The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
By Ron Manus & L. C. Harnsberger
Alfred's Basic Method
Mandolin Method or Supplement
Book & CD
Alfred's Basic Mandolin Method 1 features clear, well-paced instruction that makes learning the mandolin easy and fun. This book covers all the basics, including how to hold your mandolin, tuning your mandolin, right- and left-hand techniques, reading music, chords, strumming patterns, songs, and how to read TAB. The CD includes demonstrations of songs and examples.