Mandolin Primer Book

mandolin primer bookThe Mandolin Primer Book with audio CD by Bert Casey is designed for the beginning mandolin student who desires an easy to follow, step by step instruction method for getting started on the mandolin. It starts with proper left & right hand technique and playing scales, then progresses to playing beginning chords and 14 popular bluegrass songs using techniques such as hammer-ons, slides, pull-offs, and double stops. It also includes a complete chord chart and a section on how to play rhythm on the mandolin (the famous mandolin "chop"). $14.95

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Also available as a Digital Download.

Included Songs

  • Worried Man Blues
  • Wildwood Flower
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down
  • Cripple Creek
  • John Hardy
  • Red Haired Boy
  • Soldier's Joy
  • 8th Of January
  • Billy In The Lowground
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Bill Cheatum
  • Sally Goodin
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Salt Creek

Techniques Covered

  • Parts of the Mandolin
  • Holding the Mandolin
  • Tuning
  • Using the Pick
  • Proper Left and Right Hand Position
  • Playing Scales in 4 Different Keys (G, C, A, D)
  • Rhythm & Strumming (The
  • Mandolin Chop)
  • Moveable Chords
  • Chord Chart


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