Complete Mandolinist (Book + Online Audio)
A Comprehensive Method
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, th ...more
Product Number:
21156M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
224
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8763-0
ISBN13:
978-07866-8763-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/20/2015
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. Written in standard notation only. Includes access to online audio.

Holding the Mandolin
Choosing a Pick
Holding the Pick
Developing Your Sound

MANDOLIN BASICS

Reading Music on the Mandolin
Open Strings / Notes in First Position
First Duets 
Adding the Up-stroke
Acres of Clams
Black Jack Davy
Nonesuch
Developing Coordination & Reading Skills
Preparing to Tremolo
Tremolo Exercises
Tremolo Duets 
Adding Accidentals
Counting & Tremolo
The Major Scales
Key of G Major
Old Molly Hare
Angelina Baker
Archie Menzie's Reel
A Look at Positions
Duet in C - Branzoli

THE LEFT HAND

Left-Hand Technique
C Major: Scales & Arpeggios
A minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in C Major & A minor
Arpeggio Exercise in A minor
G Major: Scales & Arpeggios
E minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in G Major & E minor
D Major: Scales & Arpeggios
B minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in D Major & B minor
A Major: Scales & Arpeggios
F-sharp minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in A Major & F-sharp minor
Bill Cheatham
E Major: Scales & Arpeggios
C-sharp minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in E Major & C-sharp minor
F Major: Scales & Arpeggios
D minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in F Major & D minor
B-flat Major: Scales & Arpeggios
G minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in B-flat Major & G minor
E-flat Major: Scales & Arpeggios
C minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in E-flat Major & C minor
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
A-flat Major: Scales & Arpeggios
F minor: Scales & Arpeggios
Exercises in A-flat Major & F minor
Playing in Positions
Second Position
Third Position
Combining Positions
Shifting in Context
Shifting Frequently
Andante Sostenuto - Branzoli
Chromatic Scales
Moving Scale
Three-Octave Arpeggios
Chords & the Glide Stroke
Coverdale's Carol - traditional
C Major: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
A minor: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
G Major: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
E minor: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
D Major: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
B minor: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
F Major: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
D minor: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
B-flat Major: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 pos.
G minor: Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions
Other Scales & Arpeggios in 5 positions

THE RIGHT HAND

Right-Hand Technique
Tremolo Prep Exercises
Developing an Expressive Tremolo
Tremolo Exercises
Valse - Ranieri
Star of the County Down
Romance - Denis
Dark Eyes
Expressive Tremolo
Sheebeg Sheemore - O'Carolan
Glide & Tremolo
Playing Across the Neck
Picking Dexterity
Dotted Rhythms
Concerto in C Major: 2nd mvt. - Vivaldi
Dotted Rhythms & Tremolo
Syncopation
Syncopation & Tremolo
A Flor Amorosa - Calado
Nao Se Impressione - Gonzaga 
Working on Triplets
Triplet Exercises
Integrating Triplets with Quarter Notes
Playing Three Against Two - Christofaro
Integrating a Variety of Rhythms
Cross-String Picking
Reverse Picking
Concerto al Unisono: 3rd mvt. - dall ' Abaco
Arpeggios Across the Strings

COORDINATION EXERCISES

Coordinating Left & Right
Etude No. 3 - Siegel
Bringing Your Left Hand Up to Speed
Left-Hand Finger Placement
Developing Dexterity
Exercise in Thirds
Exercise in A Major - Corelli
Broken Arpeggios
Leaps of an Octave or More
Concerto in C Major: 1st mvt. - Vivaldi 
Matching Hand Speed
String-crossing & Speed-matching
Concerto in C Major: 3rd mvt. - Vivaldi
Triplets & Shifting
Shifting Quickly and Often
Chromatic Scales & Shifting
Velocity Study - Pettine
Sonatina in C Major - Beethoven
Preparing for Duo Style
Welsh Lullaby
To a Wild Rose - MacDowell
Old Folks at Home - Foster
Oh! Susanna - Foster

MUSICIANSHIP

Developing Musicianship
Lyrical Duet - Branzoli
Celeste Aida - Verdi
Duet in G - Pleyel
Remembrances Mazurka - Pettine
Composite Rhythm - Branzoli
Double-Dotting - Pettine 
Minuetto Pietoso - Leone
Frequent Accidentals & Double-Sharps
Tremolo & Rhythmic Precision
Iara - de Medeiros
Shaping Music with Dynamics - Branzoli
Habanera, from Carmen - Bizet
Minuetto Expressiovo - Leone
Etude in 5/4 - Kayser 
Allegro - Fouchetti
Invention No. 1 - Bach
Brejeiro - Nazareth
East of Here - Mair
Gaucho - Gonzaga
Die Zufriedenheit - Mozart *
Komm Liebe Zither - Mozart *
Minuet from Don Giovanni- Mozart *
Sonatina in C minor- Beethoven *

 
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