Mandolin Books by John Goodin

Pomeroy Mandolin



Original compositions and tunes, self-published


May Frost: 64 Original Mandolin Tunes (with harmony parts and guitar chords) (music book in standard notation: free PDF (donations welcome), print copy $20, postpaid)

Postcards From the Crater: Easy to Intermediate Divertimentos for solo Mandolin or Violin (music book in standard notation: PDF copy $5, print copy $13, postpaid)

Midwestern Mandolin Duos (music book in standard notation, some w/chords: PDF copy $5, print copy $12, postpaid)

31 Waltzes (music book available in standard notation w/chords, PDF copy $5, print copy $12, postpaid)

Contratopia Tunebook: Original Reels, Jigs, Waltzes and Airs by John Goodin & Erik Sessions (music book in standard notation w/chords, 57 tunes: PDF copy $6, print copy $12, postpaid)

Baroque music, arranged and adapted for mandolin, self-published


18 Duettinos by William Bates, adapted for two mandolins by John Goodin (standard notation, free PDF, (donation appreciated), print copy $15, postpaid)

50 Menuets (1728) for solo mandolin by G.P. Telemann, adapted for solo mandolin by John Goodin (standard notation, free PDF, (donation appreciated), print copy $15, postpaid)

50 Menuets (1728) for two mandolins by G.P. Telemann, adapted for two mandolins by John Goodin (standard notation, free PDF, (donation appreciated), print copy $15, postpaid)

Books published by Mel Bay, Inc.


Playford for Mandolin: 121 Tunes from the Playford Dancing Masters (1651-1728) adapted for Mandolin by John Goodin (available from Mel Bay in standard notation and tab, either print or ebook)

12 Divertimentos for Solo Mandolin by James Oswald arranged and adapted for Mandolin by John Goodin (available from Mel Bay in standard notation and tab, either print or ebook)

Telemann for Mandolin: 72 Compositions Chosen from the Works of Georg Philipp Telemann arranged and adapted for Mandolin by John Goodin (available from Mel Bay in standard notation and tab, either print or ebook)

Optional Donation

You can use the donate link above for the free PDF books if you like. However, they really are free so don't feel guilty if you don't, or can't, donate anything. The books of original music all have Paypal purchase links on their own pages. Mel Bay books can be purchased directly from the Mel Bay website (be sure and check for frequent discount offers) or can be ordered from almost any music or book store in the world.

It's also perfectly all right to send a donation via personal check to: John Goodin, 408 Center Ave., Decorah, IA 52101. You can email any questions to me here.


Creative Commons License
John Goodin holds the copyright to all of these works (except for the Mel Bay publications) and they are licensed here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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Created in 2017: last updated July 13, 2018