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This wonderful collection gives the mandolin player a wide variety of material from which to choose. Well-known soloist Steve Kaufman includes beautiful, meaningful carols arranged specifically for mandolin. The book includes both a simple melody edition and an intermediate advanced solo version, all in both notation and tab. The mandolin backup parts are discussed in the first section of the book, and chord symbols as well as guitar tablature are provided for the backup parts. A 'must-have' book for the mandolin player! In notation and tablature.
The companion CD is designed as a listening recording first and an instructional tool second. All 24 songs are played through at least three times. The first time is the basic melody as it appears in the book followed by the intermediate version and another improvised version, making this both a listening tool and an ear training tool. Recorded Direct to Digital in true stereo sound.
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Steve Kaufman was born April 20, 1957 in New York City. He was introduced to music by his father, a jazz pianist, and his mother, a classically trained pianist. At the age of four, Steve started to play the piano and later moved on to the cello. At 10 he began playing the guitar, but after a few years of strumming, he put the guitar under the bed. At 14, Steve started "picking" the guitar and he has not put it down since.
Steve is the only three time winner of the prestigious National Flatpicking Championships held in Winfield, Kansas. His music covers a broad range of styles. He is an extremely versatile performer and his performances are highlighted by his blazing technic and humor. Here is what some of the great flatpickers and bluegrass musicians have to say about him:
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Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2002. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020786665653