All About Lead Mandolin!

Sam Bush

Fiddle Tunes, Rags, Waltzes, Solos and Variations

A modern-day mandolin master shows you how to play melodies, improvise variations and step out and take a hot lead solo. He teaches a variety of tunes in different keys and styles, from straight bluegrass to contemporary originals. Sam helps you build your technique with warm-ups, scales, drills and a unique callous-building exercise. He addresses how to improve speed, play ... Read More

All About Rhythm Mandolin!

Sam Bush

Chops, Strums, Timing, Accents and Accompaniments

Sam Bush's rhythm playing is without peer in the world of the mandolin - part bluegrass, part reggae, part rock 'n' roll. Here, he shows all aspects of his style: Chopping, strumming, accenting, damping, subdividing beats, keeping good time and more. The art of rhythm mandolin starts with Bill Monroe, and Sam passes along powerful insights into "getting your chop ... Read More

All About Rhythm Mandolin! and All About Lead Mandolin! - Two-Videos

Sam Bush
Sam Bush offers a fantastic wealth of material on these two DVDs - more than three hours of tunes, songs, exercises, warm-ups, ideas, advice and playing tips! Read More

Basic Techniques of Classical Mandolin

Caterina Lichtenberg
The mandolin has had a long and rich history in the world of classical music. Many composers, including Vivaldi, Beethoven and Mozart, wrote works for the instrument and its sounds can still be heard in concert halls and on recordings around the world. The internationally-renowned classical mandolinist Caterina Lichtenberg makes the music of this beautiful, expressive instrument accessible to players ... Read More

Bluegrass Jamming

Pete Wernick

A Guide for Newcomers and Closet Pickers

Pete Wernick now has the perfect solution for novice bluegrass players who want to start jamming, or for any picker wanting to build experience and confidence. He has gathered several top musicians to create a "DVD jam session" that players of any level can get in on. Here's an opportunity to participate in this wonderful activity, and get ready ... Read More

Bluegrass Jamming - Intermediate Level

Pete Wernick
Here's a full-to-the-brim DVD made especially for bluegrass pickers who want to take their jamming ability to the next level. It will help you build your repertoire and will vastly improve your confidence so you can join in and jam in any situation. In this carefully organized session led by Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick, a professional bluegrass band plays ... Read More

Bluegrass Jamming - The Complete Set

Pete Wernick

Get all three levels!

Get all three levels today and SAVE! Pete Wernick gathered an all-professional bluegrass band to provide back-up, tips, instruction and advice for learning bluegrass pickers. Whether you play guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro or bass, these lessons will give you the encouragement and skills to start playing in jam sessions. Play along on more than fifty bluegrass standards! Read More

Bluegrass Mandolin Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know - Series Two

Steve Kaufman
Steve Kaufman has created another winner! Learning mandolin players have been clamoring for more tunes to improve their technique, build their repertoire and help them shine at jam sessions. Now, Steve has put together six more hours of instruction at a variety of levels plus back-up tracks, advice and more! Steve's amazing "Parking Lot Pickers" series covers levels from ... Read More

Butch Baldassari's Bluegrass Mandolin Workshop

Butch Baldassari

A Complete Guide for Learning Players

This comprehensive, user-friendly mandolin method takes you from bare-bone basics to solidly intermediate material in a single two-hour lesson. Butch Baldassari has distilled his popular teaching workshops into one jam-packed DVD, providing detailed instruction in all aspects of mandolin playing. Butch gives you exercises to build your technique and teaches you how to master fiddle tunes, take solos, and play ... Read More

Learn To Play Blues Mandolin - DVD 1

Steve James
In the early days of the last century, the mandolin gained popularity both as a blues instrument and as the backbone of the early African American string bands. Several of these groups added mandolin to guitars, banjos, fiddles, jugs and kazoos to play energetic and heart-felt renditions of blues and ragtime songs. Bluegrass players, from Bill Monroe onward, incorporated blues ... 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

Bluegrass Mandolin Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know - Series One

Steve Kaufman
Steve Kaufman's popular "Parking Lot Picker's" lessons now include a series especially for mandolinists. Beginners to advanced players learn 20 favorite traditional tunes with his four-tiered teaching method. Beginners learn melody; intermediate players master licks and runs;experienced players learn advanced techniques. Steve finishes each tune with a final run-through, including endings. Since the mandolin and violin are ... Read More
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