New Solos for Classical Mandolin
by August Watters
New Solos for Classical Mandolin is a unique collection of original solo compositions for mandolin, designed for both practice and performance. Composed in a richly-textured style, this collection also provides a systematic study of several right-hand techniques drawn from the literature of classical mandolin, as well as a framework for developing your own approach to interpretation and improvisation within classical music traditions. This book will help you to: extend the tone color and expressive range of your instrument; practice your technique by playing musical solos, instead of exercises; dig deeper into classical techniques, with a guided method for study; consider strategies to improve your music reading skills and chord/melody concept; build your repertoire of modern solo works; cultivate your own way of interpretation and improvising with classical mandolin.