. for example, Ray suggests learning a new tune by mastering its individual licks before attempting to assemble the whole. the book's 27 well-known bluegrass tunes are shown in standard notation and tablature with arrows indicating picking direction. Illustrated with photographs, charts and diagrams.
You asked for it and you got it! More tunes to play at festivals and jams or just sittin' at home with a friend or two. 62 more tunes with both basic and advancedstandard notation lines with suggested chords as well as a mandolin tablature line to get you going in the right direction and playing these old-time favorites. As in Old-Time Festival Tunes for Fiddle and Mandolin (MB21023BCD), you will find some of the tunes to be straightforward while others promise to be genuine finger twisters! The book revisits some of the author's old favorites and some time -tested standards. Includes access to online audio. The accompanying audio includes each tune on both fiddle and mandolin, with a separate CD for each instrument. There is also a clawhammer banjo companion to this book titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo (MB30224BCD), which shares the same basic standard notation line in this volume
Great for mandolinists who have learned the basics and are ready to take the next step. Important techniques are introduced like hammer-ons and pull-offs, different styles of tremolo, slides, cross-picking and rolls. Also included are in-depth discussions of how to learn tunes, introductions to new time signatures, and a more in-depth look at important musical styles.
The final book in this power-packed mandolin method continues with a study of advanced harmonies and provides mandolin chord forms in all twelve keys. In-depth studies of important forms such as the 12-bar blues and "rhythm changes" are included as well as chord/melody playing and chord substitution. The book also takes an exhaustive approach to melodic studies, covering the modes of the major scale, the pentatonic scales, the chromatic scale, the whole-tone scale and improvisation.
Old Time Stringband Workshop for Mandolin is one in a set of four books, each with a matching collection of 40 traditional type fiddle tunes arranged to develop ensemble and jam session playing skills with other acoustic instruments, as well as to expand your repertoire of tunes. the music is presented in Notation and Tablature with annotations for playing techniques and variations. A bonus arrangement of Star of the County Down is available as a free download. See www.melbay.com/21765.
Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Tunes ( ISBN 0-9785742-1-4) . Each book is accompanied by two studio quality audio CD's featuring 25 of the most popular Bluegrass jam session tunes. Each tune consists of three practice tracks: slow with melody, slow with no melody, and fast with melody and a spot for the student to solo. The books have both standard notation and tablature, and were written and arranged by Rick Williams. The books teach solos to each of the tunes on the CD's, but the CD's will also make a great practice tool for other instruments besides the guitar and mandolin. Visit www.bluegrassbooksonline.com to try free samples of music and Mp3's from the books. Please contact [email protected] for questions. Tunes included in the book/CD's : Old Joe Clark, Arkansas Traveler, Turkey in the Straw, Redwing, Wildwood Flower, Blackberry Blossom, 8th of January, Bill Cheatham, Billy in the Low Ground, Cattle in the Cane, Fire on the Mountain, Fisher's Hornpipe, Liberty, Lost Indian, Red Haired Boy, Sailor's Hornpipe, Salt Creek, St. Anne's Reel, Stoney Point, Temperance Reel, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Little Maggie, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Banks of the Ohio and Will the Circle be Unbroken
This collection of vibrant traditional and original tunes captures the variety of mandolin styles in America. the styles represented include old time country and bluegrass, ragtime, swing, Irish, Italian, and neoclassical. Some of the techniques explored are cross-picking, droning, voice-leading, double stops, and pull-offs. of special interest are tunes that make use of the chord solo potential of the mandolin. A discussion of each tune provides lively commentary on the history and players behind the style, an outline of the arranging and composing ideas that are employed, and tips for practicing and honing technique. Tunes are shown in notation and tablature, and a CD is included. This is the perfect anthology for intermediate and advanced players who want to build their skills while expanding their range of styles.
The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available. Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time. Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazz Files available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music! Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precision Includes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchases Tips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topics If you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.
This book teaches you how to play the mandolin with an easy-to-follow approach that will have you playing instantly. Different strumming techniques help you play in any style including folk, bules, pop and country. Great songs like La Bamba, Greensleves, and When the Saints Go Marching In and many more are included with lyrics. Upon completion of thie book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the mandolin, play with a musical group in many different styles and know how to read music.
"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!