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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: 19th April 2005 Term A | Term B | Term C

Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
A1 16/9 Intro; new tune Angus Polka No.1
A2 23/9 Irish reel Belles of Tipperary
A3 30/9 Strathspeys Braes of Auchtertyre;
Billy In the Low Ground
A4 6/10 Catch up Braes of Auchtertyre;
Boys of the Town
A5 13/10 Bluegrass tune/double stopping Dixie Hoedown
A6 28/10 Bagpipe tunes Far O'er Struy
A7 4/11 Individual Projects  
A8 11/11 Ensemble Piece Silent Night;
Christ Child Lullaby
A9 18/11 Stramash rehearsal Silent Night;
Angus Polka No.1;
Dixie Hoedown
A10 25/11 Stramash Angus Polka No.1;
Boys of the Town
Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
B1 13/1 Jigs
B2 20/1 Air Herr Roloff's Farewell
B3 27/1 Double Stops Herr Roloff's Farewell
B4 3/2 Decoration Calum Beag
B5 10/2 Irish jigs Richard Brennan's Favourite
B6 24/2 Irish jigs The Idle Road
B7 3/3 Irish jigs The Idle Road
B8 10/3 Rehearsal  
B9 17/3 Rehearsal  
B10 24/3 Stramash Richard Brennan's Favourite/
The Donegal Lass
Lesson Date Techniques Tunes
C1 21/4 Gaelic jig Fear a Bhois Fada Gun Phosadh
C2 28/4 Strathspeys The Shakin's o' the Pocky
C3   Bluegrass Kentucky Mandolin
C4   Ragtime Dill Pickle Rag
C5   Recap  
C6   Improvisation Summertime
C7   Flat Keys The Old Reel
C8   Flat Keys Mrs Forbes, Leith
C9   Composition  


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