John Wiley & Sons Mandolin For Dummies Cover Learn how fretting and picking can entertain friends! The mandolin is making a big comeback among m.. Product #: 978-1-119-73664-6 Regular price: $20.47 $20.47 Auf Lager

Mandolin For Dummies

Julin, Don


2. Auflage Dezember 2020
416 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-73664-6
John Wiley & Sons

Jetzt kaufen

Preis: 21,90 €

Preis inkl. MwSt, zzgl. Versand

Weitere Versionen


Learn how fretting and picking can entertain friends!

The mandolin is making a big comeback among music enthusiasts. A longtime staple of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and country music, this fast-pickin' favorite featured heavily in traditional music from around the world is now seeing a resurgence in global pop.

In Mandolin For Dummies, accomplished composer, performer, and mandolin guru Don Julin breaks down the history and fundamentals of this versatile instrument, showing how you too can fret, pick, and strum with the best in the business. Packed with photos and diagrams to help you perfect your hand positioning, you'll make your way through a plethora of mandolin-friendly musical styles and learn how to take good care of your instrument--paying it back for all the pleasure it brings to you and your friends.
* Buy the right mandolin for you
* Pick up key musical styles
* Play along with downloadable exercises
* Restring your instrument

Whether this is your first instrument or you're adding to your repertoire, this little number has everything you need to get the most out of your mandolin!

Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part 1: Being Bitten by the Mandolin Bug 5

Chapter 1: Becoming Acquainted with Your Mandolin 7

Chapter 2: Getting to Grips with Tuning and Terminology 21

Chapter 3: Getting a Handle on Your Mandolin 29

Part 2: Starting to Play the Mandolin 37

Chapter 4: Making Music on the Mandolin 39

Chapter 5: Picking with the Right Hand 65

Chapter 6: Fretting Notes and Chords with the Left Hand 93

Chapter 7: Playing "Jethro"-Style Three-String Chords 117

Chapter 8: Playing Mandolin Music: Scales and Melody 133

Part 3: Putting Playing Styles into Practice 157

Chapter 9: Playing Music from Yesteryear: Old Time, Rags and Blues 159

Chapter 10: Giving Your Mandolin a Speedy Workout: Bluegrass 191

Chapter 11: Travelling to the Emerald Isle: Irish Mandolin 213

Chapter 12: Taking a Quick World Tour 229

Chapter 13: Swinging to Those Jazzy Rhythms 245

Chapter 14: Blending Styles: Dawg Music 271

Part 4: Purchasing and Caring for Your Mandolin 281

Chapter 15: Selecting and Buying a Mandolin 283

Chapter 16: Building Your Accessories Kit 297

Chapter 17: All Change: Replacing Your Mandolin's Strings 307

Chapter 18: Caring for and Repairing Your Mandolin 317

Part 5: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 19: Ten (or So) Tips on Becoming a Good Mandolin Player 329

Chapter 20: Ten Mandolin Players You Need to Know 335

Chapter 21: Ten Ways of Tapping into the Mandolin Subculture 341

Part 6: Appendixes 349

Appendix A: Chord Charts 351

Appendix B: Reading Standard Musical Notation 355

Appendix C: Audio Tracks 367

Index 373
Don Julin has a reputation for being one of the most eclectic mandolin players/instructors on the scene. Don has released over 20 albums and played on countless others. Don operates the online mandolin school Mandolins Heal The World ( He also teaches mandolin at music camps. Don enjoys connecting with musicians and believes that music should be a conversation, not a contest.