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Beginning Mandolin Solos

By William Bay and Frank Zucco

Mandolin - Beginning
Composed by William Bay and Frank Zucco. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Beginning Series. All Styles. Book/CD Set. 44 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94884BCD).

Item Number: MB.94884BCD

ISBN 9780786629350. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Here's a wonderfully diverse collection of 56 beginning mandolin solos in notation and tablature with suggested guitar chords. This book makes an excellent supplement to any introductory mandolin method. You'll notice your progress and gather sight-reading confidence as you read through this carefully graded series of pieces from various ethnic origins. Dix Bruce performs all of the tunes in the book on the companion CD.

  • Arkansas P.Q.  Performed by Frank Zucco
  • Away Rio 
  • Gypsy Dance  Performed by Victor Herbert
  • Mama's Gone  Performed by Frank Zucco
  • O' Susannna 
  • Over The Waves  Performed by Rosas
  • Red River Valley 
  • American Patrol  Performed by Frank W. Meacham
  • Red Oak  Performed by Frank Zucco
  • Sarah-Ann Waltz  Performed by Frank Zucco
  • Waves of the Danube  Performed by Ivanavici
  • Cape Cod Girls 
  • My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains 
  • Di Di Dum  Performed by Frank Zucco
  • Hole In Her Stocking 
  • My Gal On The Rio Grande 
  • Fiddler's Break 
  • Turkish March  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Aura Lee 
  • Blue Danube Waltz & Du Du  Performed by Johann Strauss Jr.
  • Cowboy Jack 
  • Dark Eyes 
  • Santa Lucia 
  • Can Can 
  • Frank's Tune  Performed by Frank Zucco
  • Pizzicato Polka And Le Secret  Performed by Delibes & Gautier
  • She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain 
  • The Caissons Go Rolling Along 
  • Country Gardens 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Sourwood Mountain 
  • Yellow Rose Of Texas 
  • Crawdad Song  
  • Liberty 
  • Miss Mccloud's Reel 
  • Old Folks At Home  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Sailor's Hornpipe 
  • Something For The Pick 
  • Sugar In The Gourd 
  • The Cowboy 
  • Under The Double Eagle 
  • Big Mama Polka 
  • Caprice   Performed by Nicolo Paganini
  • Come Back To Torrino  Performed by Frank Zucco
  • Hatikvoh 
  • Invitation To The Dance  Performed by Carl Maria Von Weber
  • Minuet  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Come To The Sea 
  • John Henry 
  • Ol'dan Tucker 
  • Sally Goodun 
  • Careless Love 
  • Chicken In The Hayloft 
  • Nearer My God To Thee  Performed by Lowell Mason
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Mari Haig
    Dana Point, CA
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  • 2010-06-18 00:00:00.0 Fantastic selections

    This book has such a marvelous cross-section of titles, that I bought it simply based upon that!

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  • 5

    Ally McRae
    Bribie Island, Qld, Australia
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  • 2009-02-20 00:00:00.0 This'll have you mando-pickin in no time!

    Another highly recommended book, kind of following on from Mel Bay's Easiest Mandolin Book. It explains the mando fingerboard and tablature, then goes on with a good variety of songs, from really easy to a bit more difficult, showing the down-up strokes etc. The CD is a great...

    help too. As a beginner, I highly recommend this book and CD set.

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  • 3

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2008-03-26 00:00:00.0 Mandolin Solos

    Great selection, it would be nice to have the wording with them.

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  • 5

    Ed Taylor
    Burkburnett Texas
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  • 2008-02-01 00:00:00.0 good book & cd

    there are a lot of books around. This one is very good and the only thing is you cant get replay of indivisable songs.

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