Mandolin Primer Book with DVD and Jam CD's

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Mandolin Primer Book with DVD and Jam CD's

The Mandolin Primer Book with DVD and Jam CD's by Bert Casey was created for the beginning mandolin student who wants a step by step instructional book that's easy to follow to get started on the mandolin. You start with the basics in this book, and you will learn the parts of the mandolin, both left and right hand technique and how to play scales. Then you will learn how to play some bluegrass songs using techniques called hammer ons, slides, pull offs, and double stops. There is also a  course on how to play rhythm on the mandolin known as the mandolin “chop”.  All exercises and songs are demonstrated at two speeds, the practice and the performance tempo.

Techniques you will learn are:

  • Holding the Mandolin
  • Tuning
  • Using the Pick
  • Proper Left and Right Hand Position
  • Playing Scales in 4 Different Keys (G, C, A, D)
  • Rhythm & Strumming (The Mandolin Chop)
  • Moveable Chords

Song List:

  • Worried Man Blues
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down
  • Cripple Creek
  • John Hardy
  • Red Haired Boy 
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • 8th Of January 
  • Billy In The Lowground 
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Bill Cheatum
  • Sally Goodin
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