50 Tunes for Mandolin, Volume 1 (Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass and Celtic Solos). By Mark Geslison. For Mandolin. Perfect binding, Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/3-CD Set. 184 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99942BCD).
ISBN 9780786664641. Fiddle Tunes. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the mandolin.
The melodies in this book range from simple to advanced. Many tunes contain a harmony part to match the melody. 50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is designed for "flatpicking" on the mandolin. Flatpicking is a style, prevalent in Celtic and Bluegrass music which features fast soloing with a single, flat pick. All parts are written in mandolin tablature and standard notation. Companion CD's included.