This comprehensive book contains over 120 Celtic tunes arranged for mandolin presented in standard notation and tablature. Includes airs, marches jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, reels, strathspeys, country dances and selections by famed Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan.
This much-anticipated book presents favorite Irish melodies in stunning fingerstyle arrangements that blend traditional and modern influences. the majority of tunes are performed with the guitar in DADGAD or DGDGBD tuning. the author offers an introductory section on fingerstyle technique as well as informative program notes and his thoughts on accompanying Irish music. In notation and tablature.
This comprehensive book contains over 100 Celtic tunes arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. This edition is derived from a collection of nearly 300 arrangements Glenn Weiser has created over the last twenty years. The book is divided into 4 sections: 1) airs, marches and waltzes 2) hornpipes, jigs and reels 3) tunes from the Bunting collection 4) harp tunes of Turlough O'Carolan. All are in either standard or dropped-D tuning, and can be played on either nylon or steel string guitars. All of these melodies are accompanied with brief historical notes. Written in standard notation and tablature. Intermediate in difficulty.
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.
A collection of over 100 Celtic tunes from Scotland and Ireland arranged for the 5-string banjo. This book contains reels, jigs, marches, stathspeys, hornpipes and waltzes, which are played for traditional dances throughout Scotland. All the tunes are played out of standard G tuning without the use of a capo. They will expand your repertoire and challenge your playing using a mixture of single string, melodic and Scruggs style that will give both of your hands a good workout.This collection takes the banjo back to the music where Bluegrass and Old Time music has its roots. Although many tunes in this collection are going to be challenging to the beginner, all levels of player will gain from studying these tunes and adding them to their collection, will enhance their ability and knowledge of the 5-string banjo. In tablature.•
These favorite Irish tunes have been arranged in sections of varying difficulty to provide material for beginning to advanced students. the first section of each arrangement is the easiest to play, with one or two more advanced sections following. Beginning students should be able to play the first section of these arrangements to produce a satisfying fingerstyle solo, while advanced players should be capable of playing the complete arrangement. This collection offers something to satisfy guitarists at all levels and yet challenge them at the same time. Written in notation and tablature with two tunes in dropped-D tuning, one with the A and E strings dropped to G and D respectively, and all other selections in standard tuning.
This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisún (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up presents accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. Every facet of seisún accompaniment is thoroughly explored. with this book you will come to understand why many of our Celtic authors are reluctant to suggest chord accompaniment with their melodies in the first place; the idea is to be open to fresh ideas and improvise the accompaniment as you go.
Guitar arrangements transcribed by the artists themselves, in standard notation and tab. Each edition includes a masterclass-style CD in which the artist walks you through the key aspects and techniques for each arrangement. Twenty-five beautiful Celtic melodies masterfully arranged for solo guitar, as performed by Jim Tozier on his Celtic Guitar CD (Solid Air Records). Each amazingly accessible, yet truly beautiful arrangement was transcribed by Jim Tozier himself. The included full performance CD is so stunning that it alone is worth the price. Jim has been called "one of most eloquent Celtic guitarists in the world" (Guitarnation.com), and his treatment of these traditional Irish and Scottish tunes is tasteful and true. This collection is comprised of time-honored favorites and lesser-known Celtic gems, which makes it an essential resource for players of all levels. A CD with full-length recordings and performance notes is included. Songs are arranged in DADGAD, CGDGAD, and CGCGCD tunings.
Turlough O'Carolan, blind during his lifetime, was a renowned Irish harpist who is still regarded as an extremely significant Irish composer. Author Hans Landau has gathered 25 of O'Carolan's most well-known melodies and arranged them for mandolin solo. The solos are presented in standard notation. A wonderful addition to the library of any mandolinist.
This comprehensive book contains over 100 Celtic tunes arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. This edition is derived from a collection of nearly 300 arrangements Glenn Weiser has created over the last twenty years. the book is divided into 4 sections: 1) airs, marches and waltzes 2) hornpipes, jigs and reels 3) tunes from the Bunting collection 4) harp tunes of Turlough O'Carolan. All are in either standard or dropped-D tuning, and can be played on either nylon or steel string guitars. All of these melodies are accompanied with brief historical notes. Written in standard notation and tablature. Intermediate in difficulty.
