by Tom Hanway
(Book + Online Audio)
This book and accompanying audio present Irish, Celtic and British Isles folk melodies for the 5-string banjo.
The book demonstrates contemporary Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning using modern techniques. 32 airs and song melodies are presented, with chords written in standard notation and tablature.
Play-along and up-to-speed tracks are included in the audio. The tunes are suited for beginner and intermediate players, and include practice tempo suggestions.
Advanced players will also benefit by learning subtle arrangements of traditional pieces.
This is the companion work to Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels (2012), with 68 tunes, combining for a total of 100 Celtic melodies.
The pieces can be played individually or combined for session playing.