Media Type : Book+CD+DVDLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : First LessonsNumber of pages : 40First Lessons Mandolin teaches the absolute basics of learning to play mandolin from holding the pick to performing easy mandolin tunes. It doesn´t get any easier than this! Students learn how to hold the mandolin correctly, how to read mandolin tablature, basic note reading, the most popular mandolin chords, how to play easy melodies in several musical styles, basic picking technique, how to tune the mandolin, and much more. Along the way students will learn about the greatest mandolin players and their music. The main emphasis of First Lessons Mandolin is to get the student up and playing immediately and to have fun doing it! A companion CD and DVD are included. DVD 139:00 minutes.
DescriptionLearn to play chords on the mandolin with this comprehensive, yet easy-to-use book. The Manndolin Chord Finder contains over 1,000 chord diagrams for the most important 28 chord types, including three voicings for each chord. Also includes a lesson on chord construction, and a fingerboard chart of the mandolin neck!
DescriptionThis book/2-CD pack delivers the meat & potatoes of bluegrass Mandolin way beyond just teaching fiddle tunes! Players will discover how to find their way around the neck using common double stops, develop creative back-up skills, play solos to vocal tunes in the style of Bill Monroe, make up their own solos, and a whole lot more. For the average learner, this pack represents nearly two years´ worth of lessons! Includes two instructional CDs: one plays every example in the book, and the second contains 32 songs performed by a bluegrass band with the Mandolin parts separated on the right channel.
Media Type : Book+CD+DVDLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : Acoustic MusicSeries : First LessonsNumber of pages : 32First Lessons on Banjo is an ultra-easy instruction manual for beginning five-string banjo played in the three finger style in G tuning. It can be used by those with no previous experience with the banjo or music of any sort. It is so basic it can be used even by small children. The book features very detailed descriptions of even the most basic aspects such as wearing the picks properly, the correct picking motion, and noting the strings properly. These are aspects that are so basic most manuals skip over them. There are many detailed photos, several from the player´s point of view, not from in front of the banjo. First Lessons on Banjo covers the most basic rolls, the Alternating Thumb Roll and two Forward Rolls, plus the three basic chords plus the relative minor chord. All musical examples are presented in tablature, with the melody notes in boldface type so the student knows which notes to emphasize. All arrangements include lyrics, which is very important to the novice who is trying to train the ear to hear the melody among the fill notes. Several tips and suggestions about the proper mental approach are included that will lead to playing by ear and arranging at an earlier stage in the student´s development. There are also suggestions about developing the proper mental approach and about speed reading of tablature. These suggestions are not found in any other banjo instruction book. The ´finale´ arrangement is Cripple Creek, a popular banjo standard that when mastered, should give the novice a great sense of accomplishment. The accompanying recording includes all tabbed examples, with the rhythm instruments and lead banjo in separate channels. The songs are played at three tempos, the first tempo VERY slow, then a medium tempo version, and finally at performing speed with guitar, mandolin and bass accompaniment. The up- tempo accompanied versions are all together at the end of the recording so it the final tracks be used as a listening recording. This also allows the student to play along with all the more interesting arrangements in sequence without skipping around the recording. DVD 60:00 minutes.
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The Guitar Sessions series features songbooks centered around detailed instructional video lessons that teach how to play rock ´n´ roll´s greatest songs, shown step-by-step by knowledgeable guitar-slinging hosts who then perform the music in its entirety. With Led Zeppelin: Acoustic Sessions, you´ll learn riff by riff how to play all of Jimmy Page´s guitar parts in Led Zeppelin´s most classic acoustic songs, including Jimmy´s famous alternate tunings and even some of the must-know mandolin and electric guitar parts.In addition to the DVD lessons, this book also includes detailed written lessons and TAB examples that match the DVD; our exclusive TNT 2 software that allows you to practice to sound-alike recordings of every song, alter the mixes, loop sections, and change keys and tempos; play-along MP3s, for practice away from the computer; and full PDF transcriptions of every song in TAB and music notation.Babe I´m Gonna Leave You The Battle of Evermore Black Mountain Side Bron-Yr-Aur Going to California Hey, Hey What Can I Do Over the Hills and Far Away Ramble On Stairway to Heaven That´s the Way