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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/CD/DVD Set. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94331SET).

Item Number: MB.94331SET
ISBN 9780786640997. All Styles. 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 word, "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 bothstandard 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. This book has accompanying audio and video.

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