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Jan-15-2004, 9:06pm
I need some suggestions for some easy reels that i could learn. Any recomendations
If the song is on the net that would help too.

Jan-15-2004, 11:34pm
Temperance or St. Anne's Reel are good. Pretty sure they can both be found at co-mando.com.

Jan-15-2004, 11:36pm
many thanks

Aidan Crossey
Jan-16-2004, 4:24am
Both of jamman's suggestions are in the mandolincafe tab archive ... go to www.mandolincafe.com/tabarc.html

Jan-16-2004, 3:30pm
I don't think you can go past "Soldier's Joy" for a beginners reel. First page of Kerr's Merry Melodies, book 1. And sure to be on the tab here.

Feb-07-2004, 11:36pm
woodchopper's reel is great fun and a good intro to triplets, IMO of course.

Feb-18-2004, 10:52am
I started with "Maid behind the bar", it was great to start with. But I guess it depends on what your previous experiences of mandolin playing is. I had played a few easy standard bluegrass tunes before (like Soldier's joy, Redhaired boy, etc).

Mark Normand
May-03-2004, 6:11pm
Anyone know of an easy starter version of St. Anne's Reel? I have a few slow-down programs, would prefer a tabledit file tho.
I need to take this nice and slow, but really can't locate a simple version to listen to. Printed the tab from here, I think I can do it by ear easier, using tabledit.
The co-mando versions are intermediate to advanced.
Thx a bunch!

May-04-2004, 6:31am
Mason's Apron
Da Galley Watch
Road To Lisdoonvarna (reel)
McLeod's Reel
The Merry Blacksmith

May-04-2004, 9:05am
The Mountain Road

May-04-2004, 11:35am
I have to put in a word for "the Star of Munster" as a reel where you can practice the flow...and to point out that "Soldier's Joy" is a hornpipe.(great tune for starting out, though)

May-07-2004, 5:37pm
Rolling in the Ryegrass (Shannon Breeze)
The Congress
The Banshee (McMahon's)
Miss McLeod's.