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Complete Mandolin Method Complete Edition

By Greg Horne

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Other Fretted - Beginner
Composed by Greg Horne. Book; Enhanced CD; Mandolin Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Complete Method. 288 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39091).

Item Number: AP.39091

ISBN 0739087886.

Anyone interested in learning to play mandolin can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques. Beginning concepts include reading music and TAB, basic strumming patterns, alternate picking, tremolo, slides, and bluegrass and blues styles. Intermediate topics include hammer-ons, pull-offs, cross picking, rolls, and more. The book concludes with advanced concepts like advanced harmonies, 12-bar blues, rhythm changes, chord-melody playing, modes, improvisation, and much more. Complete Mandolin Method breaks the age-old dilemma of dry, intimidating, and confusing method books to provide a step-by-step and enjoyable way to play. An MP3 CD with demonstrations of the examples in the book is included.

  • Introduction 
  • CHAPTER 1---GETTING STARTED 
  • Lesson 1: Getting to Know Your Tools 
  • Lesson 2: The Notes on the Fretboard 
  • Lesson 3: Read Some TAB, Play Some Tunes 
  • River's Up, Can't Go Across 
  • This One's Got Spots 
  • Mary Had a Border Collie 
  • Lesson 4: Your First Chords 
  • Cabbage Seeds 
  • Lesson 5: Changing Chords 
  • Roast Them Rutabagas 
  • Windy Grove 
  • CHAPTER 2---READING STANDARD MUSIC NOTATION 
  • Lesson 1: The Notes and the Staff 
  • Lesson 2: Natural Notes on the 1st String 
  • Lesson 3: Time 
  • Lesson 4: Natural Notes on the 2nd String 
  • Cumberland Gap 
  • Lesson 5: Rests 
  • Lesson 6: Natural Notes on the 3rd String 
  • Lesson 7: Eighth Notes 
  • Lesson 8: Natural notes on the 4th String 
  • Lesson 9: Dotted Notes 
  • Lesson 10: Sharps and Flats 
  • Ooooh...Creepy! 
  • Theme from Invention No. 4---J.S. Bach BWV 775 
  • Lesson 11: Key Signatures 
  • Raise a Glass for Pythagoras 
  • Lesson 12: 1st and 2nd Endings 
  • Marching off to Litchfield 
  • Lesson 13: Refining Your Strumming 
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down 
  • CHAPTER 3---FIDDLE-TUNE STYLE: THE ROOTS OF BLUEGRASS 
  • CHAPTER 5---BLUEGRASS 
  • Lesson 1: Bluegrass Rhythm 
  • This Hammer's Too Heavy 
  • Lesson 2: Bluegrass Lead 
  • Come on and Sit on Top of My Kitchen Counter 
  • Lesson 3: Transposition 
  • Lesson 4: More Moveable Chords 
  • This Hammer's Too Heavy (in A) 
  • Lesson 5: Bluegrass Blues in A 
  • Bluegrass 12-Bar Blues in A 
  • Bluegrass 12-Bar Blues in A (Lead Break) 
  • Lesson 6: Bluegrass in a Minor Key 
  • Dark on the Drive Home 
  • Lesson 7: Kickoffs and Tags 
  • CHAPTER 6---ROCK MANDOLIN 
  • Lesson 1: Rock 'n' Roll Folk Strumming 
  • The Long Forgotten Daze of My Youth 
  • The Battle of the Elves, Dragons and Rock Vocalists 
  • Lesson 2: Arpeggiating Chords 
  • The Long Forgotten Daze of My Youth (Arpeggio Chords) 
  • The Battle of the Elves, Dragons and Rock Vocalists (Arpeggio Chords) 
  • Lesson 3: Rock Mandolin Improv 
  • The Long Forgotten Daze of My Youth (Solo) 
  • The Battle of the Elves, Dragons and Rock Vocalists (Solo) 
  • APPENDIX 1---THE ELEMENTS OF MUSIC 
  • Lesson 1: The Major Scale 
  • Lesson 2: The Circle of 5ths 
  • Lesson 3: Intervals 
  • Lesson 4: Fingerings for Intervals 
  • Lesson 5: Harmony and Chords 
  • Lesson 6: Musical Expression 
  • APPENDIX 2---GUIDE FINGERS 
  • APPENDIX 3---CHORD FORMS 
  • APPENDIX 4---HOW TO PRACTICE 
  • Home base Technique; When and What 
  • Organizing a Practice Session 
