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You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin

By Dix Bruce

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Mandolin - Beginning
Composed by Dix Bruce. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Book. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94331).

Item Number: MB.94331

ISBN 9781562224479. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin is written as a teach-yourself text with play-along examples and tunes on the companion recording. In the author's words, "It is aimed at helping you get started immediately on your way to mandolinhood by giving you the basics of the mandolin and mandolin playing." With this informal, often humorous text, Dix Bruce will guide you step-by-step through the basics of learning this versatile instrument. Learn all about accompanying yourself and others, common chords, and useful strums, reading simple melodies, playing a colorful assortment of mandolin folk songs, and more. All musical examples and tunes are written in both standard notation and tablature. Diagrams of all the principal chords used on the mandolin are shown in the Chord Appendix, making this book a particularly useful study aid for the beginning mandolinist. Illustrated with drawings and photographs of vintage instruments.

  • The Streets Of Laredo  Performed by Dix Bruce
  • John B. Sails 
  • Nine Pound Hammer 
  • Take A Drink On Me  Performed by Dix Bruce
  • Stringin'  Performed by Dix Bruce
  • Fair And Tender Ladies 
  • Kumbaya 
  • The Cruel War  Performed by Dix Bruce
  • All Through The Night 
  • I Ride An Old Paint 
  • Sportin' Life 
  • Hush Little Baby 
  • Sally Goodin 
  • The Cuckoo  Performed by Dix Bruce
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 
  • Careless Love 
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  Performed by Dix Bruce
  • The No-Name Rag  Performed by Dix Bruce
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