Steve Kaufman's Favorite 50 Celtic Reels (for Mandolin, Tunes A-L). Composed by Steve Kaufman. For Mandolin. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20712BCD).
ISBN 9780786671274. Celtic/Irish. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Steve Kaufman, Three Time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This first installment of a four part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic Reels transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). Though the title says "Fifty" reels, there are actually quite a few more. This is a large collection of reels will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. All the songs in the book are played note for note on the accompanying CD at about ! speed. Your goal is to learn the song, memorize it and then race with the Champ.