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SMG Improvers Mandolin

I teach an adult evening class in Improvers Mandolin with the Scots Music Group in Edinburgh (Boroughmuir School - map). Ypu should know the basics of the mandolin, and have been playing for at least six to eight months.

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 specific questions, please ask (email me). You can also keep up to date with the latest class developments by looking at The Gathering, the site forum.


Location: B'muir School
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7.45-9.15am
Date Aims Tunes MP3s
2009      
21/4 C1 legato Haughton House [MP3]
28/4 C2 jigs; range Milltimber Jig [MP3]
5/5 C3 chords & harmony Workshop
11/5 C4 Bluegrass Tennessee Blues
18/5 C5 Song air Caledonia
26/5 C6 Stramash End-of-term session/stramash   7-9pm
 
13/1 B1 recap; legato The Hopeful Lover [MP3]
20/1
27/1
B2 marches; slides
B3
Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle
The Earl of Mansfield
[MP3]
[MP3]
3/2
10/2
B4 strathspey &
B5 reel
The Auld Man's Mare's Dead
Short Coated Mary
[MP3]
[MP3]
17/2 Mid-term - no class  
24/2 B6 hornpipe; hammer-ons The Hut On Staffin Island [MP3]
3/3
10/3
B7 schottisches
B8
Burning of the Piper's Hut
The Smith's a Gallant Fireman
[MP3]
[MP3]
17/3 B9 classical; tremolo
 
O Mio Babbino Caro
 
[MP3] (1)
[MP3] (2)
24/3 B10 recap; session  
27/3 Students End-of-Year concert  
2008      
16/9 A1 Irish polka Boys of the Town [MP3]
23/9
30/9
A2 2/4 reels
A3
Island Dance
The Peat Fire Flame
[MP3]
[MP3]
7/10
14/10
A4 Jigs
A5
Fear a Bhois Fada Gun Phosadh
Rocking the Baby
[MP3]
[MP3]
21/10 MID-TERM - no class  
28/10
4/11
A6 Strathspey & Reel
A7
She Put Her Knee On the Old Man
Put Me In the Big Chest
 
[MP3]
11/11 A8 American dance Green Mountain Petronella [MP3]
18/11 A9 Waltz Starry Night In Shetland  
25/11
2/12
A10 Marches
A11
Barren Rocks of Aden
Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle
[MP3]
[MP3]
9/12 A12 End-of-Term Stramash