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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin

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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.

    Table of Contents:
    • Getting Started
    • A Short History of the Mandolin
    • The Mandolin
    • Picks
    • 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
    • Crosspicking
    • 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
    • Serenade
    • 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
    • Chords
    • Mandolin Accompaniments
    • Mandolin Chord Dictionary
    • Mandolin Fingering Chart

    Catalog: AL14097
    Publisher: Alfred
    Composer: Fox
    Pages: {{ATTR_PAGES}}
  • SKU:  ae00-10342^AL14097
    Manufacturer Part #:  AL14097

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