• New from Native Ground - Easy 2-Chord Songs for Mandolin

    Easy 2-Chord Songs for Mandolin

    Asheville, N.C. — Native Ground Books and Music has announced the release of Easy 2-Chord Songs for Mandolin.

    The book includes music, mandolin tablature and lyrics to 39 familiar bluegrass, old-time, folk and gospel songs, each with only two chords and is available as a spiral bound paperback and CD set with 62 audio tracks, or as a download in PDF format and MP3s.

    In addition to the music, the book contains information of interest including:

    • Valuable tips
    • Suggestions on buying a mandolin
    • How to use a pick
    • Positioning your hands
    • Simple chords
    • Playing rhythm on the mandolin
    • How to play simple scales
    • Playing air mandolin
    • Tremolo on the mandolin
    • Vintage photographs
    • A CD with 62 audio tracks
    • A link to download online audio

    Song Titles

    • Oh Susanna
    • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    • Angelina Baker
    • Boll Weevil
    • Buffalo Gals
    • Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
    • Clementine
    • Cotton-Eyed Joe
    • Darling Cory
    • Down in the Valley
    • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
    • Handsome Molly
    • Hot Corn
    • I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
    • Iíve Always been a Rambler
    • Jimmie Brown the Paper Boy
    • John Henry
    • Little Birdie
    • Muleyís Daughter
    • My Homeís Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
    • Old Dan Tucker
    • Old Gospel Ship
    • Old Joe Clark
    • Old Time Religion
    • Pretty Polly
    • Raleigh and Spencer
    • Red Rocking Chair
    • Reubenís Train
    • Rye Whiskey
    • Shady Grove
    • Shorteniní Bread
    • Skip to My Lou
    • Streets of Laredo
    • There Ainít No Bugs on Me
    • They Gotta Quit Kickiní My Dog Around
    • This Old Man
    • Tom Dooley
    • Wild Bill Jones
    • Working on a Building

    About the Author

    Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to teach, collect, record, perform, write and publish Southern Appalachian music and folklore. A master of both the clawhammer and bluegrass banjo styles, Wayne also performs and records on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, and has authored twenty-eight books of instruction, lore and history. An instructor for over forty-five years, Wayne has taught literally thousands of people to play stringed instruments. In addition to Wayne's deep interest in old-time Appalachian and bluegrass music, he has also researched, recorded and written on numerous other themes of American culture such as The Civil War, Victorian life, log cabin culture, cowboys and pioneers, railroads and gospel music.

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