Bluegrass Mandolin

Sam Bush
Sam Bush slowly and carefully details the dominant mandolin styles from Bill Monroe to Newgrass. You'll see, up close, Sam's amazing right hand as he demonstrates crosspicking, rhythm chops and other techniques while teaching you tunes such as Paddy On The Turnpike, Grey Eagle, Sugar Foot Rag, " Sapporo, East Virginia Blues, Wayfaring Stranger, Manzanita, Bill Cheatham, Banks of ... Read More

Bluegrass Slow Jam for the Total Beginner

Pete Wernick

A Super-Easy, No-Fail Play-Along Session

Anyone, with any instrument, can get into this bluegrass jam session, even if you've never tried it before. All you need to know are four basic chords (G, C, D and A) to be able to play along with the band! This DVD will give you the practice and the confidence you'll need to join a real jam ... Read More

Get Started on the Mandolin!

Steve Kaufman

A Complete Lesson for Beginners

Here’s the perfect way to get started playing the mandolin! Even if you have never played the instrument before, Steve Kaufman’s step-by-step lesson shows you how to tune up, hold your instrument and play your first chords and songs. You'll be playing Down in the Valley, Amazing Grace, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Blue Ridge Cabin Home before ... Read More

Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players - DVD 1

Mike Marshall

Building Technique Through Exercises and Melodic Studies

Mike Marshall's two-DVD set will benefit every mandolin player, from beginners to experienced professionals. He shows you how to become a better musician through proper technique, problem solving, and a systematic exercise regimen. Mike starts with the basics: How to hold the instrument, play with correct posture, get great tone, and eliminate tension and other impediments by using proper ... Read More

Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players - DVD 2

Mike Marshall

Chords and Rhythm Studies

This encyclopedic chord lesson will provide hours of amazing practice sessions and should be in every mandolinist's DVD library. Mike Marshall's comprehensive, step-by-step method teaches you every chord in every position on the mandolin fretboard. Mike starts with the most basic chord shapes, then works his way through each possible inversion as you change positions and move up ... Read More

Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players - Two-DVD Set

Mike Marshall

Two-DVD Set

Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals for All Players-DVD 1 Building Technique Through Exercises and Melodic Studies 75 minutes $29.95 Level All Mike Marshall's two-DVD set will benefit every mandolin player, from beginners to experienced professionals. He shows you how to become a better musician through proper technique, problem solving, and a systematic exercise regimen. Mike starts with ... Read More

Slow Jam for Old Time Music

Mark Schatz, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Bruce Molsky
Here's an exciting way to increase your repertoire of old time tunes and practice up for those inevitable jam sessions at parties, festivals, camps and other musical events. These fourteen great instrumentals are played up-to-speed for those ready to jam, and are slowed down to half speed for the sake of beginning/intermediate pickers who want to play along ... Read More

You Can Play Bluegrass Mandolin - DVD 1

Butch Baldassari

Lesson One

This easy, hands-on beginner's lesson will teach you to play the mandolin in minutes. Butch Baldassari provides a solid introduction to the instrument, showing you essentials such as how to hold the mandolin, get tuned up, use the pick and play a basic scale and chords in the key of G. Before long you'll be picking out melodies ... Read More

You Can Play Bluegrass Mandolin - DVD 2

Butch Baldassari

Lesson Two

Move into the next phase of your mandolin studies and start getting into more challenging tunes and techniques. Butch Baldassari makes it easy with his relaxed manner and clear, slowed-down musical examples. You'll learn how to play chord positions up and down the neck, along with slides, hammer-ons, tremolo, double stops, open string harmonies and other soloing techniques that ... Read More

You Can Play Bluegrass Mandolin - Two-DVD Set

Butch Baldassari

Lessons One and Two

Butch Baldassari will have you playing your mandolin in minutes with his easy, hands-on, beginner's lessons. He covers all you need to know to get the bell-like high notes and percussive back-beat that are the signature sound of this popular instrument. His easy-going teaching manner and clear, slowed-down examples and explanations, along with the practical play-along sessions, will have ... Read More

Radim Zenkl's Mandolin Primer

Radim Zenkl

A Learning Player's Guide to Essential Skills and Techniques

Mandolin virtuoso Radim Zenkl strongly believes that before you can play well you must have a complete understanding of your instrument and know the basic techniques needed to get the most music out of it. On this primer (for players at all levels), he breaks down the mandolin fundamentals that even accomplished musicians must know.  The lesson starts with ... Read More

Basic Mandolin for Guitar Players

Adam Traum

A Jumpstart for Mandolin

Guitarist Adam Traum casually picked up the mandolin to bring to jam sessions, since there are usually more than enough guitars to go around. From that start he gained a love and respect for the mandolin’s widely expressive range, and he explores the instrument here from a guitar player’s perspective.  Although non-guitar pickers will also benefit from this beginner’s ... Read More