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    Hi,

    as my future teacher does not have time to slip in a lesson before the new year I would like to start out on my own using some Youtube tutorials.

    So what tutorials could you recommend for a total newbie?

    Many thanks!

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    http://www.mandolessons.com/ - great lessons and should keep you busy for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwest Steve View Post
    http://www.mandolessons.com/ - great lessons and should keep you busy for a while
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    +1 on mandolessons!
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    I agree. Also search YouTube for Brad Laird's lessons.

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    Don Julin.
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    My ergonomic videos are very good for beginners

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    Search YouTube for mandolin tutorials & have a glance at all of them. Pick the ones that suit you regarding what you wish to learn & leave the others until a future time.
    My own first Mandolin instruction DVD was the one by Chris Thile - way over my head,but it was the only one in the store. However,it was worth watching for info.on how to hold the mandolin & pick ,& sundry other things. It was also a great intro.to some awesome playing by a much younger Chris Thile.

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    I think Ivan is correct in that you might want to check out a few different presenters as their individual style, talking voice and personality might well effect your overall enjoyment and progress.
    There is quite a lot of choice out there... For instance, Mike Marshal is unusual and jolly, Pete Martin is concise and thorough.
    Mandolessons is the one that comes up the most and is really good but, I found the guy is a bit dry for me.
    Banjo Ben, is entertaining and faster paced... if you can cope with his humor!

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    It's vital that you get the ergonomics right. A big vote for Banjo Ben.

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    my public library had DVD's by Sam Bush, Chris Thile, Ronnie McCoury and "The BG Mandolin of Bill Monroe Vol 1".
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    +1 Mandolessons.com is the way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelsenbury View Post
    I agree. Also search YouTube for Brad Laird's lessons.
    How could I not agree with that? The truth is, however, that YouTube only has a few of my lessons. The complete list is easier to find here: http://www.bradleylaird.com/playthemandolin/videos.html

    Also I have a nice, neat "Suggested Order of Lessons Checklist PDF" that you can download free here: http://www.bradleylaird.com/playthem...-checklist.pdf That might help you organize your journey a bit.

    And, by the way, it's not a subscription site because, let's face it, some people--after a few months of fooling around--might decide they'd rather be bagpipers or metal guitarists.

    Happy pickin' everybody!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    My ergonomic videos are very good for beginners
    Pete would be a fine teacher for you as he also offers Skype lessons. Video lessons are helpful (including those by Brad) but a one-on-one teacher is ideal. I like Pete's friendly and methodical approach. You will find even more fine learning resources here that are readily available and quite reasonably priced.
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    Default Re: What are good tutorial videos for total beginners?

    Of course, let's not forget Don Julin! We are so fortunate to have all these fine teachers now available via Skype.
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