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    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.
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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

The Complete Mandolinist

by Marilynn Mair

SKU: 02-21156M

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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

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.

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