Bluegrass Mandolin Master

“As long as Roland White has a voice in the inner circle, I know everything’s gonna be alright concerning the tradition and the future of bluegrass.”   - Marty Stuart

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Mandolin and Guitar Instruction

$29.95 + shipping
Roland White’s Approach to Bluegrass Mandolin
60 page spiral-bound book with 2 CDs.
30 songs and tunes, each song played slow and medium tempo, complete instruction in playing bluegrass mandolin for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.
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$34.95 + shipping
The Essential Clarence White Bluegrass Guitar Leads
104 page spiral-bound book with 2 CDs.  
14 songs and tunes with variations, in notation and tablature, crosspicking, bio, photos, instruction and analysis. 
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$19.95 + shipping
Roland White’s Mandolin Christmas
44 page book with CD.
10 Christmas classics in notation and tablature, lyrics & chord diagrams for mandolin and guitar, great for beginners
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$7.50 download
Roland White’s Christmas Chord Book
Two 24-page pdf books.
Diagrams for easy mandolin chords placed over the lyrics to 10 traditional Christmas songs, plus guitar chords!  Each song is shown in two keys, to back up singers with higher or lower voices. No "stretch" chords. Appendices with larger diagrams of all chords, around 50 for mandolin, 25 for guitar. Immediate delivery as two 24-page pdf files. This is not a melody or tab book--see Roland White's Mandolin Christmas for melodies.
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New CD release

The Roland White Band’s Straight-Ahead Bluegrass is out! The band is: Roland White, Richard Bailey, Diane Bouska, Brian Christianson, Jon Weisberger.

Annual Bill Monroe
Appreciation Night

Every December at the Station Inn in Nashville we get a bunch of great musicians together and play Bill Monroe music. Next one is Dec. 5.

Live in Sweden on CD 

In the works: the long-awaited New Kentucky Colonels concert starring Roland, Eric & Clarence White with Alan Munde. Sign up below to be notified when it’s out.

Mandolin Backup DVD

 Also in the works: Roland teaches bluegrass mandolin backup as only he can play it. You didn’t know there was more to backup than chopping chords?

What People Say About Our Bluegrass Instruction

“I can't tell you how much I am appreciating Roland White's Approach to Bluegrass Mandolin book and CD's.  It is well written, answers many of my questions [and] has given me plenty of quality material to work with.  I enjoy the layout and find the ‘asides’ wonderful.”

Patsy Kline
Lawn PA

“Your materials are totally worth the 30 bucks.  If I had paid double or more I would feel the same way.  Thank you for all of the time and effort you have both put into this series. 

Rebecca Pitre
Galena, MD

The Essential Clarence White is a masterpiece.” 

Paul Sikorski
Franklin, TN
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