Celtic Backup For All Instrumentalists

Author: CHRIS SMITH
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610656199
Size: 78.54 MB
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This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisún (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up presents accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. Every facet of seisún accompaniment is thoroughly explored. with this book you will come to understand why many of our Celtic authors are reluctant to suggest chord accompaniment with their melodies in the first place; the idea is to be open to fresh ideas and improvise the accompaniment as you go.

Celtic Backup For All Instrumentalists

Author: Chris Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780786688746
Size: 73.91 MB
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This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisun (session) - that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up presents accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. Every facet of seisun accompaniment is thoroughly explored. With this book you will come to understand why many of our Celtic authors are reluctant to suggest chord accompaniment with their melodies in the first place; the idea is to be open to fresh ideas and improvise the accompaniment as you go. Includes Access to online audio.

Accompanying Irish Music On Guitar

Author: Frank Kilkelly
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781899512577
Size: 44.91 MB
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This book and its companion recording give an insight into some of the many guitar styles that have been developed to accompany Irish music. The author assumes a basic understanding of guitar chords and strumming ability but no specific knowledge of Irish music. He delves into DADGAD, dropped D and double dropped D tunings and several different ways of playing in each tuning. Although the range of styles presented is not exhaustive, by analyzing the styles which are presented, the author covers all of the elements that go into making any style, thereby leaving you better equipped to both develop your own style and figure out the subtleties of any other style you may come across. The companion recording is essential to understanding. Mally's and UK product #AT105.

Hal Leonard Irish Bouzouki Method

Author: Roger Landes
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 149501326X
Size: 63.59 MB
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(Instructional). The Hal Leonard Irish Bouzouki Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Irish bouzouki. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide focuses on teaching the basics of the instrument as well as accompaniment techniques for a variety of Irish song forms. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book and can be accessed online via streaming or download. Includes: purchasing an instrument; playing position; tuning; picking and strumming patterns; learning the fretboard; accompaniment styles; double jigs, slip jigs, and reels; drones; counterpoint; arpeggios; playing with a capo; traditional Irish songs; basic music reading; standard notation and tablature.

Celtic Autoharp

Author: KAREN MUELLER
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610655354
Size: 44.64 MB
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This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. the majority of these pieces are dance tunes such as the jigs and reels popular at Irish sessions, the informal gatherings of musicians in pubs, community halls, and homes. Although relatively new to the session ensemble, the autoharp bears a distinct resemblance to the Irish folk harp. Fittingly, this collection includes harp tunes by famed Irish harpist Turlough O'Carolan as well as other slow airs. All of the pieces in this book have been arranged to be played on any standard 15 or 21-bar chromatic autoharp in either melodic or rhythmic (backup) style. A melody line with suggested chord accompaniment is included so other instrumentalists can easily join in. the book's companion CD includes performances of all 35 selections, ably illustrating the rhythmic and stylistic nuances of this engaging music. In notation and tablature.

Easy Dadgad Celtic Guitar

Author: ROB MACKILLOP
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619116189
Size: 16.93 MB
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This book contains thirty of the most requested Celtic session tunes, arranged for DADGAD tuning. Accompanying audio is available as an online download, whichincludes performances by Rob MacKillop. To assist playing these tunes, a technique primer and specific exercises are included. With the use of a capo youwill be able to play these tunes in their traditional keys. The tunes can be played fingerstyle or with a pick. The repertoire includes classic tunes such as DrowsyMaggie, Soldier's Joy, St. Patrick's Day In the Morning, The Kesh, The Rights ofMan and The Wind That Shakes The Barley. A bonus twenty-five traditional Scottish lute pieces are included, also arranged for DADGAD tuning! Includes access to online audio

Learn To Play Fingerstyle Solos For Ukulele

Author: MARK "KAILANA" NELSON
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610652940
Size: 32.75 MB
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While the 'ukulele is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance on the mainland, in the land of its birth, it has never gone out of style. Hawaiians took to the jumping flea right from the start, creating music of stunning beauty and versatility. Now intermediate players can learn to play lovely finger style solo arrangements of classic Hawaiian songs, folk songs, standards–even a few pieces from the classical guitar repertoire.The book offers 27 arrangements from around the world written in standard notation and tablature playable on any 'ukulele. Songs are grouped according to level of difficulty, starting with simple arrangements well within the grasp of dedicated beginners and intermediate players and leading through more challenging songs featuring unusual chord voicings, inversions up the neck, tricky fingerings and all the fun stuff the author could muster. to aid the student, the companion CD includes all of the songs taught. Includes chord charts, inversion studies, introductory material on finger-picking and making the transition from strumming to melodic playing.

