- 13 lessons teaching how to play 13 very popular Irish tunes.
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- PDF sheet music & mp3’s to download & keep for each tune.
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‘Banjo Foundations’, taught by Lisa Canny is designed as a follow on to her beginner course ‘Banjo Basics’. Throughout the course Lisa will build on techniques previously introduced in her first course, namely:
ornamentation, slides, cuts and trebles and how to incorporate these subtly into the tunes.
She further discusses the use of chords and harmonisation as well as efficient finger movement for the use of high notes and ease of finger movement around the frets.
The range of tunes is taken from the Irish session repertoire – plenty of jigs and reels!
By the end of ‘Banjo Foundations’ the budding banjo player can expect to have a repertoire of 13 popular Irish session tunes as well as a good group of techniques and ornaments to help you create that distinctive Irish sound.
All the tunes from this course have accompanying play along practice tracks which makes practice fun and enjoyable!!
The traditional Irish tunes and corresponding techniques taught are:
The Kelkenny Jig (Trebles)
The Silver Spear Reel (Trebles)
The Spotted Dog Jig (Ornament: Slides)
Lucy Cambell’s Reel (Ornamentation: Cuts)
The Ships are Sailing Reel (Ornamentation: Triplets and Slides)
The Killavil Jig (Chords and Double Stops)
The Bluebell Polka (Triplets and Accidentals)
Geese in the Bog Jig (Strengthening of the Pinky Finger )
The Red Haired Boy Reel (Chromaticism)
The Blackthorn Stick Jig (Legato Playing)
The Ashplant Reel (Efficient use of Fingers)
The Glass of Beer Reel (Efficient use of Finger Movement)
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of The Harvest Home Hornpipe
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.
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