Mandolin for Dummies (Paperback)

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Mandolin for Dummies (Paperback)


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Learn how fretting and picking can entertain friends

The mandolin is making a big comeback among music enthusiasts. A longtime staple of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and country music, this fast-pickin' favorite featured heavily in traditional music from around the world is now seeing a resurgence in global pop.

In Mandolin For Dummies, accomplished composer, performer, and mandolin guru Don Julin breaks down the history and fundamentals of this versatile instrument, showing how you too can fret, pick, and strum with the best in the business. Packed with photos and diagrams to help you perfect your hand positioning, you'll make your way through a plethora of mandolin-friendly musical styles and learn how to take good care of your instrument--paying it back for all the pleasure it brings to you and your friends.

  • Buy the right mandolin for you
  • Pick up key musical styles
  • Play along with downloadable exercises
  • Restring your instrument

Whether this is your first instrument or you're adding to your repertoire, this little number has everything you need to get the most out of your mandolin

Don Julin has a reputation for being one of the most eclectic mandolin players/instructors on the scene. Don has released over 20 albums and played on countless others. Don operates the online mandolin school Mandolins Heal The World ( He also teaches mandolin at music camps. Don enjoys connecting with musicians and believes that music should be a conversation, not a contest.
Product Details ISBN: 9781119736646
ISBN-10: 1119736641
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 416
Language: English