Music instruction publisher Mel Bay recently re-released one of their mainstay titles, Mel Bay’s Complete Mandolin Method.
Originally released in book form only, the updated product is now available with an accompanying DVD. The product teaches the basics of mandolin technique, note-reading, music theory, and a large number of tunes ranging from classical pieces such as Chopin’s Prelude, Op.28 No.20, to traditional tunes favored by bluegrass and old-time players such as Carry Me Back To Old Virginny, Grandfathers Clock, Shenandoah, and everything in between.
The tunes are presented in a variety of keys. Standard notation is the only presentation of the music in the book, no tab.
Complete Mandolin Method is available for $12 as book only, or $20 for the book and DVD.