Learn to Play Irish Fiddle

Learn to Play Irish

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle is a book and online audio that introduces the absolute beginner to the great traditional fiddle music of Ireland, going right from the basics of how to hold and make the first sounds on the instrument - through specially composed, manageable tunes in the Irish style - right up to playing traditional reels, jigs and other dance tunes from the traditional repertoire (the specially composed tunes bridge the gap between the basics and the traditional music). Embellishments and techniques that make good Irish fiddle playing so infectious, such as rolls, cuts, triplets and slides are gradually introduced. The student will also become familiar with some of the more advanced ideas concerning playing Irish traditional music such as variations and dynamics - subjects which are covered in greater detail in 'Irish Fiddle Playing: A Guide for the Serious Player' book/audio by the same author. Useful appendices and a cross-referenced glossary are also included. The accompanying audio download available online contain all the tunes in the book (played at a slow tempo) plus many exercises. There is NO NEED FOR ANY PRIOR MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE in order to use this book. Each aspect of playing and theory is covered in an accessible and manageable way.

  • ASIN: 0786687398

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle, Lesson One

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle, Lesson

Kevin Burke invites you into the world of Polkas, Jigs and Slides. He teaches each basic tune, along with several variations, and discusses the rhythmic characteristics that define each dance. He also covers stylistic embellishments including the grace notes, rolls and double-stops that make this musical tradition so distinctive, keeping true to the authentic Irish sound.Includes these songs:Bill Sullivan's PolkaConnaughtman's RamblesJohnny Leary's SlideMicho Russell's SlideSaddle The PonyThe King Of The Fairies

  • Brand: Homespun
  • ASIN: 1932964444

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle, Lesson Two

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle, Lesson

  • ASIN: 1932964452

Irish Fiddle Bundle Pack: Includes 20 Irish Fiddle Tunes (Book/CD) and Learn to Play Irish Fiddle (DVD)

Irish Fiddle Bundle Pack: Includes 20 Irish Fiddle

20 Irish Fiddle Tunes (Book/CD Pack): Kevin Burke, one of the true masters of the Irish fiddle, teaches these 20 tunes taken from his vast repertoire of Irish traditional music. He plays each one slowly for novice players, then up to tempo with all the ornaments to give the learning instrumentalist the true feel of the tune. Songs: Rolling in the Ryegrass The Sligo Maid The Earl's Chair The Wind That Shakes the Barley Down the Broom The Gatehouse Maid The Sailor on the Rock The Humours of Lissadell The Maid Behind the Bar The Maids of Mitchelstown The Stack of Barley Rise a Mile Tune from Gurteen The Scotsman over the Border Tommy People's Jig Andy McGann's Jig Old Man Dillon Sean Ryan's Jig A Polka A Slide Learn to Play Irish Fiddle (DVD): This course in traditional Irish fiddling covers rhythmic devices and other variations, including grace notes, ornaments, rolls, double-stops. Songs: Saddle the Pony, The King of the Fairies, Bill Sullivan's Polka, Johnny Leary's Slide, and more. Beginner level. 1 hr., 30 mi

  • ASIN: 148038514X
  • UPC: 884088994129

DVD-Learn To Play Irish Fiddle #2

DVD-Learn To Play Irish Fiddle

On his second lesson, the legendary Kevin Burke takes you to the next level of Irish fiddle playing, with reference to the styles of Donegal, Clare, Kerry, Sligo and Brittany. The reels, jigs and gavottes he teaches are faster, more complex tunes than on lesson one, with wonderful variations and stylistic devices typical of the great traditional Irish fiddlers. You’ll learn to play a number of haunting tunes, including The Cottage Grove, Bonnie Kate, Jenny’s Chickens, The Man From Bundoran, The Rose in the Heather, Dan Collins' Father's Jig, The Miller Of Droghan, Connie O'Connell's, A Cup of Tea, Off To The Races and three Breton gavottes. Kevin breaks down each tune in detail, teaching the melody slowly and then analyzing the rolls, triplets, grace notes, bowing techniques, rhythmic timing, phrasing and other elements that make these dance tunes come alive. Although the emphasis of this lesson is naturally on Irish music, you’ll learn important fiddle techniques that will serve you well in any style you play.

  • Brand: Homespun
  • ASIN: B00067WSWA
  • UPC: 073999889598

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle Vol 2 - Reels, Jigs & Gavottes [Instant Access]

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle Vol 2 -

The legendary Kevin Burke takes you to the next level with faster, more complex tunes. You'll learn 15 reels, jigs and gavottes from Donegal, Clare, Kerry, Sligo and Brittany.Level 3 - 105 minutes

  • Brand: Homespun Tapes
  • ASIN: B00MG6T5D4

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle Lesson Two

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle Lesson

  • ASIN: B007FDQ93W
  • UPC: 739998895984
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