Originating from the 17th century, the Mandolin has a fascinating and varied history. This versatile instrument was a favourite of Mozart's and has been used extensively in classical and traditional music around the world for generations. In recent years, the Mandolin has enjoyed renewed popularity thanks to artists such as Jack White, Muse, The Lumineers, Mumford And Sons and Arcade Fire.
50 Tunes For Mandolin contains 50 Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes that are perfect for ensembles, families or individuals. The Mandolin classics in this collection vary in difficulty from simple to advanced, providing players with an enjoyable repertoire that will grow with them as they refine their musical technique.
The pieces in this book are designed for flatpicking on the Mandolin. This style of playing, prevalent in Celtic and Bluegrass music, features fast soloing with a single, flat pick. All parts are written in both Mandolin tablature and standard notation.
50 Tunes For Mandolin includes access to online audio tracks featuring every tune in the book recorded by a full band.