Johan’s Tenor Banjo ~ Sets & Tunes (Part 1)
Music Notation & Chord Arrangements
Suitable for most instruments. Enhanced, expanded, updated, and improved Edition. (Audio & Video included). Traditional Irish Instrumental Folk Music:
Dance, Hornpipes, Jigs, Mazurkas, O’ Carolan Tunes, Polkas, Reels, Slide, Slip Jigs.
Number of Sets: 53. Number of Tunes: 138.
Played and recorded on 2 CDs > Part 1: Album 1 & 2.
(Also available as MP3 downloads - See: http://www.tenorbanjo.co.uk)
Number of Tracks: 66 Tracks (2 Discs). Disc 1: 33 Tracks. Disc 2: 33 Tracks.
The content of the book is also available in Paperback and eBook format.
One Paperback which contains Part 1 & 2. Two eBooks: One Part 1 eBook and One Part 2 eBook. Another convenient format of the 2 Parts is Coil Bound. See website for more info: http://www.tenorbanjo.co.uk/
A large and diverse number of sets were chosen to allow instrumentalists to start performing the sets of tunes straight away. The suggested sets are only meant as examples and should be changed if preferred. For box players, the book provides chords placed beneath the music notation but there are also chord arrangements included which may make it easier on the eyes for guitar, bouzouki, or cittern players. While it is custom to play each tune twice or rather three times, most tunes were played once only because of the sheer volume of tunes. However, a few tunes in Part 1 were performed twice or three times. Another few were presented with bodhran accompaniment. The single reel Flowers of Red Hill was played three times because of its variations. Each tune in the set Sporting Paddy - Man of The House (single reels) was repeated three times as well. The reel the Mason’s Apron, apart from being played in a set, was also performed as a single track but in this case with 4 variations.
Chord Arrangements: Chord Arrangements were meticulously vetted for accuracy.
DOWN & UP STROKES
TRIPLETS & ROLLS
Print Length: 241 pages
What's New in this Version?
Overall improvement on Part 1 i.e., Music Notation & Chords:
Numerous Tunes & Chords have been redesigned or improved on.
From time-to-time Part 1 may be improved on or updated.