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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.
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Irish, World
The Banjo Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, in-depth banjo instructional tool that covers the many intricacies of bluegrass banjo playing, including numerous topics that may have been overlooked in banjo instruction to date. The Banjo Encyclopedia can take a student from the beginning, to intermediate, and right through to more advanced styles of banjo playing. Ross Nickerson uses his many years of experience helping hundreds of aspiring banjo pickers by offering the banjo student an opportunity to learn in a practical, straightforward manner. This wide-ranging banjo instructional book will focus on many techniques that will help every aspect of a banjo player's musicianship while simplifying many subjects in the learning process. The included 99-track CD recording will enable the student to learn easily by hearing author Ross Nickerson demonstrate each song, and perform many of the banjo licks and phrases included in the book slow, and up to tempo. The CD also includes an advanced song section with a full bluegrass band accompanying Ross along with additional intermediate songs for the student to learn. The Banjo Encyclopedia is undoubtedly one of the most complete five-string banjo books on the market today and a must for every banjo player's collection.
Instruments: Banjo, Folk
Genres: Bluegrass, Country
The Mighty Accordion is a truly unique and much-needed guide to playing the bass side of the accordion. A comprehensive collection of progressive exercises guide the student in learning and mastering bass/chord patterns. For the beginner, the first few chapters assume little or no knowledge of the instrument and teach how to play simple accompaniment patterns. For the intermediate player, numerous exercises using the major, minor, seventh and diminished chords are included to develop skill in executing various bass/chord accompaniment patterns. For the advanced player, latter chapters present exercises on chord combinations needed to play sixth, minor seventh, major seventh, ninth and other advanced chords. Throughout the book, explanations are offered on the workings of the instrument and relevant music theory. Play along with a 2-CD companion set featuring many of the book's exercises played at both a slow and moderate tempo. A much-needed and complete guide to playing the bass side of the accordion. A comprehensive collection of progressive exercises for learning bass/chord patterns on the accordionBeginner students learn simple accompaniment patterns and use of the major, minor and seventh chordsAdvanced students learn how to play sixth, minor and major sevenths and ninth chords, and other advance techniquesCompanion CDs feature many of the book's exercises
Instruments: Accordion, Folk
Tennessee Salute pays homage to these legendary melodies that have become a part of America's musical landscape. From folk songs to country romance, this arrangement resonates throughout the generations with adventure and affection. The songlist includes: The Tennessee Waltz
Instruments: Lute, Folk, Strings
This complete guide to the basics contains everything you need to get started on the uke: in-depth instruction, terrific songs, two professional-quality CDs with full-demo tracks, and a helpful DVD! Perfect for students who want to teach themselves, or for teachers giving private or group lessons. Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book as you listen to the teacher on the CDs and DVD. Covers: songs, chords and melodies; picking, fingerpicking and strumming; playing tips and techniques; standard notation and tablature; and much more. Over 150 songs and examples! Have fun as you open the door to the fun world of ukulele! DVD running time: 1 hr. 15 min. New product for the week of September 3rd, 2012. Includes "tab" tablature notation.
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Concert Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Concert Band, Level 4. The "cat and mouse chase" has been a part of folklore and popular culture since the time of pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Over the ages, the chase has served as a metaphor for the suspenseful and sometimes alternating relation between hunter and hunted.
Choral Instrumental Pak, Sheet Music Package Download, Instrumental Parts. This stirring song from Celtic Woman's Orla Fallon is simply breathtaking! The music is a tribute to the people and landscapes she loves and the beautiful music they inspire. An excellent addition to patriotic and folk music concerts, or for Irish themed events! Duration: ca. 3:50 (ca. 5:15 for extended version). Arranger: Roger Emerson. Composer: Alana Graham; Brendan Graham; Rolf Lovland. Writer: Alana Graham; Brendan Graham; Roger Emerson; Rolf Lovland.
Instruments: Choir, Folk, Vocal
Concert Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Concert Band, Level 2. Inspired by the mountains of West Virginia, "Valley Mist" portrays a beautiful scene of cloud-like mist as it flows gently around the hills encompassing the entire valley in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Quoting the Appalachian folk song "Down in the Valley", this sensitively scored work includes an optional gentle rain effect with the use of finger snaps. Sure to be an enjoyable change of pace for any program. Dur: 3:35 Composer: Robert Longfield. Writer: Robert Longfield.
Instruments: Folk, Oud
Concert Band, Sheet Music Package Download, Concert Band, Level 3.5. "On Cloud Nine"
Instruments: Oud, Folk
Rodrigo and Gabriela interpret nine of their compositions with the 13-piece Cuban band C.U.B.A. This songbook contains all of the tracks, note-for-note, from the incredible and diverse album. As well as chord symbols, guitar notation and gutar tablature, you'll also find all of the parts for sitar and oud arranged for guitar. Songs include: 11:11
Instruments: Guitar, Oud, Folk