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The piano has played a significant role in the history of Irish music. Introduced in the late 19th century, it quickly became a popular instrument in traditional Irish music, bringing a new dimension to the melodies and rhythms. Its expressive capabilities have allowed musicians to incorporate rich harmonies and intricate melodies into the vibrant tapestry of Irish music. Today, the piano continues to be an integral part of both traditional and contemporary Irish music, adding depth and sophistication to Irish musical heritage.
Ready to take your piano skills to the next level? Our 13-lesson course is ideal for those who have mastered the basics and are ready to explore the wider world of Irish traditional music.
Guided by the exceptional Marie, you’ll discover an easy vamping style of accompaniment through popular tunes from the tradition.Starting in G major with simple, predictable chords, Marie will teach you ascending and descending bass hand runs and other tips to keep your accompaniment sounding fresh. After mastering G major, she guides us through tunes in D major and E minor, focusing on the main chords associated with these keys.
By the end of this journey, you’ll have a toolkit of skills and techniques to apply to your growing repertoire of Irish tunes. Imagine the fun of accompanying your trad music friends at home or in sessions, with confidence! Each video lesson comes with animated diagrams showing when each key is pressed on the piano and multi-speed practice tracks to accelerate your learning. And the best part? You don’t need to read music to join this course! So, are you ready to dive in? Let’s start this thrilling ride together!
The tunes in this course include:
Cronin’s Hornpipe (G Major)
The Marino Waltz (G Major)
Britches Full of Stitches Polka (G Major)
Inisheer Air/Waltz (G Major)
The Kesh Jig (G Major)
Christmas Eve Reel (G Major)
The Rolling Wave Jig (D Major)
Fred Finn’s Reel (D Major)
Downnies Polka (E Minor)
Bríd Óg Ni Mháille Slow Air (G Major)
Ships are Sailing Jig (E Minor)
The Butterfly Slip Jig (E Minor)
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of Cronin’s Hornpipe
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.