Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin edition
• Play along with a REAL bluegrass band on full length songs!
• Learn to sing and play 15 great Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Songs from The Parking Lot Pickers’ Songbook!
• Practice playing and singing some of the most played songs in Bluegrass music!
• Learn and practice chord progressions, rhythm mandolin parts, and solos!
• Includes tablature, chords, lyrics, solos, back up rhythm parts. Solos recorded at both slow and regular speeds!
• Great for beginners and intermediates. We’ll be YOUR band and we'll jam ALL night long!
The best and fastest way to learn a musical instrument is to play it. And play it. And then play it some more. And one of most fun ways to play music is to play it with other people in a band situation. Trading songs, interacting with other players, other instruments, and building an ensemble sound can help you learn much faster than trying to do it completely on your own. The Play-Along series of books and CD sets promotes improvement and fun while you learn by giving you a band to play along with.
Practice chords and rhythm, singing and lyrics, melodies, solos, licks, and backup playing along with a real band: Dix Bruce on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Bill Evans on banjo and vocals, Julie Cline on vocals, and Cindy Browne on string bass. The songs are recorded just as they would be played at a jam session or performance, with introductions or kickoffs, vocals, back up parts and solos.
You’ll get to experience a real-world music situation and feel like you’re part of the band. You’ll play along (rhythm backup and/or leads) and sing along with the band, have a lot of fun, and learn as you do it. The band left open solo spaces in the recordings where they back you up so that you can play the chords, solos, and back up parts from the book, work up your own improvised solos, or sing the lyrics.
All the songs, 15 of the most played and popular Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Songs, on the accompanying playalong audio are recorded at two speeds: slow and regular tempo. No matter what your ability level is on the guitar, you can probably play along with us at one speed or the other.
The songs are all 100% “must know” selections from the legendary and mammoth Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook, (book and audio set) a collection of over 215 bluegrass, old time, and gospel songs. All songs played wherever bluegrass, old time, and gospel musicians gather, play, perform, or jam. Separate editions of the Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook are available for guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, fiddle, and bass. Click the links for information.
The recordings offer you the advantage of infinite repetition: work on a song, tune, solo, singing, or passage for hours, perfecting it without wearing out your band mates. The opportunities for advancing your skills while expanding your repertoire are unlimited. The book includes tablature, chords, solos and more. Aimed at beginners and intermediates. We’ll jam ALL night long!Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin 56-page book and downloadable audio set: $19.99 plus $2.92 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10).
If you’d rather have CDs instead of downloading the free audio we can provide them for a nominal charge.
Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin 2-CD set: $4.00 plus $2.92 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10).
The Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along set is also available for guitar. Same great songs, same band. Click here.
For a special price on BOTH Play-Along sets, see "Pickin’ Buddies" offer at left.
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*Note: We’ve shortened the audio examples to save space on our website. The full length slow and up-to-speed versions of each song are on the book’s accompanying downloadable audio. The band plays each song through several times with solos, vocals, and open spaces for you to fill with rhythm back up, leads, and solos. Each audio track is several minues in length so you really get a good workout on each song or tune!
|Play-Along Pickin’ Buddies special offer: Save 15% when you order both Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar and Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin. Regular price: $39.98, Special price: $34.00! You save almost $6.00.
Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar plus Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin sets: $34.00 plus $3.12 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) $6.52 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.87; to Europe: $14.47).
Additional play-along projects you’ll like:Though the formats of these book/CD projects differ slightly from the Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar, they all feature great recorded bands that you can play along with and learn fiddle tunes, blues, gypsy swing & hot club rhythm, swing and jazz, early jazz, traditional jazz, jazz violin, and more. We’ll jam all night long!
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