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Exploring Classical Mandolin

Exploring Classical Mandolin Technique and Repertoire

Exploring Classical MandolinExploring Classical Mandolin will give you an introduction to mandolin, including techniques from around the world, common practices, and essential repertoire. Not only will you discover gems from classical mandolin literature, and familiar classical melodies, but you will also gain insights to help you arrange your own musical ideas for solo mandolin. The book includes access to online audio and video tracks for download and streaming.

Exploring Classical Mandolin Technique and Repertoire, by August Watters, Berklee Press, www.berkleepress.com

Vintage D-Day Mandolin

Vintage D-Day Mandolin

Vintage D-Day MandolinThe Vintage D-Day Mandolin is a testament to the importance of music in raising morale during wartime. One of the most important and historic musical instruments of World War II, the original 1940 war issue Regal mandolin was inscribed with the names of the crew of the LCT 639 who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy and included the message: “God helped us. USS LCT 639 hit  (Omaha) the beach off France on June 6 1944.” (Read more about their story at www.torcrosstank.com.) This reproduction features white ash body, nyatoh neck, Indonesian rosewood fingerboard, and aged hardware. The mandolin is responsive and easy to play. It comes with a case, full-color souvenir booklet, and a certificate of authenticity documenting the story behind it.


mighty mandolin chord songbook

The Mighty Mandolin Chord Songbook

mighty mandolin chord songbookThis collection includes lyrics, chord symbols, and mandolin chord diagrams for 100 pop, rock, and folk favorites, including: “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Catch the Wind,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Dance with Me,” “Doctor, My Eyes,” “Edelweiss,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Hallelujah,” “Hey Jude,” “Ho Hey,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “I’ll Be There,” “Maggie May,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and many more.

The Mighty Mandolin Chord Songbook, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.