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Bluegrass Shack Productions carries a number of different publications, and also the full line of Mel Bay and Hal Leonard publications, including books, CDs, videos, posters, cards, Home Spun, and other miscellaneous items. Listed on our website are the items that we normally have in stock -- which is quite a lot! We can special order any Mel Bay or Hal Leonard item you would like. The main Books & CDs page lists songbooks. Click on the links below for other books on particular instruments. Miscellaneous also contains some subject matter (luthier, biography, etc.) materials.

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Mandolin Books, CDs & DVDs

Mandolin Primer - $14.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Mandolin Primer (book & CD). Softcover 50 pgs. This book and CD set is a great place to start learning how to play the mandolin. Complete with pictures showing you how to hold the pick, the mandolin, and your hands. Songs on CD in standard musical notation and tablature form. Click here to view the Table of Contents. Click on image for larger view.

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook, by Bill Evans & Bruce Dix. - $29.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

MANDOLIN EDITION

Book with 2 CDs. This is a great collection of bluegrass, old time, country and gospel standards (over 225 in all). Simple melodies are presented with standard notation and mandolin tablature along with lyrics and chords. There are two CDs included with this spiral-bound songbook that contain snippets of every single song in the book.

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Super Mandolin Picking Techniques, Taught by Joe Carr - $14.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

DVD. 30 Minutes. Bluegrass-style mandolin requires a strong well-coordinated right-hand technique. In this new thirty-minute DVD, bluegrass mandolin master Joe Carr reveals his method for developing super fast, strong and accurate picking. Specific play-along exercises concentrate on alternating, combination and consecutive down picking. Also featured are Monroe style and two styles of Crosspicking. This DVD introduces the basic techniques of flatpicking and is a great workout, warm-up or exercise tool for developing right-hand power and control. PDF file available for download.

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Famous Mandolin Picking Tunes, by Dix Bruce - $7.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. The best deal around! All songs in tab and standard musical notation with chords. The included CD plays each song slow speed and normal. Highly recommended.

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Mandolin Method 1, by Dix Bruce - $6.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 64 pages. A great beginner method for those that would like to read music. Everything written in standard musical format, with tab presented on a limited basis. Still a very good book for explaining basic techniques.

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Painless Mandolin Melodies, by Wayne Erbsen - $14.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 32 pages. Large format tab, easy arrangements, great pictures, and lots of interesting narrative make this one fantastic book! Lyrics are presented for all songs that can be sung. Highly recommended.

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101 Red Hot Bluegrass Mandolin Licks & Solos - $17.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 45 pages. Tab and standard musical notation with chords. Licks presented are broken down into phrases of two, four, and eight bars. In addition, several endings and crosspicking licks are included. Each lick is played to a chord progression that is standard in bluegrass, country, and folk music. All 101 examples are recorded on the companion CD with guitar accompaniment at a moderate tempo. Whether you are a fan of old-time country music, traditional bluegrass, or newgrass, you are sure to find lots of great ideas in this new collection of bluegrass licks.

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Mandolin Chords - $12.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & DVD. Softcover 32 pages. Correct left hand positions are pictured for each chord, as is proper right hand picking position. Major, Minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are shown in photos and diagrams; major seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. Tuning of the mandolin using a pitch pipe or piano keyboard is also shown. A chart summarizing movable chord patterns ends the book. Includes a 125-minute DVD.

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Great Mandolin Picking Tunes - $14.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 32 pages. All songs presented in tab and standard musical notation. Included CD has all 30 songs on it. Great book for pickers!

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You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 101 pages. Another great "Teach Yourself" book with "play-along" examples to help you get started. You'll learn all about accompanying yourself and others, common chords and useful strums, reading simple melodies, playing a colorful assortment of mandolin folk songs, and much more. In notation and tablature. The CD is in split-track format and features each song played at both slow and normal tempos. Highly recommended!

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Steve Kaufman's Favorite - 50 Traditional American Fiddle Tunes for the Mandolin (A-F) - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 71 pages. Steve Kaufman takes his favorite American fiddle tunes for the mandolin and puts them alphabetically in four volumes. Steve plays the mandolin exactly as it is written so the student can hear the melody and dynamics just as he would play it. Accompanying the large set of books are CDs with guitar rhythm accompaniment included. Build your repertoire, right and left hand skills and have fun playing at jam sessions with your friends. This 4 volume set written specifically for the mandolin also has a sister series for guitar.

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Steve Kaufman's Favorite - 50 Traditional American Fiddle Tunes for the Mandolin (G-M) - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 75 pages. Steve Kaufman takes his favorite American fiddle tunes for the mandolin and puts them alphabetically in four volumes. Steve plays the mandolin exactly as it is written so the student can hear the melody and dynamics just as he would play it. Accompanying the large set of books are CDs with guitar rhythm accompaniment included. Build your repertoire, right and left hand skills and have fun playing at jam sessions with your friends. This 4 volume set written specifically for the mandolin also has a sister series for guitar.

Contents & More Information from Mel Bay

Steve Kaufman's Favorite - 50 Traditional American Fiddle Tunes for the Mandolin (N-S) - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 71 pages. Steve Kaufman takes his favorite American fiddle tunes for the mandolin and puts them alphabetically in four volumes. Steve plays the mandolin exactly as it is written so the student can hear the melody and dynamics just as he would play it. Accompanying the large set of books are CDs with guitar rhythm accompaniment included. Build your repertoire, right and left hand skills and have fun playing at jam sessions with your friends. This 4 volume set written specifically for the mandolin also has a sister series for guitar.

Contents & More Information from Mel Bay


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