Learn To Play Irish Traditional Music

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At Ceol Tracks, we believe

everyone learning Irish music deserves to have the best resources available to them.

Our Book Collection

Jig - Out In The Ocean

With our easy-to-read sheet music, you’ll be playing Irish music in no time. Careful consideration has gone into making Irish music accessible to many.  Learning a tune was traditionally by ear. Another tradition was to write down the ABC notes of a tune. The lines and dots were never really used because of the time needed to learn music theory. We have designed in our opinion the ideal sheet music layout for traditional players. Each tune is laid out on a single page in staff notation. under each staff are the ABC note names following the old tradition. and there is a chord progression above the staff for harmony players.

EASY-TO-READ BOOKS ARE SUITABLE FOR ALL TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS

Fiddle Finger Chat

Our session books can be used for any melody instrument used in the tradition. There are finger charts included in books 1 and 2. They show you where to place your fingers to play the notes. The charts also give basic instructions on the mechanics of the instrument. Finger charts for Tin Whistle, Fiddle (violin), Button Accordion, Concertina, Banjo, Mandolin, Flute, and Uilleann Pipes. Our session books are unique as they include the popular session instrument finger charts. they are great for students and for teachers of Irish music.

EASY-TO-READ FINGER CHARTS FOR TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS

Basic Music Theory for irish music

more and more people are getting interested in Irish traditional music around the world. there are a lot of printed resources available to anyone interested in starting to learn how to play. But many publications are laid out only using staff notation or the dots and lines method. We have included a basic music theory course just for Irish traditional musicians. It covers all you need to get up and running and helps you better read staff notation. Knowing how to read music is always a plus and will broaden your access to more resources in the future. The Tune layout in our books reinforces the theory you learn too.

EASY-TO-LEARN MUSIC THEORY FOR TRADITIONAL MUSICIANS

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