Johan’s Tenor Banjo ~ Sets & Tunes. Music Notation & Chord Arrangements. Suitable for most instruments. Enhanced, expanded, updated and improved Edition. (Audio & Video included). Traditional Irish Instrumental Folk Music: Dances, Hornpipes, Jigs, March, Mazurkas, O’ Carolan, Polkas, Reels, Slow Airs, Song, Waltzes - Miscellaneous.
Total Number of Sets: 80. Total Number of Tunes: 221.
Index of Sets: 53. Index of Tunes: 138. Played and recorded on 2 CDs. (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.
In this enhanced, expanded, updated and improved edition, Part 2 was added:
Number of Sets: 27. Number of Tunes: 83. Played and recorded on 2 CDs. (Also available as MP3 downloads.) See: http://www.tenorbanjo.co.uk/
Number of Tracks: 82 Tracks (2 Discs). Disc 1: 41 Tracks. Disc 2: 41 Tracks.
Alphabetically categorized headings:
Dance, Hornpipes, Jigs, Mazurkas, O’ Carolan, Polkas, Reels, Slide, Slip Jigs
Dance, Hornpipes, Jigs, March, Mazurkas, O’ Carolan, Polkas, Reels, Slides, Slip Jig, Slow Airs, Song, Waltzes - Miscellaneous
The content of the book is also available in Paperback and eBook format.
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.
APPENDIX (Part 1):
DOWN & UP STROKES
TRIPLETS & ROLLS
APPENDIX (Part 2):
ANATOMY OF THE BANJO
GUITAR PICKING PATTERNS
HOW TO SET THE BRIDGE
TUNING FROM GUITAR
TUNING FROM STANDARD PIANO
TABLATURE (Example + Info)