Latest Lesson: Master Crowleys - Variations for Mandolin
In this lesson we are going to be looking at how you can add a little extra flavour to your playing. The tune we are using for this is a traditional tune called Master Crowleys. I have found many tunes by this name and also found this tune under different names, the version here is taken from The Folk Orc Open Session Book Vol.2. The tune is a straight reel meaning that it is almost entirely even 8th notes throughout, which makes it ideal for adding in some rhythm and dynamic changes. The ideas you will learn in this lesson can be used in all your playing as long as you remember to use the notes from the scale in which the music is written and to not over do the added flavour to the extent that you lose the original tune.