MANDOLIN I

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Click here for notation and tab to This Land Is Your Land (melody)

Click here for notation and tab to This Land Is Your Land (molody and chords)

Click here for notation and tab to Buffalo Gals

Click here for notation and tab to Shady Grove

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Click here for notation and tab to Amazing Grace

Click here for notation and tab to Goin' Down To Cairo I

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Click here for tab to Sheebeg and Sheemore

Click here for notation and tab to Cluck Old Hen I

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Click here for notation and tab to Angeline The Baker

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Click here for notation and tab to Eighth of January (lower octave)

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Click here for notation and tab to the Eighth of January tag challenge

Click here for notation and tab to Jingle Bells I

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Mandolin 1 w/ Lukas Simpson
 
Welcome to Mandolin 1! We’ll learn the basics of mandolin playing in this eight week class from the parts of the instrument to how to hold it and use the pick all the way to playing chords and picking out familiar melodies and some fiddle tunes!
Let’s pick!
 
Materials:
 You’ll need a mandolin, of course! You need a pick as well. Guitar picks work, but I recommend trying out some blunt ended heavier mandolin picks. I’ll show you what I use and can give some recommendations. Also, have a pencil to take notes, a folder or binder to keep your notes and handouts and a tuner. A mandolin strap is extremely helpful in dispersing the weight and setting the mandolin in place so that you don’t have to hold it up with your hand while making chords or playing notes at the same time! I also recommend a metronome and a recording device. If you have a smart phone you can get apps for the tuner, metronome AND recording device.
 
Curriculum:
This schedule is subject to change. It’s a general outline, but I will assess the needs of the class and keep us going at a pace where everyone is comfortable.
Week 1:
Introductions
Learn the parts of the mandolin
Learn how to hold and fret the mandolin
Learn how to tune the mandolin
Learn how to read tab and chord charts
Learn the three magic mandolin chords: G, C and D
MEMORIZE THESE CHORDS
Song: This Land Is Your Land
MEMORIZE THIS SONG
 
 
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