Alfred s Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin

Author: Dan Fox
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457408267
Release Date: 2005-05-03
Genre: Music

Learn to play mandolin and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the mandolin, its components, picks, how to tune it, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn important mandolin techniques such as tremolo, cross picking, and more. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the mandolin, know how to read music, and play with a musical group in many different styles, including folk, blues, country, and even pop. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Mandolin accompaniments * Mandolin chord dictionary * Mandolin fingering chart Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

Teach Yourself to Play Dobro

Author: Joe Stoebenau
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739033247
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Music

Created for beginners with no prior musical training, this book with CD starts out by explaining the parts of the instrument, its history, how it works, and how it's tuned. It continues by teaching alternate picking, rolls, and other right-hand techniques, along with slide techniques including bar slants, palm harmonics and cascade harmonics. Lots of classic tunes in authentic Dobro styles are included as well as step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Examples are provided in both standard music notation and TAB.

Mandolin Chord Book

Author: James Major
Publisher: Wise Publications
ISBN: 9781783231133
Release Date: 1997-11-03
Genre: Music

This useful chord book, developed for mandolin players, features clear, readable chord diagrams. The diagrams are grouped by key for easy reference. No page flipping needed!

Alfred s Teach Yourself to Play Accordion

Author: Miriam Davidson
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739038346
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Music

Filled with fun musical examples in a variety of styles, this book is perfect for absolute beginners and for experienced players who need a review! Teaches technique for both right and left hand, and features clear, easy-to-understand lessons and music theory in standard notation. Complete button chart included.

Left Handed Mandolin Chord Chart

Author: William Bay
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 0786683252
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Music

An extremely handy chord reference guide, specifically for the mandolin, showing basic major and minor chords in all keys. Relative minor chord relationships are also shown. A unique additional feature of this premium chart is the inclusion of a mandolin fingerboard diagram. This diagram is appropriate not only for the beginner, but also as quick and ready reference for the more advanced player. A must for the left-handed mandolin enthusiast!

Mandolin For Dummies

Author: Don Julin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119943976
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Music

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.

Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin

Author: Dan Fox
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739002864
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Genre: Music

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.

Mandolin for Beginners

Author: Joe Dalton
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739010980
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Music

This book teaches everything you need to know to get started playing the mandolin. Beginning with how to hold and tune the instrument, read tablature and do some basic strumming, you'll be guided all the way to reading music, developing tremolo technique and improvising. With pieces in styles ranging from folk and old Italian gondolier music to the blues and rock 'n' roll, this book is the start you need to go in any direction you like with your mandolin. The CD includes exercises.

Alfred s Basic Mandolin Method 1 The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play DVD

Author: Ron Manus
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
ISBN: 1470618761
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Music

Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 features clear, well-paced instruction that makes learning the mandolin easy and fun. This book covers all the basics, including how to hold your mandolin, tuning your mandolin, right- and left-hand techniques, reading music, chords, strumming patterns, songs, and how to read TAB. The DVD provides visual lessons and demonstrations of songs and examples from the book.

Bluegrass Mandolin for the Complete Ignoramus

Author: Wayne Erbsen
Publisher: Native Ground Music
ISBN: 1883206553
Release Date: 2008-08-14
Genre: Music

Wayne's friendly and FUN approach to learning to play has taught tens of thousands of total beginners to play bluegrass music. Join the club! In this, his 26th book, Wayne cuts through the clutter and confusion of learning to play with his SIMPLE approach to playing the melody. He then leads the beginner down the path of being able to IMPROVISE on the melody by adding several simple rhythms. With Wayne s help, you will soon be jamming up a storm. Guaranteed. This book is guaranteed to help you learn to play bluegrass mandolin. (How many books come with a personal guarantee by the author?) You WILL learn to play and improvise on: Amazing Grace, Angel Band, Banks of the Ohio, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Cripple Creek, Cryin Holy Unto the Lord, Dig a Hole in the Meadow, Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky?, Down the Road, East Virginia, Handsome Molly, In the Pines, I've Been All Around This World, I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages, John Hardy, Keep on the Sunny Side of Life, Knoxville Girl, Little Maggie, Midnight on the Stormy Deep, My Home s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nine Pound Hammer, Paul and Silas, Shady Grove, Soldier s Joy, Roll in My Sweet Baby s Arms, Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? You Will Also Learn... How to Tune, How to Hold the Mandolin, The Best Way to Hold the Pick, How to Read Tablature, Harmony Chord Positions, Simple Rhythm Chord Positions, How to Play Harmony, Playing in the Dreaded Key of F, How to Jam, Playing Different Rhythms, How to Play Simply but RIGHT! Included Vintage Photos and lots of Friendly Advice.

Alfred s Teach Yourself to Play Banjo

Author: Morty Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457409887
Release Date:
Genre: Music

Learn to play banjo and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the banjo, its components, how to hold and tune it, caring for your very own instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn important banjo techniques such as the hammer-on, pull-off, and more. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the banjo, read music, play over a dozen different strums and perform with a musical group. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Chords in G & C tuning * Fingering charts. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

How to Play Mandolin

Author: Jack Tottle
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 0825623545
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Music

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Alfred s Basic All in One Course Book 1

Author: Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457442027
Release Date:
Genre: Music

The "All-in-One Course for Children" takes all of the pages from "Alfred's Basic Piano Library," Lesson Books 1A and 1B, plus selected pages from Theory, Recital and Fun Solo Books and combines them into part of a sequential five-book series. At the completion of Book 5, the student will be ready to continue into Level 3 of "Alfred's Basic Piano Library" or "Alfred's Premier Piano Course." This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.

Complete Mandolinist

Author: MARILYNN MAIR
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610653213
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Music

The Complete Mandolinist is the most comprehensive American mandolin method to be published in nearly a century. Written by Marilynn Mair, internationally acclaimed mandolinist, recording artist and teacher for over two decades, this book presents a logical approach to mandolin technique that builds on the pioneering efforts of America's mandolin teachers of the early 20th century.Starting with a foundation in basic technique and music reading, the book progresses, in the course of its 224 pages, through scales, arpeggios, tremolo, position work, shifting, rhythm studies, picking techniques and duo-style, with carefully selected exercises and musical examples that range from fiddle tunes and Brazilian choro to Vivaldi concertos and Beethoven sonatinas. the method reflects the wealth of musical knowledge Marilynn has acquired over the course of her distinguished career, and she has compiled it here for you, to encourage the versatility and intelligent musicianship you will need to become a more complete mandolinist.