Steve Kaufman's popular "Parking Lot Picker's" lessons 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 tuned alike, this series is also great for fiddlers who know the basics of bowing and other elementary skills.
Steve's amazing "Parking Lot Pickers" series covers levels from beginners to advanced, in a four-tiered system:
(1) Beginners will learn to pick the melody to become familiar with the tune in its most basic form.
(2) Intermediate players will develop facility with a series of great licks and runs that can be used in these or other tunes.
(3) More experienced pickers move on to advanced techniques, including full-blown solos for each tune.
(4) Each tune gets a final run-through, so you can play along with the entire tune.
Songs: Arkansas Traveler, Big Sandy River, Bill Cheatham, Billy in the Low Ground, Blackbery Blossom, Under the Double Eagle, Flop-Eared Mule, Fisher's Hornpipe, Forked Deer, Gold Rush, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek, Soldier's Joy, St. Anne's Reel, Nothin' To It, Ragtime Annie, Red-Haired Boy, Sweet Georgia Brown, Turkey in the Straw, Whiskey Before Breakfast