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Glen of Aherlow | Silver Spear

VR Sessions: Set #12

  • Level 1
  • Melody

VR Sessions Set #12 Reels: Glen of Aherlow | Silver Spear

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The Rattlin Bog

Whistle Basics Lesson 2

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
Learn Irish Tin Whistle Online

Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Polka

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Beat To Accompany A Reel

Bodhran Technique Lesson 1

  • Accompaniment
  • D Major
  • Level 3
Learn Irish Bodhran Online

In this lesson Jim will teach a funky beat to accompany a, medium paced reel.

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Maggie in the Woods

Fiddle Basics Lesson 6

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
Learn Irish Fiddle Online

Exercises on the scale of G Major.

Polka

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The QuakerŠ—’s Wife

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 1

  • G Major
  • Level 3
  • Melody
Learn Irish Flute Online

Creating Rhythm Using Throat Articulation

Jig

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The Rose In The Heather

Guitar Progressions (Accompaniment) Lesson 1

  • Accompaniment
  • D Major
  • Level 2
Learn Irish Guitar Online

In this lesson, Cillian will teach the accompaniment of a Jig in D major ‘The Rose in the Heather’. He …

Jig

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The Ballydesmond Polka

Intermediate Harp Technique Lesson 1

  • A Minor
  • Level 3
Learn Irish Harp Online

Introduction to the course and harp technique. Focus on left hand variation

Polka

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I Buried My Wife And Danced On Top Of Her

Concertina Progressions Lesson 1

  • D Mixolydian
  • Level 2
  • Melody
Learn Irish Concertina Online

In this first lesson of Concertina Progressions, Liam O’Brien will teach the Jig ‘I Buried My W…

Jig

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Hand And Finger Positioning

Banjo Basics Lesson 1

  • Level 1
  • Melody
Learn Irish Tenor Banjo Online

Tuning the strings, plectrum motion, and Hand and Finger Positioning

Focus on Technique

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Báidín Fheidhlimí

BC Accordion Basics Lesson 2

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
Learn Irish Button Accordion Online

Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Waltz

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Molly Malone

Mandolin Basic Lesson 4

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
Learn Irish Mandolin Online

Exercises on the Scale of G Major

Waltz

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The Power Chord

Bouzouki Accompaniment Lesson 1

  • Accompaniment
  • Level 1
Learn Irish Bouzouki Online

Introduction to Billy’s Teaching Techniques / The Power Chord (Moveable Chord)

Focus on Technique

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Swerving for Bunnies

Irish Piano Tunes and Accompaniment Lesson 1

  • G Major
  • Level 3
Learn Irish Piano Online

Ornamentation – Triplets for the piano

Slip Jig

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Deoindí (1)

Songs in Irish Lesson 1

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody
Learn Irish Song in Gaelic Online

An easy to learn Irish Gaelic song

Song

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Charlie HarrisŠ—’ Reel

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 1

  • D Major
  • Level 2
Learn Irish Piano Accordion Online

Chords and Bass

Reel

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Will You Go Lassie Go

Popular Irish Pub Songs Lesson 1

  • D Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody
Learn Irish Pub Songs Online

Vocals Accompanied by Basic Chords. Demonstration of Finger Picking.

Waltz

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Off to California | Pride of Petravore

VR Sessions: Set #15

  • Level 1
  • Melody

VR Sessions Set #15 Hornpipes: Off to California | Pride of Petravore

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Traditional Irish Music Instruments

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Courses in Irish Music

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Tin Whistle

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Flute

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Irish Fiddle

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Concertina

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Learn Irish Music Online

Bodhrán

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Piano

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irish tenor banjo

Tenor Banjo

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Mandolin

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Guitar

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Bouzouki

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Uilleann Pipes

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Piano Accordion

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Button Accordion

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Harp

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Multiple Instruments

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Learn Irish Song in Gaelic Online

Song Lessons

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Play Traditional Irish Music with Backing Tracks

Practice your traditional Irish tunes along with professional accompaniment. Choose your Irish tune, speed, instrumentation and then play along.