  • Buy a Metronome 
  • About the Author 
  • CHAPTER 1---REVIEW: READING MUSIC 
  • Lesson 1: Pitch 
  • Lesson 2: Time 
  • Lesson 3: Tablature 
  • CHAPTER 2---REVIEW: SCALES AND CHORDS 
  • Lesson 1: Major Scales 
  • Lesson 2: Chords 
  • CHAPTER 3---DEVELOPING TECHNIQUE 
  • Lesson 1: Building Speed and Agility 
  • Lesson 2: Improving Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs 
  • Lesson 3: Improving Tremolo 
  • Creating a Chord/Melody 
  • Mississippi Sawyer (Jethro Style) 
  • PART TWO---MELODY 
  • CHAPTER 5---SCALES AND MODES 
  • Generating the Modes from a Parent Scale 
  • The Relative View 
  • The Parallel View 
  • Mode Characteristics and Fingerings 
  • Using the Modes 
  • The Rights Of Man 
  • Drunken Sailor 
  • June Apple 
  • Over The Waterfall 
  • Pentatonic Scales 
  • Spootiskerry Reel 
  • The Blues Scale 
  • The Whole-Tone Scale 
  • The Chromatic Scale 
  • The Five Basic Scale Types Every Mandolin Player Should Know 
  • PART THREE---RHYTHM 
  • CHAPTER 6---EXPLORING TIME SIGNATURES 
  • Review of Compound Meter 
  • A Trip To The Cottage 
  • Banish Misfortune 
  • The Butterfly 
  • Dan O'Keefe's Slide 
  • Odd Meters  
  • 5-Time Waltz 
  • Sillyfjord 
  • CHAPTER 7---MELODIC RHYTHM 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Soldier's Joy---Waltz 
  • Soldier's Joy---Jig 
  • PART FOUR---PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER 
  • CHAPTER 8---IMPROVISATION 
  • Raking Leaves No. 1 
  • Raking Leaves No. 2 
  • Raking Leaves No. 3 
  • Raking Leaves No. 4 
  • Raking Leaves No. 5 
  • Raking Leaves No. 6 
  • CHAPTER 9---FINDING MATERIAL FROM AROUND THE WORLD 
  • Old French (Canada) 
  • Simo Ligeri 
  • WRAPPING UP---FINAL THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS 
  • Lesson 1: D Major Scale; Your First D Tune 
  • Old Liza Jane 
  • Lesson 2: Alternate Picking 
  • Lesson 3: Connecting the Dots with Passing Tones 
  • Soldier's Joy (Variation with Passing Tones) 
  • Lesson 4: Drones and Shuffles 
  • Mississippi Sawyer 
  • Lesson 5: A Tunes and Unison Doubles 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Lesson 6: The Modal Sound of the A Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Cluck Old Hen (High) 
  • Cluck Old Hen (Low) 
  • Lesson 7: The Key of G Major; Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs 
  • Miss McLeod's Reel/Hop High Ladies/Uncle Joe 
  • Lesson 8: Waltz-Time Strumming and Melody 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • Lesson 9: Sixteenth Notes; Tremolo 
  • Greensleeves 
  • CHAPTER 4---THE BLUES 
  • Lesson 1: Basic Blues Theory 
  • Lesson 2: The 12-Bar Blues 
  • Lesson 3: Memorizing the 12-Bar Blues 
  • Lesson 4: Blues Rhythm 
  • Blues Boogie in G 
  • Lesson 5: Blues Improvisation with the Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Lesson 6: Blues Improvisation with the G Blues Scale and Slides 
  • Louie's Got the Bluie and Yank's at the Bank 
  • Air on the Side of Caution 
  • Lesson 4: Slides 
  • Sign Says "Gone Noodling" 
  • Lesson 5: Crosspicking 
  • Turkey in the Straw (Crosspicking) 
  • Lesson 6: McReynolds-Style Rolls and Picking Patterns 
  • Long Lonesome Road (Crosspicking) 
  • CHAPTER 4---BETTER PICKING THROUGH FIDDLE TUNES 
  • Lesson 1: How to Learn Folk Music 
  • Lesson 2: Cut Time 
  • Fire On The Mountain 
  • Lesson 3: Sally Goodin 
  • Sally Goodin (Standard Two-Part Version) 
  • Sally Goodin Variation No. 1 
  • Sally Goodin Variation No. 2 
  • Sally Goodin Variation No. 3 
  • Sally Goodin Variation No. 4 
  • Lesson 4: "Kitchen Gal" 
  • Kitchen Gal 
  • Lesson 5: "Leather Britches" 
  • Leather Britches 
