American Mandolin Method

Volume 2 Intermediate Tunes and Techniques

Volume 2 can be used as both as a follow up to Volume 1 and for intermediate players who are already experienced with the mandolin. Using clear illustrations and lucid explanations, the authors review skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting, picking technique and creating good tone. Students learn techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bar chords, chop chords and 7th chords while progressing step-by-step through over two dozen universally played jam tunes. The very listenable, high quality CD included with the book allows students to play along with the tunes to simulate jamming. Also included are folded scale exercises, and common sense tips from the authors' long experience teaching and performing. 60 page book with 60 min CD

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  • 29 authentic tunes in standard keys
  • Step-by-step progression
  • Tune variations
  • Back-chords
  • Clear artwork
  • Toe-tapping play-along CD

Learn these tunes:


Arkansas Traveler

St. Anne's Reel

Soldier's Joy

Eighth of January

Elziks's Farewell

Old Joe Clark

Wise Old Friend

Leather Britches

Cuckoo's Nest

June Apple

Liza Jane

Ragtime Annie

Billy in the Lowground

Glory at the Meeeting House

Fisher's Hornpipe

Westphalia Waltz

Flop Eared Mule

Forked Deer

Temperance Reel

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Kichen Girl

Bill Cheatham

Blackberry Blossom

Katy Hill

Cherokee Shuffle

Done Gone

Beaumont Rag

President Garfield's Hornpipe


Praise for the American Mandolin Method...

"Ben and Brian have created another exceptional resource with the release of American Mandolin Method, Vol. 2. The information is concise, well organized, the lessons first-rate and they've picked great tunes. Five stars!"

-- Scott Tichenor Mandolin Cafe