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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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Scale Study in G
NOTE: In descending passages like this, the first finger must always remain firmly on its note until
after the fourth finger has been placed on the next string. This also applies to other fingers than
the first.
G String Etude
Half Notes
Half notes are similar in shape to the whole note, with the addition of a stem, which, as with
all notes, can be turned either up or down from the note-head.
Half notes are just half the length of whole notes, each being given two beats. The curved
lines extending over each four measures are slurs, and are used to Indicate the phrasing or
division of the melody into little sentences or sections.
During the course of the phrase or slur, there is to be no break in the tremolo, but there must
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