Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1

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

By Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger Mandolin Book & CD Level: Beginner Item: 00-38919
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Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 features clear, well-paced instruction that makes learning the mandolin easy and fun. This book covers all the basics, including how to hold your mandolin, tuning your mandolin, right- and left-hand techniques, reading music, chords, strumming patterns, songs, and how to read TAB. The CD includes demonstrations of songs and examples.


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Contents

Title
THE PARTS OF YOUR MANDOLIN
Courses and Strings
Caring for Your Mandolin
HOW TO HOLD YOUR MANDOLIN
THE RIGHT HAND: STRUMMING THE STRINGS
Strumming with a Pick
Picking Individual Notes
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 THE MUSIC
The Staff
Measures
Clefs
READING TAB
Chord Diagrams
THE FIRST STRING E
Playing with E, F, G
Extra Credit
SOUND OFF: HOW TO COUNT TIME
4 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
Largo
Jingle Bells
Beautiful Brown Eyes
INTRODUCING HIGH A
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
TIES
Tom Dooley
EIGHTH NOTES
Jammin' with Eighth Notes
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
DOTTED QUARTER NOTES
Preparatory Drill
Auld Lang Syne
Clementine
SHARPS, FLATS, AND NATURALS
The Chromatic Scale
My Melancholy Baby
THE D CHORD
THE D7 CHORD
Bach Minuet
Buffalo Gals
DYNAMICS
Echo Waltz
EIGHTH RESTS
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 1
Eighth Rest Exercise No. 2
Bill Bailey
THE DRONE
Amazing Grace
SIXTEENTH NOTES
Drunken Sailor
THE TREMOLO
Shenandoah
THE MAJOR SCALE
KEY SIGNATURES
The Key of C Major
The Key of G Major
The Key of F Major
Accidentals
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 & CD
Page Count: 64
Item Number: 00-38919
ISBN 10: 0-7390-8613-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-8613-1
UPC: 038081432038

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