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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: 16th December 2007 Term A | Term B | Term C

Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
A1 18/9 Introductions/1st steps The Clock Tower
A2 25/9 Tune structure First of October
A3 2/10 Upstrokes Egan's Polka 
A4 9/10 Rhythm Over the Sea to Skye
A5 23/10 Song air The Barnyards of Delgaty
A6 30/10 C natural The Rakes of Mallow
A7 6/11 Song air Doon In the Wee Room
A8 13/11 Marches Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie
A9 20/11 American: Old Time Old Joe Clark 
A10 27/11 Irish: polkas Britches Full of Stitches
A11 4/12 Recap Recap 
A12 11/12 Stramash: Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie 
B1 8/1 Chords Johnny McIljohn's #1
B2 15/1 Shetland reels Donald Blue
B3 22/1 American music: Bluegrass Fire On the Mountain
B4 29/1 Reel: Short Coated Mary
B5 5/2 Air: Hills of Glenorchy
-- 12/2 Mid term - no class
B6 19/2 Jig: Cock o' the North
B7 26/2 Reel: High Road to Linton
B8 4/3 Marches again: Corriechoillie's Welcome
B9 11/3 Irish music: songs Star of the County Down
B10 18/3 Stramash:  
C1 8/4 Irish slip jig: The Butterfly
C2 15/4 Air: Farewell to Fiunary
C3 22/4 Minor keys: The Burning of the Piper's Hut
C4 29/4 Schottische: The Smith's a Gallant Fireman
C5 6/5 Review Review of the Year
C6 13/5 Sessions Class session


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