My First Mandolin Picking Songs

My First Mandolin Picking Songs

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My First Mandolin Picking Songs

by Steve Kaufman

Book with online audio. This fun and easy method takes you from the very beginning, learning right and left-hand techniques, your first chords, 18 great songs AND you painlessly learn them by reading notes. Steve's approach to reading is so simple 4 year olds have done it. You start with four simple notes. Steve teaches songs using just those four notes, then he systematically adds a few more notes at a time, bundled with easy to understand instructions and songs. In a short time you'll have all the notes, chords and strumming patterns you need to play hundreds of songs. A perfect primer for many of Steve's other books. Beginners. 33 pp.

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  • Introduction 
  • About the Author 
  • Your First Notes: E, G, C and D 
  • Our First Song 
  • Starting To Strum: Blank Chord Chart, C Chord and G Chord 
  • Strumming Our First Songs, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Aunt Rhody, Old Gray Mare 
  • Boil Them Cabbage in G 
  • Do I Love You? 
  • New Notes: A, B, G; New Chord D
  • Aura Lee 
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat in 3/4 Time
  • She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain 
  • New Notes: Low E, Low D and Low C
  • The Timing of Notes 
  • Camptown Races 
  • New Note: Low F
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Rhythm: The Mandolin Chop Chords 
  • Cripple Creek in The Key of G 
  • Cindy, Cindy
  • New Chord Shape for D and A 
  • Learning to Play Eighth Notes 
  • New Note: High A; Learning About 1st and 2nd Endings 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • New Sign: The Flat Sign; New C Chord Shape
  • Golden Slippers 
  • Flop-Eared Mule
  • Double Stops 
  • Boil Them Cabbage in The Key of A 
  • Cripple Creek in The Key of A 
  • The Hammer-On
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe 
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • New Notes: Low G, Low A and Low B
  • Wabash Cannonball 
  • Understanding Tablature
  • All the Notes on the Mandolin Charted 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Eighth of January 
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms 
  • Cripple Creek - A Fancy Version 
  • Chord Charts for the Most Common Chords
  • Steve Kaufman's Discography

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