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Complete Mandolinist

An American Method

By Marilynn Mair

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Mandolin - Beginning
An American Method. Composed by Marilynn Mair. Perfect binding, Methods. Complete. All Styles. Book/CD Set. 224 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21156BCD).

Item Number: MB.21156BCD
ISBN 9780786677269. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The Complete Mandolinist is the most comprehensive American mandolin method to be published in nearly a century. Written by Marilynn Mair, internationally acclaimed mandolinist, recording artist and teacher for over two decades, this book presents a logical approach to mandolin technique that builds on the pioneering efforts of America's mandolin teachers of the early 20th century.

Starting with a foundation in basic technique and music reading, the book progresses, in the course of its 224 pages, through scales, arpeggios, tremolo, position work, shifting, rhythm studies, picking techniques and duo-style, with carefully selected exercises and musical examples that range from fiddle tunes and Brazilian choro to Vivaldi concertos and Beethoven sonatinas. The method reflects the wealth of musical knowledge Marilynn has acquired over the course of her distinguished career, and she has compiled it here for you, to encourage the versatility and intelligent musicianship you will need to become a more complete mandolinist.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Syracuse,NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • February 13, 2009 What I have been looking for.

    I really like The Complete Mandolinist so far.The excersises along with the scales.It has helped me in my overall playing.In the knowledge of the different scales;the strenghtening of the left hand and positioning.I use it for the technical aspect for my practicing.For a beginner...

    , I would of liked to see some of the excersises on the cd especially when going over something new.It has challenged me in reading music and becoming a better mandolin player.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Antioch, CA,USA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • July 29, 2008 For Mandolin Beginners

    The best currently in market manual for beginner mandolinists. Before I found this title I had used at least four different methods and felt they were very limited in instruction. If you can read music don't waste your money and time in any other method. This is the best...

    one (other than private lessons) available at present.

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