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SMG Beginners Mandolin

I teach an adult evening class in Beginners Mandolin with the Scots Music Group in Edinburgh (Boroughmuir School - map). Whether participants have played before or not, I will be treating everyone as if they're picking up an instrument for the first time; it's the only way to be fair to all class members.

During the course we'll be learning the techniques necessary to playing the mandolin, building up a repertoire of tunes, and learning about mandolin music from around the world.

Below is the schedule for the course up to this time. If you have any further questions, please ask (email me).

Last updated: 06/01/10
Location: B'muir School
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6-7.30pm
Date Aims Tunes  
  Term B (January-March 2011)  
11/1 B1 Irish Music 2 Johnny McIljohn's No.1 [MP3]
18/1 PARENTS' NIGHT - no class  
25/1 B2 Shetland Music 1 Donald Blue [MP3]
1/2 B3 Bluegrass Fire On the Mountain [MP3]
8/2 B4 Reels Short Coated Mary [MP3]
15/2 MID-TERM - no class  
22/2 B5 Irish Music 3 Star of the County Down [MP3]
1/3 B6 Jigs Fear a Bhois Fada Gun Phosadh [MP3]
8/3 PARENTS' NIGHT - no class  
B7 Hornpipes Harvest Home [MP3]
22/3 B8 World music Cerdetshni [MP3]
29/3 B9 Revision
5/4 B10 End-of-Term session  
2010 Term A (September-December 2010)  
7/9 A1 Introduction/1st steps The Clock Tower  
14/9 A2 Tune structure
First of October
Jenny Long Legs
21/9 A3 Upstrokes Coulter's Candy  
28/9 A4 Rhythm Over the Sea to Skye [MP3]
5/10 A5 Song airs The Barnyards of Delgaty [MP3]
12/10 A6 C natural The Rakes of Mallow [MP3]
19/10 MID-TERM - no class  
26/10 A7 Note durations Doon In the Wee Room [MP3]
2/11 A8 A Scottish sound Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie [MP3]
9/11 A9 American music Old Joe Clark  
16/11 A10 Irish music Britches Full of Stitches [MP3]
23/11 A11 Recap    
30/11 A12 End-of-Term Stramash: