Gift Guide for Mandolinists

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Mandolin Strap

3/4 inch light brown leather strap. Fits most mandolins including A- and F-styles.
$12.95

Mandolin Strings
EJ 17s
Makes your instrument
sound its best.
$6.25
Dawg Picks
Plastic plectrums that look, feel, play and sound like fine tortoise shell!
6/$8.50
12/$16.00
Picks
Several varieties at
different prices.
Instrument Cord
1/4" (6.35 mm) jacks
15 ft. in length
$12.95
Book/CD sets
Our newest book/CD set! (Nov. 2012)

All Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker’s Mandolin Solos
by Dix Bruce

• 40 mandolin solos of All-Time Favorites:
• Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Songs!
• Songs, solos, & techniques every mandolin player should know!
• Single string & double stop solos • Bluesy traditional bluegrass solos
• “Open string” & “Closed position” moveable (transposable) solos
• Tremolo solos • Cross picking
• “Back up” mandolin parts & How to transpose melodies
• Written music includes: Melodies • Tablature • Chords
• Solos recorded slow and up to speed on the CD
• Great for beginning and intermediate mandolinists!

An essential compilation of songs, solos, and techniques that every mandolin player should know. The book is aimed at beginning and intermediate mandolinists, and contains 40 mandolin solos of all-time favorite Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel songs from the best selling Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook Mandolin Edition. $22.95

Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Mandolin, Vol. I
book/CD set by Dix Bruce. Learn chords, melodies, lyrics, how to play rhythm and more on 12 great standards recorded by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Learn while jamming with the recorded band! $15.95
Special price if you buy both Vol. I & II.
Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin, Vol. II. Learn 12 MORE great Gypsy Swing/Hot Club standards in the style of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and The Quintette of the Hot Club of France. $15.95. Special price if you buy both Vol. I & II.
Mandolin World News Back Issues
You can still get issues of the legendary mag published by David Grisman from 1976-1984.
"Mandolin Uff Da! Let's Dance: Scandinavian Fiddle Tunes & House Party Music" by Dix Bruce.

Fun collection of old-time Scandinavian dance tunes arranged for the mandolin.
$20.99

Favorite Mandolin Picking Tunes book/CD set by Dix Bruce includes over thirty great eclectic tunes teaching a wide range of material, from bluegrass and jazz standards to classics, waltzes, polkas, and other ethnic music. $7.95
Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Mandolin book/2CD set
“Must have" collection of over 215 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, and Gospel standards includes two CDs with recordings of EVERY song from the 300 page plus book. Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, The Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, and many more. $34.99
"Play Like a Legend: Bill Monroe Tunes & Songs for Mandolin" by Joe Carr

Dissects Monroe’s unique approach to the mandolin through analysis of the icon’s stylistic nuances, licks and repertoire. Included in the book are transcriptions, new, “in-the-style-of” arrangements, chord voicings, rhythm/backup patterns and more. 40 solos in all. $29.95

Getting into
Bluegrass Mandolin

Designed to get you up and playing Bluegrass. $19.95
String Band Classics: Mandolin
23 Great Old Time Classics with TAB
$19.95
First Lessons: Mandolin
For absolute beginners. It doesn't get any easier than this. CD & DVD for only $14.95
Complete Jethro Burns
Takes the mandolin places you never thought possible. Fiddle tunes, Bluegrass and Jazz mandolin. $39.95
Bill Monroe Instrumentals
Actual transcriptions from classic Monroe recordings. $14.95
Shady Grove:
David Grisman solos
Transcriptions from his popular recording with Jerry Garcia. $15.95
BackUP Trax:
Trad. Jazz & Dixieland

Learn leads, rhythm, & solos on traditional jazz & Dixieland while jamming with a great band! $15.95
BackUP Trax: Early Jazz& Hot Tunes
Learn leads, rhythm, & solos on Jazz from the 1920s & 30s while jamming with a great band! $15.95
All About Chords
Learn how chords are made, changed and named.
$19.95
Ear Training, Vol 1-3
Train your ears to hear, scales, intervals, melodies, & chords. $72.75 for Vol. I—3 or indiv. books at separate prices.
Manuscript Book
Write down your musical thoughts, ideas and solos & keep them in one safe place. $6.99

DVDs:

Dix Bruce's Swing & Jazz Mandolin: Chords, Rhythm, and Songs. Teaches everything you need to know to get up and swinging on the mandolin!
Compact Discs:
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