Enda Scahill Enda Scahill's Irish Banjo Tutor VOL II - for G D A E Irish Tuning

Code: 9780957141100

From one of the great teachers of Irish tenor banjo comes this essential new book Enda Scahill’s Irish Banjo Tutor, Volume II. All music written in both notation and tablature formats. 2 accompanying CDs featuring 2 hours of techniques, demonstrations and tunes recorded slowly and at speed. Having established the complete foundation method for Irish banjo playing in his first book, Enda now takes us on a wonderful musical journey uncovering the intricacies of the instrument.

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He explores in simple yet expansive detail how to create and develop variations, how, through the use of ornamentation, to bring subtle rhythm and phrasing to your playing, how and when to use chords and harmony to add interest to your music and perhaps most importantly, how to bring total relaxation to your playing. This new book is a treasure trove of pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides, triplets, trebles, crab-walk triplets, double string trebles, the list goes on.

Enda takes a tune, plays it in its simplest form and then, one step at a time, demonstrates an abundance of new techniques to help you make the tune your own – to begin to develop your own unique style.

There is something for everyone at all stages of ability in this new book. All the ideas and techniques are simple in their make up yet add wonderful variety and charm to the music. There are also plenty of new challenging techniques for the more advanced players and a chapter on playing Old-Time American banjo on your Irish tenor!

The accompanying CD has all the exercises, examples and tunes played slowly and at pace. The book is written in stave notation and in tablature, making it of great use to mandolin players also.

List of Tunes in Volume II

The New Post Office

The Champion Jig

Geoghan’s Reel

Connacht Man’s Rambles

Ships are Sailing

The Galway Hornpipe

The Sailor on the Rock

Last Night’s Fun

The Boys of the Town

Kimmel’s Jig

The Monaghon Twig

The Liverpool Hornpipe

Jerry Beaver’s Hat

The Rambler

John McNeil’s Reel

The Bunch of Green Rushes

The Daisy Field

The Soporific Hornpipe

The Cameronian

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Banish Misfortune

The Home Ruler Hornpipe

Poor Old Liza Jane

Liam Farrell’s

Frank Keane’s

The Ten Penny Piece

The Fog in the Bog

The Drunken Landlady


Book / DVD/ CD Type
Tutor Book
Instrument Suitability
Number of Strings
4 String

Customer reviews

4.8 / 5
6 reviews for Enda Scahill Enda Scahill's Irish Banjo Tutor VOL II - for G D A E Irish Tuning
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Sarah Longland
Excellent tutor, really concise and helpful, and very easy to follow. I bought Volume 2 because it came with CDs rather than computer access to an online resource, but I think I'm going to get Volume 1 too to fill in some gaps. Thoroughly recommend!
Rated 5 out of 5
Terence Baldwin
i have not used this product as yet but i hope it will be as good as volume 1
Rated 4 out of 5
paul boston
Massively impressed with Enda Scahill's vol 2 banjo tutor. A perfect addition to vol 1 - There is plenty to get stuck into here. The book isn't thick but there is plenty of substance. I haven't the CDs are helpful too.
Rated 5 out of 5
William J Sparrow
Bought this for a third party, all I know is he hasn't put these books down yet and is a happy bunny.
Rated 5 out of 5
Barry Dewdney
Best Tenor Banjo Tutor available.
Rated 5 out of 5