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Mandolin lessons - learn how to play mandolin or improve your skills with instructional videos. Learn how to hold and tune the mandolin, chord positions, how to increase playing speed and more.
Bluegrass Mandolin Video
DVD - $29.95 Sam Bush details the dominant mandolin styles from Bill Monroe to Newgrass! He demonstrates powerful techniques while teaching ten classic tunes: Paddy On The Turnpike • Gray Eagle • Sugarfoot Rag • Sapporo • Bill Cheatham • East Virginia Blues • Wayfaring Stranger • Manzanita • Banks Of The Ohio • Sittin' On Top Of The World. Includes Music + Tab.
Level 3/4. 100 mins. DVD - All Region.
The Sam Bush Mandolin Method 2-DVD Set
DVD - $59.95 This brand new two-and-a-half hour course covers all aspects of the mandolin style and technique of one of the world's greatest players. Sam Bush performs and slows down traditional fiddle tunes and original instrumentals, giving detailed instruction on pick technique, rhythm playing, speed building, warm-up exercises, improvised soloing, equipment and much more. Includes Music + Tab.
Level 3. DVD - All Region.
Butch Baldassari's Bluegrass Mandolin Workshop - A Complete Guide for Learning Players DVD
DVD - $29.95 This comprehensive, user-friendly mandolin method takes a beginner from bare-bone basics to solidly intermediate material in a single two-hour lesson. Includes 20 great repertoire tunes. Includes Music + Tab. Beginner Level.
120 mins. DVD - All Region.
Learn to Play Blues Mandolin DVD
DVD - $29.95 Steve James teaches the scales, chords, lead riffs, rhythm comping, turnarounds and other essential techniques for playing traditional blues and old-time string band music. A “must” for those who want to use the mandolin for rhythmic accompaniment or as a blues instrument. Songs include: Divin' Duck Blues • The Lonesome Train That Carried My Gal Away • more. Includes Chords, Diagrams, Music + Tab.
Beginner Level. 60 mins. DVD - All Region.
Essential Techniques for Mandolin DVD
DVD - $29.95 Here's a lesson that will thrill and inspire mandolinists at all levels. Chris Thile, mandolin virtuoso for the hit band Nickel Creek, shares his own successful formula for developing right- and left-hand dexterity, improving speed and accuracy, and playing with heightened musicality. He provides numerous exercises that will make all the difference as aspiring players learn: Ode to a Butterfly • Hop the Fence • Red Haired Boy • Swallowtail Jig. As a bonus, you'll hear astonishing performances of Chris' original tunes “When Mandolins Dream” and “Raining at Sunset.”
Level 3. Includes Music + Tab. 85 mins. DVD - All Region.
The Mandolin of Bill Monroe Vol. 1 Video
VHS - $39.95
DVD - $29.95 Vol. 1 - One-on-One with the Master. Artist: John Hartford. With special guests, the Blue Grass Boys. The legendary 'Father of Bluegrass' plays over 25 tunes from his repertoire, demonstrating the amazing mandolin technique that has made him world-famous. A must for his fans and all mandolinists.
Level 3. 90 mins. VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
The Mandolin of Bill Monroe Vol. 2 Video
VHS - $39.95
DVD - $29.95 Vol. 2 - A detailed analysis by Sam Bush. Veteran bluegrass musician Sam Bush dissects sixteen pieces as played by Bill Monroe. Split screens, close-ups and replays of Monroe's demonstrations make this video the learning method for bluegrass mandolin. Produced by Smithsonian/Folkways and Homespun Video. Includes Music + Tab.
Level 2/3. 90 mins. VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
The Mandolin of Bill Monroe Vols. 1 & 2 Video Set
VHS - $69.95
DVD - $49.95 The Mandolin of Bill Monroe complete two-volume series. See descriptions directly above.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
The Mandolin and Bouzouki of Tim O'Brien DVD
DVD - $29.95 Tim O'Brien's course will be a boon to mandolin and bouzouki (octave mandolin) players who want to improve their technique, develop ideas and learn new repertoire. Tim brings his brilliant musicianship to bear as he teaches Celtic, bluegrass and original songs, including: Down in a Willow Garden • The High Road • Lay Down Your Weary Tune • One Girl Cried • More Love • The Kid on the Mountain • and Travellers.
1 hr, 55-mins. • Includes Music + Tab • Level 3. Tim O'Brien DVD - All Region.
The Bluegrass Mandolin of Ronnie McCoury Video
DVD - $29.95 Consistently named the International Bluegrass Music Association's 'Mandolin Player of the Year' and the hottest player in the hottest band in bluegrass (The Del McCoury Band), Ronnie McCoury has made an instructional video that will be a boon to all learning mandolinists. Accompanied by his dad on guitar and vocals, Ronnie works through a rich repertoire of tunes and techniques, breaking each piece down to its essentials. Not to be missed!
80 minutes • Includes Music Tab • Level 4. DVD - All Region.
You Can Play Bluegrass Mandolin Vol. 1 Video
DVD - $29.95 Artist: Butch Baldassari. How to hold and tune the mandolin; basic chords and scales; simple melodies; how to work with open strings and execute double-stops; plus much more. Songs: John Henry • Nine-Pound Hammer • Old Joe Clark • Sally Goodin
60 minutes • Includes Music + Tab • Level 1 DVD - All Region.
You Can Play Bluegrass Mandolin Vol. 2 Video
VHS - $29.95
DVD - $29.95 Artist: Butch Baldassari. Chord positions up and down the neck; soloing; slides; hammer-ons; open chord positions; open-string harmonies; how to increase playing speed; tremolo technique; double-stops; and more. Songs: Bury Me Beneath The Willow • Soldier's Joy • Whiskey Before Breakfast.
55 minutes • Includes Music + Tab • Level 1. VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA) DVD - All Region.
You Can Play Bluegrass Mandolin Vols. 1&2 Video Set
DVD - $49.95 Artist: Baldassari, Butch. Complete two-tape series. Butch teaches all the basics-and several classic tunes-on these two starter videos! See descriptions directly above.
DVD - All Region.
The Mandolin of Norman Blake Video
VHS Only - $39.95 With Nancy Blake, guitar and second mandolin. Norman and Nancy Blake teach old-time and original instrumentals in Celtic and southern mountain tradition, plus give advice on tuning, split strings, phrasing, ornaments, double-stops, tremolos, drones and much more. Nine songs, including: John Brown's March • Father's Hall • Jack Danielson's Reel • Mandolin Fanfare. 90 minutes • Includes Tab •