Irish Mandolin Playing: A Complete Guide (Book + Online Audio)
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. 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 ...more
Product Number:
99777M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
128
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8764-9
ISBN13:
978-07866-8764-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/30/2015
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. 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 audio download available online. 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.
Irish Mandolin Playing: A Complete Guide

About the author...............................................4

Introduction........................................................6

The Mandolin..........................................................7

First Steps.............................................................12

Polkas......................................................................28

Double Jigs................................................................31

Other Jigs...............................................................35

Hornpipes..................................................................39

Reels..........................................................................43

 Tradiotional Music and Language...........................48

Dynamics or Accenting and Un accenting.................52

Posture........................................................................54

Practicing..................................................................58

Learning New Tunes......................................................60

 Playing With and Learning From Other Musicians.............69

The Weak Little Finger.........................................................71

A Selection of Tunes.............................................................73

Improvisation and Personal Interpretation......................114 

 
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