Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrives

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Posts
    390

    Default Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrives

    Howdy everyone, I recently moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan from Virginia, and most of my things haven't arrived yet. Thankfully my mandolin has, but none of my sheet music has. That may take several months. I recently took about a 6 month break after having played classical mandolin consistently about 10 years (including playing domra in a Russian orchestra) in order to prepare for the move to Kazakhstan. I'll be here a couple of years.

    I picked up the mandolin today and played, and it was such a good feeling, although to say I'm rusty would be an understatement. I can feel my fingers not falling on the frets the way they used to, and the tone is nowhere near what it used to be. But that's to be expected. In addition to doing some ear training I'll be doing, I'm wondering if there is free sheet music with exercises that covers the whole neck. Scales, arpeggios, whatever. I have found a bunch of stuff in first position, but I want something to get back into changing positions, and tide me over until my books arrive. Hopefully something I can print out. Thanks for any help.

    Man, I really want to start making music again. bb

  2. The following members say thank you to bohemianbiker for this post:


  3. #2
    working musician Jim Bevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Limache, Chile
    Posts
    792

    Default Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    PM me with your email address, I'll send you lots.
    mandoscales.com
    technical exercises for rock blues & fusion mandolinists
    free downloadable pdfs & mp4 backing tracks

  4. The following members say thank you to Jim Bevan for this post:


  5. #3
    Registered User Simon DS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    South of France
    Posts
    1,945

    Default Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive


  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Simon DS For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Posts
    390

    Default Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    Thanks a bunch Jim, I just sent you 2 messages (I forgot my email in the 1st one). bb

  8. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Posts
    390

    Default Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    Thanks Simon! I bought your New Celtic Mandolin album years ago, which I've really enjoyed. Have it on my phone.

  9. #6
    Registered User Mandolin Deep Cuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    The District
    Posts
    51

    Default Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    Sent some stuff

  10. #7
    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    29,721

    Default Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    IMSLP.Org has a lot of the violin literature and something like sevcik might be good to look into among other tutors.
    Last edited by Jim Garber; Aug-07-2022 at 5:20pm.
    Jim

    My Stream on Soundcloud
    Facebook
    19th Century Tunes
    Playing lately:
    1924 Gibson A4 - 2018 Campanella A-5 - 2007 Brentrup A4C - 1915 Frank Merwin Ashley violin - Huss & Dalton DS - 1923 Gibson A2 black snakehead - '83 Flatiron A5-2 - 1939 Gibson L-00 - 1936 Epiphone Deluxe - 1928 Gibson L-5 - ca. 1890s Fairbanks Senator Banjo - ca. 1923 Vega Style M tenor banjo - ca. 1920 Weymann Style 25 Mandolin-Banjo - National RM-1

  11. The following members say thank you to Jim Garber for this post:


  12. #8
    Registered User Bren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Posts
    861

    Default Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    Have you been to the Kazakh Museum of Folk Instruments in Almaty?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakh...al_Instruments

    I visited there about 20 years ago and was guided around by a local musician and talented dombra (2- and 3-string) player called Abylai (I think).

    He followed me around switching on and off lights as I moved from room to room, let me play some of the dombras and then gave me a concert in the small auditorium, in which he played tunes and rhythms from all along the Silk Road from Italy to China. Then sold me a cassette which I might even still have somewhere
    Bren

  13. The following members say thank you to Bren for this post:


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •