David Dagger Gordon - The Scottish Mandolin Tutor
By Mandolin Cafe
March 30, 2010 - 8:45 am
David "Dagger" Gordon - The Scottish Mandolin Tutor
Isle of Skye, Scotland — The Scottish Mandolin Tutor is a new publication by David "Dagger" Gordon available from Taigh na Teud Music Publishers.
Presented in standard notation and tablature, the book takes the musician through a popular collection of old and new Scottish tunes. The author provides playing tips, chord instructions and background information and advice on each selection.
Included is a CD with solo mandolin examples of each selection in the book. In addition, the publisher has provided free video downloads available on playscottishmusic.com to demonstrate the techniques visually (linked below).
About the author
Dagger Gordon is an acknowledged master of Scottish music for mandolin and author of the popular recordings Highland Mandolin and The Frozen River. In addition to being one of the most in-demand instructors of Scottish music for mandolin, he performs regularly at major music festivals as well as making appearances on TV and radio.
Dagger Gordon mandolin.org.uk interview
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Thank you very much.
In addition to the musical content I really admire the graphic layout of the publication. The layout of this book and Simon Mayor's books really outshine most of my U.S. publications.
Back to musical content; these tunes are very accessible to beginners IMHO
I'm pleased to say it has also been well received on Britain's main mandolin website Mandolin.org.uk
The graphics were done by the publisher's sister Ruth Johnston, and I must say I think she made a great job.