John McGann's Guide
To Octave Mandolin And
Bouzouki contains twenty
John McGann's Guide To Octave Mandolin And Bouzouki contains twenty tunes in styles from Irish to American, in a variety of tunings, melody and accompaniment, presented in standard notation and tablature, with a stereo audio download (left channel melody, right channel accompaniment).
Left and right hand techniques and chord voicings are thoroughly discussed. For the first time, the Celtic style "woven texture" accompaniment, unique to the instrument, is fully notated.
The book also contains melodic Irish ornamentation, blues, jazz, American fiddle tunes with variations and improvisations (all fully notated), and a chapter "Breaking Away From Block Chords" extending knowledge of the fingerboard. Audio tracks are included to download online.