Mandolin For Dummies

Author: Don Julin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119943973

Category: Music

Page: 384

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The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available. Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time. Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazz Files available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music! Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precision Includes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchases Tips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topics If you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.

Mandolin Chord Book

Author: James Major

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783231130

Category: Music

Page: 48

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This useful chord book, developed for mandolin players, features clear, readable chord diagrams. The diagrams are grouped by key for easy reference. No page flipping needed!

Bluegrass Mandolin for the Complete Ignoramus!

Author: Wayne Erbsen

Publisher: Native Ground Music

ISBN: 9781883206550

Category: Music

Page: 80

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Wayne's friendly and FUN approach to learning to play has taught tens of thousands of total beginners to play bluegrass music. Join the club! In this, his 26th book, Wayne cuts through the clutter and confusion of learning to play with his SIMPLE approach to playing the melody. He then leads the beginner down the path of being able to IMPROVISE on the melody by adding several simple rhythms. With Wayne s help, you will soon be jamming up a storm. Guaranteed. This book is guaranteed to help you learn to play bluegrass mandolin. (How many books come with a personal guarantee by the author?) You WILL learn to play and improvise on: Amazing Grace, Angel Band, Banks of the Ohio, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Cripple Creek, Cryin Holy Unto the Lord, Dig a Hole in the Meadow, Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky?, Down the Road, East Virginia, Handsome Molly, In the Pines, I've Been All Around This World, I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages, John Hardy, Keep on the Sunny Side of Life, Knoxville Girl, Little Maggie, Midnight on the Stormy Deep, My Home s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nine Pound Hammer, Paul and Silas, Shady Grove, Soldier s Joy, Roll in My Sweet Baby s Arms, Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? You Will Also Learn... How to Tune, How to Hold the Mandolin, The Best Way to Hold the Pick, How to Read Tablature, Harmony Chord Positions, Simple Rhythm Chord Positions, How to Play Harmony, Playing in the Dreaded Key of F, How to Jam, Playing Different Rhythms, How to Play Simply but RIGHT! Included Vintage Photos and lots of Friendly Advice.

Beginning Mandolin

Author: Greg Horne

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739037324

Category: Music

Page: 96

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Comprehensive instruction for the serious mandolinist. One of America's leading schools for contemporary music-The National Guitar Workshop-teaches you the concepts, techniques and theory you need to become a virtuoso performer. 96 pages each.

Violin For Dummies

Author: Katharine Rapoport

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022916

Category: Music

Page: 432

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The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn how to read — and feel — the music, and how to inject your own personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'll be playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bona fide violin player. The included audio and video instruction encourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear, see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the human voice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time. This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you can start playing quickly. Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but the reality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn, and practice over time will refine your technique and your musical style. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in love with this instrument that has inspired some of the world's best musicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, with Violin For Dummies.

Mandolin Primer

Author: Bert Casey

Publisher: Watch & Learn

ISBN: 9781893907331

Category: Music

Page: 56

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Presents techniques and exercises to play the mandolin to beginning players.

Mandolin for Dummies Collection - Mandolin for Dummies/Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

Author: Don Julin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 600

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The complete collection for getting started with the mandolin Mandolin for Dummies Collection includes Mandolin For Dummies and Mandolin Exercises For Dummies. Mandolin For Dummies includes downloadable audio tracks from the book; clear and useful photos and diagrams, and a mandolin buying guide. Mandolin Exercises For Dummies is packed with instruction hundreds of exercises, drills and practice pieces. Mandolin For Dummies and Mandolin Exercises For Dummies are the perfect companions for you learning to play your new mandolin!

Banjo For Dummies

Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction

Author: Bill Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746252

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 3902

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Play your way to banjo-playing expertise Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading. Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historian Includes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.com Ideal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrument For musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin

Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!

Author: Dan Fox

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457408260

Category: Music

Page: 72

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Learn to play mandolin and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the mandolin, its components, picks, how to tune it, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn important mandolin techniques such as tremolo, cross picking, and more. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the mandolin, know how to read music, and play with a musical group in many different styles, including folk, blues, country, and even pop. The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Mandolin accompaniments * Mandolin chord dictionary * Mandolin fingering chart Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

Mandolin for Beginners

An Easy Beginning Method

Author: Joe Dalton,Jim Dalton

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739010983

Category: Music

Page: 47

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This book teaches everything you need to know to get started playing the mandolin. Beginning with how to hold and tune the instrument, read tablature and do some basic strumming, you'll be guided all the way to reading music, developing tremolo technique and improvising. With pieces in styles ranging from folk and old Italian gondolier music to the blues and rock 'n' roll, this book is the start you need to go in any direction you like with your mandolin. The CD includes exercises.

