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A book of mandolin transcriptions from David Benedict's album The Golden Angle
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Let me start off by saying, I'm a bit of a mandolin nerd! Back on October 26, 2019, I released an album of all original instrumental bluegrass tunes called The Golden Angle. It was a dream project, featuring collaborations with some of my bluegrass heroes including Missy Raines, Stuart Duncan, David Grier, and others. Now coming up on a year later, I'm celebrating the anniversary with my fellow mandolin nerds by releasing a transcription book of every note that I played on this record! 

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This book includes tablature and standard notation for all the tunes and mandolin solos on the album (see below for sample transcription). In addition to the 30 plus pages of written music, there's some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and prose about the whole composing and recording process. And with this Kickstarter Campaign you'll have opportunities to get even more out of this mandolin experience, including stickers, digital and physical reward combos, custom transcription prizes, and online lessons where we can dive even deeper into this music together.   

"The Red Room" Sample Transcription

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The album is already recorded and all the transcriptions already made. Only thing left is to send this bad boy off to the printers. This Kickstarter is simply a way to help offset printing costs, and offer preorders to mandolin fans out there. Thanks so much for checking out my music!
Cheers!
David

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    PDF Transcription Book

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    Get a Digital PDF copy of the Transcription Book along with an MP3 Digital Download of The Golden Angle Album.

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    Custom Transcription Combo

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    Online Lesson Combo

    Meet with me for an hour-long online mandolin lesson and get a signed copy of the Physical Transcription Book.

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