Radim Zenkl's Mandolin Primer
A Learning Player's Guide to Essential Skills and TechniquesDVD - 2015
Mandolin virtuoso Radim Zenkl strongly believes that before you can play well you must have a complete understanding of your instrument and know the basic techniques needed to get the most music out of it. On this primer (for players at all levels), he breaks down the mandolin fundamentals that even accomplished musicians must know. The lesson starts with the essentials: tuning, proper playing positions, mandolin set-up, warm-ups and pick technique (playing from the wrist, forearm, forearm rotation and fingers). In due course, Radim digs into tone production, tremolo, speed development, muting, pizzicato, strumming, cross picking and how to practice. He also gives detailed insights into developing coordination with your picking and fretting hands, using examples from standard songs like My Grandfather’s Clock and Whiskey Before Breakfast.
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Homespun Tapes, 
Branch Call Number: 787.6507 Z54m
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda digital,optical,surround,rda 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Mandolin primer