Starting Bluegrass Mandolin

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(Music Sales America). This complete guide will teach you everything from how to hold the mandolin to how to play complete bluegrass songs. This book will get you playing in no time, giving you the skills to start playing with others. This comprehensive method includes: ...
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Overview

(Music Sales America). This complete guide will teach you everything from how to hold the mandolin to how to play complete bluegrass songs. This book will get you playing in no time, giving you the skills to start playing with others. This comprehensive method includes: how to read standard notation and tablature
• authentic bluegrass technique
• rhythm styles
• melodic-playing style
• chords
• detailed photographs
• and more! The accompanying CD includes some of the most traditional bluegrass songs, such as: John Hardy
• Old Joe Clark
• Cripple Creek
• Angelina Baker
• Salt Creek
• and Roving Gambler.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825603518
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 48

Table of Contents


CD Track List     4
Introduction     5
Getting Started     7
Holding the Mandolin     7
Picks     8
Holding the Pick     8
Tuning     9
Tuning to a Piano     10
Using an Electronic Tuner     10
Tuning to a Guitar     10
Notation     11
Chord Diagrams     11
Tablature     11
Standard Notation     11
G, C & D Chords     13
Strumming     14
Red River Valley     15
F Chord     16
Man of Constant Sorrow     17
A & E Chords     18
Long Journey Home     19
Am & Em Chords     20
Pretty Polly     21
Repertoire     22
3/4 Time Signature     22
Down In the Willow Garden     22
In the Pines     24
John Hardy     25
Rabbit in a Log     26
Bury Me Beneath the Willow     28
Playing the Melody     29
Old Joe Clark     30
Soldier's Joy     31
The Hammer-On     32
CrippleCreek     32
Tremolo     33
Angelina Baker     33
St. Anne's Reel     34
Salt Creek     35
More Songs     36
Double Stops     36
Roving Gambler     36
Wildwood Flower     37
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?     38
Banks of the Ohio     39
Rank Stranger     40
Chord Dictionary     43
Conclusion     48
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