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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). You 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.

Last updated: 19/04/10
Location: B'muir School
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Date Aims Tunes MP3s
  Term C (April-May 2010)  
20/4 C1 Slow airs
East Parkside [MP3]
27/4 C2 Chords
Hills of Lorne [MP3]
4/5 C3 Blues
t.b.c. [MP3]
11/5 C4 Irish jigs
Richard Brennan's Favourite [MP3]
18/5 C5 reels
Randy Wives of Greenlaw [MP3]
1/6 C6 End of term session (informal)
  Term B (Jan-Mar 2010)  
2/2 B3 Slow air My Home Town [MP3]
9/2 B4 Hornpipe The Navvy On the Line [MP3]
23/2 B5 Hornpipe The Showman's Fancy [MP3]
2/3 B6 Ragtime Blackberry Rag
9/3 B7 Modern tunes The Hut On Staffin Island [MP3]
16/3 B8 Concert practice My Home Town
Dirty Old Town
19/3 Students' Concert - Fri 19th March, 7-10.30pm
23/3 B9 Modern tunes Margaret's Waltz [MP3]
30/3 B10 End of term Recap/concert [MP3]
2009 Term A (Sept-Dec 2009)  
15/9 A1Intro; Irish slide Denis Murphy's Slide [MP3]
29/9 A2 Polka
Boys of the Town [MP3]
6/10 A3 Waltzes Ronas Voe
Starry Night In Shetland
13/10 MID-TERM - no class  
20/10 A4 Pentatonics Put Me In the Big Chest [MP3]
27/10 A5 American music Little Liza Jane [MP3 1]
[MP3 2]
3/11 A6 Reel
Fear a Figue [MP3]
10/11 A7 Marches
The Piper's Cave [MP3]
17/11 A8 Reel
Cenneag Mhor [MP3]
24/11 A9 Irish reel
Johnny McIljohn's No.1 [MP3]
1/12 A10 Irish jig
Bill Collins [MP3]
8/12 A11
15/12 A12 End-of-Term Stramash