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Begin The Journey... Mandolin- Easy traditional tunes from around the world

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An exciting and varied collection of 35 traditional tunes from around the world, arranged for easy mandolin. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation as well as mandolin tablature. An accompanying CD contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, accompanied by a backing band of guitars, bass, fiddle and percussion.

The tunes come from Africa, North and South America, Europe, The Middle East, Asia and Australia, and are specially arranged by the author with the beginning/intermediate mandolinist in mind. On the CD, the tunes are played 2 or 3 times, so you can really get into the feel of the tune, when playing along. The speed of the tunes is quite slow, but not so slow as to take away from the essential feel of the music.

There is a mine of great music to be discovered from around the world, a sample of which can be found in this unusual and stimulating selection, which may well prove to be a springboard to further studies of traditional styles.


  • 16th Century Ballad
  • Alborada Santa Maria
  • Breton Tune
  • Dance from Trapizon
  • East European Dance
  • Farewell to Marian
  • Ford Farm Reel
  • Grozdena
  • Kalamatiano
  • Kitchen Girl
  • Koldodi, Koldodi
  • Komssou
  • La Paloma
  • Liang Xiao
  • Lullaby from Kashmir
  • Mar del Plata
  • Metyelitsa
  • Midjé
  • Moonan Flat Set Tune
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Pajarillo Verde
  • Shalakho
  • Shir al Etz
  • Sira
  • Skudrinka
  • Take Your Boo
  • Tarantella
  • The Castle Keep
  • The Old French Reel
  • The Priest’s Wife
  • Traditional Song
  • Traditional Waltz
  • Ushkadara
  • Wedding March

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Cat No. SP966
EditorPhilip John Berthoud
PublisherSpartan Press
Difficulty levelBeginner, 1 - 4

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ISMN 979-0-57999-966-9
EAN-13 9790579999669
Weight 188 grams
Published 19th February 2013
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