Joe Carr

School of Mandolin – Blues

for: Mandolin

Music lesson book, online audio

Item no.658327
Author/ComposerJoe Carr
Scope32 pages; 22 × 30 cm
Release year2015
Publisher/ProducerMel Bay Publications
Producer No.MB 21934M
18.10 €
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (Germany )
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While the mandolin is not as synonymous with the blues as the guitar, the fiddle's fretted cousin was an important lead voice in many string blues bands of the 1920s through the 1940s including the Mississippi Sheiks, the Memphis Jug Band and the Dallas String Band. In the hands of great players including Carl Martin, Charlie McCoy, Yank Rachell, Howard Armstrong and Johnny Young, the mandolin was a convincing member of the blues ensemble.

All of these player's styles are featured here as well as bluegrass music innovator Bill Monroe, Jethro Burns (Homer and Jethro,) Tiny Moore (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys) and Johnny Gimble Special sections cover basic blues shuffle rhythm, creating your own blues solos, turnarounds and introductions. Music is written in tablature and standard notation. Includes access to online audio.


  • Blues Rhythm and Chords
  • Monotonic Blues Shuffle
  • Blues Shuffle #1
  • 4
  • 4 Blues
  • Flat Seven Shuffle
  • Two Note Chords
  • Basic Chords
  • Major and Blues Scales
  • Black and White Blues - Monroe's #1
  • Monroe's Blues #2
  • Yank's Blues
  • Yank's Ragtime Blues
  • Turnarounds
  • Introductions
  • Joe's Blues
  • Creatiing a Blues Solo
  • Creating a Blues Solo - Part Two
  • Creating a Blues Solo - Part Three
  • Creating a Blues Solo - Part Four
  • Saint James Infirmary
  • Saint James Infirmary - Solo
  • Jethro's Blues
  • Tiny's Blues
  • Jazz Blues Progressions
  • Johnny's Blues