Book + Online Audio/Video
8.75 x 11.75
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
First Lessons Mandolin teaches the absolute basics of learning to play mandolin from holding the pick to performing easy mandolin tunes. It doesn't get any easier than this! Students learn how to hold the mandolin correctly, how to read mandolin tablature, basic note reading, the most popular mandolin chords, how to play easy melodies in several musical styles, basic picking technique, how to tune the mandolin, and much more. Along the way students will learn about the greatest mandolin players and their music. The main emphasis of First Lessons Mandolin is to get the student up and playing immediately and to have fun doing it! Includes access to online audio and video.
The Mandolin and its Parts
How to use the Audio
Skip to My Lou
The Blue Tail Fly
Red River Valley
In the Pines
Chords and Music Theory
St. James Infirmary
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Go Down Moses
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Moving Closed Position Chords
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
My Walking Cane
The Great Speckled Bird
Oh, Them Golden Slippers
East Virginia Blues, Basic Version
East Virginia Blues (Note fill-in version)
Great Big Bad Bluegrass Chop Chords
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Wrapping Things Up
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