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Joe Carr - School of Bluegrass Mandolin Book/CD

By Mandolin Cafe
November 14, 2011 - 6:15 am

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Joe Carr - School of Bluegrass Mandolin Book/CD Set

Joe Carr - School of Bluegrass Mandolin Book/CD Set

Pacific, Mo. — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the publication of another Joe Carr collection, his fifth of 2011, with School of Bluegrass Mandolin.

Designed to lead students into successful bluegrass mandolin playing, the book presents important chords and details the rhythm "chop." The lead section covers turnarounds, position playing, Monroe-style playing, harmonized sixths and important soloing scales. Tips for developing solos are included.

According to author Joe Carr, "The School of Bluegrass Mandolin is my effort to present a good beginners book for folks wishing to get into bluegrass. Much of the material here is likely well known to most readers of Mandolin Cafe. I cover rhythm and chords so a beginner can start picking with other musicians right away. The lead sections introduce major pentatonic scales as a method to begin soloing. Much of this material comes from my experiences as a private lesson teacher with beginners."

Bluegrass Rhythm and Chords
Chord Triangle #1 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Chord Triangle #2
The Six Minor Chord
The Two Minor Chord
The Flat Seven Chord
Long Journey Home - Melody
Long Journey Home - Eighths
Long Journey Home - Dressed Up
Feast Here Tonight
Salt Creek
Soldier's Joy
Dominant Seventh Chords
A New Major Form
Harmonized Sixths Scale
Lead and Fills Using Sixths
Major Scale Notes
Position Playing and Fill Licks
Closed Position Solo
Closed Position Solo in B
Pentatonic Scales - G
Pentatonic Scales - A
Pentatonic Scales - D
Pentatonic Scales - C
Movable Pentatonic Scales - B
Movable Pentatonic Scales - E
About the Author

Additional information:
Standard Notation & Tablature
Accompanying CD
Level: Beginning-Intermediate
Pages: 32
Binding: Saddlestitch
Size: 8.75 x 11.75"
Purchase: From


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Joe Carr
November 16, 2011 08:33 AM
How many mandolin books is this Carr guy gonna put out? Sheesh!
Adam Sweet
January 23, 2012 08:01 AM
When are you ever going to need a six chord for bluegrass?
Mike Bunting
January 24, 2012 09:36 PM
Quote from mandoteacher: When are you ever going to need a six chord for bluegrass? End Quote
Oh, I don't know, how about Foggy Mountain Breakdown, and Rocky Top for starters.
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