When Matt Flinner released “The View From Here” CD 25 years ago, it became an instant classic mandolin album. Listening today, it’s still as fresh and exciting as it was when it first came out.
To celebrate the 25 year anniversary of “The View From Here”, Matt Flinner has released a book of transcriptions of the melodies and the solos he played on the recording.
Matt also designed exercises for each of the tunes to help mandolin players with the tricky parts of the tunes. If you’ve ever taken a Matt Flinner class online, you know that he designs amazing exercises to help his students with the tunes he is teaching. The book features an exercise for each tune, honing in on the skills a player needs to play the tune.
The book is 60 pages long plus the covers. It’s spiral bound to lay flat on your music stand or desk. The inside pages will be on nice quality uncoated paper for easy reading. Besides the transcriptions and exercises, the book includes a nice selection of photos of the groups Matt has played with along with a few of his legendary Gilchrist F5.
Presales of the book will start now with the books being mailed out in late October or early November so you can get them before Christmas. Visit https://www.mattflinner.com to pre-order your books today. The preorder price will be $25 including shipping (except international orders—email [email protected] to work out shipping outside the U.S.). The deadline for preorders is October 31. After October 31, the price will be $25 plus actual shipping costs.