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First 15 Lessons – Mandolin

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Author: Fred Sokolow

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Table of Contents

Lesson 1
Parts Of The Mandolin
Tuning The Mandolin
Holding The Mandolin And Pick
Mandolin Tab And Chord Grids
Lesson 2
Easy Chords, Key Of G
A Shuffle Beat Strum
G Major Scale
Playing A Melody
Lesson 3
Chords For The Key Of D
A Rock (Straight-Eighths) Strum
D Major Scale
Playing A Melody
Lesson 4
Key Of A Chords
A Rock Ballad Strum
A Major Scale
Playing A Melody
“Sawing” (Filling Out A Melody)
Lesson 5
Key Of C Chords
A 6/8 Strum
Arpeggios
C Major Scale
Playing A Melody
Lesson 6
Key Of E Chords
A Waltz Strum
E Major Scale
Playing A Melody
Lesson 7
Key Of F Chords
A Latin/R&B Strum
F Major Scale
Playing A Melody
Lesson 8
Tremolo
Double Stops In Several Keys
Tremolo With Double Stops
Lesson 9
Chop Chords
Moveable Chop Chord Families
Chop Chord Major Scales
Lesson 10
Seventh Chords
The 12-Bar Blues
Blues Soloing
Lesson 11
Fancier Chords (First Position)
Lesson 12
Moveable Chords
Moveable Chord Families
Lesson 13
Blues Chords: Moveable 9ths And 7ths
Moveable Blues Chord Families
Moveable Minor Pentatonic Scales
Lesson 14
Navigating The Circle-of-Fifths
The Rhythm Changes
Lesson 15
Chord/Melody Playing
About the Author

The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within.

This mandolin book features video and print lessons by world-renowned author Fred Sokolow on: mandolin fundamentals; music reading; tuning; chords; scales & basic theory; strumming; arpeggios; double stops; moveable chop chords; sawing & tremolo; and chord/melody playing.

You also get to strum & pluck along with 28 songs including: Ain't Misbehavin' • Hallelujah • Hey Jude • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow • Knockin' on Heaven's Door • Maggie May • Rocky Top • Stand by Me • Wayfaring Stranger • and many more.

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