Switching from Classical Music to Traditional Irish Music - Everything You Need to Know Published: November 6, 2020 Are you a classically trained musician who wants to learn traditional Irish music for the first time? Well then, you’ve come to the right place.  Making the switch from classical to Irish music can seem a little daunting at first, especially if you’re to believe everything you read online. Most of this advice would be enough to put anyone off. Don’t worry. I’m here to h...
    The Best Beginner Tunes for Irish Concertina Published: November 3, 2020 Did you know that not all ‘beginner’ tunes are universal? A beginner flute tune for example might be far more challenging to play on a concertina, and vice versa. You don’t want to waste your time struggling to learn the wrong tunes when the right repertoire can be learned far more easily in half the time. That’s why I’ve put together this handy guide with three tunes specially tailored to the needs of beginner...
    The Best Beginner Tunes for Irish Flute and Tin Whistle Published: November 3, 2020 The first and most important step for any Irish flute or tin whistle player is to master your breathing and tone. After that, everything else will fall into place. Your next step should be learning the most suitable tunes for your instrument. But where should you start? No one wants to waste their time struggling to learn the wrong tunes when the right repertoire can be learned far more easily in half the tim...
    The Best Beginner Tunes for Irish Fiddle Published: November 2, 2020 Beginner fiddle players face many challenges when first trying to play their instruments. There are so many things to focus on in order to produce a good sound on the Irish fiddle. First you need to make sure your strings are tuned correctly. Then you need to hold the bow the right way. After that, you still need to make sure your fingers are pressing down on the strings in the right place. It's a real challenge, but defini...
    The Best Beginner Tunes for Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Published: November 2, 2020 Every musician wants to start out with the best tunes for their instrument. But how do you know which tunes work best?No one wants to waste their time struggling to learn the wrong tunes when the right repertoire can be learned far more easily in half the time. Nothing will curb your motivation faster than starting with a tune that's too difficult. So, to help all our budding banjo and mandolin players...
    The Best Beginner Tunes for Irish Button Accordion Published: November 2, 2020 Every musician wants to start out with the best tunes for their instrument. Not all tunes are universal though. A beginner fiddle tune for example might be far more challenging to play on an accordion, and vice versa.  No one wants to waste their time struggling to learn the wrong tunes when the right repertoire can be learned far more easily in half the time. That’s why I’ve put together this handy guide with...
    The Greatest Irish Fiddle Player of Our Time When people think of traditional Irish fiddle playing, they usually think of furious toe-tapping tunes played at a breakneck speed with fingers flying and bows bouncing off the strings. One Irish fiddle player is responsible for breaking the mould however, and inspiring countless generations in his wake. Martin Hayes is regarded today as one of the greatest Irish fiddle players in existence. His unique playing style is recognised across the world. B...
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