Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!

By Dan Fox Mandolin Book & Online Video/Audio/Software Item: 00-43008
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Learn to play mandolin and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. When you start Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin, you will learn about the history of the mandolin, the parts of the instrument, how to use picks, how to tune it, and learn about standard musical notation. Notes, scales, and songs are introduced lesson by lesson to gradually 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. The book also features a chord dictionary and a library of accompaniment strums.

This best-selling book is now available with a DVD and CD. The DVD includes video lessons and performances for everything in the book, and also includes the TNT 2 audio player that lets you adjust the tempo and pitch, and isolate parts. The CD includes audio performances of every exercise and song. It plays in your CD player or you can download the tracks to your PC. 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.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred Music be your resource every step of the way.

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Getting Started
A Short History of the Mandolin
The Mandolin
Tuning Your Mandolin
Starting to Play
Getting Acquainted with Music
Naming the Notes & Rhythm
Naming the Notes on the 2nd String
Playing the Notes on the 2nd String
Mini Music Lesson: Time Signatures
Naming the Notes on the 3rd String
Playing the Notes on the 3rd String
Just for Fun
Merrily We Roll Along
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Jingle Bells
Mini Music Lesson: Rests
Naming the Notes on the 1st String
Playing the Notes on the 1st String
Rocky Country
Naming the Notes on the 4th String
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
Mini Music Lesson: The Fermata
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
Buffalo Gals; Canon
Can-Can; Wildwood Flower
Mini Music Lesson: The Sharp
Rockin' the Bach
Old Joe Clarke; Little Brown Jug
Mini Music Lesson: The Flat
My Melancholy Baby
Mini Music Lesson: Tremolo
O Sole Mio
Mini Music Lesson: Three Major Scales
Mini Music Lesson: Key Signatures
Scale Studies
Three Tunes in Three Keys
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
Oh Susanna!; America
Mini Music Lesson: Chords
Three-Note Chords in the Key of G; Plaisir D'amour Ode to Joy
Mini Music Lesson: Tempo
Polovetsian Dance No. 2; Hymn of St. Francis
Key Signatures with Flats
Two Songs in Two Keys: Melodie in F; Lolly Too-Dum
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Rests
Opening Theme of the 5th Symphony
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
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
Mini Music Lesson: The Dotted Eighth &16th Note Rhythm (continued)
Greensleeves; St. Patrick's Day
Soldier's Joy; Cincinnati Hornpipe
Mini Music Lesson: The Eighth Note Triplet
Amazing Grace; Shave and a Haircut
Mini Music Lesson: 1st and 2nd Endings
Tremolo Study No. 2; Fascination
Other Time Signatures (3/8 and 9/8)
Old Rosin the Bow; Beautiful Dreamer
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
Mandolin Accompaniments
Mandolin Chord Dictionary
Mandolin Fingering Chart

Additional Information

Series: Teach Yourself Series
Author: Dan Fox
Instrument: Mandolin
Format: Book & Online Video/Audio/Software
Page Count: 72
Item Number: 00-43008
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1498-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1498-0
UPC: 038081486826

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