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The Beatles for Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
June 19, 2010 - 8:15 am

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The Beatles for Mandolin

The Beatles for Mandolin

Hal Leonard Corporation has announced the publication of The Beatles for Mandolin by Bobby Westfall.

Contains 25 Beatles favorites arranged for mandolin in notation and tablature with chord diagrams including:

Across The Universe
All My Loving
And I Love Her
Come Together
Day Tripper
Eight Days A Week
Eleanor Rigby
A Hard Day's Night
Here Comes The Sun
Here, There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
I Want To Hold Your Hand
In My Life
Lady Madonna
Let It Be
Love Me Do
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Penny Lane
Ticket To Ride
Yellow Submarine

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June 27, 2010 01:36 PM
Can anyone tell me what level this is written for or direct me to more information?
June 27, 2010 02:14 PM
I've been doing a bit of hunting for Beatles scores, so I picked it up from Amazon:

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... it looks pretty easy-to-intermediate ... quite straightforward in melody and plays in first position, not a lot of grace notes.

'Hope that helps.
July 02, 2010 08:27 PM
This sounds pretty cool. I'll have to check it out.
Bob Westfall
September 25, 2010 07:42 AM
Hello! I'm the Beatles book arranger. This is a little late but FYI about the Beatles for Mandolin book.
This book was written for beginners and is mainly about the vocal melodies. Is that not what the Beatles were about anyway!?
There are a few key signature riffs in some of the songs. There are no guitar solos
here. Some of the songs are in the original keys of the recordings, some are not.
Most of it is in first or second position.
The chords are simple and nothing is very high up the neck. It's easy to read and as I said meant for the beginning mandolin player with tab included of course. Hope you enjoy, and as always feel free to embellish the tunes as you learn them. Bobby Westfall
September 25, 2010 04:37 PM
check out your fellow cafe-forum-ite's efforts at:
John McGann
September 29, 2010 07:26 AM
Along these lines- a few years ago I recorded octave mandolin on Brian Hebert's

Any Time At All: A Session Picker's Tribute to the Beatles.
September 29, 2010 08:36 AM
QUOTE: Can anyone tell me what level this is written for or direct me to more information?

Well, it's written for mandolin, so naturally that is genius level. ;-)
September 29, 2010 09:16 AM
I was wondering if this book would be a good intorduction for beginners to some new chord voicings, as an alternative to delving into jazz.
October 03, 2010 11:45 AM
"delving into jazz ..." - i hear you. don't know about the book but i was amazed at how easy - easy-ish - it is to figure out these songs on mandolin. after working out the melody it's just a short step to adding two or three finger chords.
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