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GFW Improvers Mandolin

This is an adult evening class in Improvers Mandolin. Participants should know the basics of the mandolin and have been learning for at least a year.

During the course we'll be further developing the techniques necessary to playing the mandolin, increasing our repertoire of tunes, and learning about mandolin music from around the world.

GFW Slow Session

I run a slow session in the atrium before the classes, from 6.55-7.25pm to which everyone is invited to join in or just listen.
Full details can be seen here.


  • Through the GFW (visit their website), or turn up on the first night of term (Monday 6th February 2017)

Class Schedule

Term C (February - March 2017)
Date Tunes Download
6/2 C1 Scale Exercise
Johnny Lad
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
13/2 XX Mid Term: No Class
20/2 C2 Pick Direction
Lord Dalhousie
27/2 C3 Rowing from Islay to Uist [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/3 C4 Ragtime
Gatherer's Rag
The Entertainer
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
13/3 C5 Forneth House [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
20/3 C6 Double Stops [Download] [MP3]
27/3 C7 Time for a Tunnock's [STD] [TAB]
Term D (April - June 2017)
Date Tunes Download
24/4 D1 Duncan Davidson
Annie's Song
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
1/5 XX Holiday: No Class
8/5 D2 My Lame Leg [STD] [TAB]
15/5 D3 If I Had Maggie in the Woods [STD] [TAB]
22/5 D4 Two Old-Time Tunes [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
29/5 XX Holiday: No Class
5/6 D5
12/6 D6
19/6 D7
Term A (September - October 2016)
Download all Term A and Term B's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
Date Tunes Download
5/9 A1 Toureendarby Polka [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
12/9 A2 Aiken Drum/The Boatie Rows [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
19/9 A3 Reel: Jack Broke da Prison Door [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
26/9 XX Holiday: No Class
3/10 A4 Reel: Donald Blue
17/10 A5 American tune: Eighth of January [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
17/10 XX Mid Term: No Class
24/10 A6 Humours of Tulla [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
31/10 A7 Hector the Hero [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
Term B (November - December 2016)
Date Tunes Download
7/11 B1 Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
14/11 B2 Black Eyed Susie [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
21/11 B3 Josefin's Waltz [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
28/11 B4 Lament for Abercairney [STD] [TAB] [MP3 1] [MP3 2]
5/12 B5 El Noy de la Mare [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
12/12 B6 Consolidation and recap

Name: GFW Imp Mandolin
Location: John Wheatley College
Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 - 9.25
Last updated: 11th Apr 2017 7.45pm

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |