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Wayne Erbsen - Bluegrass Mandolin for the Complete Ignoramus

By Mandolin Cafe
June 16, 2008 - 11:00 am

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Bluegrass Mandolin for the Complete Ignoramus

Bluegrass Mandolin for the Complete Ignoramus

Native Ground Music has announced the release of Bluegrass Mandolin for the Complete Ignoramus, by Wayne Erbsen.

Intended as a friendly and fun approach to bluegrass mandolin, this book covers a wide variety of popular bluegrass favorites and technique & tips designed for those with little or no experience with the instrument.

Wayne Erbsen has been playing mandolin since 1963 and this is his 26th instructional publication.

Tunes covered: Amazing Grace, Angel Band, Banks of the Ohio, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Cripple Creek, Cryin' Holy Unto the Lord, Dig a Hole in the Meadow, Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky?, Down the Road, East Virginia, Handsome Molly, In the Pines, I've Been All Around This World, I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages, John Hardy, Keep on the Sunny Side of Life, Knoxville Girl, Little Maggie, Midnight on the Stormy Deep, My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nine Pound Hammer, Paul and Silas, Shady Grove, Soldier's Joy, Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Wildwood Flower, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Techniques covered: tuning, picks, tablature, chords and chord positions, jamming, rhythm, and many more general playing tips.

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