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Bagpipes Tutor Books
College Tutor Part One (French Version)
The College of Piping's famous green tutor. More than 385,000 copies sold to date. The only way to start a piping career. Join the thousands of other pipers worldwide who have learned the College way. New tutors come and go but for fifty years the College Tutor One has stood the test of time.
Price: € 22.00
Learn to Play Blues Harmonica (Book +CD)
Don Baker is one of the world's leading blues harmonica players. In this great book he shows you how to play blues styles from Chicago to the Mississippi.
Price: € 12.50
Harmonica Primer Book & CD - Tom Wolf
The most complete harmonica method by Tom Wolf, over 30 songs Made in USA.
Price: € 17.00
Accompanying Irish Music on guitar - Frank Kilkelly
"Accompanying Irish Music on Guitar" is the new, comprehensive guide for guitar players everywhere. A range of four different tunings is covered, along with suggestions on right hand styles suited to each tuning.
This 40 page book is packed with information and, together with the recording is the most comprehensive guide to accompaniment available.
The book is divided into three sections.
Section 1 The art of accompaniment looks at the developing art of accompaniment, noting its emergence in Irish music since the Irish traditional music revival of the late sixties onwards. Leading contributors to the broadening of accompaniment styles are introduced, and there are some general suggestions on how to learn the art of effective and tasteful accompaniment.
Section 2 Getting started takes a look at the tools for the job, from buying a suitable guitar to capos, pick-ups and de-tuning devices. There are guidelines to help you in your approach to studying and playing the guitar and notes on how to read the notation used in this book.
Section 3 Tunings and styles is the main section, which was created in tandem with the accompanying soundtrack. It takes a close look at a number of different ways of approaching accompaniment. On the sound-track there are 14 sets of popular session tunes, with accompaniment using various right hand styles and four different tunings.
Price: € 15.50
The Irish DADGAD Book - Sarah McQuaid
Discover the quintessential Irish tonalities and hamonies of the DADGAD tuning system, and how to apply the tuning to all your solo and session playing. This comprehensive book provides clear details of chords, scales and their use in the melodies of the Irish tradition. As with any open tunings, the harmonic possibilities of combining melodies with chiming open strings will add a unique richness and warmth to your Guitar playing. A CD of demonstrated examples is included to help you get the best from this excellent tutorial.
Price: € 19.50
Begin the Harp - Mel Bay
A comprehensive tutor for the Irish folk harp, taking the beginner from simple basics to accomplished playing of well-known Irish airs.
Price: € 10.75
Absolute Beginners Bodhràn Tutor - Conor Long
Book /CD Edition.
An easy-to-use basic tutor with a new,simpler approach to playing the bodhrán.Uses a unique system of tablature todemonstrate exercises and techniques.
1998, 32 pgs.
Price: € 13.00
Driver Bodhran & Bones Tutor - Nicholas Driver
Nicholas Driver's ever popular book. Ideal for beginners.
The book comprises
•right hand technique,
•the reel tutorial,
•triplets or 'introducing the top knob',
•the jigs tutorial,
•the rim and
It does all this in 8 pages of which two are photographs, so it is all pretty basic and brief. There is some additional information on the elements and construction of the drum and following the bones tutorial, advice on playing with other instruments and a useful historical perspective by Janet McCrickard.
26 pages, softback, A4
Price: € 8.00
The Bodhran, The: An Easy to Learn Method for the Complete Beginner Showing the
An easy-to-understand beginner's method by Michael O'Suilleabhain, illustrating how to play the bodhran. Shows the different regional styles and techniques. The book describes the construction of the bodhran and its uses. Using several diagrams and musical notation, the book explains the different styles of bodhran playing and rhythm patterns.
1984, 25 pgs.
CONTENT: PLAYING THE BODHRAN: Following the tune - The different styles - The double-ended stick style - A note for music readers - Random play - The double down-stroke - The double-jig. OTHER PLAYING METHODS: Single-ended stick style - Playing on the rim - The hand style - The thumb roll CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS: The rim-shot - Rhythms - Using the left hand - Synchronisation.
Price: € 9.00
The Irish Drum Tutor - Peter Houlahan
An in depth look at playing the bodhrán. Peter Houlahan takes the absolute beginner to professional status in this easy to follow tutorial.
Price: € 12.25
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