Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 (Revised)

Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 (Revised)
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play

By Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger Mandolin Book Online Video/Audio/Software Level: Beginner Item: 00-44100
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The quickest, easiest, most enjoyable method for learning to play the mandolin.

Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method has been updated, revised, and improved. It features clear, well-paced instruction for beginning mandolin students. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method---the best choice for today's beginning mandolin students.

* How to hold your mandolin
* Tuning your mandolin
* Right- and left-hand techniques
* Basics of reading music
* Chords and strum patterns
* Playing tremolo and drones
* How to read TAB
* Photos and diagrams
* Songs include "Aura Lee," "Tom Dooley," "The Irish Washerwoman," "Over the Rainbow," and many others
* Great-sounding performances on the included online video and audio
* Features TNT 2 software

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 5 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar.

Sample Pages


The Parts of Your Mandolin
How to Hold Your Mandolin
Courses and Strings
Caring for Your Mandolin
The Right Hand
Strumming with a Pick
Picking Individual Strings
The Left Hand
Hand Position
Placing a Finger on a String
How to Tune Your Mandolin
Tuning with the CD
Tuning Without the CD
Getting Acquainted with Music
The Staff
Reading Tab
Chord Diagrams
The First String E
Playing with E, F, G
Extra Credit
Sound-Off: How to Count Time
Four Kinds of Notes
Time Signatures
Repeat Signs
Blues in C
The Second String A
Jammin' on Two Strings
Hot Cross Buns
Blues in F
Rockin' Mandolin
The Third String D
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Jingle Bells
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Introducing High A
High A Exercise
Rockin' in Dorian Mode
My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean
The Fourth String G
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
Four-String Rock
Aura Lee
Au Clair de la Lune
The Wearing o' the Green
Tempo Signs
Quarter Rest
Three-Tempo Rockin' Mandolin
Introducing Chords
Two-Note Exercise
Three-Note Exercise
Four-Note Exercise
The C Chord
Ode to Joy
The Riddle Song
The G7 Chord
Two-Chord Waltz
Love Somebody
The G Chord
Three-Chord Stomp
Incomplete Measures
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Tom Dooley
Eighth Notes
Jammin' with Eighth Notes
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Dotted Quarter Notes
Preparatory Drill
Auld Lang Syne
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
The Chromatic Scale
My Melancholy Baby
The D Chord
The D7 Chord
Bach Minuet
Buffalo Gals
Echo Waltz
Eighth Rests
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Bill Bailey
The Drone
Amazing Grace
Sixteenth Notes
Sixteenth Note Exercise
Drunken Sailor
The Tremolo
Tremolo Exercise No. 1
Tremolo Exercise No. 2
The Major Scale
Key Signatures
The Key of C Major
The Key of G Major
The Key of F Major
Accidentals Review
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
Downstrokes and Upstrokes
The Streets of Laredo
6/8 Time
The Irish Washerwoman
The A7 Chord
Over the Rainbow
Certificate of Promotion

Additional Information

Series: Alfred's Basic Mandolin Library
Author: Ron Manus, L. C. Harnsberger
Instrument: Mandolin
Format: Book & Online Video/Audio/Software
Page Count: 64
Item Number: 00-44100
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1986-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1986-2
UPC: 038081497525

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