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Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, December 20, 2012
From the authors of the best-selling Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method, Alfred releases the Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1, the perfect instruction guide for beginning mandolin players. The method features all the essentials to learning mandolin in a clear and well-paced manner. Whether learning with a teacher or alone, this method makes learning the mandolin easy and fun with its helpful photos and diagrams, familiar tunes, and play-along CD.

Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 covers all the basics, including how to hold your mandolin, tuning your mandolin, right- and left-hand techniques, reading music, chords, strumming patterns, how to read TAB, and more. Songs include classics and favorites like “Aura Lee,” “Tom Dooley,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Buffalo Gals,” and many more. The included CD contains full-length recordings of every exercise and song in the book.

The Alfred’s Basic Method books are a best-selling series with over five million copies sold. Consisting of the most popular methods for learning how to play, the series includes instructional books, CDs, DVDs, and supplemental material for guitar, bass, and mandolin.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper.

Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 (00-38919) is now available for $14.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.