The Early Mandolin

This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to the two main types of early mandolin - the mandolino and the Neapolitan mandoline.

Author: James Tyler

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198163029

Category: Music

Page: 186

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The name "mandolin" was used to refer to two quite different instruments: the gut-stringed mandolino, played with the fingers, and the later metal-stringed Neapolitan mandoline, which was played with a plectrum. This is the first book devoted exclusively to these two early instruments about which information in reference books is scant and often erroneous. The authors uncover their rich and varied musical history, examining contemporary playing techniques and revealing the full extent of the instruments' individual repertories, which include works by Vivaldi, Sammartini, Stamitz, and Beethoven. The book's ultimate aim is to help today's players to produce artistically satisfying performances through an understanding of the nature and historical playing style of these unjustly neglected instruments.

First Lessons Mandolin

Bluegrassers tend to use the “one shoulder” technique which developed because most of the early mandolin and banjo players wore hats and they would have had to take their hat off to put the strap over their head.

Author: DIX BRUCE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781610658430

Category: Music

Page: 40

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First Lessons Mandolin teaches the absolute basics of learning to play mandolin from holding the pick to performing easy mandolin tunes. It doesn't get any easier than this! Students learn how to hold the mandolin correctly, how to read mandolin tablature, basic note reading, the most popular mandolin chords, how to play easy melodies in several musical styles, basic picking technique, how to tune the mandolin, and much more. Along the way students will learn about the greatest mandolin players and their music. the main emphasis of First Lessons Mandolin is to get the student up and playing immediately and to have fun doing it!

The Classical Mandolin

In The Early Mandolin, James Tyler and I made a distinction by calling the former Mandolino, and the latter Mandoline, and I have continued to make that distinction during the first chapter of this book. However, during the first half ...

Author: Paul Sparks

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195173376

Category: Music

Page: 225

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Although the mandolin is now regarded as a marginal instrument in the classical music world, a century ago it was one of the most widely played instruments in Europe and North America. Regularly used in operas and symphonies, and forming the basis of plucked instrument orchestras, the mandolin could also be heard in major concert halls. The Classical Mandolin traces the rise of the modern Neapolitan mandolin, examines the lives and works of leading specialist composers (such as Raffaele Calace and Carlo Munier), and looks at its use by mainstream composers from Verdi and Mahler to Schoenberg and Boulez. The mandolin's enduring popularity in folk music is also discussed. Sparks looks finally at present-day orchestras and soloists, examines aspects of technique, and offers guidance on specialist organisations worldwide.

Performance Practice

At the end of the first movement the marking 'Tempo I" (MM 84) remains a question, since it seems very slow. In the autograph the beginning of ... The first known music for mandolin appeared in a publication by Giovanni Ricci (l677).

Author: Roland Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136767692

Category: Music

Page: 544

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beginning Mandolin

A major 7th sounds the interval between the first and third note of " Bali - Ha'i " from the musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein . A major 7th can also be thought of as one half step below an octave .

Author: Greg Horne

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739037323

Category: Music

Page: 96

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Comprehensive instruction for the serious mandolinist. One of America's leading schools for contemporary music-The National Guitar Workshop-teaches you the concepts, techniques and theory you need to become a virtuoso performer. 96 pages each.

Getting into Bluegrass Mandolin

In the next section, we'll talk a bit about the basics of holding and playing the mandolin. If you are an absolute beginner and would like more general information about the mandolin, check out my First Lessons Mandolin book/CD set ...

Author: DIX BRUCE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781610651196

Category: Music

Page: 96

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Getting into Bluegrass Mandolin is specifically designed to quickly and simply show you how to play bluegrass mandolin. It teaches everything you'll need to know including: chords (both open and 'bluegrass chop' variety), rhythm, single-note playing, double stops, fiddle tunes, playing in all keys (transposing from one key to another), playing backup, introductions or "kickoffs", and tremolo. Lessons use classic bluegrass songs and tunes to help you build a great bluegrass repertoire as you learn. All songs and examples from the book are recorded at both slow and regular speeds on the CD. Written in standard notation and tablature.

Master Anthology of Mandolin Solos Volume 1

He plays mandolin in Milan's Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala Theatre. As a soloist, he has toured throughout Northern Europe and Italy and continues to do research about the early mandolin works of Nicolo Paganini.

Author: MULTIPLE AUTHORS

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781619117112

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Mel Bay's Master Anthology of Mandolin Solos Volume One is designed toenhance the repertoire of the intermediate to advanced mandolinist with a generous collection of challenging pieces. Contributors include Alan Bibey, BudOrr, Simon Mayor, John McGann, Jody Stecher, Joe Carr, Dan Gelo, Matt Flinner, Seth Austern, Ray Valla, Jethro Burns, Rob Haines, Ely Karasik, Terry Pender, Carlo Aonzo, Eugene Hayth, Butch Baldassari, Robert Bancalari, and many others. Standard notation and tablature are offered for most of the pieces (a few are notation only), along with a biographical sketch of the performer. Includesonline audio, making this an ideal sourcebook for serious students andprofessionals alike. The audio contain performances of most of the pieces in thebook. Includes access to online audio.

A Baroque Sampler for Octave Mandolin

In addition, the collection contains three pieces composed for the early mandolin by the relatively unknown, Filippo Sauli and the slow movement of the Mandolin Concerto in C by Antonio Vivaldi. While the larger mandolin-family ...

Author: John Goodin

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781619119512

Category: Music

Page: 40

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The octave mandolin is valued for its rich tone and wide range of potential use in a variety of musical settings. This book contains 27 easy to intermediate pieces from the Baroque era that have been carefully chosen and arranged to benefit from the longer scale and deeper voice of the big mandolin. The music is presented in both standard notation and tablature, making it easily playable on the mandocello, mandola or standard mandolin. Thirteen composers are represented, including six pieces by J. S. Bach, four by G. F. Handel and three by G. P. Telemann.

The Mandolin Lesson

By the third and last visit, I was fed up and struggling with negative thoughts that my idea to have an early mandolin wasn't going to materialise.Alone, I made a hasty visit to the musical instrument collection late one Saturday ...

Author: Frances Taylor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783067251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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The Mandolin Lesson is a unique, quirky story of commuting to another country for music lessons. Beautifully redolent of an Italy before emails and mobiles, low cost fares and the channel tunnel, it relates an inspirational story of following one’s passion against all the odds. It is a journey of the moment that happened ahead of its time.