Written by the internationally-acclaimed mandolinist and tutor Marilynn Mair, The Complete Mandolinist is the most comprehensive American Mandolin method to be published in nearly a century. This book presents a logical approach to Mandolin technique that builds on the methods devised by America's pioneering Mandolin tutors of the early 20th century.
Starting with the very basics - a foundation in technique and music reading, the book progresses, in the course of its 224 pages, through scales, arpeggios, tremolo, position work, shifting, rhythm studies, picking techniques and duo-style, with carefully selected exercises and musical examples that range from fiddle tunes and Brazilian choro to Vivaldi concertos and Beethoven sonatinas.
This method reflects the wealth of musical knowledge Marilynn Mair has acquired over the course of her distinguished career, and she has compiled it here for you, to encourage the versatility and intelligent musicianship you will need to become an experienced mandolinist. Accompanying audio tracks are included to download online.