Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!
By Dan Fox
Item: 00-14097
UPC: 038081138589
ISBN 10: 0739002864
ISBN 13: 9780739002865
PRICE: $12.99
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Mandolin Method or Supplement
Format: Book
Instrument: Mandolin
Learn to play mandolin and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the mandolin, its components, picks, how to tune it, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn important mandolin techniques such as tremolo, cross picking, and more. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the mandolin, know how to read music, and play with a musical group in many different styles, including folk, blues, country, and even pop.

The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Mandolin accompaniments
* Mandolin chord dictionary
* Mandolin fingering chart

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
Playing the Notes on the 4th String
Mini Music Lesson: Pickups
Mini Music Lesson: The Tie
When the Saints Go Marching In; Down in the Valley
Key Signatures with Flats
Two Songs in Two Keys: Melodie in F; Lolly Too-Dum
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Rests
Reuben, Reuben; The Yellow Rose of Texas; Veni sul Mar (Come to the Sea); Ah! Marie
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Notes
Exercises Using Eighth Notes
Just for Fun
Opening Theme of the 5th Symphony
Naming the Notes on the 3rd String
Playing the Notes on the 3rd String
Just for Fun
Mandolin Chord Dictionary
Mandolin Fingering Chart
Getting Acquainted with Music
Naming the Notes & Rhythm
Naming the Notes on the 2nd String
Playing the Notes on the 2nd String
The Key of D Minor; Scale Study in D Minor; Torna a Surriento
Mini Music Lesson: Common Time and Cut Time
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Oh Susanna!; America
Mini Music Lesson: Time Signatures
Mandolin Accompaniments
Playing the Notes on the 1st String
Rocky Country
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Jingle Bells
Mini Music Lesson: Rests
Naming the Notes on the 1st String
Merrily We Roll Along
Mini Music Lesson: Key Signatures
Scale Studies
Three Tunes in Three Keys
Greensleeves; St. Patrick's Day
Soldier's Joy; Cincinnati Hornpipe
Mini Music Lesson: The Eighth Note Triplet
Rakes of Mallow; Tiritomba; Ain't Gonna Rain
Mini Music Lesson: Dynamics
Exercise on Dynamics; Sippin' Cider Through a Straw
Mini Music Lesson: Dotted Quarter Notes
All Through the Night
Mini Music Lesson: The Dotted Eighth &16th Note Rhythm (continued)
Polovetsian Dance No. 2; Hymn of St. Francis
Mini Music Lesson: The Flat
Mini Music Lesson: Three Major Scales
Buffalo Gals; Canon
Naming the Notes on the 4th String
My Melancholy Baby
Mini Music Lesson: Tremolo
O Sole Mio
Mini Music Lesson: Chords
Three-Note Chords in the Key of G; Plaisir D'amour Ode to Joy
Mini Music Lesson: Tempo
Mini Music Lesson: The Fermata
Can-Can; Wildwood Flower
Mini Music Lesson: The Sharp
Rockin' the Bach
Old Joe Clarke; Little Brown Jug
La Bamba
Mini Music Lesson: 6/8 Time
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes; Un Canadien Errant
The Farmer in the Dell; The Irish Washerwoma
Getting Started
Amazing Grace; Shave and a Haircut
Mini Music Lesson: 16th Notes
The Drunken Sailor; Cripple Creek; Old Aunt Jenny
Mini Music Lesson: The Dotted Eighth &16th Note Rhythm
Toreador Song
Straight Jig; Put Your Little Foot; Boogie Blues
Starting to Play
Old Rosin the Bow; Beautiful Dreamer
A Short History of the Mandolin
The Mandolin
Tuning Your Mandolin
Mini Music Lesson: 1st and 2nd Endings
Tremolo Study No. 2; Fascination
Other Time Signatures (3/8 and 9/8)