The Logical Mandolin Method
Mandolin - Sheet Music

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Mandolin - intermediate

SKU: MB.30970M

Squareback saddle stitch, Tunebooks. Bluegrass. Book and online audio. 108 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #30970M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30970M).

ISBN 9781513467214. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book establishes a foundation for complete mandolin musicianship, both in terms of music literacy as well as having the ability to jam with other musicians without reading music. The student logically begins by learning the “basic” fingering pattern used for the mandolin-friendly keys of A and D as shown in diagram form and standard notation.

Tablature reading is lightly addressed, but not at the same time as note reading so the student avoids using tab as a crutch. A generous repertoire of progressively arranged exercises, fiddle tunes, a Bach bourrée, and folk and blues songs is included, often with online recordings and rarely seen complete lyrics. At this point, the book begins to diverge from its didactic approach to pure fun!

As each new major key is introduced (G, C, F and E), the student learns the remaining principal scale finger patterns as well as a considerable amount of practical music theory covering pentatonic and modal scales and much more. Fittingly, the book closes with a dictionary of essential chords and a glossary to aid in further development as a versatile mandolinist. Includes access to online audio.

  • Preparatory Information
  • Lesson 1: The Key Of A Major
  • A Atude
  • Cripple Creek
  • Lesson 2: The Key Of D Major, Low Second Finger
  • Soldieras Joy
  • The Sloop John B
  • New York Girls (Canat You Dance The Polka?)
  • Lesson 3: The Key Of G Major A Dominant 7Th Chord, Secondary (Minor) Chords
  • Westphalia Waltz (Pytala Sie Pani)
  • Nail That Catfish To The Tree
  • The Water Is Wide
  • A Few Words About Fiddle Tunes
  • Lesson 4: The Key Of C Major, Low First Finger, Fourth Finger
  • Orchestral Notation
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Billy in the Lowground
  • Lesson 5: Lower Octave Of A Major Scale, High Third Finger, Full First Position D Major Scale
  • Rondo We Go
  • Milleras Reel
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Lesson 6: Tablature And Movable Scales
  • Lesson 7: Movable Chords
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Lesson 8: The Basics Of Bluegrass
  • Rollina In My Sweet Babyas Arms
  • Return To Cripple Creek
  • The Bluegrass Lick
  • Dark Hollow
  • Lesson 9: Minor Scales A A Minor, E Minor
  • House Of The Rising Sun
  • Hava Nagila
  • Motherless Child
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • Lesson 10: Keys Of F Major And D Minor
  • Come All Ye Fair And Tender Maidens
  • Four-Course Rag
  • Henry Martin
  • Waltz In D Minor (Carcassi)
  • Lesson 11: Modes
  • Cuckold Come Out Of The Armory
  • Shady Grove
  • June Apple
  • Little Maggie
  • Lesson 12: The Key Of E Major, The Basics Of The Blues And Rock Ana Roll
  • Chord Rhythm Etude In E Major
  • Blues Ainat Nothina
  • Rock Ana Roll Rhythm Etude
  • Boogie In E
  • Lesson 13: Jigs
  • Little Burnt Potato
  • The Irish Washerwoman
  • Other Related Instruments
  • Lesson 14: The Basics Of Swing
  • (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  • Lesson 15: Tools For Jamming, Improvising And Composition/Songwriting
  • Circle of Fifths
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Blues Scales
  • Bonus Music Section
  • Bill Cheatham
  • The Nine Points Of Roguery
  • The Great Silkie Of Sule Skerrie
  • The Eighth Of January
  • Saint James Infirmary
  • Temperance (Teetotaleras) Reel
  • Boura(C)E (E Major) J. S. Bach
  • Saint Johnas River
  • Russian Sailoras Polka
  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Wayfarina Stranger
  • Rose Room
  • Glossary of Musical Terms
  • Chord Reference
  • About the Author