There are a lot of mandolin method books out there. Here are my recommended best beginning and intermediate mandolin method books.
This book by Rich Delgrosso and published by Hal Leonard offers a great mix of basic technique, including reading music, posture, how to hold the mandolin, different types of scales, rhythms, and even double stops. It’s a great way to begin learning the mandolin.
This is the follow up book to the Mandolin Method Book 1 by Rich Delgrosso and published by Hal Leonard. This book continues where Book 1 left off. In the Mandolin Method Book 2, you learn chords, different styles of playing (including sampling different genres), transposition, and more.
This mandolin method book by Marilynn Mair and published by Mel Bay is a fantastic book for more intermediate mandolin students. While some concepts are touched on the same way as the Mandolin Method Book 1 and Book 2 are, The Complete Mandolinist is a book that presents techniques in a much more in depth way. There is quite a bit of full-length etudes and pieces presented here, including movements of Vivaldi’s C Major Mandolin Concerto.
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