The Irish Bouzouki Chord Bible

Author: Tobe A. Richards
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906207229
Size: 22.80 MB
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The Irish Bouzouki GDAD Chord Bible, with its 2,520 chords offers a complete solution for both beginner and experienced professional musician alike. The layout is uncomplicated and follows a logical musical progression from standard major chords up to the more esoteric thirteenths used by many jazz players. To accompany the 2,520 chords, a further 576 possible moveable chord configurations are included, together with a useful range of major and minor slash chords, reflecting the popularity of this type of chord in many of today's artist and compilation topline songbooks. To fully exploit the ringing quality of the Irish bouzouki, a selection of open and drone string chords has also been included. This highly comprehensive guide provides the musician with no fewer than 60 different types of chord in all twelve keys, making it the definitive publication for the Irish bouzouki. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Irish Bouzouki GDAD Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions. Standard Chords covered in The Irish Bouzouki GDAD Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C, Cm, C-5, Cdim, C4, C5, Csus2, Csus4, Csus4add9, C+, C6, Cadd9, Cm6, Cmadd9, Cm6add9, Cdim7, C7, C7sus2, C7sus4, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, C7-5-9, C7+5-9, C7+5+9, C7add11, C7+11, Cm7, Cm7-5, Cm7-5-9, Cm7-9, Cm7add11, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7, Cmaj7-5, Cmaj7+5, Cmaj7+11, C9, C9-5, C9+5, C9+11, Cm9, Cm9-5, Cm(maj9), Cmaj9, Cmaj9+5, Cmaj9+11, C11, C11-9, Cm11, Cmaj11, C13, C13-5-9, C13-9, C13+9, C13+11, Cm13, Cmaj13. Slash Chords covered in The Irish Bouzouki GDAD Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb, C/B, Cm/C, Cm/Db, Cm/D, Cm/Eb, Cm/E, Cm/F, Cm/F#, Cm/G, Cm/Ab, Cm/A, Cm/Bb, Cm/B. Beside the many pages of chord boxes or windows, the book features useful sections on tuning, chord construction, fingerboard layout, FAQs, alternative chord naming, fingering, slash chords, harmonic intervals, chord window blanks for transcribing your own favorite chord sequences etc. The aim of this guide is to provide the musician with the flexibility only really offered to guitar and keyboard players in the past. Now, with the help of The Irish Bouzouki GDAD Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.

Electric Eden

Author: Rob Young
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429965894
Size: 28.67 MB
Format: PDF
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title In the late 1960s, with popular culture hurtling forward on the sounds of rock music, some brave musicians looked back instead, trying to recover the lost treasures of English roots music and update them for the new age. The records of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, and Nick Drake are known as "folk rock" today, but Rob Young's epic, electrifying book makes clear that those musicians led a decades-long quest to recover English music-and with it, the ancient ardor for mysticism and paganism, for craftsmanship and communal living. It is a commonplace that rock and R&B came out of the folk and blues revivals of the early 1960s, and Young shows, through enchanting storytelling and brilliant commentary, that a similar revival in England inspired the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Traffic, Kate Bush and Talk Talk. Folklorists notated old songs and dances. Marxists put folk music forward as the true voice of the people. Composers like Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams devised rich neo-traditional pageantry. Today, the pioneers of the "acid folk" movement see this music as a model for their own. Electric Eden is that rare book which has something truly new to say about popular music, and like Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces, it uses music to connect the dots in a thrilling story of art and society, of tradition and wild, idiosyncratic creativity.