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Intermediate Mandolin Class


class photoI teach an adult evening class in Intermediate Mandolin with ALP Scots Music Group in Edinburgh (click on the photo to enlarge). Participants should know the basics of playing the mandolin, and we'll be looking at various techniques, tricks and tune genres throughout the course.

Below is the schedule for the course up to this time. If you have any further questions, please ask (email me).

Last updated: 2nd October 2004

Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
C1 22/4 Concert piece Mary Young and Fair
C2 29/4 Chord accompaniment The Sailor Laddie
C3 6/5 Jig set I Bill Collins; Out On the Ocean
C4 13/5 Jigs set II Coleman's Cross
C5 20/5 Orchestra I Rory Dall's Sister's Lament
C6 27/5 Misc Lord Drummond
C7 3/6 The Blues  
Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
B1 15/1 Accidentals Sugarfoot Rag
B2 22/1 Ensemble playing Various
B3 29/1 Pick direction & rhythm Highlander Kissed his Mother
B4 5/2 Scottish reels Highlander Kissed his Mother
B5 12/2 Scottish reel Miss Graham
B6 26/2 American music - ragtime Blackberry Rag
B7 4/3 Russian music The Long Roads; Cerdetshni
B8 11/3 World of Mandolin Gärdebylåten
B9 18/3 Ragtime/Stramash Muskrat Ramble; Gärdebylåten/Cerdetshni
B10 25/3   Stramash: Gärdebylåten/Cerdetshni
Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
A10 11/12 Stramash Hector the Hero
A9 4/12    
A8 27/11 New tune Auld Graden Kirn
A7 20/11 Revision Hector the Hero
A6 13/11 D pent; 4th finger Bill Collins; Johnny McIljohn's No.1
A3 9/10 Composition  
A5 30/10 D pent; Improvisation Eighth of January
A4 16/10 D pent Put Me In the Big Chest
A2 2/10 "A" Scales Little Liza Jane
A1 25/9 "A" Scales Fear a' Phige


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