Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1

by Ron Manus; L.C. Harnsberger
$25.99
sku: 20-43989
Book/CD/DVD set. This new edition to the family of instrument instruction long-offered by Alfred is clear and well-paced. Starts with holding and tuning your mandolin, then on to: basics of reading notation and tab, right- and left-hand techniques, chords and strum patterns, tremolo and drones, teaching a number of traditional songs. The DVD features TNT 2 software that lets you customize tracks for practice: slow down, loop, change tempos and keys. Note/tab. 64 pp.   More Details...

Contents:

  • The Parts of Your Mandolin
  • How to Hold Your Mandolin
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Courses and Strings
  • Caring for Your Mandolin
  • The Right Hand
  • Strumming with a Pick
  • Picking Individual Strings
  • The Left Hand
  • Hand Position
  • Placing a Finger on a String
  • How to Tune Your Mandolin
  • Tuning with the CD
  • Tuning Without the CD
  • Getting Acquainted with Music
  • The Staff
  • Measures
  • Clefs
  • Reading Tab
  • Chord Diagrams
  • The First String E
  • Playing with E, F, G
  • Extra Credit
  • Sound-Off: How to Count Time
  • Four Kinds of Notes
  • Time Signatures
  • Repeat Signs
  • Blues in C
  • The Second String A
  • Jammin' on Two Strings
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Blues in F
  • Rockin' Mandolin
  • The Third String D
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • Largo
  • Jingle Bells
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • Introducing High A
  • High A Exercise
  • Rockin' in Dorian Mode
  • My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean
  • The Fourth String G
  • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
  • Four-String Rock
  • Aura Lee
  • Au Clair de la Lune
  • The Wearing o' the Green
  • Tempo Signs
  • Quarter Rest
  • Three-Tempo Rockin' Mandolin
  • Introducing Chords
  • Two-Note Exercise
  • Three-Note Exercise
  • Four-Note Exercise
  • The C Chord
  • Ode to Joy
  • The Riddle Song
  • The G7 Chord
  • Two-Chord Waltz
  • Love Somebody
  • The G Chord
  • Three-Chord Stomp
  • Incomplete Measures
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • Ties
  • Tom Dooley
  • Eighth Notes
  • Jammin' with Eighth Notes
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Preparatory Drill
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Clementine
  • Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
  • The Chromatic Scale
  • My Melancholy Baby
  • The D Chord
  • The D7 Chord
  • Bach Minuet
  • Buffalo Gals
  • Dynamics
  • Echo Waltz
  • Eighth Rests
  • Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
  • Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
  • Bill Bailey
  • The Drone
  • Amazing Grace
  • Sixteenth Notes
  • Sixteenth Note Exercise
  • Drunken Sailor
  • The Tremolo
  • Tremolo Exercise No. 1
  • Tremolo Exercise No. 2
  • Shenandoah
  • The Major Scale
  • Key Signatures
  • The Key of C Major
  • The Key of G Major
  • The Key of F Major
  • Accidentals Review
  • She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
  • Downstrokes and Upstrokes
  • The Streets of Laredo
  • 6/8 Time
  • The Irish Washerwoman
  • The A7 Chord
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Certificate of Promotion