Well, I got my mandolin, and am loving it. My delicate bassoon player's fingers are begining to callous and I am having a ball. This fun is not translating into progress though. I am learning out of the Mel Bay, Learn to Play Bluegrass Mandolin book. I am finding this book dull, and difficult to learn out of. It simply plops you right into individual note playing. Are there any more engaging, beginner friendly introductory books (like Jumpin' Jim's Tips and Tunes, if any uke players know what I am talking about).
Thanks in advance