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Don's Favorites (fiddle tunes)
  • Don's Favorites (fiddle tunes)

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Don's Favorites (fiddle tunes) is a collection of popular old-time, Irish, and bluegrass instrumentals designed to introduce the beginner/intermediate level mandolin player to the wonderful world of fiddle tunes. Fiddle tunes are not only fun to play; they require specific left and right-hand skills that will help in all aspects of your mandolin playing.

Don's Favorites (fiddle tunes) includes a booklet with standard notation, mandolin tablature, two videos, and multiple speed practice tracks or each tune. You can access the videos and practice tracks online or from the included CDROM.

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What Goes Up... Must Come Down
  • What Goes Up... Must Come Down

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Alternate picking and its cousin, the tremolo, are considered one of the essential techniques for the mandolin player to master. Whether you play fiddle tunes, rags, bluegrass, classical, jazz, or Led Zeppelin, a well-organized right hand is essential to mandolin playing. This workshop includes a series of exercises designed to build right-hand strength and coordination. Soon after you have added these exercises to your daily routine, you should notice a difference and be able to play faster, smoother, and more relaxed.

What Goes Up... Must Come Down includes 18 videos, practice tracks, and a workbook with standard notation and mandolin tablature. You can access the videos and practice tracks online or from the included CDROM

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Playing the Changes: Major Triads
  • Playing the Changes: Major Triads

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Don Julin's Playing The Changes: Major Triads is a series of exercises with the improvising mandolin player in mind. Learn to play the changes one key at a time melodically. Once you have mastered this technique, your improvised lines (i.e., melodies) will have more shape and form while following any chord progression, resulting in a more melodic solo.

Don Julin's Playing The Changes: Major Triads includes 17 videos, practice tracks, and a workbook with standard notation and mandolin tablature. You can access the videos and practice tracks online or from the included CDROM.

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Major Scale Workout
  • Major Scale Workout

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All the great mandolin players agree on how important it is to know your scales, and now they are more accessible than ever to learn! Major Scale Workout lets you explore every corner of the fingerboard by learning all twelve major scales using various fingerings. In my 40 years of playing mandolin, I have found that the more familiar you are with the fingerboard, the better off you are. This course will surely help you gain a better understanding of the mandolin fingerboard. Warning: It may improve your timing a bit too.

Don Julin's Major Scale Workout includes 30 videos, practice tracks, and a workbook with standard notation and mandolin tablature. You can access the videos and practice tracks online or from the included CDROM.

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EZ Classical Duets
  • EZ Classical Duets

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EZ Classical Duets a great introduction to the world of counterpoint or two melodies working together to form one sound. Don't let the fact that these are "classical" pieces of music scare you. They require a bit more precision than standard fiddle tunes without being any more difficult. These arrangements are all in common keys and can be played in first position, using open strings when available, making them similar to fiddle tunes and waltzes that you may already know. These simple arrangements also sound great with other string instruments, including guitar, fiddle, banjo, cello, and even dobro.

EZ Classical Duets includes a booklet with standard notation, mandolin tablature, two videos, and multiple speed practice tracks or each tune. You can access the videos and practice tracks online or from the included CDROM.

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Mandolin For Dummies second edition (signed by author)
  • Mandolin For Dummies second edition (signed by author)

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Over 400 pages of mandolin goodness make this one of the best selling mandolin books of all time. An introduction to the mandolin along with sections on playing the mandolin in a variety of styles, purchasing and caring for your mandolin, and even mandolin players past and present to listen to are all covered. Every song and exercise is demonstrated with ninety one downloadable audio tracks. See why the mandolin is the prince of all stringed instruments.

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