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Wyatt Thompson
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Easiest Mandolin Tunes For Children (Easiest-Children)


How Much Is That Doggie In The Window is a classic kids song that you can play with 2 chords; C and G. You can teach it to your children and play it together as it is one of the easiest tunes on this list.




Easiest Mandolin Tunes for Children (Easiest-Children)



Children's Songs for Banjo is designed to be playable by beginning and novice musicians. It's perfect for children, and for parents who want to strum and sing these great songs along with their kids. Plus, matching guitar, ukulele, and mandolin books are available---just for fun! Titles: A-B-C * A-Hunting We Will Go * All the Pretty Little Horses * All Through the Night * The Alphabet Song * Angels Watching Over Me * The Animal Fair * Baa, Baa, Blacksheep * The Bear Climbed Over the Mountain * Bill Hogan's Goat * Billy Boy * Bingo * Blue Jay Pulled the Four-Horse Plow * Bobby Shafto * Brahms' Lullaby * Come Little Leaves * Did You Ever See a Lassie? * Do Your Ears Hang Low? * The Farmer in the Dell * Father's Whiskers * Found a Peanut * Frere Jacques * Go In and Out the Window * Goodbye, My Lover, Goodbye * Goodnight, Ladies * Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush * Hickory Dickory Dock * Hush, Little Baby * I Have a Little Dreidel * If You're Happy (And You Know It) * It's Raining, It's Pouring * Itsy Bitsy Spider * Jesus Loves Me * John Brown's Baby * Limericks * London Bridge Is Falling Down * Mary Had a Little Lamb * Michael Finnegan * Mighty Lak' a Rose * Mr. Frog Went A-Courting * The Muffin Man * My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean * Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer * On the Bridge of Avignon * Polly Wolly Doodle * Pop! Goes the Weasel * Raisins and Almonds * Rig-a-Jig-Jig * Ring Around the Rosie * Rock-a-Bye-Baby * Row, Row, Row, Your Boat * Sailing, Sailing * She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain * Sing a Song of Sixpence * Skip to My Lou * This Old Man * Three Blind Mice * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.


Irish musicians have used the mandolin to great effect in traditional folk tunes. Last but not least, country and bluegrass mandolin players (such as Bill Monroe and Jethro Burns) have made their mark with the instrument as well.


This 44-page book contains ten Christmas classics arranged for the mandolin. The book is laid out in two sections. The first section includes an introduction, technical notes, and a few exercises. Next come arrangements of all ten tunes in both standard musical notation and tablature. These arrangements include chord charts for mandolin above the music and the words to each song.


To complement this wonderful folio, each selection is played on an accompanying CD. Each song is played twice. The first time through, Roland plays the main arrangement of the song as it is laid out in part one of the book. Roland is on the mandolin and Diane accompanies on the guitar. Then Roland and Diane play through all of the tunes again, this time playing rhythm so that you can play along with their accompaniment. This is another fine installment in what is shaping up to be a nice series of books from Roland and Diane. They have two more publications planned for release over the next few years: Clarence White's Guitar Transcriptions and Roland White's Approach to Mandolin Backup. This one is highly recommended.


If you've never played a mandolin before, this is a great way to start. The settings have lots of two-finger chords for mandolin, with open strings. You can play through several of these tunes with only two fingers and they'll sound great--the open ringing sound of the mandolin is wonderful for Christmas songs! Also included are some three-finger chords that you should learn, and the neat thing is you don't have to move much to change between most of these chords. Players of all levels will learn a few new chord moves. Nowhere is there a "stretch" chord. The greatest reach in these chords is four frets. You can back up these songs nicely without ever having to stretch your pinky to the far side of the fretboard. Guitar chords, also clearly diagrammed with fingering, are provided for the same songs in the same keys in the same order as the mandolin chord book--so it should be easy to convince a friend to play along with you! Guitar chords are in a separate pdf document.


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