Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Midwestern Mandolin Duos

Six Duettinos, Summer 2006, no. 2 (mp3)(pdf)

As mentioned in my last post, I've been working for a while on a new book. This time a collection of duos for two mandolins. After some pretty terrible title ideas I've settled on Midwestern Mandolin Duos, 29 easy to intermediate pieces for two mandolins.

The book contains 50 pages of music in standard notation and the music falls into three general categories. One group of around ten tunes are simple arrangements of some of my waltzes and fiddle tunes, these pieces include chord symbols as well. The book also contains a number of pieces that I think of as either medieval or 18th century in style. These include the Six Duettinos, Summer 2006 which have long been available from my Mandotopia website. The final category includes pieces that are a little more formal and "classical" in nature. I will have a few of these books in Seattle at the Classical Mandolin Society of America annual convention this week and I would love to not have to bring them all home with me.

If you will be at CMSA be sure and check them out. I will also have a few copies of my 31 Waltzes for sale. If you won't be in Seattle this week and you would like to purchase a copy of the new book ($12, postage paid in the US, or $5 for a PDF via PayPal) just send me an email or comment and we'll work something out.
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