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chloechords
03-04-2012, 12:04 AM
I bought a mandolin a few months back, got all the basics down then just left it to gather dust for a while, now I want to pick it back up and progress but I really need some books or websites to help as I don't know anyone else who plays this lovely instrument. Any advice? Thanks :D

guitharsis
03-04-2012, 12:26 AM
Check out Mandolin Cafe www.mandolincafe.com

Doug W
03-04-2012, 02:06 PM
My favorite mandolin instructional book

Bluegrass Mandolin by Jack Tottle (http://www.amazon.com/Bluegrass-Mandolin-Jack-Tottle/dp/0825601541)

elisdad
03-05-2012, 12:37 AM
If you have any interest in starting to learn more by ear, check out the Toneway Project. They cover several instruments (including mandolin) and singing. I just ran across this over the weekend and I learned some of the songs in their free online workshop on uke, banjo, and guitar. It seems to be a very intuitive way of learning. Here is the free video workshop:

http://toneway.com/learn/get-started

After going through this I ordered a book and cd.

Dan Tindall
03-16-2012, 12:11 PM
Do you have any favoured mandolins players or styles? I found just trying to learn to play tunes I like got me to progress - and using it to write/augment songs is a good way to learn, if uou're into that?

Dan :)

seneystretch
03-16-2012, 12:34 PM
Do you have any favoured mandolins players or styles? Dan :)

I like their style. What an arrangement. And I was whining about Bb...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USx0IvHI8H8

itsme
03-16-2012, 01:56 PM
I like their style. What an arrangement. And I was whining about Bb...
That was a lot of fun! Those girls can sure play! :)

Here's one I really like.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhOOhIale6M

uke4life
04-07-2012, 03:43 AM
NICKEL CREEK and Chris Thile!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylslcF-fUeE When in Rome playing a Dude!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ognZEcWzdEA&feature=related Reasons Why..Live on Leno...They are phenomenal live, but too bad they aren't playing together anymore... (2:05 solo's begin)