Easy Irish and Celtic Session Tunes for 5-string Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels
Banjo (5-string) - Beginning-Intermediate
Best-Loved Jigs and Reels. Composed by Tom Hanway. Squareback saddle-stitched, Songbook. Celtic / Irish. Book/CD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21597BCD).
Item Number: MB.21597BCD
ISBN 9780786683772. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This rich collection of 68 jigs and reels features some of the most cherished tunes played by session players from 21st-century Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Celtic Diaspora. Tom Hanway demonstrates contemporary "Celtic fingerstyle banjo" through modern techniques and traditional Irish and Celtic melodies using standard G tuning. Additionally, this book explains the Four Celtic Modes that are found throughout the tunes in this collection. Through these lessons, you can learn the essentials needed to play stock Irish and Celtic tunes, which can later be combined in medleys to play at sessions.