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Complete Mandolinist

A Comprehensive Method

By Marilynn Mair

Mandolin - Beginning
A Comprehensive Method. Composed by Marilynn Mair. Method, Classical, Perfect binding. Complete. Style. Book and online audio. 224 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #21156M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21156M).

Item Number: MB.21156M

ISBN 9780786687633. 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. Written in standard notation only. Includes access to online audio.

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  • June 09, 2016 Comprehensive book, audio a little tricky

    I've just started with this book and although it looks pretty good there are a few shortcomings. Number one: It doesn't make the fingering very clear. Number two: on the audio tracks there is no count in – it just starts playing the pupil's part and the accompaniment...

    with no "one, two and" or whatever to let you know when you have to come in. So you are left just listening to it to get some clue how it is supposed to sound.

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