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Mel Bay Irish Mandolin Playing - A Complete Guide Book/CD

  • £20.99

This is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Irish mandolin playing. As well as being a complete guide for the absolute beginner, this book also contains a mine of information, useful tips and ideas for the experienced player.
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The book takes the reader from the basics of the mandolin right through to more advanced topics such as creating variations, emphasis, improvisation, playing with other musicians, practicing effectively and much more. All the tunes and key exercises in the book are included on the accompanying 63 track CD. There is no need to read conventional music notation as all the music is written in easy-to-read mandolin tablature. However, for those interested in learning about music notation there is a handy section on this subject tailored specifically to the mandolinist as well as a chapter on modes.

Contents :

Bobby Casey's Hornpipe
Chief O'Neill's Favourite
Collier's Reel
Delahunty's Hornpipe
Drops Of Brandy
Geese In The Bog
Ger The Rigger
Green Fields Of Rossbeigh
Kerry Polka
Langstern's Pony
Mother Delight
Old John's Jig
Out On The Ocean
Scatter The Mud
Sergeant Early's Dream
Slieve Russell
Sligo Chorus
Star Of The County Down
Tell Me Mama
The Boys Of Malin
The Brighton Polka
The Britches Full Of Stitches
The Butterfly
The Derry Air
The Earl's Chair
The Glass Of Beer
The Golden Keyboard
The Humours of Ballyloughlin
The Humours of Kesh
The Humours Of Tulla
The Hunter's Purse
The Kid On The Mountain
The King Of The Fairies
The Maids Of Michelstown
The Merry Blacksmith
The Peacock Follow The Hen
The Pigeon On The Gate
The Rakish Paddy
The Red Haired Boy
The Road To Lisdoonvarna
The Sporting Pitchfork
The Star Of Munster
The Swallow's Tail
The Weak Little Finger
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
The Yellow Tinker
Tobin's Favourite
Willie Coleman's Jig

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1 reviews for Mel Bay Irish Mandolin Playing - A Complete Guide Book/CD

David Molloy

by on 2013-10-23

I am a beginner on the Mandolin and as such I find this book/CD excellent and I would recommend it to beginners and experienced players alike.
It is a substantial book and covers everything quite literally from picking the Mandolin up for the first time. It teaches: finger positions, finger strengthening exercises, chords, scales, and TAB / tablature in a very straightforward way. It moves on to playing some tunes like Derry Air and then goes on to a whole section teaching about 26 tunes in both TAB and music, and lots more like playing along with the CD which is invaluable. Within five days I went from scratch to playing The Star of the County Down and The Derry Air! YOU DON'T NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ MUSIC. It's brilliant, I think THE BEST book for beginners out there.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews

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