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Beginners Mandolin Class


I teach an adult evening class in Beginners Mandolin with ALP 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: 24th April 2006 Term A | Term B

Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
A1 13/9 Introductions/1st steps  
A2 20/9 First tune First of October
A3 27/9 Scales Over the Sea to Skye
A4 4/10 Song air The Barnyards of Delgaty
A5 11/10 Polka Egan's Polka
-- 19/10 Holiday - no class
A6 25/10 Learning by ear Cawdor Fair
A7 1/11 New tune Bonnie Tammie Scolla
A8 8/11 Runs and steps The Rakes of Mallow
A9 15/11 Strathspeys Comin' Thro' the Rye
A10 22/11 Jigs Fear a Bhois Fada Gun Posadh
A11 29/11 Marches Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie
A12   Stramash:  
B1 17/1 Concert piece 1 Bonnie Lass Come Ower the Burn
B2 31/1 Marches Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie
B3 7/2 American music: old-time Old Joe Clark
B4 21/2 Reel Short Coated Mary
B5 28/2 Shetland reels Donald Blue
B6 7/3 American music: Bluegrass Fire On the Mountain
B7 14/3 Irish music: songs Star of the County Down
B8 18/4 Irish music: slides Padraig O'Keefe's Slide
B9 25/4 Irish music: polkas I'll Tell Me Ma
B9 2/5 Irish music: airs Planxty Irwin
B10 9/5 Scottish airs Farewell to Whisky
B11 16/5 Chords Johnny McIljohn's #1
B12 24/5 Jigs Fear a Bhois Fada Gun Phosadh
B13 31/5    
B16 6/6    


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