John McGann's Developing Melodic Variations On Fiddle Tunes, Mandolin Edition

by John McGann
sku: 02-98557M
Book/Online audio set. Presents standard fiddle tunes in basic form, then, phrase-by-phrase, shows you how to create improvisations based on the melodic structure unique to each tune. Each tune is presented in its basic form, then with four variations. The variations are printed directly beneath the melody with the corresponding measures aligned, so that you can easily compare. The audio features mandolin and rhythm guitar on separate channels, so you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm, or vice versa. Intermediate. 116 pp.   More Details...

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  • Foreword
  • Basics of Theory - Mandolin
  • Basics of Melodic Structure
  • Articulation and Dynamics
  • About the Music
  • Flop Eared Mule
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Billy in the Lowground
  • Forked Deer
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Salty Dog
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Ragtime Annie
  • Fisher's Hornpipe
  • Fast Old Joe Clark
  • Fast Soldier's Joy
  • Glossary
  • Afterword
  • About the Author