This collection for the 5-string Banjo features a selection of well-known traditional Irish tunes along with a comprehensive, scholarly treatise on the history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the Banjo in the Celtic tradition.
The Complete Book Of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo includes segments on tuning, pick preferences and tablature reading, followed by 101 jigs, slides, polkas, slip jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys and 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.
Suitable for players at an intermediate level, all of the solos included in this book are written in 5-string Banjo tablature and only a few pieces use unusual tunings. The appendices provide a sizable glossary and a wealth of information regarding soloists and groups playing Celtic music, Irish festivals, music publications, online resources, cultural organizations, and more.
This book includes access to 68 online audio recordings featuring 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. 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.