Irish Tenor Banjo Technique

This Banjo Technique course is aimed at the improving banjo player who has already mastered the basics of the instrument. Paddy Cummin's introduces a wide array of banjo techniques in his series of twelve lessons including triplets, slides, flicks, position playing, using chords, methods of creating tonal variation on the banjo, melodic variation and bridging. As the lessons progress, the ornamentation and technique's taught progressively advance. The tunes that Paddy teaches are predominantly well known popular session tunes; he teaches a different tune each lesson and uses it to demonstrate a new technique. In the course of these lessons, Paddy continually builds on the techniques introduced in previous lessons. By the end of the series, the student will have a firm grasp of various Irish tenor banjo techniques and a new repertoire of twelve popular Irish dance tunes that fit well on the banjo.


Lessons

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Toss The Feathers

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 1


D Mixolydian | Level 3 | Melody

The Conventional Triplet

Reel

Toss The Feathers

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 2


D Mixolydian | Level 3 | Melody

Triplet Progressions: 2 and 3 note triplets, dampened triplets, back to back triplets…

Reel

Three string versus four string…

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 3


Level 3 | Melody

Three string versus four string method of banjo technique

 

Fred Finn's

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 4


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Bridging

Reel

The Boys of Ballisodare

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 5


F Major | Level 3 | Melody

Bridging Progressions

Reel

Séan sa Cheo

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 6


A Mixolydian | Level 3 | Melody

3rd and 5th Position Playing

Reel

The Cliffs of Moher

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 7


E Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Plectrum motion when playing Jigs

Jig

Dave Collin's Jig

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 8


B♭Major | Level 2 | Melody

Playing in Bb Major

Jig

Bunker Hill

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 9


Level 3 | Melody

Playing in B Major

Reel

Killavil Postman

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 10


G Major | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Chords

Polka

The Galway Hornpipe

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 11


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Tone Variation

Hornpipe

The Tempest

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 12


D Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Melodic variation and the use of accidentals / Chromatic Notes

Reel

Killarney Boys of Pleasure

Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lesson 13


E Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Flicks, Cuts and Pull-offs

Reel

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Online Academy of Irish Music

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