Philip John Berthoud: Irish Music for Mandolin Made Easy

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Our Price: £12.99    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Mandolin (MAND)
Skill Level: Beginner - Explain this
Catalogue #: MLB21353BCD
ISBN: 9780786675678


An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy mandolin. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation as well as mandolin tablature. An accompanying CD contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with guitar accompaniment.

The collection contains airs, well known songs, polkas, slip jigs, slides, double jigs, hornpipes and reels, all of which are specially arranged by the author with the beginning/intermediate mandolinist in mind. On the CD, the tunes are played 2 or 3 times, so you can really get into the feel of the tune, when playing along. The speed of the tunes is quite slow, but not so slow as to take away from the essential feel of the music.

Irish music is rightly popular all over the world. The haunting beauty of the slow airs and infectious foot-tapping rhythms of jigs and reels are here to be discovered in this selection of great traditional music.

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glasgow GB
this book is very easy to understand and the cd is nice and clear and played to a click (unlike other tuition books i have come used).
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Confirmed purchase: 23 February 2015
Published on: 09 March 2015

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Customer Rating This is an aptly named tutorial - each tune is in large print, in both notation and tablature form, making them very easy to read. There is no theory included, so is most suitable for students who already know the very basics of mandolin playing. Explanations of technique, such as tremolo, is not included - it really is a 'tunes only' publication. And there are some great ones, all of which are demonstrated on the cd, and played at a manageable relaxed tempo. The tunes have been chosen to gradually increase the student's confidence and ability, and there is nothing here to frighten or discourage the new player.
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Customer Rating Easy to follow, c.d. is good quality and very clear - just what I needed to get going again after a lay of.

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 15/05/2008
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 40 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Author: Philip John Berthoud

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