An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy Mandolin. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation as well as Mandolin tablature. An accompanying online audio recording contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with Guitar accompaniment.
Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern is intended for the beginner seeking a collection of simple yet attractive tunes that are enjoyable to play; the more intermediate player desirous of widening their repertoire; and any player in want of a collection of tunes upon which they can build further.
All tunes are presented in both notation and tablature, together with chords for an accompaniment, in GDGDG for cittern and GDAE for mandolin and octave mandola, plus two hundred and fifty chords each for GDGDG and GDAE. Bouzouki and tenor mandola players can also play these tunes via the tablature.
From the age of knights, castles and courtly love; from the palaces and gardens of Renaissance Europe; and from the assemblies, playhouses and noisy streets of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London: Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern presents a repertoire spanning 600 years – as delightfully playable and addictive now as it was then.
The Whistle and Sing! handbooks were designed by the author, Eamon Jordan, with a dual purpose; to offer modern arrangements of the more tuneful songs, airs and dance music of Ireland and to write these down from actual players in a simple setting which beginners could approach with confidence, and the more experienced players would elaborate upon.
A treasury of 100 airs and dance tunes suitable for all instruments selected on sheer melodic strength. All forms of Irish music are represented here in roughly equal proportions - a reflection of the fact that most musicians will want to try their hand at any Irish piece and most performances will usually include a mix of dance music, ballads, slow airs, Carolan tunes etc..
A collection of forty Irishsongs with complete words music and guitar chords. Straight from the hearts and hearths of Ireland: a wonderful collection of Ireland's finest folk songs and ballads. Every type of Irish song has found its way into this book - from comic song to lament and musc more.
Contains over forty songs in the versions made famous by this world renowned Irish group. Includes fascinating profiles of the members of the group, plus photographs. Complete with lyrics, music and guitar chords.
This major collection of traditional slow airs represents an important step forward in the documentation of Irish music. This book is the key to a fuller appreciation of a musical richness that stretches back through the centuries. Comes with Online Audio access.
This is the grandaddy of all Irish music books and is affectionately known as "The Book". Although not the most useful of books nowadays, it should be in every Irish musicians library. The book was first published around 1900 and was almost the only Irish music book around until well into the latter half of the twentieth century. The tunes were noted by Francis O'Neill in Chigago.
O'Carolan's best-loved harp tunes are notated in a contemporary style that makes them accessible to all instrumentalists. This ideal collection with accompanying audio 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 andCeltic 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.
The Hal Leonard Irish Bouzouki Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Irish bouzouki. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide focuses on teaching the basics of the instrument as well as accompaniment techniques for a variety of Irish song forms. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book and can be accessed online via streaming or download. Includes: purchasing an instrument; playing position; tuning; picking and strumming patterns; learning the fretboard; accompaniment styles; double jigs, slip jigs, and reels; drones; counterpoint; arpeggios; playing with a capo; traditional Irish songs; basic music reading; standard notation and tablature. Online audio is accessed at halleonard.com/mylibrary.
It's now over 30 years since Shaskeen first formed and are still going strong. Over the years they have made many albums; more session tunes from 2 of them can be found in this book. With chords, photographs, copious notes etc..