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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | More on Mandolins

Chapter 1: Getting the Basics Sorted: Mandolin Fundamentals

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Chapter 2: Limbering up to Get into the Groove

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Chapter 3: Mastering Major Scales

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Chapter 4: Discovering Three Types of Minor Scales List 1

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Chapter 4: Discovering Three Types of Minor Scales List 2

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Chapter 5: Bringing Color to Your Playing with Pentatonic and Chromatic Scales List 1

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Chapter 5: Bringing Color to Your Playing with Pentatonic and Chromatic Scales List 2

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Chapter 6: Connecting Scale Patterns to Extend Your Range

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Chapter 7: Taking Notes One at a Time: Major Arpeggios

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Chapter 8: Seeking Darkness: Minor Arpeggios

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Chapter 9: Adding a Fourth Note to Create Seventh Arpeggios with Major Triads

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Chapter 10: Summoning up Seventh Arpeggios of the Minor Variety

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Chapter 11: Creating Drama with Diminished and Augmented Arpeggios

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Chapter 12: Tying Everything Together: Diatonic Harmony

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Chapter 13: Seeing that Less Is More with Three-String Closed Chords

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Chapter 14: Personalizing Your Playing: Improvisation

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Chapter 15: Ten Top Tunes to Put Your Skills to Good Use

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Chapter 16: Ten Tempting Tips on Tempo to Increase Your Playing Speed

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