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A simplified self learning system for the Mandolin with tuning instruction, song folio, chord diagrams, sheet music and PDF for printing. By ZARH MYRON BICKFORD

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CONTENTS
Foreword........................................       3
History of the Mandolin............................       5
Suggestions to Pupils.............................       7
Suggestions to Teachers...........................       7
Illustration showing parts of Instrument.............       8
Diagram of Notes................................       9
Notation and the Staff............................     io
Holding the Instrument...........................     11
The Fingers of the Left Hand......................     12
The Right Hand and Arm.........................     12
The Pick and How to Hold It.....................     13
Tuning the Mandolin.............................     13
How to use the Right Hand.......................     15
The Down Stroke................................     15
The Down and Up Stroke.........................     16
Time and Measure................................     17
Open String Study................................     18
Notes on G and D Strings.........................     19
Notes on A and E Strings.........................     20
Study for Locating Notes..........................     21
Study for Right Hand.............................     22
Two-four Time or Measure........................     23
Sixteenth Notes..................................     24
Bingo (Polka)....................................     24
Keys and Scales..................................     25
Key Signatures...................................     28
Scale of E Minor.................................     29
Dicky Bird Waltz................................     30
Sixteenth Notes in Common Time..................     3r
Chords and How to Play Them....................     31
The Tremolo.....................................     32
Whole Notes......................................     34
Firefly Waltz.....................................     35
The use of the Fourth Finger......................     36
Changing Fingers w!th the Up Stroke...............     36
Hasta La Manana................................     39
Half Notes........................................     40
Starting and Stopping the Tremo.o.,...............     41
When to Tremolo.................................     42
The Importance of Leaving Left Hand Fingers in
Position.......................................     43
Fundamental Rules for Picking.....................     44
In the Springtime, Waltz..........................     44
The Tremolo in 2 /4 Time........................     45
The Juggler March..............................     46
My First Duet........ ..........................     47
Repeating the Same Note When Tremoloed.........     47
La Chacha, Waltz...............................     48
Intervals........................................     40
Maypole Waltz...................................     50
Exercise for Stopping the Tremolo..................     52
Ninon (mandolin and guitar duet)..................     52
Expression.......................................     53
When to Tremolo Quarter Notes...................     54
A Suggestion.....................................     55
A Study in Sostenuto.............................     56
The Key of D....................................     57
Tender Thoughts (mandolin and guitar).............     58
Harp Echoes.....................................     59
Further Chord Practice...........................     60
Minuet (Christofaro)..............................     60
Key of B Minor..................................     62
Moderato in D...................................     63
Triplets.........................................     64
Unusual Picking..................................     65
Grace Notes.....................................     66
Patricia Waltz (two mandolins and guitar)...........     68
Studies in Chord Playing..........................     71
Simple and Compound Time.......................     72
Tlaying 2 J\ Time................................     73
Two Steps and Marches in 6/8 Time...............     74
The Metronome..................................     75
O'er Hill and Dale (mandolin and guitar)............     76
Chord Studies....................................     78
Chromatic Study.................................     78
Dotted Eighth Notes..:...........................     79
Toujours Gai (mandolin and guitar)...............     80
Key of F........................................    82
Scale of D Minor.................................     83
Extending the Fourth Finger.......................     84
Dance of the Honey Bugs.........................     85
Key of A........................................     86
List of Musical Terms (with pronunciation) .......    87
Abbreviations....................................    89
Afterword......................................     
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