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Northern Italian and Ticino Region Folk Songs for Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
November 4, 2010 - 6:45 am

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Northern Italian and Ticino Region Folk Songs for Mandolin

Northern Italian and Ticino Region Folk Songs for Mandolin

Carlo Aonzo, Clara Ponzoni and Giorgio Borsani have teamed up to produce Northern Italian and Ticino Region Folk Songs for Mandolin, a collection of folk tunes from the northern region of Italy that shares a border with the southern tip of Switzerland.

The mandolin style in Ticino is a link to the old Italian folk music tradition, which has been largely lost in Italy and throughout other parts of the world.

Book is 78 pages in length with the music presented in standard notation and tablature. Appropriate for beginning to intermediate level players. Text in English and Italian and includes CD.

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Don Stiernberg
November 04, 2010 09:58 AM
I'm so glad this book is in print. While teaching at Carlo's Academia in Savona last August I had my first exposure to the terrific music of the beautiful Ticino region. It's a rich and well maintained tradition and the tunes are very spirited.Parallels can be drawn to other mandolin traditions from around the world such as fiddle tunes, choro, celtic, etc. Virtuosity is involved and can be cultivated
by playing these engaging and entertaining melodies. The presenters, Clara and Giorgio, are terrific musicians, and that Carlo Aonzo is not so bad himself. I can't wait to get a copy!
November 04, 2010 10:33 AM
Finally! Carlo teased us with this book back in June...I'm glad it's finally available for purchase.
Phil Vinyard
November 04, 2010 12:36 PM
I second Kristin! Been looking for it to publish ever since he gave us L'Alborela at Kaufman Kamp. Definitely on my Christmas list.
Martin Jonas
November 04, 2010 12:46 PM
We've also been discussing this book over in the Celtic/European Folk section here.


PS: Looks like I can't post links in this section -- I wonder why.
Scott Tichenor
November 04, 2010 04:38 PM
Quote from Martin Jonas: Looks like I can't post links in this section -- I wonder why. End Quote

Explained in the opening post on the forum thread. Comments in this section are appended to News articles so typical coding is turned off so as to not compete.
Mandolin Mick
November 04, 2010 06:15 PM
I love Italian mandolin!!!
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