Favorite Mandolin Picking Tunes by Dix Bruce. Includes over thirty eclectic tunes teaching a wide range of material, from bluegrass and jazz standards to classics, waltzes, polkas, and other ethnic music. (See Table of Contents below.) Performance tips are given for each tune. All the tunes are in standard notation and tablature.

Book with downloadable audio – $14.95

CD only – $6.00

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The downloadable audio is set up so that you can play along with each tune. You can also adjust the balance control on your stereo to hear both mandolin lead and accompaniment, just mandolin lead, or just accompaniment. Favorite Mandolin Picking Tunes offers a collection of fun tunes to play. It’s great for teachers to use with students to give them a wide view of the wonderful world of mandolin.

Favorite Mandolin Picking Tunes book and audio set is an expanded version of Dix’s Great Mandolin Pickin’ Tunes set. Favorite Mandolin Picking Tunes includes all of the tunes from Great Mandolin Pickin’ Tunes plus many more.

Table of Contents:
Simple Gifts
Alice Blue Gown
Allons a Lafayette
Brahm’s Lullaby
The No Name Rag in G
The No Name Rag in C
The No Name Rag in D
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Fair and Tender Ladies
St. Anne’s Reel
Santa Lucia
Pass Me Not
June Apple
Fisher’s Hornpipe
The Ash Grove
Have Pity
Danny Boy
St. James Infirmary
Menuett 1
Menuett 2
The Cuckoo’s Nest
Little Maggie
The Rights of Man
The First Nöel
Silent Night
O Sole Mio
Sally Goodin
Bluegrass Chime
Swallowtail Jig

The Magic Mandolin Shape

Hundreds of mandolin chords include what Dix Bruce calls The Magic Mandolin Shape. Hundreds more can be made by simply moving or modifying this basic shape. Unlock one of the most useful secrets of mandolin chords by identifying and understanding The Magic Mandolin Shape. Click here to see a short video about it.

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