The 100 - Techniques & Exercises for Mandolinists

by Marilynn Mair
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Book with online audio. How to play faster, cleaner, louder, more musically, and with greater confidence. Marilynn Mair is a world-renowned mandolinist with over a thousand concerts, two dozen CDs and two previous Mel Bay books to her credit. Here she present 100 tips and techniques distilled from her musical journey, developed over the course of her career, and used in her private lessons and workshops. Audio includes 50 recorded examples. The 100 is a master class in musicianship for mandolinists. Let Mair's musical journey inform yours. Note/tab. 88 pp.   More Details...
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Contents:

The Logistics Of Technique

  • Becoming Fluent In Mandolin
  • A Glossary Of Pertinent Terms
  • Concentration & Flow

1-7: Right Hand In The Driver's Seat

  • Crossing Strings
  • Playing Across The Neck
  • Skipping Strings
  • Tremolo - An Essential Technique

8-11: Left Hand Reads The Map

  • Switching Between Frets
  • Fret Names
  • Combining Strings
  • A Chromatic Scale

12-16: How & When To Shift Positions

17-26: Bringing Your Melody To Life

  • Accent Appropriately
  • Determine The Natural Resting Places
  • Don't Hit The Hight Notes
  • Ending Notes - The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • Play The Rests
  • Syncopation Is Melody
  • Playing Across The Barline - Sarabanda (Corelli)
  • Pick-Up Notes
  • Non-Melodic Notes
  • Long Notes - Theme From La Folia (Corelli)

27-34: Following The Melodic Flow

  • Unexpected Accidentals
  • Prepare Your Cadences
  • Don't Be In A Rush
  • Incorporating Tremolo
  • Watch Out For Mid-Run Deafness
  • Working Out Problem Areas
  • Back Up To Move Ahead

35-42: Rhythm Is Your Compass

  • Syncopation
  • Triplets
  • Odd Meters
  • Oddly Written Meters
  • Changing Meters

43-44: Increasing Your Speed

  • Swinging A Pair Of Notes
  • The "Scotch Snap"

45-47: Applying The Techniques

  • Negotiate Right Hand Challenges
  • Swing And Snap
  • Back Up To Push Ahead

48-54: Metronome As Weakness Detector

  • Hold A Steady Tempo
  • Mark Your Progress
  • Check Accuracy Of Rhythm Reading
  • Improve Your Tremolo
  • Sync An Ensemble
  • Study A Measure Intensively
  • Reinforce Body-Over-Mind

55: Harmony Is Your Context

  • Look At The Score

56-57: Texture & Style

  • Homophonic
  • Polyphonic
  • Texture Isn't Static

58-62: Chords & Voice-Leading

  • Moveable Major Chords
  • Moveable Minor Chords
  • Moveable 7th Chords
  • I-IV-V7 Chord Progression - Arkansas Traveler
  • Chords On The Fly

63-65: Dynamics

  • Increase The Parameters
  • Make Your Tremolo Breathe
  • Time Dynamics Accurately

66-69: Develop Your Tone Color Palette

  • Choose Your Instrument For Its Sound
  • Picking Distance From The Bridge
  • Right-Hand Mute
  • Your Hold On The Pick

70-74: Form & Structure

  • The Purpose Of Form
  • Repetition, Contrast, And Variation
  • How To Look For Form
  • Sequences - Varied Repetition
  • Cadences And Repeats

75-86: Recognize & Interpret Style

  • Context
  • Performance Practice
  • Renaissance - Style & Interpretation - Schiarazula Marazula (Maineiro)
  • Baroque - Style & Interpretation - Baroque Ornamentation - Tremolo In Baroque Music
  • Classical Era - Style & Interpretation
  • Romantic Era - Style & Interpretation - Torna A Surriento (DeCurtis)
  • Modern Era - Style & Interpretation
  • Classical Style vs. Popular Style
  • Choro vs. Classical - Sonatinha (Marilynn Mair)

87-96: Playing In An Ensemble

  • Line Up The Rhythms First
  • Fit Your Ornaments Into The Rhythm
  • Composite Rhythm
  • Relative Importance Of Your Part
  • Bring Out The Inner Voices
  • Lower Voices Lead Dynamic Changes
  • Where's The Melody?
  • Simplify Group Ornaments
  • Balance The Tone Color Of The Group
  • End Together

97-100: Develop Your Personal Style

  • Choose Music At Your Level
  • Cross Over To The Other Side - Correinte (Falconeiri) - Old Molly Hare (Traditional)
  • Sometimes You Just Need To Play
  • Don't Be Afraid Of Change

Coda

  • Distance & Perspective
  • Your Final Exam - Enrolado (Marilynn Mair)

Commonly Used Forms

Appendix

  • Allegro - Sonata Op. 5 No. 1 (Corelli)
  • Presto - Sonata No. 1 (Bach)
  • Sonatina In C Major (Beethoven)
  • Devil's Dream (Traditional)
  • Escovado (Nazareth)
  • Perigoso (Nazareth)
  • Air (Bach) (score)
  • Air (Bach) (parts)
  • Recording Credits

Track Listing:

1. Right hand 1- 6
2. Tremolo prep 7
3. Left hand 8
4. Left hand 10- 11
5. Melody 17
6. Melody 19
7. The Girl I Left Behind Me
8. Melody 21- 22
9. Sarabanda – Corelli
10. La Folia – Corelli
11. 4 cadences for Devil’s Dream 28
12. Cadence—Beethoven 29
13. Tremolo 30
14. Tremolo 31
15. Tricky bits 33
16. Back up to move ahead 34
17. Rhythm 35- 36
18. Grace notes 37- 38
19. Triplets 39
20. Odd meters 41
21. Changing meters 42
22. Swing & snap 43- 44
23. Apply the techniques 45
24. Apply the techniques 46
25. Metronome 53
26. Texture 57
27. Moveable major chords 58
28. Moveable minor chords 59
29. Moveable 7th chords 60
30. Chord progression 61
31. Arkansas Traveler
32. Dynamics & tremolo 64
33. Right-hand mute 68
34. Tone color 69
35. Schiarazula Marazula – Maineiro
36. Baroque ornamentation 80
37. Return to Sorrento – De Curtis
38. Brazilian Choro 86
39. Corriente – Falconieri
40. Old Molly Hare
41. Devil’s Dream
42. Escovado A-section
43. Escovado B-section
44. Escovado C-section
45. Sonatina—Beethoven
46. Sonatinha—Marilynn Mair
47. Air—Bach
48. Perigoso—Nazareth
49. Enrolado 1—Marilynn Mair
50. Enrolado 2—Marilynn Mair