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Ale ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great way to learn Irish traditional music! I found the banjo course very very good; music and technique are explained in full detail, with examples and in a way easy to understand. I am not a complete beginner but this course made me improve LOADS. Paddy Cummins is a brilliant teacher and I was very happy with the course. All the teachers are professional musicians and I highly recommend OAIM whatever your instrument of choice may be. I will be certainly using it again in the future! [Google Review]
David Harris ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I was impressed with the range of available instruction. As a beginner, I found exactly what I needed to make substantial progress. I used the play-along feature and especially appreciated the 50% speed selection. It was fun to see my improvement when I could finally keep up with the 75% pace... After spending a year with the fiddle, concertina, and whistle courses, I felt the Online Academy of Irish Music was well worth the money.
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Richard Gire ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
OAIM is a fantastic site. You have a wide choice of instruments as well as a virtual session to play along with. The instructors were excellent. I highly recommend this site for those wishing to learn Irish Button Accordion or Irish Whistle.
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Kevin Stover ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I learned more from this site in a month than I did in a year of YouTube. Well worth the money!!
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Ian Belton ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
OAIM is a great way to learn Irish music if you don't have a teacher in your area: engaging, informative lessons and good fun VR sessions to play along with. As a classically-trained wind instrument player, I found the whistle lessons very useful for understanding the ornamentation needed to play folk music. Overall a 5-star experience! [Google Review]
Simon Graham, Antrim, Ireland
I absolutely love this online school. It's saved me so much hassle, time and money. It's especially good for me being on the move all the time. Thanks to you, I am now playing the Irish bouzouki and flute, now I hope to learn the fiddle.
schlaprock ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you're interested in developing as an Irish musician, this website is a valuable resource. Lessons are structured in an easy-to-understand manner and I've progressed quickly on several different instruments.
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Blackthorn Forge ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Subscribed for several months. Would've kept my subscription but I no longer have time for the lessons. Very accessible and convenient. High quality videos and great instructors.
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Patrick Quigg ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Best site out there for learning an instrument, so comprehensive for all levels. I'm an absolute beginner and found the easy to read note print outs to be very helpful and also slowed down videos to follow along are great.
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Ray Dunn ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A great website. My whistle playing has improved greatly since joining.
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Mike Muldoon, Vancouver, Canada
I have been playing, teaching and performing Irish music for over 25 years. Where I live now there are no other Irish musicians around to play with. Thanks to OAIM I can increase my repertoire and improve my technique on my own - cause if you don't use it you lose it!
Patti Hughes, Michigan, USA
I am LOVING your instruction and so very glad that I have subscribed to lessons with OAIM! You have also helped me consciously correct some of my bad habits.
Amanda Stephens, Minnesota, USA
After viewing only half of the free lesson, we signed up for the entire series!
Xaquín Facal, Spain
I'm working the first lessons, and it's very rewarding to see how I'm getting on, that's in part due to the hard work you've done and the effort you make to present the tunes step by step, in a very helpful way.
Andy O’Sullivan, Kenmare, Ireland
This site is a treasure.
Jon Wooldridge, Kansas, USA
Fine folks in customer service can have as much to do with maintaining a patron's membership as the quality of the web site's content. Compliments to the entire team at OAIM.
Ian Wilson, Edinburgh, Scotland
OAIM's Flute Foundations course with Kirsten Allstaff is probably the best wooden flute tuition I have come across (and that’s compared with private lessons and group workshops!)
Gill Moore ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very easy to use the site. Loads of really good tuition videos, backing tracks and VR sessions.
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HC NP ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Having had the opportunity to learn true Irish Celtic music from my home in Patagonia, was very enriching. They are excellent teachers and amazing musicians. The site works perfectly, I really recommend it!
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