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June 18, 2009 | They say the best things in life are free. Mandolin Resources at the Mandolin Cafe

Sometimes it's right there in front of your face, as close as your computer terminal. We look for inspiration and knowledge from method books and teachers, but there are plenty of good resources out there within the click of a mouse. We hope you consider the treasures here at JazzMando are some of them, but we'd like to highlight a particular library of learning that can keep you studying for a long time, practical knowledge in some fairly bite-sized chunks.

Understand we're not saying you shouldn't spend money on published materials or attend a good workshop; there's nothing like having a well-organized curriculum of study strategy on the shelf or an inspirational teaching veteran to set you properly on course. We think you can supplement these experiences with your own online exploration, and we are definitely in the "Golden Age" of self-enhancing materials.

Our friend Scott Tichenor at the Mandolin Cafe has compiled a couple decades of his own studies, along with some other contemporary big names to give you hours, if not months of incredible material. Practical, concise, and real-life applicable, you can pick up tricks from Pete Martin on Texas style chord progressions, theory tips from Professor John McGann, cross-picking studies from Mickey Cochran, and a slew of other very practical information by some of today's best teachers.

These lessons are guaranteed to change your life.

Or we'll double your money back...

Guide to Mandolin Triads by John McGann
Texas Style fiddle tune chord progressions by Pete Martin
Four-Finger Closed Position by Ted Eschliman
Various Meters & Time Signatures by Niles Hokkanen
Modes made easy by Niles Hokkanen
Pat's chord shapes by Pat McClintock
Octave Mandolin by John McGann
Swing Mandolin I by Seth Rosen
Swing Mandolin II by Seth Rosen
Swing Mandolin III by Seth Rosen
Crosspicking Series - Introduction by Mickey Cochran
Crosspicking Series - Lesson 1 by Mickey Cochran
Crosspicking Series - Lesson 2 by Mickey Cochran
Crosspicking Series - Lesson 3 by Mickey Cochran
Crosspicking Series - Lesson 4 by Mickey Cochran
Jazz chords
Two-finger chords
Building Speed
10 Licks in B
Perpetual motion
Rhythm changes I
Rhythm changes II
Rhythm changes chords
Bluegrass lesson
Up the neck
Texas swing
Pick direction
Swing guitar

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Posted by Ted at June 18, 2009 8:13 AM

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