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Irish Music for Mandolin Made Easy
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2011
I am an older beginner on the mandolin and am finding this selection really enjoyable. All the tunes are lovely which, as another reviewer said, start really slowly,and gradually move up a gear in speed and complexity as one works through the book. The recordings are good with guitar accompaniment,so that I feel as if I am playing in a group. The discipline of playing along is useful as it makes one think and play more quickly.
As already mentioned the tunes are mostly played twice, occasionally three times through with repeats,so one has time to enjoy playing the music and work on tricky bits without going back to the beginning all the time. Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Easy to follow fun tunes for Mandolin. Although I am new to playing Mandolin (have played guitar for several years) I found this book easy to use and the CD a great aid.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2011
Very pleased with this book. Contains some nice tunes, starting with slow airs through to faster reels. Great for starters like me. CD tracks very useful to play along with. Great value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2013
I like this book as a nice introduction to Irish folk mandolin. It starts with simple tunes and gets trickier. It has a CD with backing guitar which enhances your enjoyment to play along with. It's also good that it shows you the guitar chords as you're playing, so that you can start to develop more complicated play yourself, and slip into improvised backing mode yourself if someone is singing or taking the melody line. Each song is given its own page which is a good format - not too bunched up, and no page-turning mid tune. Why not 5 stars? It was close but I'd've liked to see the tempo marked on the music (you can of course figure that out quickly from the CD), and perhaps the lyrics too would've been good. As always with songbooks etc, I also would prefer a ring-binder. But generally I am very happy with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2013
Very clear tablature. Tunes played slowly and clearly. Some of the jigs and reels look daunting for a novice, but have been adapted here to make them playable from the start. Great book, perfect for beginners.
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on 13 September 2014
great book learn't a lot from it, thankyou Mr Berthoud.
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