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Noted mandolinist and teacher Rich Del Grosso has authored this excellent mandolin method that features great playable tunes in several styles (bluegrass, country, folk, blues) in standard music notation and tablature. The audio features play-along duets.

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A Great Mandolin Method Book

By Newclear Poet

from Carson City, Nevada

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  • Challenging
  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique


    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Learning To Play
    • Music Lessons
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Hal Leonard Mandolin Method Book/CD:

    This was my first mandolin method book. Rich Delgrosso is a great and experienced teacher. I agree with his approach to teaching: reading music is a must. And he works as a teacher giving exercises in music reading as it is applied to the mandolin. He gives a very fair overview introduction of the mandolin's range in music: Bluegrass, Celtic, Scott,Italian, fiddle tunes, waltz tunes, handling tunes in 6/8 timing, etc. Delgrosso is an experienced teacher, this is a book that I still go back to for the basics. However, I already knew how to read music. I can see where this book would look overwhelming to a beginner. I recommend this book for everyone but used in conjunction with easier and more basic books. The CD is excellent in that he focuses on keeping tempo perfect --- that is important. Just listening to the CD is an experience in the histoy of the mandolin. A lot of work went into this book; it was well laid out and well thought out. This is not a preformance CD it is a teaching CD which makes it an excellent compliment to the book. I learned to read music in the days without this luxury of CDs (I was forced to read the music/rhythms). This method makes learning so much fun!

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