Resources 2019

Absolute Beginners – First Steps

There are no advance resources for Absolute Beginners – because you are all absolute beginners. Handouts will be available on the day to help you consolidate your learning.


Beginners – How to Unboring Tunes

Lester Bailey will be giving a gentle introduction to the art of making your playing interesting using some well known tunes.  Working at a distinctly beginner-friendly pace Lester will share tips and tricks to improve your playing.

Beginners Tunes

You can see examples of Lester playing the tunes below – rather faster than he”ll be teaching on the day. For those of you who are already using abc notation you’ll find notation for each tune here too.

Speed the Plough

Princess Royal

Bodmin Riding


Improvers – What it is to Play Together

The audio files for the workshop are available directly on Mel’s website.

Participants should prepare for the workshop by listening to these tunes on repeat in order to build a solid mental blueprint of each tune. We’ll look at one of them in more detail on the day. The workshop focus is to really work on getting everybody to play together in a cohesive way.

Mel’s Audio Files