The Ultimate Mandolin Songbook: 26 Favorite Songs Arranged by Janet Davis by Janet DavisThe Ultimate Mandolin Songbook: 26 Favorite Songs Arranged by Janet Davis by Janet Davis

The Ultimate Mandolin Songbook: 26 Favorite Songs Arranged by Janet Davis

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Book & Toy | December 1, 2010

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(Mandolin). The Ultimate Mandolin Songbook contains multiple versions varying in difficulty of 26 of the most popular songs from bluegrass, jazz, ragtime, rock, pop, gospel, swing and other genres, in both standard notation and mandolin tab. The songs are arranged by Janet Davis to appeal to players of all levels, and the audio features her performing demos for listening and playing along. Arrangements in the book feature alternate licks, endings, segues and turnarounds for improvising. Picking styles include: tremolo, Monroe style, fiddle style, double stops, crosspicking, triplet style, jazz style and more. The songs are in various tunings and keys, and the lyrics and history are included for each. Songs: Alabama Jubilee * Autumn Leaves * The Entertainer * Great Balls of Fire * How Great Thou Art * Limehouse Blues * Orange Blossom Special * Rawhide * Stardust * Tennessee Waltz * Yesterday * You Are My Sunshine * and more! Audio is accessed online for download or streaming and features PLAYBACK+ tools such as looping, tempo adjustment, and more.
Title:The Ultimate Mandolin Songbook: 26 Favorite Songs Arranged by Janet DavisFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:248 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.63 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Hal LeonardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423422414

ISBN - 13:9781423422419

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different but really cool arrangements and songs The style is to have two main variations of the same piece, a more straightforward one, followed by several pages of variations/licks to be used, and then a variation with more embellishments followed by several more pages of variations on almost every bar of the two main variations. I loved the two main variations, and the little lick embellishments for various segments are great. If you want to really learn the music so you can play by improvization/memory this book is wonderful. Unless you memorize these licks however it is pretty hard to put them into the song -- one would have to rewrite the music. The tab structure and notes is really clear. Book doesn't stay open easily, but otherwise print is clear, everything is great. The mandolin arrangements really take advantage of mandolin -- excellent fingering, great use of trills, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, double strikes (playing same note on two different strings). I've also been playing the pieces on guitar, of course the tabs are not helpful then, but notes mostly work. Another big plus is that chord structure is marked on the music, so you can play the guitar, or piano chording, and it great way to learn some new setups for mandolin chords too. I've learned some interesting new mandolin chord formations -- have greater appreciation for possibilities on mandolin chord fingering.
Date published: 2013-03-19