Absolute Beginners: Irish Tenor Banjo (Book/Audio Download)

Books and Digital Audio | Banjo

Publisher: Wise Publications
Author: Éamonn Coyne
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
The Absolute Beginners Irish Tenor Banjo book tells you everything you need to know about playing this unique instrument from the very first moment you pick it up. Featuring helpful and practical guides to everything from holding your Tenor Banjo to playing your first tunes, this book and accompanying download card will take you through your beginning stages and beyond.

Beginning with a short history of the instrument, the book takes you through the anatomy of a Tenor Banjo, how it's tuned and how to hold it, before getting you playing and picking. The book continues by teaching you the D Major scale and basic rhythm, then moves on to your first tunes. The inclusion of real songs (in notation and tablature) from the very beginning helps you to put what the theoretical concepts that you've learned into context, developing your musicality as well as your knowledge. As you are introduced to more strings, more scales and more tunes, you will see how Tenor Banjo players use ornamentation to embellish their playing and make it more musical and more fun.

With helpful, detailed explanations of each concept, clear pictures throughout and short musical passages transcribed in standard notation and tablature, the Absolute Beginners Irish Tenor Banjo tutorial book will teach you the basics and get you playing some really fun tunes at the same time. The unique download card that accompanies this book features over 60 demonstrations of each tune recorded by the author to help you pick and pluck your way through every note. It's simple to use, all you have to do is download each track to your computer and listen as you go through.

If you have always wanted to learn Irish Tenor Banjo but have never been able to find a comprehensive method, or you've just discovered its fantastically distinctive sound, this edition of the Absolute Beginners series is for you. With authoritative guidance and a convenient download card, this tuition book is perfect for any aspiring Tenor Banjo player.
ISBN: 9781849382762
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 17 March 2015
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: AM998734

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        Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Burnley lancs GB
        A quality attractive instrument. Good value for money. Well pleased
        The strings are not set central down the neck but does not affect the playing
        Confirmed purchase: 11 November 2016
        Published on: 27 November 2016
        10 out of 10


        Horsham GB
        Easy to understand
        Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2015
        Published on: 19 December 2015