Mandolin For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Mandolin For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • eBook:
    Mandolin For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
    Don Julin
  • Edition:
    2 edition
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  • Data:
    October 9, 2020
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  • Pages:
    416 pages
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Book Description
Learn how fretting and picking can entertain friends!  
The mandolin is making a big comeback among music enthusiasts. A longtime staple of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and country music, this fast-pickin’ favorite featured heavily in traditional music from around the world is now seeing a resurgence in global pop.  
In Mandolin For Dummies, accomplished composer, performer, and mandolin guru Don Julin breaks down the history and fundamentals of this versatile instrument, showing how you too can fret, pick, and strum with the best in the business. Packed with photos and diagrams to help you perfect your hand positioning, you’ll make your way through a plethora of mandolin-friendly musical styles and learn how to take good care of your instrument―paying it back for all the pleasure it brings to you and your friends. 
  • Buy the right mandolin for you 
  • Pick up key musical styles 
  • Play along with downloadable exercises 
  • Restring your instrument 
Whether this is your first instrument or you’re adding to your repertoire, this little number has everything you need to get the most out of your mandolin!


Part 1: Being Bitten by the Mandolin Bug
CHAPTER 1: Becoming Acquainted with Your Mandolin
CHAPTER 2: Getting to Grips with Tuning and Terminology
CHAPTER 3: Getting a Handle on Your Mandolin

Part 2: Starting to Play the Mandolin
CHAPTER 4: Making Music on the Mandolin
CHAPTER 5: Picking with the Right Hand
CHAPTER 6: Fretting Notes and Chords with the Left Hand
CHAPTER 7: Playing “Jethro”-Style Three-String Chords
CHAPTER 8: Playing Mandolin Music: Scales and Melody

Part 3: Putting Playing Styles into Practice
CHAPTER 9: Playing Music from Yesteryear: Old Time, Rags and Blues
CHAPTER 10: Giving Your Mandolin a Speedy Workout: Bluegrass
CHAPTER 11: Travelling to the Emerald Isle: Irish Mandolin
CHAPTER 12: Taking a Quick World Tour
CHAPTER 13: Swinging to Those Jazzy Rhythms
CHAPTER 14: Blending Styles: Dawg Music

Part 4: Purchasing and Caring for Your Mandolin
CHAPTER 15: Selecting and Buying a Mandolin
CHAPTER 16: Building Your Accessories Kit
CHAPTER 17: All Change: Replacing Your Mandolin’s Strings
CHAPTER 18: Caring for and Repairing Your Mandolin

Part 5: The Part of Tens
CHAPTER 19: Ten (or So) Tips on Becoming a Good Mandolin Player
CHAPTER 20: Ten Mandolin Players You Need to Know
CHAPTER 21: Ten Ways of Tapping into the Mandolin Subculture

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