Presents 140 of the most frequently played tunes in old time fiddle contests as well as the most popular bluegrass, square dance and country tunes heard throughout the United States. the performance length arrangements of contest tunes include standard as well as challenging variations on hoe-downs, rags, polkas, show pieces, and waltzes complete with suggested accompaniment chords. This encyclopedia of fiddle tunes and variations spotlights American popular fiddle music as played by the great fiddlers of our time.
This is an incredibly comprehensive book dealing with every harmonic and technical aspect of guitar improvising. Included are analyses of scales, arpeggios, picking technique, chord progressions, cadences and modulations. In addition, numerous studies and exercises are contained to help you play through the concepts of being taught. the goal is technical and mental mastery of the guitar fingerboard. Tablature is included.
As part of the Mel Bay Encyclopedia Series, the purpose of this book is to offer fiddlers direct access to the gems of the genre. Composers represented in this volume span a three hundred year period including works by: Patrick MacDonald, Adam Craig, Capt. Charles Duff, Simon Fraser, Robert and Joseph Lowe, Robert MacIntosh, William Marshall, and J. Scott Skinner. Ms. Rideout's original compositions are also included. the tunes are listed in order by key signature to enable the fiddler to put sets together for performance, competition or session playing. This book contains extra marches and strathspeys unique to Scottish fiddling. the end of the book is dedicated to solo numbers consisting of piobaireachd (pibroch) and slow airs. the Scottish Fiddle Encyclopedia is an essential tune book for musicians interested in developing a deeper appreciation for genuine traditional Scottish fiddle music.
A sparkling, comprehensive collection of 75 lively flatpicking guitar fiddle tunes! Beginning with 18 pages of introductory, performance and tutorial notes. the all-Irish titles are presented in sections: reels, strathspeys, breakdowns, hornpipes, jigs, slip- jigs, set dances, airs and waltzes. All tunes are written as single-line melodies for flat-picked guitar chords over the staff. Additional notes and references, plus a discography are included at the end. Tunes from the book are derived from different cultures, there is little or no overlap of titles regarding the book and Complete Fiddle Tunes for Acoustic Guitar (95471). In notation and tablature. the split-track recording includes Dan Gelo's teaching on the various techniques.
(Guitar). This unique publication features 45 harp tunes beautifully arranged for solo guitar. It also includes an introduction to the book's origins, info on the Celtic harp and biographical information on the author and Turlough O'Carolan. Most songs are arranged at an intermediate-level of difficulty and use standard tunings so that classical guitarists can enjoy them as well as steel-string fingerstylists.
O'Carolan's best-loved harp tunes are notated in a contemporary style that makesthem accessible to all instrumentalists. This ideal collection with accompanyingaudio lays bare 20 classic Irish compositions for melody and backing players using standard notation and chords. For all 5-string banjo players, fretting and picking- hand fingerings are included in the transcriptions which match the play-along tracks. This is Hanway's fourth collection demonstrating Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning. It is part of a Celtic 5-string series that includes Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels (2012) and Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Melodies for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Airs and Session Tunes (2013). Tom Hanway's pioneering work, Mel Bay's Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo (1998), was acclaimed by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (1999) as 'the bible' for any 5-string player with an interest in this joyous music. The current collection breathes life into the Gaelic classical melodies of Ireland. Access to online audio download
Over 425 reels, jigs, set-tunes, waltzes, marches, strathspeys, and airs transcribed from the playing of traditional fiddlers make this a must have title
This tutorial collection contains 32 tunes for fingerstyle guitar--12 in open G and 20 in DADGAD tuning. The music was selected from the 17th century lute manuscripts, 18th and 19th century Scottish instrumental collections, the Gaelic tradition, and traditional sources. The book's three sections--Historical Perspective, Beginner's Guide, and Technical guitar, tuning the instrument, basic technique and hand coordination, musical notation, ligados, scales and modes, ornamentation and right-hand fingering. Written in standard notation and tablature with fingering indications for both hands and performance notes providing volume, with its exploration of open and altered tunings uniquely appropriate for the Scottish tradition, will provide guitarists with new creative options and repertoire.
With the thoroughness of a book by Mel Bay, this method presents mandolin technique and note-reading in a progressive, step-by-step fashion. Given the diverse applications of this versatile instrument, this method was carefully written to build the musicianship and technique needed to play both classical and contemporary mandolin styles. Music theory concepts and additional playing techniques are introduced as needed. Exercises and tunes are presented in all keys, many in duet format to be played by teacher and student. In notation only.
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