Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin Complete Starter Pack: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now! (Starter Pack) by Dan Fox (2014-10-28) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1806
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- ASIN : B01FEOHGHG
- Publisher : Alfred Publishing (January 1, 1806)
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By Kathryn H. on July 7, 2016
The beginning exercises may be good for fingering skills, but are not melodic, so musically, they don't sound good! Most of the songs in the book are not songs that I want to spend time trying to learn, because I don't even like them.
The book does do a good job of teaching beginning notes on each of the four/eight strings but again, the exercises just aren't fun to do because they don't sound good. I play piano so I know that fingering exercises can be done so they teach the skill and sound good as well.
additionally, the songs have no lyrics!
I would probably send back the book if it cost more and was worth the effort.
So, all in all, a great introduction to the mandolin and I highly recommend it. Also, if you are looking for a good beginning instrument, I recommend this one: Johnson Mandolin A-Style with F Holes Sunburst . If you are interested in more mandolin music, I recommend this book: Mandolin Gold . Or if you want rock: The Beatles for Mandolin .
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or even played one.But have always wanted to.
So for a first time buy i rate this product
very much. Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!
A better starting point regarding Mandolin playing would be "Teach yourself Bluegrass Mandolin by Andy Statman.
This is only my opinion and may not be shared by everyone.