This SlingShot© Mandolin
Beginner & Intermediate II CDs,
will help you quickly and easily to play lead Mandolin.
The basis of the SlingShot method
is to give you a chance to play along with accompaniment.
I found from my initial lessons that I needed to hear a tune repeatedly,
gradually absorbing the timing, phrasing etc.
All the main elements required for good playing
With this in mind, Stuart and I decided to develop a music tutor
based on the most successful method I have found to learn and learn quickly.
The 15 tune SlingShot CDs,
are designed to suit the different levels of skill from Beginner, through to Intermediate.
The music has been chosen from a variety of sources
and has been arranged, at speeds to suit the two different levels,
by Stu Williams, of Helsby, England.
The Bluegrass Capital of the World & Home of Johnny Plank.
If your passing come visit with us, everbody who's been loves it.
Having learned the basics of a song or tune, most people
find it difficult to move into an arena of other musicians and play along.
Too many distractions, not enough confidence etc.
SlingShot will assist you in overcoming these challenges.
Helping develop your timing and your skill at the same time.
Each tune is played through three times on the backing Guitar,
with the Lead Mandolin playing for two of the times.
That's when you, having played along from the beginning,
take your lead break, to finish the piece out.
A SlingShot Tab book is included,
assuming you can play simple chord positions
chord notation is provide along with the Tab for the tunes.
We hope you enjoy your SlingShot© Experience.
Soon you should be playing comfortably and with confidence,
in any picking or jamming situation.
And Finally: -
Always remember it's not how good you are that counts, it's how good you want to be
and the only difference between chopping an onion and chopping a Mandolin
is that people who chop Mandolins don't cry!!
Good Luck from Alan Johnson and the Bluegrass Seeds team
Arranged and performed by Stu Williams, Helsby, England.
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed at SAS Studios, Cheshire, England.
Look out for the Whole Range of SlingShot Tutor CDs and booklets for Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Fiddle.