  • Lesson 6: "Seneca Square Dance" 
  • Seneca Square Dance 
  • Lesson 7: "Johnny Don't Get Drunk" 
  • Johnny Don't Get Drunk  
  • Lesson 8: A Rag in C Major 
  • Orville and Lloyd's Rag 
  • Lesson 9: Jigs 
  • Money In Both Pockets 
  • Scatter The Mud 
  • CHAPTER 5---BACK TO BLUEGRASS 
  • Lesson 1: Improving Rhythm Playing 
  • Free Little Bird 
  • Lesson 2: Lead Backup Playing 
  • Free Little Bird---Lead Backup 
  • Lesson 3: Bluegrass Lead---Melodic Breaks 
  • Free Little Bird---Melodic Break 
  • Lesson 4: Bluegrass Lead---Improvised Breaks 
  • Free Little Bird---Improvised Break 
  • CHAPTER 6---WORKING UP THE NECK 
  • Lesson 1: Moveable Major Scales 
  • This Hammer's Still Too Heavy 
  • Lesson 2: Major Scale Harmony Review 
  • Lesson 3: Double Stops---3rds 
  • San Antonio Sunrise 
  • Lesson 4: Double Stops---6ths 
  • Mandohula Sunset 
  • Lesson 5: Arpeggios---Major, Minor and Diminished Triads 
  • Saturday Night at the Gulag Arpeggio 
  • Lesson 6: Arpeggios---Augmented Triads and Seventh Chords 
  • Lesson 7: The Natural Minor Scale and the Relative Minor 
  • Toulouse Lautrec 
  • CHAPTER 7---BLUES AND BLUEGRASS IMPROV UP THE NECK 
  • Lesson 1: Moveable Dominant 7 Chords 
  • Blues in My Bee Bonnet (or, Bees in My Blue Bonnet) 
  • Lesson 2: The Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Lesson 3: Connecting the Fingerings 
  • You Won't B-Minor Forever 
  • Lesson 4: The Major Pentatonic Scale 
  • Lesson 5: Comparing and Combining the Major and Minor Pentatonic Sounds 
  • Key to the High School---Solo No. 1 (Major Pentatonic) 
  • Key to the High School---Solo No. 2 (Minor Pentatonic) 
  • Key to the High School---Solo No. 3 (Major and Minor Pentatonic) 
  • CHAPTER 8---A TASTE OF SWING AND JAZZ MANDOLIN 
  • Lesson 1: Swing Rhythm Playing 
  • Swing by Your Thumbs (Simple Rhythm Chords) 
  • Lesson 2: Cool Swing Chords---Maj7, Min7 and 6 
  • Swing by Your Thumbs (Cool Swing Chords) 
  • Lesson 3: Melody and Improvisation 
  • Swing by Your Thumbs (Melody) 
  • CHAPTER 9---NEW RHYTHMS AND SOUNDS 
  • Lesson 1: Funk on the Mandolin 
  • Ooh, That Some Funky Mando! 
  • Lesson 2: The Grooves of New Orleans 
  • Bo Man Diddley Blues 
  • Lesson 3: Reggae on the Mandolin 
  • How A'You Gonna Play Dat Mando-Leen? 
  • CHAPTER 10---A TASTE OF BRAZIL 
  • Lesson 1: Brazilian-Style Rhythm Playing 
  • Mandolin Jake (Chords and Rhythm) 
  • Lesson 2: Brazilian-Style Lead Playing 
  • Mandolin Jake (Melody) 
  • CHAPTER 1---WARM-UPS 
  • Exercises for the Left Hand 
  • Working Fingers in Pairs 
  • Right-Hand Exercises 
  • PART ONE---HARMONY 
  • CHAPTER 2---IMPORTANT CHORDS 
  • Extended Major Chords 
  • Extended Minor Chords 
  • Extended Dominant Chords 
  • Diminished 7th Chords 
  • Other Important Chords 
  • Altered Chords 
  • Chord Reference Charts 
  • Finding Other Voicings 
  • CHAPTER 3---CHORD PROGRESSIONS 
  • Blues Forms 
  • 8-Bar Blues 
  • 12-Bar Blues 
  • 16-Bar Blues (1st Variation) 
  • 16-Bar Blues (2nd Variation) 
  • 24-Bar Blues 
  • 12-Bar Blues in G 
  • Almost Time 
  • Blues Grass Ramble 
  • Jazz---Rhythm Changes 
  • Rhythm Changes (Basic) 
  • Rhythm Changes---Swing 
  • Rhythm Changes---Bebop 
  • Rhythm Changes (Tritone Substitution) 
  • Anthromorphology 
  • Criminal Satisfaction 
  • Chord Substitution 
  • Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms (Straight) 
  • Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms (Tritone Substitution) 
  • Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms (Minor 3rd Substitution) 
  • Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms (Dim7 Substitution) 
  • CHAPTER 4---CHORD/MELODY 
  • Mississippi Sawyer (Melody)