Instructional Books

  • My First Mandolin Pickin' Songs

    My First Mandolin Pickin' Songs

    Book with CD

    Level: Very Beginner

    This fun and easy mandolin book and CD takes you from the very beginning. Learning right and left-hand techniques, learning your first chords, 18 great songs AND you painlessly learn them by reading notes. Anyone can do it. Steve's method and approach to learning to read notes is so simple that 4 year olds have done it. You will start with 4 simple notes. Steve then teaches songs using just those four notes. He systematically adds a few more notes at a time bundled with easy to understand instructions and songs so that in a short time you will know all the notes, chords, strumming patterns to play hundreds of songs. This is a perfect primer for many of Steve's best sellers and other author’s books. Audio CD included.

    Table of Contents:
    About the Author
    Your First Notes: E, G, C and D
    Our First Song
    Starting To Strum: Blank Chord Chart, C Chord and G Chord
    Strumming Our First Songs, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Aunt Rhody, Old Gray Mare
    Boil Them Cabbage in G
    Do I Love You?
    New Notes: A, B, G; New Chord D
    Aura Lee
    Row, Row, Row Your Boat in 3/4 Time
    She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain
    New Notes: Low E, Low D and Low C
    The Timing of Notes
    Camptown Races
    New Note: Low F
    Little Brown Jug
    Rhythm: The Mandolin Chop Chords
    Cripple Creek in The Key of G
    Cindy, Cindy
    New Chord Shape for D and A
    Learning to Play Eighth Notes
    New Note: High A; Learning About 1st and 2nd Endings
    Soldier's Joy
    New Sign: The Flat Sign; New C Chord Shape
    Golden Slippers
    Flop-Eared Mule
    Double Stops
    Boil Them Cabbage in The Key of A
    Cripple Creek in The Key of A
    The Hammer-On
    Cotton-Eyed Joe
    Wildwood Flower
    New Notes: Low G, Low A and Low B
    Wabash Cannonball
    Understanding Tablature
    All the Notes on the Mandolin Charted
    Old Joe Clark
    Eighth of January
    Arkansas Traveler
    Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
    Cripple Creek - A Fancy Version
    Chord Charts for the Most Common Chords
    Steve Kaufman's Discography

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