Mandolin for Violinists

by Andrew Driscoll
sku: 02-22196M
Book/Online audio set. Learning the mandolin makes good sense for the violinist: it has the same tuning and is a chordal instrument. Provides violinists with the skills needed to master the mandolin; it also teaches ways in which mandolin concepts can open up your violin playing. Offers key insights into the similarities and differences between the two instruments so that violinists can quickly learn to play the mandolin. Covers basic fingering and picking techniques and then moves through exercises and pieces drawn from the classical, swing and folk genres. Advanced. 80 pp.   More Details...

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  • Introduction
  • Switching to Mandolin
  • Picking Motion
  • Playing a Fretted Instrument
  • The Open Strings
  • Fretting Notes
  • Mandolin Fingerboard Chart
  • June Apple
  • Swallow Tail Jig
  • Minuet
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Etude
  • Major Scales
  • Canon in D Major
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Cross Picking
  • Concerto for Two Violins
  • Bile Them Cabbage
  • Cello Suite
  • Celtic Mandolin Melody
  • Old Time Mandolin Slurs
  • Baroque Slurs
  • Tremolo
  • Carnival of Venice
  • Mandolin Ballad
  • Chords
  • Amazing Grace
  • Root Position Chords
  • 1st Inversion Chords
  • 2nd Inversion Chords
  • Bile Them Cabbage Chords
  • Seventh Chords
  • Building Chords
  • Standard Mandolin
  • Bossamando
  • Csardas
  • Eight String Blues
  • Sonata in F Major
  • Strumming, Muting and Chopping Chords
  • Mandolin as a Learning Tool for Violinist
  • Comping Chords on the Violin
  • About the Author