Practice makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolin players of all skill levels If you're looking for an accessible practice-based book to improve your playing, you've come to the right place. Mandolin Exercises For Dummies focuses on the skills that players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you picking with the best of them—or at least much better than before! Mandolin Exercises For Dummies is packed with instruction—from hundreds of exercises to drills and practice pieces. And it gets better. You'll also have online access to downloadable audio files for each exercise, making this practice-based package a complete mandolin companion. Puts an overview of the fundamentals in perspective, helps you to use exercises to limber up, and much more Dives into the major and minor arpeggios with triad patterns, then moves on to major 7th and minor 7th patterns Details the major scales, then moves on to mastering the minor scales with practice exercises Contains tips to help you practice better, including using a metronome, playing with recordings, and more Master the basics and sharpen your mandolin-playing skills with this reliable resource.
Practice makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolinplayers of all skill levels If you're looking for an accessible practice-based book toimprove your playing, you've come to the right place. MandolinExercises For Dummies focuses on the skills that players oftenfind challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of coolexercises that will have you picking with the best of them—orat least much better than before! Mandolin Exercises ForDummies is packed with instruction—from hundreds ofexercises to drills and practice pieces. And it gets better. You'llalso have online access to downloadable audio files for eachexercise, making this practice-based package a complete mandolincompanion. Puts an overview of the fundamentals in perspective, helps youto use exercises to limber up, and much more Dives into the major and minor arpeggios with triad patterns,then moves on to major 7th and minor 7th patterns Details the major scales, then moves on to mastering the minorscales with practice exercises Contains tips to help you practice better, including using ametronome, playing with recordings, and more Master the basics and sharpen your mandolin-playing skills withthis reliable resource.
The complete collection for getting started with the mandolin Mandolin for Dummies Collection includes Mandolin For Dummies and Mandolin Exercises For Dummies. Mandolin For Dummies includes downloadable audio tracks from the book; clear and useful photos and diagrams, and a mandolin buying guide. Mandolin Exercises For Dummies is packed with instruction hundreds of exercises, drills and practice pieces. Mandolin For Dummies and Mandolin Exercises For Dummies are the perfect companions for you learning to play your new mandolin!
No longer confined to basic folk genres, any mandolinist aspiring to a broader comprehension of music, including swing, blues, pop, choro, broadway, and even classical can expand his/her playing and through a working knowledge of jazz fundamentals. This breakthrough approach in mandolin pedagogy takes four uncomplicated fretboard patterns (FFcP) and drills a physical familiarity into the player's fingers, softening the fear of upper frets and prepares for the harmonic alterations necessary for effective and intuitive playing of more complex contemporary music.A brief introduction into modes, the player is eased into jamming with audio accompaniment (CD), and eventually an initiation into the most fundamental jazz chord progression of all, the 'ii V7 I' pattern. from the horizontal (melody) to the vertical (chords) and back, the results are a both instinctive and physical grasp of tonal centers and the improvisational fodder of effective performing. an emphasis on pinky strength, finger control and sustain, the book's exercises also develop the player's concepts of tone and melody. Further supportive resources including MP3 audio tracks are also available on the internet. http://www.jazzmando.com/webtracks.shtml
Comprehensive instruction for the serious mandolinist. One of America's leading schools for contemporary music-The National Guitar Workshop-teaches you the concepts, techniques and theory you need to become a virtuoso performer. 96 pages each.
An in-depth study of mandolin technique. Included are chapters on arpeggios, shifting, triplets and chromatics. Each chapter contains numerous practicestudies and concludes with a fiddle tune arrangement showcasing the skills discussed in that chapter. A great resource for intermediate to advanced mandolin players of all styles. Ideal for those who want to take their playing to the next level
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.
A new book on improvisation is now available for bluegrass mandolin players. 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. the small amount of theory needed is simply presented and easily learned step by step.A series of exercises designed to help the player develop improvisational skills are included in the book. As an instruction tool, the book can easily be combined with the instructor's individual philosophy or by a student wishing to study alone. the subject matter is varied in difficulty and can be used by both the beginner and more advanced player as an instructional guide and reference book. the major-themes in the book are: the pentatonic sound, scale and major-chord based improvising with any Bluegrass-Tune, Double-stop improvisation, Minor chords and Keys, the blues sound, Melody oriented improvisation, How to use: Monroe Style, Cross picking, Hot licks, how to simplify a lick, and more. MP3 CD accompanies book featuring all examples.Click to hear the author discuss the book.