$12.99
Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!
By Dan Fox
Item: 00-14097
UPC: 038081138589
ISBN 10: 0739002864
ISBN 13: 9780739002865
PRICE: $12.99
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Mandolin Method or Supplement
Format: Book
Instrument: Mandolin
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.
TITLE COMPOSER
Merrily We Roll Along
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Jingle Bells
Mini Music Lesson: Key Signatures
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Notes
Exercises Using Eighth Notes
Just for Fun
Buffalo Gals; Canon
Mini Music Lesson: The Sharp
Rockin' the Bach
Old Joe Clarke; Little Brown Jug
Crosspicking
Soldier's Joy; Cincinnati Hornpipe
Mini Music Lesson: The Eighth Note Triplet
Tuning Your Mandolin
Starting to Play
Getting Acquainted with Music
Naming the Notes & Rhythm
Mandolin Accompaniments
Mandolin Chord Dictionary
Mandolin Fingering Chart
Naming the Notes on the 2nd String
Scale Studies
Three Tunes in Three Keys
Rakes of Mallow; Tiritomba; Ain't Gonna Rain
Mini Music Lesson: Dynamics
Exercise on Dynamics; Sippin' Cider Through a Straw
Playing the Notes on the 2nd String
Mini Music Lesson: Time Signatures
Naming the Notes on the 3rd String
Playing the Notes on the 3rd String
Mini Music Lesson: Rests
My Melancholy Baby
Mini Music Lesson: Tremolo
O Sole Mio
Mini Music Lesson: Three Major Scales
Naming the Notes on the 1st String
Playing the Notes on the 1st String
Rocky Country
Naming the Notes on the 4th String
Playing the Notes on the 4th String
Mini Music Lesson: Pickups
Mini Music Lesson: The Tie
When the Saints Go Marching In; Down in the Valley
Mini Music Lesson: The Fermata
Reuben, Reuben; The Yellow Rose of Texas; Veni sul Mar (Come to the Sea); Ah! Marie
Opening Theme of the 5th Symphony
La Bamba
Mini Music Lesson: 6/8 Time
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes; Un Canadien Errant
The Farmer in the Dell; The Irish Washerwoma
Mini Music Lesson: 16th Notes
Old Rosin the Bow; Beautiful Dreamer
Getting Started
A Short History of the Mandolin
The Mandolin
The Key of D Minor; Scale Study in D Minor; Torna a Surriento
Mini Music Lesson: Common Time and Cut Time
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Mini Music Lesson: 1st and 2nd Endings
Serenade
Tremolo Study No. 2; Fascination
Other Time Signatures (3/8 and 9/8)
Amazing Grace; Shave and a Haircut
Three-Note Chords in the Key of G; Plaisir D'amour Ode to Joy
Mini Music Lesson: Tempo
Polovetsian Dance No. 2; Hymn of St. Francis
Key Signatures with Flats
Two Songs in Two Keys: Melodie in F; Lolly Too-Dum
Picks
Chords
The Drunken Sailor; Cripple Creek; Old Aunt Jenny
Greensleeves; St. Patrick's Day
Mini Music Lesson: The Flat
Can-Can; Wildwood Flower
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Rests
Just for Fun
Mini Music Lesson: Dotted Quarter Notes
All Through the Night
Oh Susanna!; America
Mini Music Lesson: Chords
Mini Music Lesson: The Dotted Eighth &16th Note Rhythm
Toreador Song
Straight Jig; Put Your Little Foot; Boogie Blues
Mini Music Lesson: The Dotted Eighth &16th Note Rhythm (continued)