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Around The World in 80 Tunes Volume 2: A Folk Mandolin Method

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This book sets out to teach the reader how to play the mandolin, by using inspiring music from some of the great musical traditions of the world, especially arranged for the instrument. Includes CD!

Ideal for the complete beginner, there is no need for any previous musical knowledge.

Invaluable for the existing player/improver looking for fresh ideas and exciting new tunes.

By working through this unique book, the reader will gain a sound knowledge of the mandolin, plus a large and varied repertoire of traditional music from all over the world.

By drawing on the music of countries such as Venezuala, Rwanda, Holland, Trinidad, Japan and Australia, as well as the more popular traditions of Ireland and North America, this book will produce a more well-rounded mandolin player - a musician who will be inspired to look further into the exciting musical traditions of the world.

Rather than being an exhaustive guide to all traditional styles of the world, this book is a mandolin method, which uses tunes from around the world to demonstrate the various techniques required to produce a competent musician. It is the sincere hope of the author that the student will be inspired, by the music contained in this book and recording, to look more deeply into styles of particular interest.


  • 7/8 Time Signature
  • A L'ouchaq Fnit Ana (Morocco)
  • Al Mout Ba-ddra' (Morocco)
  • Bert Jamison's (Australia)
  • Bisdot Bet-lechem (Israel)
  • Castillian (Trinidad)
  • Daichovo Chara (Bulgaria)
  • Dance (Egypt)
  • Dance from Rajasthan (India)
  • Dwans y Pistyll (Wales)
  • Extract from Shin-Kinuta (Japan)
  • Flop-Eared Mule (U.S.A)
  • Frayleleh (Israel)
  • Friend, Since You Want to Marry (Greece)
  • Hava Netze Bamachol (Israel)
  • Hoir Sit Gild (Mongolia)
  • Hopa Horunu (Turkey)
  • Hora Mare (Romania)
  • Horovel (Armenia)
  • I Had One Love (Greece)
  • Karallanta (Bolivia)
  • Kautisten Polka (Finland)
  • Krepatka (Bulgaria)
  • Kucata (Bulgaria)
  • La Grande Chaine (Canada)
  • La Paloma (Venezuela)
  • La Partida (Venezuela)
  • Laghran Bayen fiyya (Morocco)
  • Malembe (Venezuela)
  • Maria Chibu (Congo)
  • Mawwal (Syria)
  • Metsakukkia (Finland)
  • Mosaico Tradicional (Venezuela)
  • Ping Hu Qui Yue (China)
  • Podrimsko Horo (Albania)
  • Rhwng Dwy (Wales)
  • Sai Ma (China)
  • Shalakho (Armenia)
  • Tarantella in A Minor (Italy)
  • Tarantella in D Minor (Italy)
  • The Crane (Armenia)
  • The Hills of Glenorchy (Scotland)
  • The Little River (Australia)
  • Touchia (Algeria)
  • Trapizontsinerti par (Armenia)
  • Tune in D (Guadeloupe)
  • Waltz in A Minor (Sweden)
  • Waltz in D Minor (Sweden)

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Cat No. SP964
Material Traditional
ArrangerPhilip John Berthoud
PublisherSpartan Press
ISMN 979-0-57999-964-5
EAN-13 9790579999645
Weight 236 grams
Published 17th April 2011
Availability OUT OF PRINT.
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See also...
SP963  Around The World in 80 Tunes Volume 1: A Folk Mandolin Method


...would provide a useful reference library if you wish to explore little-known folk repertoire...there are some really cool old photos of musicians from such places as Egypt, Vietnam and India.

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