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


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.

Product Features

  • Teaches multiple genres of musicTeaches music notation and specific mandolin techniques

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D. Denis says:

A great beginner’s guide to the mandolin. I found “Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin” by Dan Fox to be a wonderful beginner’s guide to the mandolin. It gradually introduces new concepts and techniques as it goes along, and it constantly reinforces previous ideas. The examples are very well done, and the music selections are very enjoyable. I had several other mandolin instruction books, but this one was clearly the best, and it was the one that I stuck with. I have since introduced two other people to the mandolin, and this is the…

Donald F. Proctor "Don Proctor" says:

Useful little book! Having played electric and acoustic guitars for more than 30 years, I was surprised at how different it was to learn the mandolin. Dan Fox’s little book got me up and running in about a week. The author introduces the mandolin in a step-by-step manner that is quite easy to follow. The exercises grow more difficult as the book progresses, however, the instruction remains concise and clearly communicated. The book ends with a handy Chord Dictionary illustrating the proper frettings and a Mandolin…

Mark Saunders says:

Bad description; decent book I like the book, but the descrption is very inacurate.It says that it will teach you “a variety of strumming techniques” when only one page at the very back of the book describes strumming techniques.The emphasis of this book is on LEARNING TO READ MUSIC for the mandolin and playing melodies on the mandolin.Already having some background in music I would have appreciated a little less emphasis on learning music notation and more on fingerboard and picking…

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