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The Scottish Mandolin: Tutorials

BMG Summer School: Celtic Mandolin
  • Lesson 1
    The first lesson covers A Brief History of the Mandolin; The Plectrum; Tuning; Tablature; Fingering; Accessories; and a few exercises to get you started.
  • Lesson 2
    The second lesson covers keys and Scales, Strokes, Pick Direction, Scale Exercises and the tune Over the Sea to Skye.
  • Pick Direction
    An in-depth exploration of pick direction technique, with several practical exercises.
  • Decoration
    A look at how some simple decoration can enhance a reel.

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