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Mandolin Beginners Workshop

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The mandolin is a popular instrument used in a range of styles including country, bluegrass, traditional folk and Irish music. It is great as a melody or rhythm instrument and this workshop will introduce both styles of playing.

It will look at basic technique, simple tunes, chord shapes and progressions, and playing as a group and is suitable for those who have some basic experience of stringed instruments (such as guitar, ukulele, banjo, bazouki, violin) and who can play basic open chords and a few scales or tunes.

An ability to read tablature is useful but not essential. Please bring a mandolin if you have one, or contact education@stables.org if you need to borrow one (limited numbers available).

Tutor Paul Roberts is an experienced guitar and mandolin teacher and performer, who has played in a range of rock and folk bands, in folk clubs, festivals and for ceilidhs.


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