Mandolin Songbook

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  • Mel Bay is pleased to present the first-ever book focused on mandolinist and "Father of Bluegrass Music" Bill Monroe. Author Joe Carr dissects Monroe's unique approach to the mandolin through analysis of the icon's stylistic nuances, licks and repertoire. Included in the book are transcriptions, new "in the style of" arrangements, chord voicing’s and rhythm/backup patterns and more. Further, this book includes 32 never-before-seen photos of...
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  • 101 Red Hot Bluegrass Mandolin Licks and Solos
    Item # QIU217750
    | Mfg # 99446BCD
    | UPC # 796279073752
    In music, the term "bluegrass" describes the hot string-band style pioneered by Kentuckian Bill Monroe, which blends old-time country music with blues rhythms and jazz-influenced improvisation. This book contains 101 authentic bluegrass mandolin licks in the favorite bluegrass keys of C, G, D, and A minor written in notation and tablature. The licks are broken down into phrases of two, four, and eight bars. In addition, several endings ...
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  • A Smokey Mountain Christmas for Mandolin
    Item # QIC163164
    | Mfg # 95474BCD
    | UPC # 796279085908
    This wonderful collection gives the mandolin player a wide variety of material from which to choose. Well-known soloist Steve Kaufman includes beautiful, meaningful carols arranged specifically for mandolin. The book includes both a simple melody edition and an intermediate advanced solo version, all in both notation and tab. The mandolin backup parts are discussed in the first section of the book, and chord symbols as well as guitar tablature ar...
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  • Deluxe Encyclopedia of Mandolin Chords
    Item # QIU173865
    | Mfg # 98354
    | UPC # 796279062329
    This encyclopedia is designed to provide mandolin players with a wide variety of chords in different voicings. This book is intended as both a starting point of learning chord voicings and patterns, as well as a dictionary of common mandolin chords. Each key section includes the first position scale for that key, as well as the chord formula and notes for each chord. If you want to learn to be a bluegrass rhythm player it helps to have a guide or...
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  • Easy Mandolin Solos
    Item # QIC163099
    | Mfg # 96547BCD
    | UPC # 796279041270
    This book of original melodies is intended for the beginning mandolin student who can already read music or tab and play basic chords, but wants to learn new techniques and have fun in the process. In addition to its intrinsic musical value, each selection has a specific didactic intent - teaching hammer-ons and pull-offs, crosspicking, the Phrygian mode, or some other essential musical or technical element. Accompaniment chords and performance n...
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  • International Favorites for Mandolin
    Item # QPC227865
    | Mfg # 20823BCD
    | UPC # 796279097192
    This new book and CD combination features 28 beloved melodies from around the world, especially arranged for the mandolin. Easy to play and beautiful to hear, many of the tunes are arranged for solo mandolin in a chord melody style. Over 20 different countries are represented here with dance tunes, lullabies, national favorites and even three national anthems! Popular favorites such as ?Hava Nagila?, ?Greensleeves? and ?Waltzing Matilda? are mixe...
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  • Irish Mandolin Playing by Philip John Berthoud
    Item # QIU254924
    | Mfg # 99777BCD
    | UPC #
    This is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Irish mandolin playing. As well as being a complete guide for the absolute beginner, this book also contains a mine of information, useful tips and ideas for the experienced player. The book takes the reader from the basics of the mandolin right through to more advanced topics such as creating variations, emphasis, improvisation, playing with other musicians, practicing effectively and much ...
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  • Italian Folk Music for Mandolin (Book/CD Set)
    Item # QIC330425
    | Mfg # 22176BCD
    | UPC #
    Italian Folk Music for Mandolin is an enjoyable collection of pieces from various parts of northern, central and southern Italy. This anthology includes complete texts and translations of the songs with accurate accompanying arrangements for two mandolins, or violin and guitar. The selections include medieval and Renaissance instrumental folk dances, sixteenth-century Neapolitan Villanelle, work songs, lullabies, narrative ballads, prisoner songs...
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  • J. S. Bach for Mandolin
    Item # QIS221873
    | Mfg # 95770BCD
    | UPC #
    These arrangements of many pieces by J.S. Bach make a great composer's works accessible to the mandolinist. Since the bulk of the music has been adapted from various suites, sonatas, and partitas, the authors provides an explanation of each dance form and other similar pieces. Includes: 'Bauree Angloise' from Partita in A Minor for solo flute; 'Marche' from Anna Magdalena Back Book; 'Fantasie' from Partita No. 3 in A Minor; and more. In notation ...
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  • Mandolin Chords
    Item # QIU163122
    | Mfg # 93257
    | UPC # 796279000581
    Comprehensive and easily understood, this Mel Bay stand-by is arranged in photo-diagram form for maximum ease of use by mandolinists of all playing levels. Correct left hand positions are pictured for each chord, as is proper right hand picking position. Major, Minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are shown in photos and diagrams; major seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords ar...
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  • This book presents transcriptions of David Grisman's solos and accompaniment patterns from the CD Shady Grove. The Shady Grove recording contains some wonderful performances of old-time American music by David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, two of American music's greatest players. It is a vibrant collection of wonderful traditional American songs, from a great variety of genres, played in a style closely based on their traditional sources. All of the...
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