The Complete Mandolinist

by Marilynn Mair
$29.99
sku: 02-21156M
Book/Online audio set. The most comprehensive American mandolin method to be published in nearly a century. Written by 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 Americas mandolin teachers of the early 20th century. Starting with a foundation in basic technique and music reading, the book progresses 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. Beginners. 224 pp.   More Details...

Contents:

  • 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 *
  • Neo 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 *

AUDIO TRACK LIST

  • *recorded on the audio