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GFW Improvers Mandolin Class - Year 2


I teach an adult evening class called Improvers Mandolin with the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop. The following is what we looked at in the 2003-04 session.If you have any further questions, please ask (email me).

Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
A1 1/10 Introduction; Key of A; scales Fear a Figue
A2 8/9 Pentatonic Scales & Scale patterns Little Liza Jane
A3 15/9 More scales; composition Put Me In the Big Chest
A4 22/9 Revision  
A5 29/9 Cancelled  
A6 6/10 Revision see above
A7 27/10 D major scale; D pentatonic The Eighth of January
A8 3/11 D major scale; D pentatonic Johnny McIljohn's No.1
A9 10/11 D pentatonic; 4th finger Bill Collins
A10 17/11   O'Connor's Polka; Cenneag Mhor
A11 24/11 Field trip: Simon Mayor in concert
A12 1/12 Revision/stramash Little Liza Jane
B1 2/2 Introduction/accidentals Sugarfoot Rag
B2 9/2 Ensemble playing Various
B3 16/2 Speed Stan Chapman's Jig
B4 23/2 Speed Bottom of the Punch Bowl
B5 1/3 Workshop Various
B6 8/3 Ragtime Muskrat Ramble; Blackberry Rag
B7 15/3 Misc Bottom of the Punch Bowl
B8 22/3 Harmony Mary Hamilton
B9 29/3 Stramash Bottom of the Punchbowl; Muskrat Ramble
Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
C1 19/4 Building sets Oovie Avie
C2 26/4 Building sets Out On the Ocean
  3/5 Holiday
C3 10/5 Building sets Flowers of Edinburgh
C4 17/5 Building sets Lord Drummond
C5 24/5 Jazz Summertime
  31/5 Holiday
C6 7/6 Swedish music Gärdebylåten
C7 14/6 Stramash Flowers of Edinburgh; Bottom of the Punch Bowl; Jenny Nettles


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