Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Overview

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Irish Tenor Banjo Technique Lessons

Level

Toss The Feathers

Banjo Technique Lesson 1

  • D Mixolydian
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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The Conventional Triplet

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Toss The Feathers (2)

Banjo Technique Lesson 2

  • D Mixolydian
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Triplet Progressions: 2 and 3 note triplets, dampened triplets, back to back triplets and fiddle roll tripl…

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Three String Versus Four String Method

Banjo Technique Lesson 3

  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Three string versus four string method of banjo technique

Focus on Technique

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Fred Finn’s

Banjo Technique Lesson 4

  • D Major
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Bridging

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The Boys of Ballisodare

Banjo Technique Lesson 5

  • F Major
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Bridging Progressions

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Séan Sa Cheo

Banjo Technique Lesson 6

  • A Mixolydian
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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3rd and 5th Position Playing

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The Cliffs of Moher

Banjo Technique Lesson 7

  • E Minor
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Plectrum motion when playing Jigs

Jig

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Dave Collin’s Jig

Banjo Technique Lesson 8

  • B_Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody
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Playing in Bb Major

Jig

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Bunker Hill

Banjo Technique Lesson 9

  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Playing in B Major

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Killavil Postman

Banjo Technique Lesson 10

  • Accompaniment
  • G Major
  • Level 3
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Chords

Polka

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The Galway Hornpipe

Banjo Technique Lesson 11

  • D Major
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Tone Variation

Hornpipe

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The Tempest

Banjo Technique Lesson 12

  • D Minor
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Melodic variation and the use of accidentals / Chromatic Notes

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Killarney Boys of Pleasure

Banjo Technique Lesson 13

  • E Minor
  • Level 3
  • Melody
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Flicks, Cuts and Pull-offs

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