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.
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.
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
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 useful guide was created with the intention of teaching Mandolin players how to improvise in the bluegrass style. Based on the concept of learning by playing, this 200 page book covers a wide range of improvisation tools and how to implement them in your playing. A large number of examples are presented in both tablature and standard notation, so that a theoretical background is not required.
An extremely popular 8-String folk instrument played across a wide range of musical styles. This model is perfect for the complete beginner or for a guitarist looking to branch out and try new instruments. It is a quality instrument which has received some great reviews due to its playability and impressive sound. The 'teardrop' design is the most popular mandolin shape and the two 'F' holes allow for great projection of sound.
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.