Basic Techniques of Classical Mandolin

Caterina Lichtenberg
The mandolin has had a long and rich history in the world of classical music. Many composers, including Vivaldi, Beethoven and Mozart, wrote works for the instrument and its sounds can still be heard in concert halls and on recordings around the world. The internationally-renowned classical mandolinist Caterina Lichtenberg makes the music of this beautiful, expressive instrument accessible to players ... Read More
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Bluegrass Mandolin Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know - Series One

Steve Kaufman
Steve Kaufman's popular "Parking Lot Picker's" lessons now include a series especially for mandolinists. Beginners to advanced players learn 20 favorite traditional tunes with his four-tiered teaching method. Beginners learn melody; intermediate players master licks and runs;experienced players learn advanced techniques. Steve finishes each tune with a final run-through, including endings. Since the mandolin and violin are ... Read More
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Get Started on the Mandolin!

Steve Kaufman

A Complete Lesson for Beginners

Here’s the perfect way to get started playing the mandolin! Even if you have never played the instrument before, Steve Kaufman’s step-by-step lesson shows you how to tune up, hold your instrument and play your first chords and songs. You'll be playing Down in the Valley, Amazing Grace, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Blue Ridge Cabin ... Read More
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Great Mandolin Lessons

Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury,Tim O'Brien, Sam Bush, Norman Blake, Steve James, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Butch Baldassari

Learn from Nine Master Players

The nine lessons on this DVD represent mandolin instruction at its very best. Each segment, taught by a master of the instrument, has been chosen to give learning players new techniques, tunes and musical insights. The styles taught include bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, blues and contemporary "new acoustic," and will enrich the repertoire of any mandolin enthusiast. The lessons start at ... Read More
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Learn To Play Blues Mandolin - DVD 1

Steve James
In the early days of the last century, the mandolin gained popularity both as a blues instrument and as the backbone of the early African American string bands. Several of these groups added mandolin to guitars, banjos, fiddles, jugs and kazoos to play energetic and heart-felt renditions of blues and ragtime songs. Bluegrass players, from Bill Monroe onward, incorporated blues ... Read More
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Learn To Play Blues Mandolin - DVD 2

Steve James
Get bluesy on the mandolin. Steve James brings you more of the funky, old-time songs and sounds that made his previous instructional DVD on this instrument so popular. Aiming his lesson at early intermediate players, Steve covers the keys of G and C, introducing blues scales, chord patterns, walking lines, arpeggios, accompaniments and variations that will help you get further ... Read More
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Learn To Play Blues Mandolin - Two-DVD Set

Steve James
These two DVDs will give you a great start in getting the funky sounds of traditional blues mandolin. Good for beginners and intermediate players. DVD 1: Mandolin novices will start out by learning a basic G scale and how to alter it to create a blues scale. After demonstrating his pick strokes and tremolo technique, Steve dives right into Divin ... Read More
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Mandolin Licks-ercises

Dix Bruce

Licks, Tunes and Exercises for Beginning and Intermediate Players

Improving your mandolin technique does not have to employ mind-numbing drills and exercises. Dix Bruce shows you licks, solos, kick-offs, endings and complete tunes that will hone your skills so that even near-beginners can use them in real-life playing situations.  Dix’s well thought-out, step-by-step method uses our trademark Licks-ercises concept. Starting with simple “call and response” phrases, he outlines ... Read More
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Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players - DVD 1

Mike Marshall

Building Technique Through Exercises and Melodic Studies

Mike Marshall's two-DVD set will benefit every mandolin player, from beginners to experienced professionals. He shows you how to become a better musician through proper technique, problem solving, and a systematic exercise regimen. Mike starts with the basics: How to hold the instrument, play with correct posture, get great tone, and eliminate tension and other impediments by using proper ... Read More
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Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players - DVD 2

Mike Marshall

Chords and Rhythm Studies

This encyclopedic chord lesson will provide hours of amazing practice sessions and should be in every mandolinist's DVD library. Mike Marshall's comprehensive, step-by-step method teaches you every chord in every position on the mandolin fretboard. Mike starts with the most basic chord shapes, then works his way through each possible inversion as you change positions and move up ... Read More
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Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players - Two-DVD Set

Mike Marshall

Two-DVD Set

Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players-DVD 1 Building Technique Through Exercises and Melodic Studies 75 minutes $29.95 Level All Mike Marshall's two-DVD set will benefit every mandolin player, from beginners to experienced professionals. He shows you how to become a better musician through proper technique, problem solving, and a systematic exercise regimen. Mike starts with ... Read More
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Old-Time Country Mandolin

Mike Seeger
Starts off with the basics--how to hold the pick and the proper way to fret the notes--Mike then gets into rhythm patterns for accompaniments. You'll advance into melody playing, tremolo technique, sliding double-stops (fiddle tune style) and will soon by playing tunes, breakdowns and rags, including: Red River Valley, All The Good Times Are Past And Gone, Boil Them ... Read More
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