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    Default Help with Come Back to Sorrento please.

    I am a total green as grass noobie (3 days) on mandolin. I want to find a tab for Come Back to Sorrento. It was my Grandfather's favorite. I would like to learn it in memory of him. I realize I will have a lot of work to do, but I want to go ahead with it.

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    Nice choice for a first song. It is a great melody and I still love to play it. Do you read standard notation, Lou? If so, I might direct you to Sheri Mignano's collection 'Mandolin Melodies' which has Torna a Surriento as well as many other Italian favorites that no doubt your grandfather would have enjoyed. One of the best collections out there. You can get it (along with a lot of interesting information on Italian-American mandolin tradition) from Sheri's website:

    http://www.zighibaci.com/

    Even though the song is widely available, I don't feel comfortable passing along copies of her material with her permission. Other versions should arrive on the thread here shortly no doubt. I do have a version in Tablature (which I find kind of annoying but sometimes useful) that I can send you if you like.

    The song is quite straightforward and easy to play. It was one of the first tunes I learned on the accordion, actually. Always good to learn things by ear. I am a bit lazy so I learned to read music.

    Glad to hear you are picking up the mandolin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunello97 View Post
    Nice choice for a first song. It is a great melody and I still love to play it. Do you read standard notation, Lou? If so, I might direct you to Sheri Mignano's collection 'Mandolin Melodies' which has Torna a Surriento as well as many other Italian favorites that no doubt your grandfather would have enjoyed. One of the best collections out there. You can get it (along with a lot of interesting information on Italian-American mandolin tradition) from Sheri's website:

    http://www.zighibaci.com/

    Even though the song is widely available, I don't feel comfortable passing along copies of her material with her permission. Other versions should arrive on the thread here shortly no doubt. I do have a version in Tablature (which I find kind of annoying but sometimes useful) that I can send you if you like.

    The song is quite straightforward and easy to play. It was one of the first tunes I learned on the accordion, actually. Always good to learn things by ear. I am a bit lazy so I learned to read music.

    Glad to hear you are picking up the mandolin!

    Mick
    Hey Thanks Mick,

    I wish I could read standard notation. I guess if I applied myself I could figure out how to play an easy song in a few days. That collection sounds great I will check out Sheri's website.

    It would be great if you could share that tab so I could get started. I think the hardest part will be the tremolo.

    I found a tab of Tarrantella that I am having fun with for now. I really want to learn Sorrento first.

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    Lou, you also might consider checking out the TEF (Table Edit File) system which has a huge number of available songs for playing through it. You can download a free 'player' version or a more complex editing and composition tool. TEF files play through the system and you can speed up or slow down the playback in order to learn difficult passages. Torna a Sorrento is available as a TEF file from the Mandozine site, I believe.

    Attached is a version of the song in TAB. Honestly, I find it more confusing than standard notation but to each his own. Have fun! Lots of information on the MC for helping develop tremelo. A search should turn up a lot of discussion.

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    I am looking for it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeverson View Post
    I am looking for it too.
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    Just wanted to mention that if you wanted it in standard notation and tab, it is in my "French & Italian Tunes for mandolin & fiddle" book; there's also companion audio available. That is a lovely and evocative tune! https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/c...lin-and-Fiddle

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    HAL Leonard Vol. 7 Italian Classic has that in it ,and is very well arranged

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    I have a copy . I can send it to you via email. let me know .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Gatherer View Post
    Nice version, in Am instead of the more common Dm or Cm versions.

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