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Marla Fibish - Irish Mandolin Basics

By Mandolin Cafe
July 18, 2012 - 8:15 am

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Marla Fibish - Irish Mandolin Basics, Tunes and Technique

Marla Fibish - Irish Mandolin Basics, Tunes and Technique

Irish Mandolin Basics - Tunes and Technique is the title of a new instructional DVD just released by Bay Area celtic musician Marla Fibish.

The DVD gives practical instruction on right- and left-hand technique, rhythm, phrasing and musicality, taught through nine session-friendly traditional tunes. Each tune is first played at a lively tempo, then taught phrase-by-phrase shot close-up, and finally played three times through at a moderate practice pace.

The Left Hand
The Right Hand

Dan Breen's
The Sunny Banks
Paddy's Gone to France
Jenny Pickin' Cockles

Connaughtman's Rambles
Boys of the Town
Old Man Dillon
The Miller's Maggot

Pretty Maid Milking a Cow

About Marla Fibish: A San Francisco native, Marla is a long-time feature of the Bay Area Irish music scene, and an unapologetic proponent of the mandolin in Irish music. Marla currently plays in the trio Three Mile Stone with fiddler Erin Shrader and guitar/tenor banjo player Richard Mandel. Three Mile Stone released its eponymous CD in March, 2010 to enthusiastic response. She also plays in a duo with the legendary Irish singer and bouzouki player Jimmy Crowley. Jimmy and Marla released a new CD in April of 2011. The project features Irish music on an array of mandolin-family instruments.

Marla has been on the faculty of some of the most prominent music camps in the U.S. including The Mandolin Symposium, The Swannanoa Gathering and California Coast Music Camp to mention a few.

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July 18, 2012 09:35 PM
Would this be ok for a beginner or is it too advanced?
Scott Tichenor
July 18, 2012 11:18 PM
It'd be best to email Marla about this. Here's her contact page but I know right now she's teaching at the California Coast Music Camp and has limited web access from there, according to Mike Compton, who I've spoken with this week.
Clement Barrera-Ng
July 18, 2012 11:26 PM
I've been waiting for this for a little while since she announced it on her mailing list. So glad it's finally coming out and am so looking forward to getting a copy from her.
July 19, 2012 10:43 AM
I'm going to order a copy. I've been trying to figure out how I could affoed to make to to Portal Az camp this fall but this will be a great backup plan.
August 08, 2012 11:42 AM
This is the reply i got back from Marla:

"Thanks for your interest in the DVD! Yes, its perfect for a beginner - there is introductory material at the beginning of the DVD that is then built upon through the teaching of the tunes".

I have ordered a copy directly from her and looking forward to receiving it in the next few days.

It's $30 plus shipping. She will let you know how much if you contact her.
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