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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites

By Mandolin Cafe
October 22, 2010 - 12:45 pm

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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites

Alfred Music Publishing is proud to expand the popular, best-selling Complete Idiot's Guide series by introducing The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bluegrass Mandolin Favorites, a simple way to master your favorite bluegrass songs on mandolin.

Ideal for anyone who is curious and interested in learning, The Complete Idiot's Guide series unveils the simple secrets to conquering almost any topic.

Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, Dennis Caplinger starts with all the basics and systematically uses the classic bluegrass repertoire to teach you everything you need to know in order to play burning bluegrass-style mandolin.

All 16 bluegrass standard songs and music examples are arranged in full music notation and tablature, including chord diagrams, and all are demonstrated on the included enhanced CDs.

Suggested retail price is $24.99

Additional information:
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Purchase: From amazon.com
Purchase: From Elderly

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MikeEdgerton
October 21, 2010 01:20 PM
Well, at least they didn't put a bowlback mandolin on the cover.
mando.player
October 21, 2010 05:17 PM
It always kills me...the instruments that are displayed on instructional books. I'd love to hear the discussion that leads to the final choice.
man dough nollij
October 21, 2010 05:24 PM
It's perfect. No self-respecting Complete Idiot would play bluegrass on anything but a blonde Eastman F4.
fredfrank
October 21, 2010 06:56 PM
Man, I'm tempted to order this one. Maybe I'll wait, though my idiot-ness isn't quite complete.
Dennis Ladd
October 21, 2010 07:58 PM
Has anybody seen a table of contents? Or as we b'grassers say, "le tableaux des contents?"
Mike Bunting
October 21, 2010 08:24 PM
Dennis Caplinger is quite a well respected musician and producer. He gigs quite a bit with John Moore.
Aran
October 22, 2010 03:41 AM
Quote from Dennis Ladd: Has anybody seen a table of contents? Or as we b'grassers say, "le tableaux des contents?" End Quote

I love it!!!! ROTFLOL
Frank Silver
October 22, 2010 05:09 PM
I haven't finished my juggling or *banjo* books yet, this'll have to wait.
doc holiday
October 23, 2010 08:01 AM
What Aran said.....The complete Idiot would like to know which favorites are in the book???
Tombstone Junction or Ave Maria bluegrass style
John Soper
October 23, 2010 09:06 AM
What's Bluegrass? Inquiring idiots want to know...
David Lewis
October 24, 2010 05:12 AM
Quote from John Soper: What's Bluegrass? Inquiring idiots want to know... End Quote

It's a naturally occurring plant found in the southern regions of North America - but that's not important right now...
Mandolin Mick
October 24, 2010 05:19 AM
I've been looking for a table of contents ... still can't find one ...
Mike Bromley
October 24, 2010 06:06 AM
Quote from doc holiday: What Aran said.....The complete Idiot would like to know which favorites are in the book???
Tombstone Junction or Ave Maria bluegrass style End Quote

There's that pesky Tombstone Junction popping up agin'
Wayne Stuvick
October 24, 2010 06:12 AM
According to Music Minus One the tunes in this book are: Whiskey Before Breakfast, John Henry, Amazing Grace, Wildwood Flower, John Hardy, Lonesome Road Blues, Dixie, Blackberry Blossom, Black Mountain Rag, Boil the Cabbage Down, Cumberland Gap, Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Sally Goodin, Salt Creek, and Soldiers Joy.
Mandolin Mick
October 24, 2010 06:55 AM
Thanx Wayne! But, no Rawhide?
doc holiday
October 24, 2010 10:04 AM
Rawhide.....must be more than the "Complete Idiot" can handle ;-)
William Grant Macdonald
October 24, 2010 10:21 AM
Well, it's titled "Idiots," so it probably was assumed that the picture didn't matter. Still better than a pair of scissors or a tire pump, eh?
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