Blazing Mandolin Solos (for One Player or More). Composed by Steve Kaufman. For Mandolin. Saddle-stitched, Solos & Duets. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20866BCD).
ISBN 9780786633593. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This mandolin edition includes the same 16 tunes found in Kaufman's out-of-print Twin Pickin' flatpicking guitar book, soon to be available as Blazing Solos for Flatpicking Guitar for One Player or More. The tunes in both editions are in the same keys so the books can serve as a foundation for fabulous twin-picking jam sessions in which either guitarists or mandolinists can take the lead and harmony parts. In addition to the tunes, Kaufman includes performance notes, guidelines for reading standard notation and tab plus his take on the harmonization process. A play-along CD with three tracks for each tune (Lead, Harmony, and Lead & Harmony) completes the package.