Mandolin Progressions is designed to follow on from Mandolin Basics, so you will already be able to play a few tunes on the mandolin and are now ready to take it to the next level.
By the end of this course, you can expect to have broadened your repertoire with a range of different tune types; have a thorough knowledge of various mandolin techniques; and have a deeper understanding of the Irish music tradition. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
In Mandolin Progressions focus is placed on slightly more challenging techniques such as: triplets, hammer-on techniques, pull-offs, flicks, cuts, slides, variation and the use of moveable chords. Some tunes are taught in more challenging keys as mastering complex finger shapes will mould you into a more flexible musician.
The popular Irish session tunes taught in this course are:
The Reel Of Sceachog
The Walls Of Liscannor
A Stór Mo Chroí
The Girl That Broke My Heart
The Valve Bounce Reel
Sheet Music and Mp3s available to Download for each Tune
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of The Sligo Maid
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.