By the end of the course you 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. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
A wide array of banjo techniques are introduced in this course, including: triplets, slides, flicks, position playing, using chords, methods of creating tonal variation, melodic variation and bridging. As the lessons progress, the ornamentation and techniques taught progressively advance. Each new tune is used to demonstrate a new technique. Tunes selected in this course are well known session tunes on the Irish music scene.
Here are the popular Irish traditional tunes that are taught in this course:
The Boys Of Ballisodare
Séan Sa Cheo
The Cliffs Of Moher
Dave Collin’s Jig
The Galway Hornpipe
Killarney Boys Of Pleasure
Sheet Music and Mp3s available to Download for each Tune
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of Toss The Feathers
Frequently Asked Questions answered by tutor Paddy Cummins
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.