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Dec-22-2004, 8:19am
I discover the news, "Introduction to Octave Mandolin by Mickey Cohran" is now avalaible in DVD format !
Introduction to Octave Mandolin (http://www.folkofthewood.com/page5398.htm)

That's great, for those haven't got VHS system.

you can see the program :

Chapter I:
Tuning Your Octave Mandolin
A. Standard Tuning
B. Tuning Methods
C. Tuning Tools
D. Choice of Strings
E. Intonation

Chapter II:
Scales and Chords: Building Blocks of Technique
A. How To Hold the Octave
B. Holding the Pick Comfortably
C. Proper Right-Hand Positioning
D. Proper Left-Hand Positioning
D. Your First Exercise

Chapter III:
A. "C" Scale
B. "G" Scale
C. "D" Scale
D. "A" Scale

Chapter IV:
A. Key of C
B. Key of G
C. Key of D
D. Key of A

Chapter V:
Basic Melodies
A. “Old Joe Clark”
B. “The Gal I Left Behind Me”
C. “Eighth of January”
D. “Arkansas Traveler”
E. “Boil Them Cabbage Down”
F. “Oh Shenandoah”

Chapter VI:
Advanced Melodies
A. “Whiskey Before Breakfast”
B. “Loch Laven Castle”

Chapter VII:
New Dimensions In Octave Mandolin
A. “The Battle of Rivendell”
B. “The Amber Hills of Moria”
Part II

Further Studies & Exercises
Exercise 1:. Walking in Thirds
Exercise 2: Walking in Thirds Descending
Exercise 3:. Beyond the First Position
Exercise 4:. Right-Hand Picking Exercise
Exercise 5:. Developing Speed
Exercise 6: Harmony in Thirds
Exercise 7: Harmony in Sixes
Exercise 8: Further Scalar Studies

Part III
Advanced Level Melodies
I. Scarborough Fair Dm
II. Ghost Riders Em
III. Home Sweet Home Advanced Crosspicking
An original mando tune: “Lincoln County Regulators” Key of Dm
In Conclusion

So, with John McGann method, Tim O'Brien, GerryMcKee, the multimedia's world grow up.

ps : i don't work for Folkofthewood, and i haven't got money for this. #It's just my musician spirit

Anybody have the Zookfest DVD and have review about them ?

Dec-23-2004, 11:31am
Merci beaucoup, I'm ordering it today http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Dec-23-2004, 9:18pm
Be careful on that one. I was pretty disappointed in it. Mainly just Mickey playing through some tunes without much (if any) discussion of how to approach the octave differently than the mandolin. I found Tim O'brien's DVD on Bouzouki/Mandolin more useful. Tim calls it a Bouzouki but it's really an octave mando. And the production values of the Homespun series are much higher than the Cochran material.

Dec-24-2004, 1:33am
Ok,thanks. But i've got the Tim o Brien DVD !

And about the Zookfest DVD http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif? Is it useful ?


Three Lessons Featuring:
Roger Landes "Celtic Ornamentation"
Chris Smith "Improvising Contrapuntal Accompaniment"
Chipper Thompson "Bottleneck Slide Bouzouki

Dec-25-2004, 8:32am
I haven't watched the Zookfest DVD so I can't comment there.