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50 Tunes for Mandolin, Volume 1

Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass and Celtic Solos

By Mark Geslison

Mandolin - Beginning-Intermediate
Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass and Celtic Solos. Composed by Mark Geslison. Perfect binding, Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Book/3-CD Set. 184 pages.

Item Number: 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.

  • Angus Campbell 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Battle Cry of Freedom 
  • Beaumont Rag 
  • Billy in the Lowground 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
  • Bonaparte's Retreat 
  • Carthage Waltz  
  • Cherokee Shuffle 
  • Cluck Old Hen 
  • College Hornpipe 
  • Cotton Eyed Joe 
  • Cotton Patch Rag 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Down Yonder 
  • Eighth Of January 
  • Forked Deer 
  • Gardenia Waltz 
  • Grandfather's Clock 
  • Green Willis 
  • Indian's Farewell Waltz  
  • Irish Washerwoman 
  • La Bastringue 
  • Leather Britches 
  • Liberty 
  • Martin's Waltz 
  • Mason's Apron 
  • Mississippi Hornpipe 
  • Mississippi Sawyer 
  • Old Dan Tucker 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • President Garfield's Hornpipe 
  • Pretty Peg 
  • Red Wing 
  • Red-Haired Boy 
  • Sailor's Hornpipe 
  • Saint Anne's Reel 
  • Sally Ann 
  • Sally Goodin' 
  • Sally Johnson 
  • Salt Creek 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Swallowtail Jig 
  • Temperance Reel 
  • Tom And Jerry 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Uncle Joe 
  • Under The Double Eagle 
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    New Zealand
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 03, 2008 Mandolin Tunes.

    I use this book and the Cd's every day and have been learning tunes at a steady pace. They mostly all commonly known one's which will fit into a jam session easily,the Cds are great to listen to whether or not one learns the tunes some very...

    good pickin going on here. Several variations are given on some of the tunes so getting bored with a piece doesn't happen easily, I would recommend this item and the complete series to any person interested in the Mandoiln,Guitar,Banjo,or Fiddle.

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  • 5

    Denmark Twp. , Minnesota
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  • March 06, 2007 Fabulous!

    This book is great and easy to follow. I have learned many of the songs in this book. The CD's make it SO easy to play along at the right tempo with correct intonation. Fab!

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