First 50 Songs You Should Play on Mandolin

Author: Fred Sokolow

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495072290

Category: Music

Page: 112

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(Mandolin). A fantastic collection of 50 accessible, must-know favorites for the beginner who's learned enough to start playing popular songs! This book features melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams. Includes: Amazing Grace * Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain * Crazy * Cripple Creek * Folsom Prison Blues * Friend of the Devil * Going to California * Hallelujah * Ho Hey * I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow * I Walk the Line * I'll Fly Away * Losing My Religion * Maggie May * Mr. Bojangles * Redemption Song * Ripple * Rocky Top * Take Me Home, Country Roads * Tennessee Waltz * Wagon Wheel * Wildwood Flower * Yesterday * Your Cheatin' Heart * and many more.

Fiddle For Dummies

Author: Michael John Sanchez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118930231

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton, country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentals Select, tune, and care for your fiddle Join the folk instrument movement and master the fiddle Play fiddle music from all over the world Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.

Trumpet For Dummies

Author: Jeffrey Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470963494

Category: Music

Page: 384

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How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin Listening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly Gabriel's horn, one of the most eloquent voices in classical music and jazz. Yet even a virtuoso begins somewhere. This down-to-earth and user-friendly guide shows those new to the trumpet everything they need know to play the instrument-from basic technique (including getting a good sound), caring for a trumpet, and learning pieces from many musical genres. Demonstrates how to play classical, pop, jazz, and Latin-with audio samples on the enclosed CD-ROM Includes tips on how to buy or rent the best instrument An ideal guide for students just learning the trumpet, or students who need a little boost, or fans of the trumpet who've never got around to learning it, here is the complete guide to making one of the world's most popular-and beloved instruments-their own. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Dirt Simple Fiddle

Author: MARY ANN HARBAR WILLIS

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1619112736

Category: Music

Page: 60

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Dirt Simple Fiddle will teach you the basics of the instrument to get you playing tunes in no time! This book covers technique, reading, fiddle bowings and ornaments. Included are simple tunes such as Angline the Baker, Arkansas Traveler, Battle of New Orleans, Billy the Lowground, Boil the Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Devil's Dream, Liberty, Liza Jane, and more. The book comes with accompanying audio

Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470647221

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD! The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability. Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass Whether you're a beginner bass player or you're looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you!

Guide to Octave Mandolin and Bouzouki

Author: JOHN MCGANN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610657772

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Twenty tunes in styles from Irish to American, in a variety of tunings, melody and accompaniment, presented in standard notation and tablature, with a stereo CD (left channel melody, right channel accompaniment). Left and right hand techniques and chord voicings are thoroughly discussed. for the first time, the Celtic style woven texture accompaniment unique to the instrument is fully notated. Unique to the book are melodic Irish ornamentation, blues, jazz, American fiddle tunes with variations and improvisations (all fully notated), and a chapter Breaking Away from Block Chords extending knowledge of the fingerboard.

Bass Guitar For Dummies

Author: Patrick Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118748743

Category: Music

Page: 408

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Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians—you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition. You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills. Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.com New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!

Piano and Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Holly Day,Jerry Kovarksy,Blake Neely,David Pearl,Michael Pilhofer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118837568

Category: Music

Page: 648

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The go-to reference for aspiring pianists and keyboard players Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies makes it easier and more fun than ever to make music! If you don't know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory, and applies it to playing the piano and keyboard. And if you've been playing for awhile—or took lessons when you were a child but haven't played since—you can pick up some valuable tips to improve your playing, or use the book as a refresher course. This indispensible resource combines the best of For Dummies books, including Piano For Dummies, Keyboard For Dummies, Music Theory For Dummies, and Piano Exercises For Dummies to get you up and running in no time. The handy reference helps you to master the traditional black-and-white keys and gives you an understanding of the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. Discover the secrets for becoming a master on the piano and keyboard Improve your skills with a wealth of easy-to-apply piano exercises Tap into your creativity and get the lowdown on composing an original song Find out how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets Dive right in! This comprehensive book offers the most complete learning experience for aspiring pianists, keyboard enthusiasts, and students of music.