DescriptionJohn McGann/Matt Glaser: Beyond Bluegrass Mandolin - Etudes & Ideas For The Modern Mandolinist 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.
(Music Sales America). Teach yourself authentic bluegrass mandolin with this book/CD pack. The book contains clear instructions on the basics: right- and left-hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance, and much more, as well as a complete selection of the best bluegrass songs to learn from. The CD contains audio versions of the examples contained in the book and backing tracks for several songs.
The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual is the most complete step-by-step treatise ever written on building an acoustical string instrument. Siminoff, a renowned author and luthier, applies over four decades of experience to guide beginners to
Only have a handful of licks at your disposal? 400 Smokin' Bluegrass Mandolin Licks utilizes 24 common bluegrass chord progressions to teach you over 400 licks, which will allow you to create solos to literally hundreds of bluegrass tunes. Licks are developed from major, pentatonic and blues scales. Mandolin-specific techniques, such as tremolo, double stops, drone strings, and cross picking are included in many of the phrases.
WAYNE'S friendly and FUN approach to learning 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.
This book by Dix Bruce contains a collection of Mandolin solos that span a range of styles and levels of difficulty and are aimed at advanced beginners to intermediate-level players. Extensive notes are included about the breaks and the techniques used to play each piece. The material can be practiced alongside the included online recordings at slow and regular speeds.
Alfred Music Publishing is the world's largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Beginning with basic left- and right-hand techniques, Dennis Caplinger guides you through developing great backup parts and playing all over the neck.
The Stagg bluegrass mandolin is a good choice for total beginners looking to take their first step into the folk world of the Mandolin. Perhaps you're an existing guitar player looking to experiment with a new instrument - The Stagg M20 mandolin is always a popular place to start. Stagg instruments will always be crafted to a good standard and this mandolin is ideal for practicing at home or jamming acoustic with your band mates.