The Mandolin Primer Book for Beginners Deluxe Edition with Book, DVD, and 2 Jam CDs by Bert Casey will quickly transform you from an absolute beginner into a mandolinist with a full understanding of the fundamentals & techniques of mandolin playing. This beginning method will teach you how to play scales, chords, easy songs, and using the mandolin "chop" to play rhythm.
These step by step lessons contain over 90 minutes of HD video instruction using close-ups and split screens to make the movements of each hand perfectly clear. In addition, the large on-screen tablature has a moving pointer that indicates each note as it's being played.
After covering the beginner techniques, the course functions as a bluegrass songbook. You will learn how to play easy arrangements for twelve popular bluegrass standards. Once you have memorized a song and can play along with the video, you can start practicing with the audio tracks on the Jam CD.
This is a unique practice tool that plays full length versions of all the songs at five speeds along with a bluegrass band. This is the missing link between playing the mandolin and jamming with others. This beginner method contains all of the information you need to learn how to play the mandolin and it's right at your fingertips.
In addition to the DVD and CD, you may also access the video lesson, audio exercises, chord chart, and sheet music online.