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Advanced Mandolin

For those players looking to stretch their playing even further having covered the Upper Intermediate course

The Advanced Mandolin course is for those who are ready to push their skills and techniques to the next level, although the intermediate player can gather some useful insights.

Not only are melodies taught, but also rhythmic techniques and then a set of reels that complement each other. The set is made up of a very challenging piece followed by two easier ones. Different meters are also explored by looking at a tune in 7/8.

Downloadable PDFs of the sheet music and chord charts are available.

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Laura-Beth Salter

Your Tutor - Laura-Beth Salter

Mandolinist, tutor, singer and composer Laura-Beth Salter, is a founding member of award winning folk bands The Shee & Kinnaris Quintet. She is also involved in a range of performance, composition and teaching projects within the Scottish traditional music scene – VOXJenn & Laura-BethThe Daddy Naggins, & From The Ground.
An experienced teacher, Laura-Beth runs the Glasgow Mandolin Band, teaches mandolin at the Glasgow Folk Music Workshop, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Falkirk Traditional Music Project.

Lessons in Series

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1. The Seagull

Laura-Beth begins her series of lessons for the advanced player with a great 4 part jig from Pipe Major Donald McLeod MBE.   This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login

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2. Jenna Reid of Quarff

Laura-Beth starts her set of reels with this tune written by fellow SMA Tutor Kevin Henderson for another of our tutors Jenna Reid!   This Post is only available to subscribed members.

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3. Tatties and Herring

Laura-Beth continues her set with the easiest of the three reels; one in A Major, written by Allan MacDonald.   This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login

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4. Jenny Dang The Weaver

Laura-Beth completes her set of reels with a very well known and popular reel on the session circuit.   This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login

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Full Reel Set Play Throughs

Laura-Beth puts all the previous tunes together to perform her reel set – Hup!   This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login

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5. Strings & Blowy Things

Laura-Beth next looks at a tune in a more complex time signature of 7/8 that was written for her and her husband by Fraser Shaw.   This Post is only available to

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