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American Mandolin Method Volume 2

By Mandolin Cafe
July 20, 2013 - 12:30 pm

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Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship - American Mandolin Method Volume 2

Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship - American Mandolin Method Volume 2

Pacific, Mo. — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the release of American Mandolin Method Volume 2, by Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship.

Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship have crafted Volume 2 of their series to be used both as a follow up to Volume 1 and for intermediate players who are already experienced with the mandolin.

Using clear illustrations and lucid explanations, the authors review skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting, picking technique and creating good tone. Students learn techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bar chords, chop chords and 7th chords while progressing step-by-step through over two dozen universally played jam tunes.

The very listenable, high quality CD included with the book allows students to play along with the tunes to simulate jamming. Also included are folded scale exercises, and common sense tips from the authors' long experience teaching and performing.


Left and Right Hand Position
Picking Technique
Fingering Technique
Reading Tablature
Pick Direction and Rhythm
Folded Scale Exercises
Slide, Hammer-on, Pull-off

Intermediate Tunes:
Arkansas Traveler
St. Anne’s Reel
Soldier’s Joy
Eighth of January
Elzik’s Farewell
Old Joe Clark
Wise Old Friend
Leather Britches
Cuckoo’s Nest
June Apple
Liza Jane
Ragtime Annie
Billy in the Lowground
Glory at the Meeting House
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Westphalia Waltz
Flop Eared Mule
Forked Deer
Temperance Reel
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Kitchen Girl
Bill Cheatham
Blackberry Blossom
Katy Hill
Cherokee Shuffle
Done Gone
Beaumont Rag
President Garfield’s Hornpipe

Chop Chords
Bar Chords
Review Chart

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