The American Fiddle Method, Volume 2



  • by Brian Wicklund & Ben Winship
  • Instrumental MusicMandolinInstrumental MethodsFiddle

  • Level / Grade: Beginning
  • Accompaniment: Piano Accompaniment Book or Play-Along
  • Format: Book with Online Media
  • Catalog #: MB20146M
  • Publisher: Mel Bay

  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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The American Mandolin Method is the new standard for mandolin instruction. Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship have crafted Volume 2 of their series to be used both as a follow up to Volume 1 and for intermediate players who are already experienced with the mandolin.

Using clear illustrations and lucid explanations, the authors review skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting, picking technique and creating good tone. Students learn techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bar chords, chop chords and 7th chords while progressing step-by-step through over two dozen universally played jam tunes. The very listenable, high quality companion audio allows students to play along with the tunes to simulate jamming. Also included are folded scale exercises, and common sense tips from the authors' long experience teaching and performing. Includes access to online audio.

• Liberty
• Arkansas Traveler
• St Anne’s Reel
• Soldier’s Joy
• Eighth of January
• Elzik’s Farewell
• Old Joe Clark
• Wise Old Friend
• Leather Britches
• Cuckoo’s Nest
• June Apple
• Liza Jane
• Ragtime Annie
• Billy in the Lowground
• Glory at the Meeting House
• Fisher’s Hornpipe
• Westphalia Waltz
• Flop Eared Mule
• Forked Deer
• Temperance Reel
• Whiskey Before Breakfast
• Kitchen Girl
• Bill Cheatham
• Blackberry Blossom
• Katy Hill
• Cherokee Shuffle
• Done Gone
• Beaumont Rag
• President Garfield’s Hornpipe

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Weight 0.64 lbs


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