The Complete Guide to Learning the Irish Tenor Banjo

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Author: Gerry O'Connor,Mel Bay Publications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857200638

Category: Music

Page: 64

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(Waltons Irish Music Books). An A-to-Z guide to mastering the Irish tenor banjo from Ireland's foremost exponent of the instrument. Suitable for both the beginner and more advanced players, the book includes 30 well-known Irish tunes in notes and tablature.

300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments

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Author: GREY E. LARSEN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1619114402

Category: Music

Page: 120

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From the author of The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle, comes 300Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments. These 300 tunes, selected from among the author's favorites, are notated in a style that makes them accessible to players of fiddle, flute, whistle, accordion, concertina, harp, keyboard, guitar, mandolin, banjo, uilleann pipes - to all melody players. Here you will find some of the most beautiful tunes in the storehouse of Irish music - session standards and rare treasures alike - tunes that will help both the performer and the Irish session participant build a vibrant and varied repertoire. Many of the transcriptions pay homage to recordings by famous Irish musicians and groups such as Matt Molloy (of the Chieftains), Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon, Mary Bergin, Kevin Burke, James Kelly, Willie Clancy, Altan, the Bothy Band and the Mulcahy Family, as well as to early 20th century recordings from revered Irish masters Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoran, Dennis Murphy, BobbyCasey, Paddy Canny and others.

Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo

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Author: TOM HANWAY

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610655567

Category: Music

Page: 184

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An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the 5-string banjo featuring a comprehensive, scholarly treatise on the history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the banjo in the Celtic tradition. Includes segments on tuning, pick preferences, and tablature reading followed by 101 jigs, slides, polkas, slip jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, O'Carolan tunes, plus a special section of North American Celtic tunes. A generous collection of photos of Irish folk musicians, street scenes, and archaeological sites further enhances this fabulous book. All of the solos included here are written in 5-string banjo tablature only with a few tunes set in unusual banjo tunings. the appendices provide a sizable glossary and a wealth of information regarding soloists and groups playing Celtic music, Irish festivals, music publications, on-line computer resources, cultural organizations, and more. If you are serious about playing Celtic music on the 5-string banjo, or if you don't play the banjo but simply want to expand your knowledge of the Celtic music tradition-you owe yourself this book. the first-ever CD collection of Irish and Celtic music for 5-string banjo provides 68 lovely melodies and demonstrates revolutionary techniques for playing highly ornamented tunes and rolling back-up. Recorded in stereo with virtuosos Gabriel Donohue (steel- and nylon-string guitar and piano) and Robbie Walsh (bodhran- frame drum played with a stick), the five-string banjo is out front and plays through each melody in real-life tempo with authentic Celtic chordal and rhythmic backing. the recording features the music of all Six Celtic Nations and includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, slides, polkas, marches, country dances, larides, andros, slipjigs, strathspeys, airs and O'Carolan tunes. 35 songs in the book are not on the CD.

150 Gems of Irish Music for Flute

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Author: GREY E. LARSEN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1619114151

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Grey Larsen, in the 150 Gems collections, has given us a most welcome follow-up to his encyclopedic volume, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle (Mel Bay Publications, 2003) and The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox (Mel BayPublications, 2004). The Gems feature not only meticulously-selected tunes, but represent the first major offerings that use Larsen's innovative system of notating Irish ornamentation. These books and online audio will help players gain a deeper understanding of the Irish musical tradition as well as provide new material to enhance the experience of the solo player and Irish session participant alike. Includes access to online audio.

The Irish Tenor Banjo Chord Bible

Gdea Irish Tuning 1,728 Chords

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Author: Tobe A. Richards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906207281

Category:

Page: 112

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The Irish Tenor Banjo Chord Bible, with its 1,728 chords offers a complete solution for both beginner and experienced professional musician alike. The layout is uncomplicated and follows a logical musical progression from standard major chords up to the more esoteric thirteenths used by many jazz players. To accompany the 1,728 chords, a further 576 possible moveable chord configurations are included, together with a useful range of slash chords, reflecting the popularity of this type of chord in many of today's artist and compilation topline songbooks. This highly comprehensive guide provides the musician with no fewer than 68 different types of chord in all twelve keys, making it the definitive publication for the Irish tenor banjo. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Irish Tenor Banjo Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions. Standard Chords covered in The Irish Tenor Banjo Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C, Cm, C7, Cm7, C5, C6, Cm6, Cmaj7, Cdim, Cdim7, C-5, C+, Csus2, Csus4, C7sus4, Cm7-5, Cadd9, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7-5, Cmaj7+5, C9, Cm9, Cmaj9, C11, C13. Advanced Chords covered in The Irish Tenor Banjo Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C4, Cadd11, Csus4add9, Cm-6, C7sus2, C7-5-9, C7-5+9, C7+5-9, C7+5+9, C7add11, C7add13, C7+11, Cm7-5-9, Cm7-9, Cm7add11, Cmaj7+11, C9sus4, C9-5, C9+5, C9+11, Cm9-5, Cm(maj9), Cmaj9-5, Cmaj9+5, Cmaj9+11, Cmaj9add6, C11-9, Cm11, Cmaj11, C13sus4, C13-5-9, C13-9, C13+9, C13+11, Cm13, Cmaj13. Major Slash Chords covered in The Irish Tenor Banjo Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb, C/B. Beside the many pages of chord boxes or windows, the book features useful sections on tuning, chord construction, fingerboard layout, FAQs, alternative chord naming, fingering, slash chords, harmonic intervals, chord window blanks for transcribing your own favorite chord sequences etc. The aim of this guide is to provide the musician with the flexibility only really offered to guitar and keyboard players in the past. Now, with the help of The The Irish Tenor Banjo Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.

150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle

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Author: GREY E. LARSEN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1619113805

Category: Music

Page: 140

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Grey Larsen, in the 150 Gems collection, has given us a most welcome follow-up to his encyclopedic volume, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle (Mel Bay Publications, 2003) and The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox (Mel BayPublications, 2004). The Gems feature not only meticulously-selected tunes, but represent the first mjor offerings that use Larsen's innovative system of notating Irish ornamentation. This book and online audio will help players gain a deeper understanding of the Irish musical tradition as well as provide new material to enhance the experience of the solo player and Irish session participant alike.

The Multi-Instrumental Guitarist

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Author: Greg Horne,Stacy Phillips

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739028131

Category: Music

Page: 96

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Greg Horne, the best-selling author of the Complete Acoustic Guitar Method, and Stacy Phillips, one of the world's foremost DOBRO(R) performers and educators, have teamed up to create the ultimate resource for acoustic guitarists ready to step up to a new level of musicianship. Become an in-demand acoustic musician by learning to play mandolin, ukulele, lap dulcimer, Dobro, and several kinds of banjo. This book covers the tunings, techniques and styles you need to know to become a true multi-instrumentalist. Written in an easy-to-understand and friendly style, The Multi-Instrumental Guitarist is your guide to a new world of music making.