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Nigel Gatherer's Music School
Beginners Mandolin
Location Online
Day/Time Mon, 10am
Latest update 5 May '24 10am

This is an online daytime class in Beginners Mandolin. Participants are usually starting from the beginning, with little or no experience. During the course we'll be starting from the very start, learning the techniques necessary to playing the mandolin, and introducing a repertoire of tunes, and learning about mandolin music from around the world.

Now that all my mandolin classes will be held online, the logistics of a beginners class is all the more difficult, mostly because of the issue of tuning the instrument. I am now going to start a beginners class online, but it is important that you know how to tune your mandolin (if you can't, but are still keen, we can set up a session where I'll try to help you). If you have any comments or questions about it, please get in touch.

    The fee for the ten-week term is £50.00. You can use the button below to pay, or for alternative ways of paying, visit this page.

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Meeting ID   879 2177 2863
Password   mandolin
Class Schedule
     Term C (Apr - June 2024)
15/4 C1 Caledonia song air
22/4 C2 The Trumpet Hornpipe hornpipe
29/4 C3 Music Hall Medley 1 music hall
6/5 C4 Grandfather's Clock music hall
13/5 C5 Music Hall Medley 3 music hall
20/5 C6 Fourth Finger Exercises
Recap (Caledonia, Trumpet Hornpipe, Music Hall, Grandfather's Clock)
27/5 C7 World War One Medley politics & war
3/6 C8 Soon May the Wellerman Come sea shanty
10/6 C9 When the Red Red Robin music hall
17/6 C10
     Term B (Jan - Mar 2024)
15/1 B1 Home on the Range folksong
22/1 B2 My Favourite Things movies
29/1 B3 I Belong to Glasgow song air
5/2 B4 Down By the Salley Garden Irish song air
12/2 B5 Go Mango Walk calypso
19/2 B6 Plaisir d'Amour folksong
26/2 B7 Que Sera Sera movies
4/3 B8 Bonnie Tammie Scolla
Double Stops
Shetland tune
11/3 B9 Eighth of January
Pentatonic Scales
American song
18/3 B10 Galway Girl
American song
     Term A (Sep - Dec 2023)
11/9 A1 Aiken Drum song air
18/9 A2 Mairi's Wedding song air
25/9 A3 The Fairy Lullaby song air
2/10 A4 The Peat Fire Flame song air
9/10 A5 Pulling Bracken song air
16/10 -- Holiday
23/10 A6 Edelweiss movies
30/10 A7 Bonny at Morn English air
6/11 A8 Lara's Theme movies
13/11 A9 Exercises
20/11 A10 Dvorak's New World
Going Dotty
27/11 A11 Mandolin Fretboard theory
4/12 A12 Deck the Halls
Fairytale of New York
11/12 -- Holiday
18/12 -- Holiday
25/12 -- Holiday
1/1 -- Holiday
Term B (Jan - Mar 2023)
Date Tunes Info
24/4 C1 The Water is Wide song air
1/5 C2 Scotland the Brave song air
8/5 -- Coronation - no class
15/5 C3 The Rope Waltz waltz
22/5 C4 Amazing Grace in F Gospel
29/5 C5 Raining in My Heart pop song
5/6 C6 Ode to Joy classical
12/6 C7 Liza Jane
Wagon Wheel
Old time song
Country song
Term B (Jan - Mar 2023)
Date Tunes Info
9/1 B1 The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond song air
16/1 B2 Will Ye No' Come Back Again song air
23/1 B3 Winster Galop English dance tune
30/1 B4 Last of the Summer Wine TV theme
6/2 B5 O Sole Mio Neapolitan
13/2 -- Mid-term - no class
20/2 B6 The Minstrel Boy Irish song air
27/2 B7 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious movie song
6/3 B8 The Arran Boat Song slow air
13/3 B9 Scarborough Fair
Plaisir d'Amour
English song air
20/3 B10
Class Schedule
Date Tunes
10/10 A1 First steps
First of October
17/10 A2 Egan's Polka
24/10 A3 Skye Boat Song
31/10 A4 Cradle Song
7/11 A5 All My Loving
Warm-up Exercises
14/11 A6 Leaving Lismore
21/11 A7 Wild Mountain Thyme
28/11 -- Cancelled
5/12 A8 On Ilkla' Moor Baht 'At
12/12 A9 I'll Tell Me Ma
12/12 -- Deck the Halls

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