Mandolin Methods

Mandolin Methods - Descriptions, Pictures, Free Downloads

For a long time I have been interested in old mandolin method books, and I am still trying to get more. I have made a list of the mandolin methods that I own and that I know of, and have collected information about many of those methods - about the authors, the descriptions of the instruments, notes about position, picks and playing technique. I am offfering many free scans of all the mandolin methods that I own for which the copyright has expired. You can use the table below with the preview pictures to access the detail pages about the different mandolin methods.

Timeline of Mandolin Methods

I am very much interested in the history of mandolin methods. A timeline of mandolin methods with all mandolin methods that I know of  can be found in my timeline of mandolin methods. This timeline does also contain links to the detail pages with information and pictures from the mandolin methods.

Timeline of Violin Methods

Exercises and pieces from the violin methods have always been used in mandolin methods. You can use the old violin methods to find exercises and compositions that are good for the mandolin. Use the following timeline of violin methods to access many free downloads!

Some recommendations about which methods are useful for teaching and learning can be found on page recommended mandolin methods

Please check my page about free sheetmusic for the mandolin.



Mandolin Methods

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Raffaele Calace

Raffaele Calace

Pietrapertosa

Jean Pietrapertosa

Pietro Leoni

Pietro Leoni

Ruthe

A. Ruthe

Russische Schulen

alte russische Schulen

Patierno

E. Patierno

Carlo Rossi

Carlo Rossi

Monti Petite Methode

Vittorio Monti

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Edgar Bara

Otto Schick

Otto Schick

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Carlo Graziani-Walter

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Salvator Léonardi  

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R. und E. Vorpahl

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Jules Cottin (1891)

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Carlo Munier

Alberto Bracony

Alberto Bracony (1885-1946)

Fletcher

W.J.Fletcher

Silvio Ranieri

Silvio Ranieri (1882-1956)

Ernö Rossa

Ernö Rossa

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Laurent Fantauzzi

Dittrich-Socha

Dittrich / Socha

Ritter

Theodor Ritter (1883-1950)

Leibovitz

Abraham Leibovitz


Konrad Wölki

 
Wiescholek

Hannes Wiescholek

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Ferdinando de Cristofaro (1884)
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Pettine's Modern Mandolin School (1900 - 1967)
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 Ernesto Köhler 
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Herbert Forrest Odell (1906)
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Carmine de Laurentiis (1869)
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Charles des Sivry (1848 - 1900)
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Arkins Correspondence Lessons 
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Josef Krempl (1897)
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William C. Stahl - New Mandolin Method (ca. 1903 -1912)

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Hohmann-Zuth Schule für die Mandoline (1930)

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Winner's Eureka Method (1891)

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Gabriele Leone (18th century) 

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 Giovanni Fouchetti (18. Jh.)

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Pietro Denis (18. Jh. 
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Giuseppe Branzoli (1845 - 1909)  

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Louis Tocaben (1885) 

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Wickins' Easy Mandoline Tutor (um 1900) by D. Carati 

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G. Zanoli (vor 1900)

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Alfred Boutin (um 1900)

 

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J. B. Cramer / Bartolomeo Bortolazzi (ca. 1860)

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Herbert J. Ellis (1865-1903)

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Zarh Myron Bickford (1876-1961)

Dallas' Italian School for the Mandoline

Dallas' Italian School - Giovanni Angelici - ca. 1890

 

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Carlos Curti (1859 - 1926)  

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Michel Corrette (1772)
   

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Mario de Pietro (1896 - 1945)

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Edouard Jacovacci (1875 - 1939)

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Fisher's Tutor for the Mandolin (1890/1891).

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Additonal links about Mandolin Methods

Whenever I find something interesting related to mandolin methods I safe the link in my link collection. This link collection should contain the newest links, it may take some time until the information has been added to this website. 

Link Collection about Mandolin Methods

Additional links about Violin Methods

The mandolin technique is closely related to the violin technique. Although there are certain differences many classical pieces and studies are very useful for learning to play the mandolin. Therefor I recommend that you also use the many free violin methods available in the internet. I have started to collect links about violin methods in the following link collection:

Link Collection about Violin Methods




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