Guide to Octave Mandolin and Bouzouki by John McGann. For Mandolin. Perfect binding, Methods. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 160 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99540BCD).
ISBN 9780786666058. Celtic/Irish. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Twenty tunes in styles from Irish to American, in a variety of tunings, melody and accompaniment, presented in standard notation and tablature, with a stereo CD (left channel melody, right channel accompaniment). Left and right hand techniques and chord voicings are thoroughly discussed. For the first time, the Celtic style "woven texture" accompaniment unique to the instrument is fully notated. Unique to the book are melodic Irish ornamentation, blues, jazz, American fiddle tunes with variations and improvisations (all fully notated), and a chapter "Breaking Away From Block Chords" extending knowledge of the fingerboard.