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GFW Improving Beginners Mandolin

This class began in September as a Beginners class, but is now classed as for improving beginners.

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).

Location: Stow College
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30-9.25
Date Aims Tunes  
2010 Term C (April-May 2010)  
19/4 C1 Irish slip jig The Butterfly [MP3]
26/4 C2 Air: Farewell to Fiunary [MP3]
3/5 HOLIDAY - no class  
10/5 C3 Minor keys: The Burning of the Piper's Hut [MP3]
17/5 C4 Schottische: The Smith's a Gallant Fireman [MP3]
24/5 C5 Review Review of the Year  
31/5 HOLIDAY - no class  
7/6 C6 Sessions Class session  
2010 Term B (Jan-Mar 2010)  
1/2 B1 Scales: A major, D major Unbestandige
Little Diamond
8/2 B2 Irish Music Star of the County Down [MP3]
15/2 MID-TERM - no class  
22/2 B3 Reels Short Coated Mary [MP3]
1/3 B4 Jigs Fear a Bhois Fada Gun Phosadh [MP3]
B5 Hornpipes Harvest Home [MP3]
15/3 B6 American Music 2 Liza Jane
22/3 B7 Irish & chords Scattery Island Slide
Over the Sea to Skye
29/3 B8 End of term session
2009 Term A (Sep-Dec 2009)  
31/8 A1 Introduction/1st steps The Clock Tower  
7/9 A2 Tune structure
First of October
Jenny Long Legs
14/9 A3 Upstrokes Coulter's Candy  
21/9 A4 Rhythm Over the Sea to Skye [MP3]
28/9 SEPTEMBER BREAK - no class
5/10 A5 Song airs The Barnyards of Delgaty [MP3]
12/10 MID-TERM - no class  
19/10 A6 C natural The Rakes of Mallow [MP3]
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 [MP3]
16/11 A10 Irish music 1 Britches Full of Stitches [MP3]
23/11 A11 Something different Norwegian Wood  
30/11 A12     MIX-UP MONDAY
7/12 A13 Recap